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John Cairne Morrow

Mergers and acquisitions Attorney at Bellevue, WA

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Learn John’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Mergers and acquisitions
    30%

    27 years, 50 cases

  2. Securities offerings
    24%

    27 years, 30 cases

  3. Licensing
    23%

    27 years, 200 cases

  4. Venture capital
    23%

    27 years, 50 cases

Licensed for 26 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/25/2022
State OH
Status Inactive
Acquired 1996
Updated 11/18/2022

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John Cairne Morrow
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Bellevue, WA

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Posted by Eric | October 9, 2012
Excellent blend of legal expertise and business acumen
I worked with John when he was with Heller Ehrman as part of our outside legal team at Qpass (which we eventually sold to Amdocs). One of my responsibilities at Qpass was running Corporate Development where among many things we conducted several acquisitions. I immediately recognized that John uses his significant legal expertise, fundamental understanding of business, and ability to keep pace with demanding corporate development priorities to provide great service to internal or external customers/clients. I would gladly hire him again or be pleased to work with him on the operating side as well.
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Posted by Ed | September 23, 2012
SVP, Corporate Counsel
I had the pleasure of working alongside John during a high growth period at Vertafore. As SVP/Corporate Counsel, John took a pragmatic business first approach to contracts, vendor and employee relations. He could be counted on to look at situations from multiple angles and advise the executive team on potential outcomes and consequences of various actions. An excellent negotiator, John was always able to find middle workable solutions within even the toughest of complex situations. One of the things I always appreciated about working with John is that he could explain complex and arcane concepts clearly and simply. John works amazingly hard and takes the "customer serving" aspect of his role seriously. I highly recommend John as a senior executive and would gladly work with him again in any capacity.
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • General Counsel
  • Paymentus
  • 2020 - Present
  • Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel
  • Apptio
  • 2019 - 2020
  • EVP, Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary
  • Apptio
  • 2014 - 2019
  • SVP, Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary
  • Vertafore
  • 2006 - 2014
  • Shareholder/Partner
  • Heller Ehrman LLP
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Heller Ehrman LLP
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Senior Attorney/Attorney
  • Venture Law Group
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • 1996 - 2000
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Education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude
  • 1996
  • DePauw University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • 2006 - Present
  • Washington Bar
  • 2000 - Present
  • ID Federation, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Washington Technology Industry Association
  • Legislative Affairs Group
  • 2009 - 2013
  • American Bar Association
  • 1996 - 2010
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Awards

  • Washington's Rising Stars
  • 2004
  • Washington's Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Washington's Rising Stars
  • 2003

Publications

  • American Corporate Counsel (ACC) Docket
  • Recruiting, Retaining and Developing Top In-House Talent
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • AI, Big Data and Cloud Conference -
  • Drafting for AI, Big Data and the Cloud - Practicum
  • 2019
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Pulling off a successful IPO: Lessons learned through experience
  • 2019
  • Accelerating growth through capital markets transactions
  • Accelerating growth through capital markets transactions
  • 2019
  • Cloud, Big Data and AI
  • Practicum
  • 2018
  • Doing Business Globally
  • Guarding the Corporate Reputation
  • 2018
  • Cloud, Big Data and AI 2017
  • Practicum
  • 2017
  • Cloud and Big Data 2016
  • Cloud Continuity and Coverage
  • 2016
  • THE CLOUD AND BIG DATA 2015
  • Marketplace Trends for Buying and Selling Cloud Services: Moving to the Cloud
  • 2015
  • Growth and Exit Strategies for Software & IT Companies
  • What do Buyers Want?
  • 2013
  • 7th Annual Northwest Private Equity Conference
  • Keynote Presentation
  • 2010
  • Association of Corporate Counsel 2008 Annual Meeting
  • Good to Excellent: Managing and Maintaining a Successful Law Department
  • 2008
  • Working with and Advising High-Tech Companies
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 2007
  • Business Essentials, Contracts & Negotiations–Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 2006
  • The Indispensable Guide to Private and Public Offerings–Overview of 1933 Act Reform Rules and IPO Issues
  • Securities
  • 2005
  • Venture Capital Financing–Term Sheets and Deal Structures
  • Venture Capital
  • 2005
  • Exchange Act Reporting
  • Securities
  • 2005
  • Anti-Takeover Strategies
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 2005
  • Getting Ready for Real Time Disclosure
  • Securities
  • 2005
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Business Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked closely with John both when we were colleagues at Heller/VLG, and as his client when I was GC of Qpass, and I can unequivocally say that John is - hands down - the best corporate/securities lawyer I've ever worked with. His breadth of knowledge and experience, coupled with his practical and engaging style, make him an invaluable resource to his clients. Any organization would be lucky to have him - whether in a legal or business role, or a combination thereof. He is a rock star."

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Bellevue Mergers and acquisitions Lawyer John Cairne Morrow
John Cairne Morrow
Mergers and acquisitions Attorney
Bellevue, WA
Licensed for 26 years