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 Vice Chair of the Emerging Companies Practice and is the former Global Chair of the Technology Industry Group.

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
  • Adept
  • Agility Robotics
  • Area 1 Security
  • Bright Cellars
  • Bright Machines
  • Canva
  • Clarify Health
  • Convex
  • dbt Labs
  • Discord
  • Dolls Kill
  • Duolingo
  • Evernote
  • Expensify
  • Finite State
  • Fractal
  • GoFor
  • Grammarly
  • Headspace
  • HomeLight
  • Impossible Foods
  • Iron Ox
  • Joby Aviation
  • KoBold Metals
  • Light
  • Medallion
  • Memebox
  • Moonwalk
  • Mosaic
  • MotherDuck
  • Nobell Foods
  • Optimus Ride
  • Ouster
  • Owlet
  • Playtika
  • Puzzle
  • Rundoo
  • Skillz
  • Sleeper
  • Solvvy
  • Standard Metrics
  • Sunwink
  • Synack
  • Turvo
  • Upside Foods
  • Zeal
  • Zarta
Blockchain and Crypto
  • Aave
  • Aptos
  • Arpeggi
  • Astaria
  • Azra Games
  • Bitwise
  • Connext
  • Collective
  • Cymbal
  • Draup
  • Element
  • Flow Carbon
  • Halliday
  • Joyride
  • Mad Realities
  • Nillion
  • Nouns
  • OpenSea
  • Opyn
  • OrangeDAO
  • Paper.xyz
  • Staked
  • Star Atlas
  • Sup
  • Superdrop
  • Syndicate
  • Turnkey
Life Sciences and Medical Devices
  • 3T Biosciences
  • 4D Molecular Therapeutics
  • Afferent Pharmaceuticals
  • Coherus BioSciences
  • Corium
  • Crossover Health
  • Curai
  • Curasen Therapeutics
  • Genascence
  • Ideaya
  • Imago BioSciences
  • Innocoll Biotherapeutics
  • Moment Biosciences
  • Myome
  • Pionyr
  • PROCEPT BioRobotics
  • Tizona Therapeutics
  • Trishula Therapeutics
Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • 8VC
  • a16z
  • B-Flexion
  • Base10
  • BuildersVC
  • Coatue
  • Eclipse
  • EnergizeVC
  • General Catalyst
  • Gurnet Point Capital
  • KKR
  • Lightspeed
  • Meritech Capital Partners
  • Pantera
  • Paradigm
  • Sequoia
  • Silver Lake
  • Softbank
  • Variant

Thought Leadership

  • 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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According to sources: “He's an excellent lawyer who is great at representing his clients and works very hard.”
Chambers USA 2021

Recognized by MergerLinks as one of the Top Fintech and Mid Cap M&A Lawyers in North America

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