John Burgess is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group and co-chair of the International Transactions Group. He joined the firm in 1976. Mr. Burgess is a former member of the firm's Management and Executive Committees and co-chair of Hale and Dorr's Corporate Department.
Mr. Burgess focuses on securities law, including public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, licensing and strategic partnerships, as well as a range of international matters, including public and private placements for overseas issuers, inward and outward bound acquisition transactions, and distribution and licensing arrangements. His clients include companies engaged in a wide range of technology sectors such as telecommunications equipment, networking systems, Internet infrastructure, semiconductor design and manufacture, and advanced software systems and applications products, as well as research and educational entities.
Mr. Burgess's experience includes representation of both US and foreign issuers on more than one hundred IPOs and follow-on offerings. He also has extensive experience in concurrent Regulation S/Rule 144A offerings and other private placement transactions. Mr. Burgess regularly represents clients in connection with the acquisition of public and private targets, or implementation of strategic relationships, ranging in value from $10 million to more than $5 billion. He also has extensive experience in the organization and operation of collaborative research and development organizations both domestically and internationally, and structuring of university collaborative outreach activities.