Andrew J. Hirsch

Former Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Andrew J. Hirsch

Andrew J. Hirsch

Former Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Biography

Partner
Corporate

EXPERIENCE:

Andy Hirsch focuses his practice on structured finance matters, as a member of the firm’s corporate department. He has substantial experience corporate financing transactions, including venture lending and leasing; single-lender and syndicated credit facilities; leveraged buyouts and acquisition finance; high-yield and convertible debt securities; project financings; private placements of debt and equity; and other complex debt and securities financings. He represents lenders, lessors, and investment banks, as well as public and private companies in diverse industries, including technology, telecommunications, life sciences, manufacturing, and retail. He has particular expertise in the energy and clean technology sectors. Among his many transactions, Andy helped complete the first-ever U.S. Department of Energy loan guarantee transaction under the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

Andy was a co-editor of the Report of the Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California on Legal Opinions in Personal Property Secured Transactions (2005). He served as a co-chair of the firm's Opinion Advisory Committee.

EDUCATION:
* J.D., Columbia University, 1987
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Associate Editor, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law
* M.A., Political Science, Yale University, 1984
* University of Frankfurt, Germany, 1982-1983
Fulbright Scholar
* B.A., Political Science, Stanford University, 1982

ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
* Member, Business Law and Intellectual Property Law Sections, State Bar of California
* Member, Uniform Commercial Code Committee, California State Bar Business Law Section, 2002-2004

HONORS:
* Honored with a 2010 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award for Achievement
* Named in Northern California Super Lawyers in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017
* Selected for inclusion in the 2008-2017 editions of Best Lawyers in America

ADMISSIONS:
* State Bar of California

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Education
JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Class of 1987

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

MA in Political Science
Class of 1984

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Graduate
Class of 1983

The Goethe University Frankfurt (full German name: Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) is a university which was founded in 1914 as a Citizens' University, which means that, while it was a State university of Prussia, it had been founded and financed by the wealthy and active liberal citizenry of Frankfurt am Main, a unique feature in German university history. It was named in 1932 after one of the most famous natives of Frankfurt, the poet and writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Today, the university has 38,000 students, on 4 major campuses. Until now Goethe University Frankfurt has produced 14 Nobel Prize winners, including 8 graduates.Being research focused, the university is an affiliate of 11 academics, who have been awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, the highest research prize in Germany.

BA in Political Science
Class of 1982

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Memberships
Associate Editor
Prior

Now in its fifty-second year, the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law is the second oldest student-run international law journal in the nation. The Journal was founded in 1961 by the late Wolfgang Friedmann, one of Columbia’s most renowned international law professors, and today it is the second most cited journal at Columbia. Writings that appear in the Journal are regularly cited by academics, practitioners and courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Recent surveys of prominent international law faculty have placed the Journal in the highest tier of international law journals, alongside its peer publications at Harvard and Yale. Each year the Journal publishes three issues, which contain articles by legal scholars and practitioners, student notes, book reviews and bibliographic materials. The Journal’s purpose is to provide the practicing bar and the academic community with insight into the evolving problems of an increasingly interdependent world.

Career History
Partner
Prior - 2017

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC is the premier legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. Over the past five decades, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has established its reputation by having an unmatched knowledge of its clients' industries and deep and long-standing contacts throughout the technology sector.The firm's legal expertise serves clients at all stages of growth, from venture-backed start-up companies to multibillion-dollar global enterprises. The firm's clients include some of the most recognized names in the technology, retail, life sciences, venture capital, and finance sectors.Their broad range of services and legal disciplines are focused on serving the principal challenges faced by management and the boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in corporate governance, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, securities class action litigation, intellectual property litigation, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and technology licensing and other intellectual property transactions.The firm has offices in Austin, Georgetown, DE, Hong Kong, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, DC.

Boards & Committees
Co-Chair, Opinion Advisory Committee
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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC is the premier legal advisor to technology and growth enterprises worldwide, as well as the investment banks and venture capital firms that finance them. Over the past five decades, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has established its reputation by having an unmatched knowledge of its clients' industries and deep and long-standing contacts throughout the technology sector.The firm's legal expertise serves clients at all stages of growth, from venture-backed start-up companies to multibillion-dollar global enterprises. The firm's clients include some of the most recognized names in the technology, retail, life sciences, venture capital, and finance sectors.Their broad range of services and legal disciplines are focused on serving the principal challenges faced by management and the boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in corporate governance, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, securities class action litigation, intellectual property litigation, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and technology licensing and other intellectual property transactions.The firm has offices in Austin, Georgetown, DE, Hong Kong, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, DC.

Political Donations
$2,700
2015

Former Senator from New York

$1,000
2014
$1,000
2013

Representative from California's 7th Congressional District

Transactions
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Dynamic Map Platform Co. Ltd. purchases Ushr, Inc. from Emerald Technology Ventures AG, EnerTech Capital Partners, General Motors Ventures, Forté Capital Management LLC

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Cypress Semiconductor Corporation purchases Broadcom Corp. /Wireless Internet of Things Bus from Broadcom Pte. Ltd.

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Bain Capital LP purchases Blue Coat Systems, Inc. from Ontario Teachers' Private Capital, Mesirow Financial Private Equity, Inc., Twin Bridge Capital Partners LLC, Thoma Bravo LLC, NB Alternatives Advisers LLC, Lexington Partners LP, JPMorgan Asset Management Private Equity

Awards & Honors
Fulbright Scholar
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