Company: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
John McGaraghan is a partner 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. John has deep experience in assisting companies with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and financing matters, and other complex business transactions involving technology and intellectual property that build and protect enterprise value. John is 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 (both with respect to ingestion and use as well as contribution to and distribution of open source software), as well as in the context of acquisitions and other corporate level transactions. He is certified as a Black Duck Legal Professional. John's practice includes comprehensive coverage related to the use and distribution of open source software, including advising on the implementation of ingestion and contribution policies, audit and remediation in connection with corporate transactions, and the establishment and ongoing management of open source software projects. John represents public and private companies through all stages of growth in the software, SaaS, media and content, big data, AI and automation, advertising, hardware, and semiconductor industries. Before attending law school, John worked as a software developer and as a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, producer, and performer.