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Michael Nordtvedt

Michael Nordtvedt

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC

Seattle, WA, USA

Michael Nordtvedt is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he focuses on the representation of public and private technology, medical device and life sciences companies through all stages of their growth, as well as investment banks and venture capital and private equity firms.

Michael specializes in corporate and securities law, including general corporate representation, public offerings, private placements, and mergers and acquisitions. He also has considerable experience in counseling publicly held companies on disclosure matters and complex securities laws issues. Michael frequently represents investment banks in their underwriting transactions and he also has broad transactional experience representing venture capital and private equity firms. Throughout the course of his career he has had responsibility for structuring and negotiating in excess of $40 billion in public and private financing transactions, for both companies and investment banks.

Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Michael practiced in the corporate group at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and Menlo Park, California. Michael also served in the United States Navy as an engineering officer aboard USS Lake Champlain (CG57), as executive and weapons officer aboard USS Monsoon (PC4), and at the Pentagon as an action officer responsible for international technology transfer issues.


Public companies represented in public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate law and governance include:
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • Expedia
  • Fluidigm
  • The Greenbrier Companies
  • Impinj
  • NanoString
  • NightHawk Radiology
  • Omeros
  • Rambus
  • Salesforce.com
  • Sarepta Therapeutics
  • SMART Modular Technologies
Investment banks represented in public offerings and private placements include:
  • BofA Merrill Lynch
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank Securities
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Jefferies
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Thomas Weisel Partners
  • UBS Securities


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2001
Magna Cum Laude; Order of the Coif; Editor, The Georgetown Law Journal

B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, 1994
Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

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