John Bautista, a partner in Orrick’s Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices, is a member of Orrick’s Board of Directors and previously led Orrick’s Technology Companies Group. John leads Orrick’s international Technology Companies practice connecting Silicon Valley with Europe and Asia.
Mr. Bautista focuses his practice on advising emerging companies and investors, and represents both public and private high-tech companies in many areas, including corporate and securities law, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, public company representation, and technology licensing.
Mr. Bautista is an advisor to Clerky.com, a company automating legal work for early-stage companies.
Mr. Bautista is recognized for his work with Y Combinator in helping to create the SAFE (Simple Agreement For Equity).
Prior to joining Orrick, Mr. Bautista was a founding attorney of Venture Law Group and served on the Executive Committee. Mr. Bautista previously practiced at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati.