Jason Kropp

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

$ $$$

Boston 02109 MA US

Jason L. Kropp is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group. He practices corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on public offerings and public company representation, and representation of venture-backed companies and venture capital investors.

Mr. Kropp has successfully represented clients in a variety of complex transactions and has built a substantial practice working with local, national and international clients, advising start-ups and venture-backed companies, venture capital funds, underwriters, mature public companies and buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions.

A significant portion of Mr. Kropp’s practice consists of counseling public companies on ongoing corporate legal matters, including federal securities reporting requirements and corporate governance issues. He represents issuers and underwriters in capital markets financings.

His public offering experience includes initial public offerings, follow-on equity offerings and convertible debt offerings. Mr. Kropp also advises early stage private companies on formation and financing issues and equity and compensation matters.

His venture capital experience includes representing investors and issuers in initial- and late-stage venture capital financings. In addition, Mr. Kropp represents public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, including acquisitions of both public and private companies by public companies and financial buyers.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Kropp worked as a legislative and press aide in the office of United States Representative William Delahunt, and as a legislative intern in the office of United States Representative Gerry Studds.

Mr. Kropp represents pro bono client, Grist.org, an online environmental news and opinion magazine. He is also a member of the Board of Visitors of the Walnut Hill School in Natick, Massachusetts and a member of the Board of Directors of the March of Dimes, Massachusetts Chapter and Coaching4Change, whose innovative model creates opportunities for high school students to improve their math, literacy and leadership skills by turning them into coaches and teachers of younger kids.

Experience :

  • A global institutional investor in several financings of DraftKings and its merger of equals with FanDuel
  • Acacia Communications in its $119 million IPO and $450 million follow-on public offering
  • Corvia Medical in its exclusive option-to-purchase transaction with an undisclosed strategic partner
  • A global institutional investor in a $112 million preferred stock financing of One Kings Lane
  • Endurance International Group in its $252 million initial public offering and $189 million and $264 million follow-on offerings
  • Ameresco, Accretive Health, LogMeIn, Cynosure and Eyetech Pharmaceuticals in their initial public offerings
  • Deutsche Bank Securities as lead underwriter in the initial public offering of Targacept, Inc.
  • Morgan Stanley as lead underwriter in follow-on public offering of common stock by Barrier Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Lucent Technologies Inc. in its acquisition of assets of Riverstone Networks, Inc.; DoubleClick in its acquisition by Hellman & Friedman; Amdocs Limited in its acquisitions of Qpass Inc. and DSTInnovis from DST Systems, Inc.

EDUCATION :

  • JD, Boston College Law School
  • BA, The George Washington University

ADMISSIONS :

  • Massachusetts
  • New York

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