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Martin J Waters

Martin J Waters

Practice areas:

Securities Offerings, Corporate & Incorporation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Venture Capital

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Venture Capital: 25%
    23 years
  2. Mergers & Acquisitions: 25%
    23 years
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
    23 years
  4. Securities Offerings: 25%
    23 years

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Contact Info

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

12235 El Camino Real

San Diego, CA, 92130

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

650 Page Mill Road

Palo Alto, CA, 94304-1001




NYCurrently registered 199203/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lawdragon 500 Leading DealmakersLawdragon Magazine2007
Lawdragon 500 New StarsLawdragon Magazine2006
Top 100 Lawyers Acting as IPO Issuer's CounselIPO Journal2000
Foley MedalGeorgetown University1988

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerWilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati1999 - Present
AssociateAkin Gump Hauer & Feld1996 - 1999
AssociateCahill Gordon & Reindel1991 - 1995


Association NamePosition NameDuration
NanoBioNexusAdvisory Council2007 - Present
Hire A HeroBoard Member2006 - Present
CONNECTBoard Member2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Georgetown UniversityHistory and EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1988

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
BIOCOM Monthly MeetingCorporate Venture Capital Investing2008
PLI: Advanced Securities Law WorkshopSecurities Reform: Section 12(a)(2) Prospectus Liability and Rule 1592007
Rady School of Management Executive MBA ProgramVenture Capital Finance2006
Annual Meeting of National Investor Relations InstituteSarbanes-Oxley Compliance2006
Annual Meeting of Association of Bioscience Financial OfficersSecurities Law Reforms2006
U.C. Santa Barbara CleanTech/Alternative Energy ConferenceCleanTech Venture Capital2005
Wilson Sonsini Medical Device ConferenceCorporate Venture Capital2004
Annual Meeting of Association of Bioscience Financial OfficersCommunicating with Wall Street2004