Christopher D. Joslyn

Counsel, Technology Transactions  

Mountain View 650.335.7605


Christopher Joslyn focuses his practice on representing technology companies in commercial transactions. Christopher has extensive experience advising clients on intellectual property and commercial aspects of mergers and acquisitions as well as advising on a broad range of commercial agreements and licensing arrangements for clients in the high technology industry. He structures, drafts, and negotiates mission critical agreements, including those involving joint development, technology licensing, marketing alliances and other strategic relationships, and has managed and advised clients on well over 100 buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions, including numerous acquisitions of public, private and international entities by Cisco and Symantec. In addition, he has significant experience in open source and copyright law.

Prior to law school, Christopher was a consultant with the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, the export promotion arm of the Department of Commerce, where he performed advisory, analysis, and project management assignments in support of a global, service delivery network, receiving the Vice Presidential Hammer Award for innovations in client service.

Christopher also worked as a research assistant to Philip P. Frickey, a leading scholar in the fields of statutory interpretation and legislative process.