John McGaraghan is an associate in the technology transactions practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s Palo Alto office. John’s practice focuses on intellectual property counseling and licensing, and the drafting and negotiation of strategic commercial contracts. He also has deep experience in assisting companies with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and financing transactions. John is also a subject-matter specialist in the area of open source software licensing, advising a variety of companies, including open source software vendors, on issues associated with open source software that arise in day-to-day operations as well as in acquisitions and other corporate level transactions. He is certified as a Black Duck Legal Professional.
John represents public and private companies through all stages of growth in the hardware, semiconductor, software, Internet, media, social networking, and advertising industries.
Before attending law school, John worked as a software developer and as a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, producer, and performer.