Eric Jensen


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.

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 technology, consumer and life science companies in financings, 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, the firm’s strategy committee from 2019 to 2021, and chaired the firmwide business department from 2008 – 2012. He currently serves on Cooley's women’s initiative strategy committee. 

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  • Dutch Bros – $556.8 Million IPO 

  • NVIDIA – $5 Billion Senior Unsecured Notes Offering 

  • UiPath – $1.5 Billion IPO 

  • Singapore-based Grab’s Record SPAC Marks Southeast Asia’s Largest Ever US Equity Offering 

  • DigitalOcean $776 Million IPO 

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Eric is a truly fine lawyer – very technically strong and pragmatic. He's a very good lawyer, very well rounded and has a very good command of the room. – Chambers USA 2022

  • University of California at 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



  • American Bar Association

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

Rankings & Accolades

    #1 Technology IPO Lawyer Nationwide (Deal Point Data 2017-2021)

    Best Lawyers in America – Lawyer of the Year (2018)

    Best Lawyers in America – Leading lawyer in Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law and Venture Capital Law (2014-2019; 2022)

    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

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

    Super Lawyers

Experience Highlight

Involved in 40+ offerings over the last three years, raising $36 billion+