Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian celebrated its 23rd anniversary on Sept. 5 with a move into a new Silicon Valley headquarters. The outfit formed by six partners fleeing Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison has managed to survive and quietly expand long after its turn-of-the-century moment in the legal business spotlight.

The technology-focused firm made national headlines in 1999 for its decision to raise first-year associate salaries to $125,000 during the height of the dot-com boom. Despite that attention-grabbing move, Gunderson Dettmer has long remained tight-lipped about its financial performance through the boom-and-bust cycles of Silicon Valley.

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