Jake Wyrick focuses his practice on the corporate needs of technology companies and investors, with particular emphasis on software, FinTech, networking, semiconductor, devices, energy and clean technologies. He counsels companies throughout their lifecycles on matters including formation, debt and equity financings, corporate governance, securities law compliance, secondary sales, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. As counsel to venture capital and strategic corporate investors, he advises and manages a range of direct and secondary investments.

Mr. Wyrick also has extensive experience advising companies (from early-stage to publicly listed) on complex technology transactions involving the creation and commercialization of technology, including licensing, joint development, manufacturing and distribution. He advises companies on data protection and privacy compliance. While seconded to a venture-backed networking company, he negotiated key licensing agreements and oversaw commercial contract matters.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Wyrick was an associate at prominent Silicon Valley law firms. He was also a legal intern at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where he focused on appellate litigation and advocacy involving intellectual property, privacy and constitutional law. Mr. Wyrick began advising early-stage companies during law school while working as a summer associate at a law firm in Tokyo and as a student attorney at Duke University School of Law’s Startup Ventures Clinic.


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  • Education

    • JD, Duke University School of Law, 2014

    • BA, Philosophy and Public Affairs, Claremont McKenna College, 2011

      cum laude
  • Admissions

    • California