Philip Oettinger is a partner in the life sciences practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he focuses primarily on medical device, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and digital health companies. His practice involves assisting private and public companies with corporate governance, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, public company reporting, and private equity and debt financings. He routinely works with incubators on structuring matters and balancing their rights with those of the companies they are forming. Philip serves as co-chair of the Finance Committee and the Compensation Committee.

From 1995 until 2000, Philip was with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., where he inspected stock exchanges, worked on corporate finance matters, led enforcement investigations, and served as special counsel to Commissioner Laura S. Unger.

  • Acclarent
  • Ardian
  • Cutera
  • Elysium Therapeutics
  • Exploramed
  • Foundry
  • FoxHollow Technologies
  • iRhythm Technologies
  • Iridex
  • Millipede
  • NeoTract
  • Outset Medical
  • Silk Road Medical
  • Synecor
  • Theron Pharmaceuticals
  • Represented Ardian in its merger with Medtronic
  • Representation of incubators Exploramed, Foundry, Forsight Labs, and Synecor
  • Represented Avinger, Cutera, FoxHollow Technologies, iRhythm Technologies, Kyphon, and Silk Road Medical in their initial public offerings
  • Represented Emergent Medical Partners, InterWest, Kaiser, Lightstone, Three Arch, Verily, and Vertical Group in various venture capital financings
  • Represented SurgRx and Acclarent in their mergers with Johnson & Johnson
  • Represented NeoTract in its merger with Teleflex
  • Represented Spinal Modulation in its merger with St. Jude Medical
  • Represented Millipede in its merger with Boston Scientific
  • J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 1994
    With High Honors
  • B.S., Cornell University, 1991
  • Bar of the District of Columbia
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Massachusetts
  • State Bar of New York