Ken Funashahi

Chief Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Counsel
Lead Term Sheet Writer and Negotiator Startup and Innovation Asset Sales

Ken helps entrepreneurs, corporations, strategic investors, angel investors, venture capital funds, and private equity funds engaged in business operations throughout the world. In addition to practicing in California’s technology clusters for over two decades, Ken has studied and worked abroad and has extensive experience in cross-border transactions in Asia (including China, Korea and Japan) and Europe. He has handled more than $10 billion in financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and IPOs.

Ken works on a wide range of corporate finance matters, from startup companies obtaining angel financing to multi-billion dollar transactions for multinational and Fortune 500 companies. Ken’s practice focuses on technology (AI, AR/VR, CPG, CRT, cyber security, e-commerce, esports, IoT, mediatech, fintech, blockchain, SaaS) and life sciences (biologics, digital health, diagnostics, genomics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals).

WSGR is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance them. We:

* Advise more than 300 public enterprises and 3,000 private companies

* Consistently named one of “America’s Best Corporate Law Firms” by Corporate Board Member

* Represent more companies that receive venture financing than any other U.S. law firm

* Completed more than 100 public equity and debt offerings over the past five years, helping clients raise more than approximately $50 billion

* Have advised more U.S. companies in their initial public offerings than any other law firm since 1998

* Annually rank among the top 10 M&A advisors in the U.S. and represent more technology enterprises in mergers and acquisitions than any other U.S. law firm

* Ranked among the top 15 percent of all law firms for both IP litigation and securities and finance litigation based on feedback from corporate counsel at the world’s largest companies

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Company Name Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Dates EmployedJun 2018 – Present
Employment Duration 1 yr 11 mos
Location Los Angeles, California
Squire Patton Boggs

Company Name Squire Patton Boggs
Dates Employed2014 – Jun 2018
Employment Duration4 yrs
LocationGreater Los Angeles Area
Jones Day
Company Name Jones Day
Dates Employed2010 – 2014
Employment Duration 4 yrs
Baker & McKenzie
Company Name Baker & McKenzie
Dates Employed2007 – 2009
Employment Duration2 yrs
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Of Counsel
Company Name Morrison & Foerster LLP
Dates Employed2000 – 2007
Employment Duration7 yrs

University of Wisconsin Law School
University of Wisconsin Law School
Degree NameJD
Dates attended or expected graduation1993 – 1997
Wisconsin School of Business
Wisconsin School of Business
Degree NameMBA
Dates attended or expected graduation1993 – 1997
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
Degree NameBA
Dates attended or expected graduation1989 – 1993