Christopher C. Cain is a partner and business lawyer in Foley & Lardner’s Chicago and Madison offices. He helps businesses solve problems and helps entrepreneurs scale and protect their businesses.
Mr. Cain also helps clients with technology and licensing solutions of all kinds and size (mobile apps, software, hardware, ERP, cloud, SaaS). He represents private equity and strategic clients in mergers & acquisitions and capital raises in a myriad of industries.
Mr. Cain is a co-founder of Catapult Chicago, a non-profit technology co-working space. Mr. Cain is a member of the firm’s Transactional & Securities, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Technology Transactions & Outsourcing, and Privacy, Security & Information Management Practices, as well as Automotive, Technology, and Food & Beverage Industry Teams. He is also a member of the firm’s Partner Selection Committee.
Previously, Mr. Cain was vice president and general counsel at Sonic Foundry, Inc., a publicly traded software/television/film production company where he handled and oversaw all aspects of the company’s legal issues, including securities law, mergers & acquisitions, intellectual property and litigation. Mr. Cain was also a Certified Public Accountant and tax senior at Arthur Andersen.
In 2014, Mr. Cain was mentioned in the Chicago Tribune article, “Inside views on Chicago’s coworking spaces: Catapult,” (January 2014). Mr. Cain currently acts as outside general counsel to protein bar company RXBAR and co-lead the sale of the company to Kellogg for $600 million.
Mr. Cain received a B.B.A., with distinction, in accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He received a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was articles editor of the Minnesota Journal of Global Trade. He also is admitted to membership in the Order of the Coif.
Admissions and Certifications :
Mr. Cain is admitted to practice law in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota (membership currently inactive) and holds a Certified Public Accountant license from Minnesota.
* The Illinois Supreme Court does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and no certificate, award or recognition is a requirement to practice law in Illinois.
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