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Jon O'Connell

Phone: +1 415.365.7435
3 Embarcadero Center, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Jon O'Connell is a partner in the Corporate Group and a resident in the firm's San Francisco office. He advises startup clients on matters related to corporate governance, venture capital financings, commercial transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. He also represents venture capital funds in equity financings.

Prior to joining the firm, Jon was an early employee and partner at a legal services and technology company providing startups with support to grow and scale their operations. He managed one of the most active venture capital financing teams in the industry having completed over 100 preferred stock equity financings. During his legal career at Am Law 100 firms, he has acted as outside general counsel for hundreds of startups in industries ranging from food tech to fintech.


  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. (2008)
  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D. (2011)


Admitted to practice: California

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Venture Capital vs. Bootstrapping: Jon O’Connell On How To Determine If Fundraising Or Bootstrapping Is The Right Choice For Your Startup Authority Magazine (April 8, 2021)
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DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Represents Kountable in Series A-1 Financing Lead by Lateral Capital (Feb.10.2021)
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Legal Tech’s Predictions For Business Of Law And ALSPs In 2021 Legaltech News (January 7, 2021)
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"SEC Improves Registration Exemptions for Private Company Issuers and Investors," Corporate Alert (November 9, 2020). Contacts: Michel C. Narganes, Jon O'Connell, Matthew Pelnar
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"SEC Finalizes Amendments to the Definitions of Accredited Investor and Qualified Institutional Buyer," Corporate Alert (August 27, 2020). Contacts: Richard B. Holbrook Jr., Jon O'Connell
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"Venture Capital Financing Update: National Venture Capital Association Releases Updates to Model Legal Documents," Corporate Alert (August 10, 2020). Contacts: Richard B. Holbrook Jr., Adelicia R. Cliffe, Jon O'Connell, Michel C. Narganes, Matthew Melville
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DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Advises Hacker Noon in $1 Million Investment from Coil (Jun.10.2020)
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Crowell & Moring Gains Five Emerging Companies Specialists International Comparative Legal Guides (April 17, 2020)
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Crowell & Moring Snaps Up Ex-Atrium Partners To Expand Venture Capital Practice Global Legal Post (April 7, 2020)
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Some Law Firms Reveal Layoffs And Cutbacks While Others Hold Off Daily Journal (April 7, 2020)
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