Eric P. Hanson


Hanson, Eric P.

Eric Hanson is a counsel in the Corporate Practice Group. Mr. Hanson’s practice covers a broad range of general corporate and securities law. He has represented small startups, public companies and venture capital funds in both ongoing counseling and transactional matters.

Mr. Hanson was a 2007 summer associate at the firm, where he participated in general corporate matters including fund formation, mergers and corporate formation. He also assisted in a matter related to an SEC investigation and contributed to matters related to technology licensing, patent litigation and unfair competition law.

Prior to beginning his legal studies, Mr. Hanson worked as a membership coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and as a database programmer at the Breast Care & Cancer Research Center at the University of Washington.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized in the 2013-2017 editions of Northern California Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" for his corporate practice

Publications & News


January 30, 2018

WilmerHale Reps Red Hat in Acquiring CoreOS for $250M

Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CoreOS, Inc., an innovator and leader in Kubernetes and container-native solutions, for a purchase price of $250 million, subject to certain adjustments at closing that are not expected to be material.

October 6, 2017

WilmerHale Represents Navient in $155M Acquisition of Earnest

Navient, a leading provider of asset management and business processing solutions, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Earnest, a leading financial technology and education finance company.

August 3, 2017

Firm's Representation of Hilton is Honored as Global Finance Deal of the Year by The American Lawyer

For the past five years, The American Lawyer has hosted the Global Legal Awards to honor matters that demonstrate the industry's ability to navigate complex international legal issues.

November 9, 2016

WilmerHale Reps Hilton Special Committee in $6.5B Investment by HNA Group

The WilmerHale deal team was led by Partner Mark Borden and included Partners Jay Bothwick, Julie Hogan Rodgers, Bill Caporizzo, Erika Robinson, Jonathan Wolfman, Hartmut Schneider, Ben Powell, Jason Chipman; Counsel Eric Hanson; and Associate Cynthia Moon.

May 23, 2016

WilmerHale Counsels Kite Hill in $18 Million Funding Round From Lead Investors General Mills and CAVU Venture Partners

WilmerHale represented Kite Hill in raising $18 million, with lead investments from General Mills' new venture unit and CAVU Venture Partners.

March 29, 2016

WilmerHale Reps Micro Focus in $540M Acquisition of Serena Software

On March 22, 2016, Micro Focus announced its intent to acquire Serena Software, Inc., a leading provider of Application Lifecycle Management software, in a transaction valued at $540 million.

July 16, 2013

Palo Alto Attorneys Featured in 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers

Twenty-two WilmerHale attorneys ranked in the tenth annual Northern California Super Lawyers listing for 2013.

Speaking Engagements

April 6, 2017

Latest Innovations in Big Data

Palo Alto, California

March 2, 2017

Mock Term Sheet Negotiation

Stanford, California

June 2, 2016

Silicon Valley Startup: Idea to IPO

Mountain View, California

February 16, 2016

Stanford Law School: Venture Capital I

Stanford, California


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JD, Santa Clara University School of Law, 2008

BS, Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University, 2001

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