Eric Jensen

Partner

I help entrepreneurs close the deals and manage the crises that are part of the journey from seed funding through IPO. My advice is direct, thoughtful and practical.

+1 650 843 5049
+1 415 693 2080
ejensen@cooley.com

Eric Jensen has practiced in Silicon Valley for over 30 years as a corporate securities lawyer. He focuses on representing high growth emerging and public software, internet and other technology companies in capital markets and other corporate transactions. He also has extensive experience representing underwriters such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley and a number of leading venture funds. Eric was a member of the firm's management committee from 2000 – 2018 and chaired the firmwide business department from 2008 – 2012. Since 2019 he has served on Cooley's strategy committee. 

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Experience

  • DocuSign – $723 Million IPO 

  • DocuSign: $1 Billion Follow-On + Convertible Senior Notes 

  • NVIDIA – $5 Billion Investment Grade Bond Offering 

  • Forty Seven Agrees to Sell to Gilead for $4.9 Billion  

  • Axiom Gains Significant Investment From Permira 

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Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
    JD, Order of the Coif, 1988

  • Stanford University
    BA, Economics and Political Science
    With distinction and honors, 1984


Admissions & Credentials

California

Memberships

  • American Bar Association

  • ABA, Section on Business Law, Committee on Corporate Governance

  • Law Foundation of Silicon Valley - Board of Directors

Rankings & Accolades

    #1 IPO issuer-side tech lawyer in the United States based on IPO Vital Signs Data since January 1, 2016

    Best Lawyers – Lawyer of the Year (2018)

    Best Lawyers – Leading lawyer in Corporate Governance, Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets and Venture Capital

    Chambers USA – Leading lawyer in Investment Funds: Venture Capital, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity, and Startups & Emerging Companies

    Daily Journal; Top Emerging Companies Lawyer and Top 100 Lawyers in California

    Legal 500 – Leading lawyer in M&A, Venture Capital and Emerging Companies; Key lawyer in Capital Markets: Equity Offerings 

    Super Lawyers

Experience Highlight

Last seven years – involved in 50 offerings over $19 billion raised

Contact

+1 650 843 5049 office
+1 415 693 2080 office
ejensen@cooley.com

3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1130

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