Jim Morrone represents high-growth public and private companies as well as domestic and foreign strategic and financial investors and intermediaries.

Mr. Morrone advises clients on a broad spectrum of transactions, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private growth financings
    • Minority investments, including middle- and late-stage preferred stock, structured equity, and limited liability companies
    • Convertible debt and equity
    • Restructurings
  • Special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) transactions
  • Capital markets transactions
  • Corporate governance
  • Federal and state securities law compliance

He draws on several years of experience as Principal and Senior Counsel at Weston Presidio, a middle-market leveraged buyout firm focused primarily on leveraged buyout and minority investments in retail, consumer, and industrial segments.

Mr. Morrone has routinely worked collaboratively with regulators and parties around the table to develop novel and innovative solutions to issues of first impression. He leverages his broad business and legal experience, an intuitive sense of clients’ needs, and resources across the firm’s platform to facilitate successful transactions.

Mr. Morrone’s representative experience includes:


  • Khosla Ventures Acquisition Co (I, II, III, and IV); IPOs through deSPACs, including deSPACs with Valo Health and Nextdoor
  • Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp. (II and III)
  • Kennedy Lewis Acquisition Corp
  • Bolt Threads (acquisition by Golden Arrow Merger Corp.) (pending)

Mergers and Acquisitions

More than two decades of experience representing targets and acquirers in public and private transactions with aggregate consideration in the billions of dollars.

Private and Public Growth Companies

Full lifecycle representation of private and public high-growth companies from garage to unicorn across technology and life sciences, including Alder Energy, Bitly, Bolt Threads, Car IQ, Cheq, Celestial AI, Cruise, Energy Vault, Fandom, Fantex, Hearsay Systems, hitloop, Intermolecular, Luxwall, K&L Wines, MAP Pharmaceuticals, Marine Layer, NextRoll (f/k/a/ AdRoll), Oath, Opendoor, PLACE, Soraa, Tarana Wireless, Unagi, and Wise Sons.

Investor Representation

Accel, BTIG, Citi, Deutsche Borse, GI Partners, Intuit, Intuitive Surgical, IVP, Khosla, Riverwood, Sapphire, Sequoia, Temasek, TPG, Trinity Capital, USVP, and Weston Presidio.

144A and Public Offerings

Representing both issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of debt and equity, including with and for BAML, BTIG, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and Jefferies.

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, The University of Texas School of Law, 1999
  • BA, Texas A&M University, 1994