Joseph W. Bartlett
Joseph W. Bartlett is special counsel in the corporate, securities and financial institutions practice of the law firm McCarter & English LLP in New York City. He is also founder and chairman of VC Experts, for which he is an active contributing editor.
A recognized pioneer of the national private equity and venture capital bar, Bartlett contributed to the original models for private equity and fund-of-fund partnerships. His experience extends to alternative investments, venture capital, emerging companies, corporate restructurings, private equity and buyouts. Mr. Bartlett’s practice includes serving as counsel to asset managers, including those of major public and private equity funds, with a focus on technology companies, and he has also served as trustee of a series of public mutual funds and chair of a public REIT. His venture fund work began with the first Greylock fund, and he has drafted documents for several of the largest and most successful leveraged-buyout funds.
Bartlett has served as president of the Boston Bar Association and as general counsel and Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. He has authored numerous treatises, including Leveraged Buyouts, Compensation Structures for Venture Backed Companies, Equity Finance, Fundamentals of Venture Capital and Venture Capital: Law, Business Strategies and Investment Planning. He is also a frequent speaker on industry issues and lectures as a faculty member at Cornell University's Johnson School of Business.