Craig E. Sherman

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Craig E. Sherman

Craig E. Sherman

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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Yapta, Inc.

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3193

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5

Number of Awards

14

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Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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Founding Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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Managing Partner, Georgetown, Delaware at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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Craig E. Sherman
Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1989

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

MA in International Political Studies with Honors
Class of 1985

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Certificat d'Etudes Politiques
Class of 1983
Career History
Partner
2002 - Current

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.

Managing Director
Prior - 2002

Venture Law Group provided law and legal services. The firm specialized in mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy and restructuring, taxation, labor and employment, intellectual property, technology licensing, corporate partnerships, and executive compensation. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

Attorney
1995 - Prior

Perkins Coie Ventures focuses on investments in including emerging companies in the life sciences, Internet, software, digital media, hardware, telecommunications and clean technology sectors.

Boards & Committees
Member, Compensation Committee
Current

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.

Board Member
Prior

Since 1985, the Northwest Entrepreneur Network (NWEN) has been at the epicenter of the regions' entrepreneurial community. The organization has been fueled by the energy and passion of participants who started small and thought big. For 28 years, NWEN has provided one-stop shopping for business success, providing inspiration, education and connections.

Transactions
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XCOM Labs, Inc. purchases M87, Inc. from Madrona Venture Group LLC, Qualcomm Ventures, Trilogy Equity Partners LLC, UT Horizon Fund /Venture Capital

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Xevo, Inc. purchases Surround.io Corp.

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KKR & Co., Inc., MH Sub I LLC purchase High Gear Media, Inc.

Investments
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Omeros Corp. operates as a biopharmaceutical company. The firm engages in the discovery, development, and commercializes of both small-molecule and protein therapeutics for large market. It also offers orphan indications targeting inflammation, coagulopathies, and disorders of the central nervous system. The company was founded by Gregory A. Demopulos and Pamela Pierce Palmer on June 16, 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

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Studio6, Inc. manages an online placement platform. It operates Poachable, an online site for \"passive job seekers,\"which uses data from their member list to compile the most attractive companies. The platform helps match a potential employee with an employer who both have already expressed interest in each other. The company was founded by Ian Shafer and Thomas Leung in 2012 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Awards & Honors
2013
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
2012
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
2012
Chambers USA - America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
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