Jay has over 25 years of experience representing public and private companies, venture capital funds, and underwriters in corporate and securities matters. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, public offerings, and capital market transactions, and venture capital financings, across an array of industries and technologies.
Jay has consummated more than 100 merger and acquisition transactions with transactional values ranging from $5 million to more than $1 billion. His experience includes all forms of buy-side and sell-side transactions, including carveouts and divestitures, acquisitions of divisions and business units, cross-border deals, and auction transactions. He also has represented clients in numerous securities offerings, raising more than $2 billion in initial public offerings for Digirad, Ignyta, Nuvasive, Santarus, and Volcano Therapeutics and in capital markets transactions for ALARIS Medical Systems, Cadence Pharmaceuticals, IVAC Medical Systems, among others.
Jay regularly advises public companies on mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting and compliance, and corporate governance. His public company clients have included Deere & Company, Digirad, EVO Payments, Halozyme Therapeutics, Ignyta, Kyocera, Maxwell Technologies, Nokia, and Orasure Technologies.
He also counsels a number of venture-backed and private equity-backed companies at all stages of their life cycles, many in the life sciences and technology sectors, as well as the funds that finance them. In the last several years, he has closed more than 100 venture capital and private equity financings with more than $3 billion of aggregate proceeds and has represented many venture-backed and private equity-backed companies in merger and acquisition transactions.
Jay has held several senior leadership positions at the firm, including having served on our board of directors as well as co-chair of our global Emerging Company + Venture Capital practice. Currently, Jay serves as co-chair of our AgTech + Food Industry practice.
Beyond his legal experience, Jay brings significant business experience to his clients, having served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of ALARIS Medical Systems and IVAC Medical Systems, two global publicly-traded medical device and software companies. In those roles, he was responsible for the corporate development, strategic planning, and legal functions. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Jay was a Certified Public Accountant with KPMG.
Jay currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Bipolar Foundation. Previously, he has served on the Board of Directors of the UCSD Moores Cancer Center, CONNECT, and Cleantech San Diego. At Notre Dame Law School, Jay served as an Editor of the Journal of Legislation and was a member of the Jessup International Moot Court Team.
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