Benjamin A. Potter

  • Partner
  • Ebenjamin.potter@lw.com
  • 140 Scott Drive
  • Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • USA
  • T +1.650.328.4600
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Profile

Ben Potter advises private and public companies, venture capital, and private equity firms, as well as investment banks involved in the technology, life sciences, and other growth industries. He serves as Global Chair of the Technology Industry Group and Global Vice Chair of the Emerging Companies Practice.

Mr. Potter provides clients timely hands-on support and leverages access to the full resources of the firm’s global platform. He draws on considerable legal insight and complementary prior experience at IBM Global Services and two education startup companies in New York City.

Mr. Potter provides clients with company representation on a full range of matters and transactions, including:

  • Public and private financing transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Formation issues
  • Employment matters
  • Equity incentives
  • Securities law compliance
  • License agreements
  • Corporate governance matters

Experience

Mr. Potter’s representative clients include:

Technology
  • Alpine Roads
  • Area 1 Security
  • Aspiration
  • Bright Cellars
  • Bright Machines
  • Canva
  • Convex Labs
  • Discord
  • Dolls Kill
  • Duolingo
  • Evernote
  • Expensify
  • Fishtown Analytics
  • GoFor
  • Headspace
  • Impossible Foods
  • Joby Aviation
  • Light
  • Memebox
  • Memphis Meats
  • Moonwalk
  • Mosaic
  • Nozomi Networks
  • Optimus Ride
  • Ouster
  • Owlet
  • Playtika
  • Puzzle
  • Quaestor
  • Skillz
  • Sleeper
  • Solvvy
  • Synack
  • Turvo
  • Upside Foods (f/k/a Memphis Meats)
Life Sciences and Medical Devices
  • 3T Biosciences
  • 4D Molecular Therapeutics
  • Afferent Pharmaceuticals
  • Antiva BioSciences
  • Coherus BioSciences
  • Corium
  • Crossover Health
  • Curai
  • Curasen Therapeutics
  • Genascence
  • Ideaya
  • Imago BioSciences
  • Innocoll
  • Moment Biosciences
  • Pendulum Therapeutics
  • Pionyr
  • PROCEPT BioRobotics
  • Tizona Therapeutics
  • Trishula Therapeutics
Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • 8VC
  • a16z
  • Base10
  • BuildersVC
  • Coatue
  • Eclipse
  • EnergizeVC
  • General Catalyst
  • Gurnet Point Capital
  • KKR
  • Lightspeed
  • Meritech Capital Partners
  • Pantera
  • Paradigm
  • Sequoia
  • Softbank

Thought Leadership

  • The IPO Playbook -  March 02, 2021
  • Important Update Regarding Bay Area Shelter-in-Place Orders: What Businesses Need to Know -  April 02, 2020
  • California‚Äôs Stay-at-Home Order: What Businesses Need to Know -  March 20, 2020
  • How Final CFIUS Regulations Will Impact Technology Companies and Investors -  March 02, 2020
  • How FIRRMA Changes the Game for Tech Cos. and Investors -  October 10, 2018

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“Has a great grasp of the business”
“Always accessible”

Chambers USA 2020
Bar Qualification
  • California
Education
  • JD, University of Michigan Law School, 2006
    cum laude
  • MBA, University of Michigan, 2006
  • BA in History, Yale University, 1998
    with Distinction
Industries
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Technology
Practices
  • Emerging Companies
  • Israel Practice
  • Public Company Representation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity