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Dave Gusella

Board of Directors

Dave is a Partner in Kirkland & Ellis LLP's Private Equity group.  His practice focuses on counseling private equity and growth equity funds in complex corporate transactions. 

Before joining Kirkland, Dave was a corporate associate at Choate Hall & Stewart, LLP in their Private Equity and Business & Technology Group, advising companies on matters ranging from formation, business negotiations, licensing matters, and strategic transactions. 

Dave received his B.A. from Dartmouth College in Government and Computer Science and his J.D. from Boston College Law School.  Prior to and during law school, Dave was a technical consultant to several software and hardware startups.  Dave and his wife, Jenny, live in Hingham with their two Australian Shepherds. 

Why CWE? 

I first was introduced to CWE as part of a pro bono legal program at Choate that provides access to legal advice for the entrepreneurs CWE serves and was immediately attracted to the mission and the great work CWE does helping support female and veteran entrepreneurs achieve economic independence and success through entrepreneurship. Additionally, having seen my wife build and grow her own small business, I have seen firsthand in my own family the importance of providing accessible resources to help folks navigate the various challenges that come with starting and operating a business. Seeing the tangible results CWE's clients achieve with the help of CWE, I have always been impressed by CWE and look forward to continue helping contribute in any way I can!