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Robert G. O'Connor

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

San Francisco, CA, USA

Robert O’Connor
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Primary Areas of Practice

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Law & Governance
  • Energy & Clean Technology
  • Entrepreneurial Services
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Venture Capital

Law School / Graduate School: J.D., Loyola Law School

Work History

Robert O'Connor is a corporate partner with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Bob is a leader of the firm's clean technology and strategic carbon counseling practice. His work focuses on helping clean technology companies organize and capitalize businesses; raise capital through private and public debt and equity financings; develop and finance renewable energy and biofuels projects; and engage in mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions. Bob's practice also focuses on counseling companies in connection with transactions involving carbon-related financial instruments and corporate governance and disclosure practices relating to climate change and sustainability. He also advises venture capital and private equity firms in connection with investments in clean technology companies and related projects, and advises investment banks in connection with capital markets transactions in the clean technology sector.

Professional Memberships:

  • North American Advisory Board Member, CleanTech Venture Network
  • Board Member, Utah Clean Energy
  • Member, Board of Directors, University Venture Fund, a student-run venture fund affiliated with the University of Utah
  • Member, Energy Policy Advisory Board of the Office of the Governor of the State of Utah
  • Member, Advisory Board, Highway 12 Ventures 

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