Partner, DLA Piper
San Mateo, CA

Craig Tighe, JDCraig Tighe is a partner in DLA Piper’s Silicon Valley office. He focuses his practice on representing emerging growth companies and their investors and lenders, with a concentration on the Climate Technology sector. He has worked with companies and financing parties in a wide range of Climate Technology businesses, including solar, batteries, electric and autonomous vehicles and energy and water conservation. He represents a number of venture capital firms as well as the corporateventure arms of energy and

utility companies and handles investments from the seed stage to exit events. In addition, Craig assists several startup accelerators. He regularly counsels clients on fiduciary and environmental, social and governance matters.

Craig serves on the advisory boards of several climate and environmental nonprofits and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Zoological Society.

He regularly teaches a clinical course on representing startups at UC Law San Francisco (formerly Hastings Law School). Craig also teaches international business negotiations to government lawyers in East Africa through DLA’s New Perimeter program.

He is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Wesleyan University. Craig and his wife, Ann Coulson, live in San Mateo Park with their Golden Retrievers, Trixie and Finnegan.

DCI Partner: Ann Coulson