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415.248.2154
  • Education
    • J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 2005, magna cum laude
    • B.A., Wake Forest University, 2002, Economics
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • California
    • Pennsylvania
    • District of Columbia
    • Massachusetts
    • New Jersey
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Jason Putnam Gordon is a results-oriented corporate attorney practicing in the Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Companies group in Polsinelli’s San Francisco office. Jason has a passion for working with entrepreneurs and executives to make their vision a reality. In his practice, he regularly represents companies throughout their lifecycle in matters related to venture capital financings, strategic corporate relationships, corporate formation, complex mergers and acquisitions, sales, and divestitures. Although his industry focuses are consumer packaged goods and technology, because of his broad skillset and deep network, Jason regularly works in wide array of verticals including artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, video games, software, hardware, life sciences, the internet of things and agricultural technology.

Jason brings a unique perspective to his corporate practice as he started his career as a federal law clerk in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and then continued as a litigator handling corporate, securities, intellectual property, and commercial litigation before settling into a transactional practice.  As a result of his experiences, Jason brings a unique skillset to the negotiating table and to litigation-minimization strategies in the board room.

In the course of his career, Jason has worked with many innovative businesses such as a well-known multinational technology company that specialize in Internet searches and related services and products.  He has also worked with a company that provides a subscription-based film and television content.  Similarly, on the consumer packaged goods space, Jason has worked with a variety of food-and-beverage and supply-chain management companies.

Outside of the office, Jason is dedicated to his family and has a passion for skydiving and indoor body flight.

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Startup Equitable Equity: Carving Up the Ownership Pie
Speaker, Sandbox Suites, San Francisco, CA
May 2017
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Entity Formation and Selection
Speaker, Innowest, Sunnyvale, CA
July 2016
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Financing for Startups
Speaker, College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA
August 2015
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Early-Stage Financing
Speaker, Bay Area Entrepreneur Center, San Bruno, CA
May 2015