MICHAEL E. COKE

Partner
Corporate

EXPERIENCE:

Michael Coke is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where his practice focuses on a wide variety of corporate, securities, and related matters, primarily for technology companies.

Michael's practice spans the full range of corporate transactions, including representing clients in connection with initial public offerings and other securities offerings, corporate governance and disclosure matters, mergers and acquisitions, and venture-backed private financings. He also has experience advising on secondary market transactions for institutional purchasers. Michael has worked on matters in numerous technology and other industries, including cloud computing software and services, social media and online gaming, network services and devices, data security, biotechnology and life sciences, semiconductor, consumer products, media, public utilities, clean technology, natural resources, insurance, and finance.

Michael has been with the firm since 2006. He started his legal career in New York and Singapore, focusing on public and private offerings of equity, equity-linked securities, and investment-grade and high-yield debt, on both the company and the underwriter side, in addition to mergers and acquisitions and other corporate matters. He also spent six months on secondment to the legal department of JPMorgan Chase Bank's Singapore branch. Michael speaks Thai.

EDUCATION:
  • J.D., Stanford Law School, 1997
    Member, Stanford Law Review
  • B.A., Political Economy/Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 1992
    Phi Beta Kappa; Junior Year Abroad, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
SELECT PUBLICATIONS:
  • Contributor with E. Hill, A Guide to Secondary Transactions: Alternative Paths to Liquidity in Private Companies, Saints Capital Services, LLC, 2010
  • "Success in the Form of an IPO: A Brief Case Study of A123 Systems, Inc.," Nanotechnology Law & Business, Issue 6.4, 2009
ADMISSIONS:
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of New York