Andrew Sparks

Of Counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Andrew Sparks

Andrew Sparks

Of Counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Biography

Andrew Sparks is an associate in the San Francisco office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he practices corporate and securities law. Andrew primarily focuses on the representation of technology enterprises in raising capital through private and public debt and equity financings, including their initial public offerings.

Andrew counsels entrepreneurs and companies through all stages of growth in matters ranging from formation and initial capitalization to venture capital financing and board governance matters. His practice also includes advising companies in connection with a broad range of mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions. In addition, he advises leading venture capital and private equity firms in connection with their portfolio company investments and advises investment banks in connection with initial public offerings and other capital markets transactions.

Prior to joining the firm, Andrew practiced corporate law in San Francisco. Andrew speaks conversational Swedish.

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Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Counsel at Hellman & Friedman LLC

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Partner at Clifford Chance LLP

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Investment Banking Division at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

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Corporate Counsel at Amazon Lab 126

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Of Counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC
Education
J.D. with High Honors, Order of the Coif

The University of California's Hastings College of the Law (UC Hastings or Hastings) is a top tier public law school in San Francisco, California, located in the Civic Center neighborhood. Founded in 1878 by Serranus Clinton Hastings, the first Chief Justice of California, it was the first law school of the University of California and was one of the first law schools established in the Western United States. It is the oldest law school on the West Coast. It is also one of the few university-affiliated law schools in the United States that does not share its campus with undergraduates or other graduate programs.

B.A. with Honors

The University of California, San Diego (also referred to as UC San Diego or UCSD) is a public research university located in La Jolla, California, United States. Established in 1960 near the pre-existing Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD is the seventh oldest of the 10 University of California campuses and offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UCSD is one of America's Public Ivy universities, which recognizes top public research universities in the United States.

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The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York (SACCNY) is a non-governmental organization. Our mission is to promote, advance and protect commercial and professional relations between Sweden and the United States while acting as an important support agent for Swedish businesses internationalizing into the U.S. market.

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC is the premier legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. Over the past five decades, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has established its reputation by having an unmatched knowledge of its clients' industries and deep and long-standing contacts throughout the technology sector.The firm's legal expertise serves clients at all stages of growth, from venture-backed start-up companies to multibillion-dollar global enterprises. The firm's clients include some of the most recognized names in the technology, retail, life sciences, venture capital, and finance sectors.Their broad range of services and legal disciplines are focused on serving the principal challenges faced by management and the boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in corporate governance, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, securities class action litigation, intellectual property litigation, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and technology licensing and other intellectual property transactions.The firm has offices in Austin, Georgetown, DE, Hong Kong, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, DC.

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an international law firm founded in San Francisco, California. Orrick traces its roots back to 1863, making it the oldest continuously operating law firm in San Francisco. The firm is focused on serving companies in the technology, energy & infrastructure and financial sectors and practices in five core areas: Corporate, Energy & Infrastructure, Finance, Intellectual Property and Litigation.

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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

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Marcus & Millichap, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Tesla, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Facebook, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Awards & Honors
Witkin Award, Academic Excellence
CALI Award for Excellence
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