John Bautista


San Francisco, Santa Monica, Silicon Valley

John Bautista is a member of Orrick's Board of Directors and Orrick’s Technology Companies Group. He leads Orrick’s international Technology Companies practice connecting Silicon Valley with Europe and Asia.

John 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.

John is an advisor to, a company automating legal work for early-stage companies.

John is recognized for his work with Y Combinator in helping to create the SAFE (Simple Agreement For Equity).

Prior to joining Orrick, John was a founding attorney of Venture Law Group and served on the Executive Committee. John previously practiced at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati.

  • Representative M&A transactions include the following:

    • Cruise Automation sale to General Motors
    • Stupeflix sale to GoPro
    • Thales acquisition of Vormetric
    • Heyzap sale to RNTS Media
    • Compose sale to IBM
    • Image recognition company sale to Apple
    • Virtual reality company sale to Google
    • eNovance sale to RedHat
    • LaFourchette sale to TripAdvisor
    • Shutl sale to eBay
    • Cue sale to Apple Computer
    • Flutter sale to Google
    • Neolane sale to Adobe
    • Posterous sale to Twitter
    • BackType sale to Twitter
    • Cardpool sale to Blackhawk
    • Scoopler sale to Google
    • CitizenSports sale to Yahoo!
    • CubeTree sale to SuccessFactors
    • Xoopit sale to Yahoo!
    • eTacts sale to Salesforce
    • Heroku sale to Salesforce
    • Vhayu Technologies sale to Thomson Reuters
    • Movity sale to Trulia
    • Scoopler sale to Google
    • Talkbin sale to Google
    • Zenbe sale to Facebook
    • Centrality Communications sale to SiRF Technology Holdings
    • Purisma Incorporated sale to Dun & Bradstreet