John Brust is a partner in the Seattle office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. John's practice focuses on advising technology, life sciences, and emerging growth companies in corporate and securities law matters through all stages of growth.
John has considerable experience advising entrepreneurs and growth companies in such matters as company formation, founder and employee equity issuances, corporate governance, private financing transactions (including seed capital, venture capital, growth capital, and strategic investments), secondary sale transactions, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and other strategic transactions (including joint ventures, strategic partnerships, spin-outs, recapitalizations, and corporate reorganizations). John also frequently represents financial and strategic investors in minority and majority equity investments in domestic and international high-growth companies.
John has represented clients operating businesses or investing in companies in a wide range of industries and emerging technologies, including biotechnology, clean technology, cloud computing, consumer marketplaces, consumer products, digital health, digital media, enterprise software, financial technology, video games, mobile applications, network infrastructure, online travel, software-as-a-service (SaaS), social media, virtual reality, and other emerging businesses and technologies.
During law school, John worked as a graduate student teaching assistant for the University of Washington School of Business, where he taught financial and managerial accounting to undergraduate students.