Jaclyn Ammon

Senior Associate

Ammon, Jaclyn

Jaclyn Ammon is a corporate lawyer who enjoys working with entrepreneurs, emerging companies and venture capital investors. She has exceptional experience advising on complex corporate transactions, including debt and equity fundraising and exit transactions.

Ms. Ammon counsels technology and life sciences clients on corporate governance, fundraising strategy, securities law and technology transactions. She provides practical, solutions-oriented legal advice to navigate clients through legal and business challenges throughout their lifecycle.

During law school, Ms. Ammon was a judicial extern for the Honorable Frederick F. Mumm of the US District Court for the Central District of California. In that role, she wrote Report and Recommendation for Petitions for writ of habeas corpus and social security disability appeals. Prior to law school, she interned with the Speaker of the House of Representatives and lobbied with the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee.

Publications & News


February 8, 2018

WilmerHale Reps Startup Yoshi in $13.7M Series A Round Led by General Motors Ventures and ExxonMobil

Yoshi, Inc., which provides subscription service for on-site car maintenance and gas delivery, announced that it closed $13.7 million in Series A funding to further accelerate its rapid growth.

June 5, 2017

NXT-ID and Fit Pay Announce Letter of Intent to Combine Businesses

NXT-ID, Inc., a security technology company, and WilmerHale client Fit Pay, Inc., a privately held provider of payment, credential management, and authentication platform services, announced that the companies have entered into Letter of Intent to combine their businesses.

April 28, 2017

2017 Venture Capital Report

The 2017 Venture Capital Report offers an in-depth US venture capital market review and outlook, including industry and regional breakdowns, as well as a look at the following issues: steps startups should take now if they plan to secure a Series A round in 2017; common structures for management carve-out plans; best practices for private companies setting option exercise prices; the benefits of investing in qualified small business stock; and trends in venture capital financing terms, convertible debt terms and VC-backed company M&A deal terms.

November 9, 2016

Cape Analytics Raises $14M in Series A Financing

Partner Peter Buckland and Associate Jaclyn Ammon represented Cape Analytics in this transaction.

September 19, 2016

WilmerHale Advises Avocarrot in $20M Acquisition by Glispa Global Group

Native mobile advertising startup Avocarrot announced that it has been acquired by Glispa Global Group, a mobile ad tech pioneer, for $20 million.

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 24, 2016

2016 Venture Capital Report

The 2016 Venture Capital Report provides an in-depth analysis of, and outlook for, the US and European venture capital markets. The report features industry and regional breakdowns, and a look at trends in venture capital financing, convertible debt and VC-backed company M&A deal terms. We also highlight two new funding techniques that have expanded the pre-IPO financing toolkit; five common mistakes made by fledging entrepreneurs; and four things you need to know about doing business in California.

December 23, 2013

The Behind Closed Door Policy: Executive Influence in the Environmental Protection Agency's Informal Rulemaking

An article by Jaclyn Ammon appearing in the winter 2013 edition of USF Law Review (Vol. 47, Issue 3).

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HBX | Harvard Business School, Credential of Readiness (CORe), Financial Accounting, Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, with Honors, 2017

JD, cum laude, University of San Francisco School of Law, 2013, Comments Editor, USF Law Review

BA, Political Science with high honors and Communication with honors, University of California, Davis, 2010

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