|NY||Due to reregister within 30 days of birthday||1990||07/10/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|Named one of best venture capital attorneys on the West Coast||Chambers USA: Americaâ€™s Leading Lawyers for Business||2007|
|Member||Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.||2002 - Present|
|Director||Venture Law Group||1996 - 2002|
|Associate||Perkins Coie||1995 - 1996|
|Associate||Davis Polk & Wardwell (New York and Paris)||1989 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|University of Washington Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship||Board Member||2006 - Present|
|Daniel Pearl Foundation||Honorary Board Member||2002 - Present|
|Northwest Entrepreneur Network||Board Member||2006 - 2007|
|The Entrepreneurs Report: Private Company Financing Trends||Liquidation Preferences: What They Really Do||2008|
|The Entrepreneurs' Report: Private Company Financing Trends||New Rules on Option Pricing for Private Companies||2007|
|Harvard Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|Stanford University||International Studies||MA - Masters||1985|
|Stanford University||International Relations / French||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1985|
|Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Paris)||Political Science||Certificat d'Etudes Politiques||1983|
|Essentials of VC Financing||Venture Capital Financing||2008|
|Entrepreneur College||Venture Capital Term Sheets||2008|
|Essentials of VC Financing||Venture Capital Financing||2007|
|Entrepreneur College||Venture Capital Term Sheets||2007|
|Essentials of VC Financing||Venture Capital Financing||2006|
Posted by Chip
I worked with Craig as a VC and, out of all the possible attorney's in WA, I selected him when I decided to become an entrepreneur and startup a company. I had some concern about working with Wilson Sonsini from a cost perspective, but you get what you pay for - it does not get any better than Craig and the team at Wilson Sonsini if you are in Seattle. He has been incredibly responsive, with quick responses to my emails late in the evening or on holidays. If you need introductings to potential investors, Craig and WIlson Sonsini have relationships with everyone. If Craig does not have the answer to a specific legal question, he connects you to the right resources quickly and all of my experiences with professionals at the firm have been nothing but the highest quality. However, when it comes to croporate matters, Craig has had significant experience with some of the best companies in WA, so you can feel confident in his advice.
Posted by Bryan
Craig is considered the TOP corporate attorney for startup companies in Washington state. He has been my attorney for years and I have seen this first hand.
I have talked with VCs who say that Craig is the corp attorney for almost all of their client companies. He is prolific with successful startup companies.
If you review his public web site, you will see that he represents the longest list of successful startups than any other attorney.
Rodney Alves, Venture capital Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Craig is an outstanding attorney with practical and effective approach to legal matters. We have worked together in a number of transactions, and I enjoyed the opportunity. Knowledgeable and resourceful, sensitive to the business interests of the client, Craig helps the deal flow towards a successful closing. Look forward to working with Craig in many more deals.