Patrick J. Schultheis

Managing Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Patrick J. Schultheis

Patrick J. Schultheis

Managing Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Biography

Partner
Corporate

EXPERIENCE:

Patrick Schultheis leads the corporate department at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and is the managing partner of the firm's Seattle office. He was formerly a member of the firm's board of directors and Policy Committee. He joined the firm in 1989, and opened the Pacific Northwest office in December 1998.

Patrick's practice focuses on the representation of technology, life sciences, healthcare, and other growth companies throughout the United States and internationally. These companies range from start-ups to large public companies. In addition, Patrick regularly represents underwriters and venture capital investors in transactions throughout the world. Patrick has extensive transactional experience in public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and private financings.

Patrick is active in numerous civic and professional organizations, and is a frequent speaker on topics relating to securities laws and corporate governance.

SELECT CLIENTS:

* Companies represented in public offerings include:

* Fusion-io
* Juno Therapeutics
* Micron
* NanoString Technologies
* Nighthawk Radiology
* Omniture
* RealNetworks
* Trubion Pharmaceuticals

* Underwriters represented in public offerings include:

* Goldman Sachs
* JP Morgan
* Merrill Lynch
* Morgan Stanley

* Companies represented in mergers and acquisitions transactions include:

* Avocent in multiple acquisitions, as well as its sale to Emerson
* Calistoga Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition by Gilead Sciences
* Classmates Online in its acquisition by United Online
* Drugstore.com in its acquisition by Walgreens
* iConclude in its acquisition by Opsware
* NightHawk Radiology in its acquisition by Providence Equity
* Omniture in multiple acquisitions, as well as its sale to Adobe
* RealNetworks in multiple acquisitions
* ShareBuilder in its acquisition by ING Direct
* World Wide Packets in its acquisition by Ciena

* Companies represented in private equity or venture capital financings include:

* Apptio
* Calistoga Pharmaceuticals
* Domo
* ExtraHop
* Impinj
* Juno Therapeutics
* nLIGHT Photonics
* Skytap

* Venture capital investors represented in financings include:

* Frazier Healthcare Ventures
* Ignition Partners
* Madrona Venture Group
* Oak Investment Partners
* Polaris Ventures
* Voyager Capital

EDUCATION:
* J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1989
* A.B., History, Stanford University, 1986
With Distinction and Departmental Honors

ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
* Member, Advisory Board, Washington Chapter of the Institute for Justice
* Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
* Member, Board of Directors, The Members Club at Aldarra

HONORS:
* Honored as the 2016 M&A Law "Lawyer of the Year" for Seattle by Best Lawyers
* Honored as Best Lawyers' "Seattle Securities Lawyer of the Year" for 2011
* Recognized as a "Top Lawyer" by Washington CEO Magazine, 2008
* Named as a top corporate attorney in the 2004-2018 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, which praised his corporate work, with one peer commenting that "he's amazing at taking companies public, and has a great reputation"
* Recognized in the 2000-2017 editions of Washington Super Lawyers
* Selected for inclusion in the 2006-2018 editions of Best Lawyers in America
* Selected as one of the top 100 vote getters in the 2007 and 2010 Washington Super Lawyers poll

SELECT PUBLICATIONS:
* Co-author, The Initial Public Offering: A Guidebook for Executives and Boards of Directors, Bowne, Second Edition, 2004, and Third Edition, 2008

SELECT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:
* Advisor, East Coast Board Committee Peer Exchange, Corporate Board Member, New York, New York, 2007-2014
* Advisor, West Coast Board Committee Peer Exchange, Corporate Board Member, Scottsdale, Arizona, March 2013
* Advisor, West Coast Board Committee Peer Exchange, Corporate Board Member, San Diego, California, March 2010
* Panelist, "Latest Developments in Capital Market Deals," TheCorporateCounsel.net webcast, October 2008
* Co-chair, Ernst & Young IPO Conference, November 2007
* Panelist, SEC "Hot Topics" Institute, Seattle, Washington, 2005-2015
* "Financing Innovation & Growth—The CEO's Agenda," Ninth Annual Ernst & Young IPO Transformation CEO Retreat, Dana Point, California, May 2005
* "A Perfect Storm: Practicing Law at the Convergence of Private Securities Litigation, SEC Enforcement, and Criminal Proceedings," Northwest Securities Institute, Portland, Oregon, February 2005

ADMISSIONS:
* State Bar of California
* State Bar of Washington
* U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
* U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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Number of Awards

60

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Board Member at Hopelink

Hopelink serves as a homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities. The firm programs and services focuses on nine categories of assistance: adult education, emergency financial help, employment services, energy assistance, family development, financial literacy, food assistance, housing and transportation. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

Education
JD
Class of 1989

University of Chicago Law School is the graduate school of law at the University of Chicago. It was founded in 1902 by a coalition of donors led by John D. Rockefeller, and is consistently one of the highest-rated law schools in the United States. The U.S. News & World Report ranks it fourth among U.S. law schools, and it is noted particularly for its influence on the economic analysis of law.

AB in History with Distinction & Departmental Honors
Class of 1986

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
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
Managing Partner
1989 - Current

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.

Secretary
Prior

Emergent Product Development Seattle discovers and develops biopharmaceutical products. It focuses on the discovery and development of novel medicines to treat inflammatory diseases and cancer. The company was founded by Peter A. Thompson, Jeffrey A. Ledbetter and Kendall M. Mohler in March 1999 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Executive Officer
Prior

nLIGHT, Inc. develops and manufactures semiconductor and fiber lasers components. Its products include semiconductor lasers, fiber lasers and optical fibers. The company was founded by Scott H. Keeney, Mark DeVito and Jason Farmer in 2000 and is headquartered in Vancouver, WA.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Prior

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.

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$1,000 - $2,499
2017

Hopelink serves as a homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities. The firm programs and services focuses on nine categories of assistance: adult education, emergency financial help, employment services, energy assistance, family development, financial literacy, food assistance, housing and transportation. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

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2015

Hopelink serves as a homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities. The firm programs and services focuses on nine categories of assistance: adult education, emergency financial help, employment services, energy assistance, family development, financial literacy, food assistance, housing and transportation. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

$10K - $25K
2014

Hopelink serves as a homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities. The firm programs and services focuses on nine categories of assistance: adult education, emergency financial help, employment services, energy assistance, family development, financial literacy, food assistance, housing and transportation. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

Political Donations
$2,000
2006

Vice President at Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs

$300
2005

Vice President at Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs

$1,000
2004

Former President of United States

Transactions
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NanoString Technologies, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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eHealth, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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Vista Equity Partners Management LLC purchases Apptio, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2018
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
2018
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate
2017
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
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