John Bautista


San Francisco, Santa Monica, Silicon Valley

John Bautista, a member of Orrick's Board of Directors and Technology Companies Group, 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.

Financial Times recognized John as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Individuals of the Year in 2017, calling him “one of the most influential lawyers in the technology ecosystem of Silicon Valley.”

John is an advisor to, a company automating legal work for early-stage companies, and Long-Term Stock Exchange, which is creating a new stock exchange for public companies supporting long-term investors. He is also recognized for his work with Y Combinator companies.

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:

    • Disqus sale to Zeta Global
    • Humble Bundle sale to IGN
    • IronPlanet sale to Richie Bros. Auctioneers
    • ClariPhy Communications sale to InPhi
    • Yes sale to Twitter
    • 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 Major computer hardware and software company
    • Virtual reality company sale to Google
    • eNovance sale to RedHat
    • LaFourchette sale to TripAdvisor
    • Shutl sale to eBay
    • Cue sale to Major computer hardware and software company
    • 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
    • Zesty, Inc. sale to Snap
    • Delighted Inc. sale to Qualtrics
    • Stripe, Inc. acquisition of Index
    • Datasift, Inc. sale to Meltwater
    • Zenly sale to Snap
    • SportsAction, Inc. sale to The Chernin Group