We use cookies to deliver our online services. Details of the cookies we use and instructions on how to disable them are set out in our Cookies Policy. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. To close this message click close.

Jon Layman

San Francisco
Silicon Valley

Jon Layman
+1 415 374 2373 (San Francisco)
+1 650 463 4000 (Silicon Valley)
+1 415 374 2499 (San Francisco)
+1 650 463 4199 (Silicon Valley)

From start-ups through public offerings and beyond, Jon Layman represents companies in all stages of development, in a variety of industries, including technology, media, life sciences, and consumer products.

Numerous public and private companies and their boards have benefited from Jon's substantial knowledge and insights on corporate and corporate governance matters, especially corporate finance and capital-raising transactions. He's experienced with equity, debt, and equity-linked transactions, such as public offerings, 144A transactions, private placements, and Private Investment in Public Equities (PIPEs).

Jon also regularly advises on general corporate and securities law matters, and he regularly advises public companies on '34 Act reporting and disclosure requirements, annual meeting and proxy-related matters, compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Dodd-Frank Act, and the rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, New York Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ Stock Exchange.

In addition, Jon represents many entrepreneurs and private companies on financing matters, company formation, start-up activities, and more.

Jon also represents venture capital and private equity funds as well as strategic and corporate investors on debt and equity financing transactions as well as liquidity events and exits.

Jon also advises clients on U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, as well as on a variety of other corporate matters, including joint ventures, strategic investments, spin-offs, and recapitalizations.

Jon served as a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati before he joined Hogan Lovells.

Representative Experience

Represented Founders Fund on numerous investments and exits.

Represented Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers on various equity investments and exits.

Represented Sky plc on various investments and exits.

Represented Deutsche Telekom on numerous investments and exits.

Represented Vivus, Inc. on general corporate, corporate governance, and SEC reporting as well as multiple debt and equity financings.

Represented Sanmina Corporation on general corporate, corporate governance, SEC reporting, and more than 30 public and private M&A transactions.

Represented International Finance Corporation on various equity investments.

Represented Zevia LLC on general corporate and various equity investments.

Represented Hixme Insurance Solutions on general corporate and financing transactions.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1996
  • B.A., University of Michigan

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • California

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California


Capital Markets: Equity Offerings

Legal 500 US


Venture Capital and Emerging Companies

Legal 500 US


Private Equity Buyouts

Legal 500 US


M&A: Large Deals ($1bn-5bn)

Legal 500 US

Loading data