John E. Aguirre

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

John E. Aguirre

John E. Aguirre

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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JOHN AGUIRRE

Partner

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EXPERIENCE:
John Aguirre is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where his practice encompasses all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation, including tax, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and federal and state securities law.


John represents a variety of clients in the high-tech, semiconductor, life sciences, retail, and financial sectors, helping them design and administer a wide array of plans, including tax-qualified retirement programs [for example, 401(k) plans], health and disability programs, equity-based compensation plans, and all kinds of executive compensation arrangements. He also has significant experience in the employee benefits and executive compensation aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and spin-off transactions.


EDUCATION:
J.D., Stanford Law School, 1987
B.A., Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley, 1984

HONORS:
Selected for inclusion in the 2009, 2010, and 2011 editions of Best Lawyers in America
Named in the 2006-2012 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
Named in the 2005-2012 editions of Northern California Super Lawyers

ADMISSIONS:
State Bar of California

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Education
J.D.
Class of 1987

Stanford began offering a curriculum in legal studies in 1893, when the university engaged its first two law professors. One was Benjamin Harrison, former President of the United States, who delivered a landmark series of lectures on the Constitution. The other was Nathan Abbott, who served as head of the nascent law program. Abbott assembled a small faculty to which he imparted a standard of rigor and excellence that endures to this day.In an effort to acknowledge the emerging professional nature of the department, Stanford's Board of Trustees passed a resolution in 1908 to substitute the term 'law school' for 'law department,' though technically the law program remained a department within the university.The law school was at the forefront of efforts to institute the California Bar exam, which was added to the requirements to practice law in California in 1919. The law school was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1923, the year the ABA began certifying law schools.

B.A. in Business Administration
Class of 1984

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.

Career History
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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.

Transactions
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Broadcom Pte. Ltd. purchases Brocade Communications Systems LLC

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Gartner, Inc. purchases CEB, Inc.

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NortonLifeLock purchases LifeLock, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2012
Super Lawyers - Northern California Super Lawyers
2011
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
2011
Super Lawyers - Northern California Super Lawyers
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