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

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

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

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 Growth Financings

Issuer representation:

  • Alder Energy
  • Celestial AI
  • Fandom
  • Fantex
  • Hearsay
  • Marine Layer
  • NextRoll (f/k/a/ AdRoll)
  • Opendoor
  • Soraa
  • Tarana Wireless
  • Unagi
  • Wise Sons

Investor representation:

  • Accel
  • Deutsche Borse
  • Intuit
  • Institutional Venture Partners
  • Khosla Ventures
  • Riverwood Capital
  • Sapphire Ventures
  • Sequoia
  • Temasek
  • TPG
  • Trinity Capital
  • USVP
  • Weston Presidio

144A and Public Offerings

Representing both issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of debt and equity, including:

  • BAML
  • Citigroup
  • Goldman Sachs
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Jefferies


Bar Qualification

  • California


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