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Languages spoken: Mandarin

Practice areas


  1. Securities Offerings: 25%
    21 years
  2. M & A: 25%
    21 years
  3. Venture Capital: 25%
    21 years
  4. Corporate: 15%
    21 years
  5. Licensing: 10%
    21 years

Attorney endorsements

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    John is an outstanding advisor, particularly with respect to startups and private offerings. I recommend him unreservedly.


    Patrick Moen Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Daniel J. Dunne JR

    John is a tremendous venture lawyer with a great devotion to and understanding of his clients' goals and needs, with an excellent supporting caste.


    Daniel Dunne Securities and investment fraud Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Cooley Godward

719 Second Ave.
Seattle, WA, 98104-1732


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in America Corporate LawBest Lawyers in America2010
ChambersChambers USA2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
PLC Which Lawyer Highly RecommendedPractical Law Company (PLC)2009
Best Lawyers in America--Corporate LawBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2008
ChambersChambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business2008
Super LawyerN/A2007
Super LawyerN/A2006
Super LawyerN/A2005
Super LawyerN/A2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCooley Godward & Kronish LLP2008 - Present
ShareholderHeller Ehrman LLP2003 - 2008
DirectorVenture Law Group1996 - 2003
AssociatePerkins Coie1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1995 - Present
King County Bar AssociationN/A1995 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of VirginiaLaw SchoolJD - Juris Doctor1994
Duke UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ABA Spring MeetingClean Technology Deals2009