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John V. Bautista

John V. Bautista

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Menlo Park, CA, USA


John Bautista is a member of Orrick’s Board of Directors and Orrick’s Technology Companies Group. He leads Orrick’s international Technology Companies practice connecting Silicon Valley with Europe and Asia.

John focuses his practice on advising emerging companies and investors, and represents both public and private high-tech companies in many areas, including corporate and securities law, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, public company representation, and technology licensing.

John is an advisor to Clerky.com, a company automating legal work for early-stage companies, and Long-Term Stock Exchange, which is creating a new stock exchange for public companies supporting long-term investors.

John is recognized for his work with Y Combinator companies.

Prior to joining Orrick, John was a founding attorney of Venture Law Group and served on the Executive Committee. John previously practiced at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati.

Representative M&A transactions include the following:

  • IronPlanet sale to Richie Bros. Auctioneers
  • ClariPhy Communications sale to InPhi
  • Yes sale to Twitter
  • Cruise Automation sale to General Motors
  • Stupeflix sale to GoPro
  • Thales acquisition of Vormetric
  • Heyzap sale to RNTS Media
  • Compose sale to IBM
  • eNovance sale to RedHat
  • LaFourchette sale to TripAdvisor
  • Shutl sale to eBay
  • Cue sale to Apple Computer
  • Flutter sale to Google
  • Neolane sale to Adobe
  • Heroku sale to Salesforce

Honors

  • The Recorder’s ‘Trusted Advisor’ (2016)
  • The Recorder’s ‘Innovation Award’ (2015)
  • Chambers USA, California, Venture Capital, Band 3; Nationwide, Startups & Emerging Companies, Band 4 (2017) “He has a very good knowledge of the market and is good at anticipating company needs and bringing other resources in.”
  • The Recorder's 'Trusted Advisor' (2016)
  • The Recorder's 'Innovation Award' (2015)
  • Chambers USA, California, Venture Capital, Band 3; Nationwide, Startups & Emerging Companies, Band 4 (2017) “He has a very good knowledge of the market and is good at anticipating company needs and bringing other resources in.”
  • Super Lawyers, Northern California 'Top Rated Securities & Corporate Finance Attorney' (2016)
  • Chambers USA, 'Leaders in Their Field' (2013)
  • Silicon Valley Business Journal's 'Top 30 Under 30 Political and Social Leaders in Silicon Valley'

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1991
  • Visiting Scholar, International and Comparative Law, Institut d'Etudes Politiques - Paris
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, summa cum laude

Memberships

  • State Bar of California
  • Council Member, City of Cupertino, California (1993-1997)
  • Mayor, City of Cupertino, California (1996-1997)
John V. Bautista is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advanced Venture Capital 2017, Monday, December 04, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Advanced Venture Capital 2017, Monday, December 04, 2017, San Francisco, CA
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