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Jonathan Kenneth Wright

Jonathan Kenneth Wright

Practice areas:

Contracts & Agreements, Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Securities Offerings, Mergers & Acquisitions, Licensing, Corporate & Incorporation

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    Licensed since 1993

    1. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
      21 years
    2. Life Sciences & Biotechnology: 20%
      21 years
    3. Licensing: 15%
      21 years
    4. Mergers & Acquisitions: 15%
      21 years
    5. Other: 25%
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    Attorney Endorsements

    1 total 

    • Norbert W. Sugayan Jr

      I have had the opportunity to work closely with Jonathan as both a colleague and a client over the last 15 years. He is a highly competent and creative lawyer, with excellent communication and client skills with subject matter expertise that encompasses securities law, M&A, and technology licensing. He brings creativity and business acumen that are real assets to his legal practice.


      Norbert Sugayan Contracts & Agreements Attorney
      Relationship: Supervised lawyer



    CARegistered Inhouse CounselUnknown06/15/2008

    Professional Misconduct

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

    Avvo Contributions

    Legal Answers


    Award NameGrantorDate Granted
    Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
    Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
    Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
    Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002

    Work Experience

    TitleCompany NameDuration
    General CounselAPTwater2012 - Present
    AttorneyCairncross & Hempelmann, P.S.2011 - 2012
    Managing MemberWright Legal Advisory, LLC2009 - 2011
    SVP and General CounselKosan Bioscienses2007 - 2008
    General CounselDexterra2007 - 2007
    General CounselWidevine Technologies2000 - 2002
    Corporate CounselCorbis Corporation1999 - 2000
    AssociateHeller Ehrman LLP1995 - 1997
    AssociateBogle & Gates1993 - 1995


    Association NamePosition NameDuration
    Washington Technology Industry AssociationMember2012 - Present
    Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical AssociationMember2012 - Present
    Technology AllianceMember2012 - Present
    Northwest Entrepreneur NetworkMember2012 - Present
    Healthcare Delivery Innovation AllianceMember2012 - Present
    American Medical Informatics AssociationMember2012 - Present
    American Health Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
    American Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
    Biotechnology Industry OrganizationGeneral Counsel Commitee2004 - 2008
    Washington State Bar Association, Business Law SectionExecutive Committee Member2001 - 2002
    Washington State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present

    Legal Cases

    Case NameOutcome
    Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Series A FinancingDeal Closed

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    School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
    Columbia University School of Law (Notes Editor, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law)LawJD - Juris Doctor1993
    University of Washington -SeattleGeographyBA - Bachelor of Arts1990

    Speaking Engagements

    Conference NameTitleDate
    Funding Pitch Preparation WorkshopVenture Capital2009
    Mergers & Acquisition Due Diligence – Maximizing the Odds of SuccessTerm Sheets2008
    Mergers & Acquisition Due DiligenceMergers & Acquisition2008
    SEC “Hot Topics” Institute Spring 2005Regulation FD2005
    2005 Corporate Counsel InstituteSecurities Disclosure Requirements2005
    Business Law Spring MeetingBeing A General Counsel2004
    Start-Ups and Beyond: How to Help Technology Companies GrowVenture Capital Funding2000
    Start-Ups and Beyond: How to Help Technology Companies GrowStrategic Relationships1999