Mick Bain is the partner-in-charge of the Waltham Office and is co-chair of the firm's Emerging Company practice. He is also the co-chair of the WilmerHale Energy and Cleantech Group. He joined the firm in 1993.
Emerging Company Practice. Mr. Bain specializes in counseling entrepreneurs and emerging companies throughout their lifecycle. He advises companies on formation and governance issues, equity and compensation matters, initial- through late-stage venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing and securities laws. Taking a practical business approach, Mr. Bain has helped his clients raise hundreds of millions of dollars in seed-stage and venture capital and has advised his clients through dozens of public offerings and acquisitions.
Mr. Bain counsels companies in a broad range of industries, including software, mobile and telecommunications, storage, fintech, semiconductors, network security, e-commerce, social media and web services, energy and clean tech, and life sciences. His current venture-backed clients include: 1366 Technologies, Aushon BioSystems, Boundless Learning, Casa Systems, Cloudant, Cloze, Coolship, Fiksu, Laser Light Engines, Lattice Engines, MC10, Mears Technologies, MineralTree, New Forma, RedShift Systems, Tego. He has worked extensively with some of the country’s most high-profile investors and venture capital firms.
Energy and Cleantech Group. Mr. Bain is co-chair of WilmerHale’s Energy and Cleantech Group. Companies in the energy and clean technology space that he has represented include: 1366 Technologies, A123, Advanced Transportation Technologies, BioOils, CarbonFlow, Carbon Neutral, Great Bay Power, Houston Street, Khosla Ventures, Maglev Power and WebGen. Mr. Bain serves on the Innovation Task Force of the New England Clean Energy Council.
Other. Mr. Bain was previously associate general counsel of CMGI, Inc., where he advised CMGI and its subsidiaries with respect to a variety of domestic and international transactions, including venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions and international joint ventures in the US, Asia, Europe and South America.