Eric Jensen

Vice Chair
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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.

About Eric

Eric is the vice chair of Cooley and works with the firm’s senior leadership on matters of strategic planning, practice development and firm operations. He has practiced in Silicon Valley for more than 30 years as a corporate securities lawyer. He focuses on representing high-growth, emerging and public technology, consumer and life sciences companies in financings, capital markets and other corporate transactions. He also has extensive experience representing underwriters, such as Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley, as well as a number of leading venture funds. Eric was a member of the firm’s management committee from 2000 to 2018 and the firm’s strategy committee from 2019 to 2021, and he chaired the firmwide business department from 2008 to 2012. He currently serves on Cooley’s Women’s Initiative Strategy Committee.

Eric has advised numerous public companies, including, Dutch Bros, NVIDIA, Snap, Tenable and UiPath. Eric has been involved in initial public offerings and other offerings for Appian, Arteris, AssetMark, Atlassian, Alteryx, Avalara, AvidXchange,, Cardlytics, Castlight Health, Corsair, Coupang, Datto, DigitalOcean, DocuSign, Dutch Bros, FireEye, Forty Seven, Glu Mobile, LinkedIn, Medallia, MongoDB, MobileIron, NVIDIA, Oportun, Ping Identity, Redfin, RingCentral, SendGrid, ServiceNow, Snap, Tenable, Twilio, UiPath, Wish, Zendesk, Zulily and Zynga.

Eric is ranked in Band 1 for Capital Markets by Chambers USA, where one client said, “He works hard in the trenches with his clients and gives great advice. He always tries to figure out solutions to help the parties come together.” Eric also has been repeatedly recognized as a leading national attorney in publications such as The Daily Journal, The Legal 500 US, Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers.

Eric’s select public company clients include:

  • DigitalOcean
  • Dutch Bros
  • Snap
  • Tenable
  • UiPath

Eric’s current private company clients include:

  • 48 Bio
  • Arctic Wolf Networks
  • AuditBoard
  • Cogniac
  • ControlRooms
  • Extend
  • Egnyte
  • Envision Digital International
  • Extend
  • Gemini Data
  • Magic Leap
  • Manifold
  • Qualia
  • Pheast Therapeutics
  • Ramen Network
  • Saviynt
  • Snyk
  • Vaccine Company

Eric’s investment bank clients include:

  • Bank of America
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Morgan Stanley

From 2000 to 2001, Eric served as general counsel and member of the senior management team at Blue Martini Software.

While at UCLA School of Law, Eric was elected to the Order of the Coif and was an editor for the UCLA Law Review. In 1987, he served as an extern to Judge Arthur L. Alarcón of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
JD, 1988, Order of the Coif

Stanford University
BA, 1984, Economics and Political Science, With distinction and honors

Court admissions

Supreme Court of California

Rankings & accolades

Deal Point Data: #1 Technology IPO Lawyer Nationwide

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 

Chambers USA: Band 1 for Capital Markets: Debt & Equity – California

Chambers USA: Band 1 for Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Western United States – Nationwide  

Chambers USA: Startups & Emerging Companies – Nationwide

Chambers USA: Venture Capital – California

The Daily Journal: Top Emerging Companies Lawyer

The Daily Journal Top 100 Lawyers in California

The Legal 500 US: Leading lawyer in M&A, Venture Capital and Emerging Companies

The Legal 500 US: Key lawyer in Capital Markets: Equity Offerings

Super Lawyers

Memberships & affiliations

American Bar Association

ABA, Section on Business Law, Committee on Corporate Governance