JOHN M. EDEN
COUNSEL | SAN FRANCISCO
John M. Eden is a corporate transactional Counsel at BurgherGray who leverages his in-house operational experience in information security (Securify, acquired by McAfee), social gaming (Zynga, acquired by Take-Two), and legal tech (Legalinc, acquired by LegalZoom) and his law firm experience to provide practical advice to senior executives and entrepreneurs who have to make defensible decisions at a brisk pace. He’s become a trusted adviser to his clients, helping them raise capital, grow effectively, and otherwise address their long-term strategic challenges. John is guided by his acute awareness of the ever-changing business, technological, legal and regulatory landscape in crafting bespoke solutions for his clients’ toughest legal challenges.
In addition, John provides clients with guidance on financial technology regulation (including laws impacting blockchain platforms and digital assets), early-stage venture financing, intellectual property issues, and fund formation. He also advises clients in developing technology products, such as AI tools and platforms, including on regulatory risks and on how to protect their copyrighted works.
John began his career at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR), where he focused on IP litigation and internet strategy matters for Silicon Valley’s premier technology companies, including Google and YouTube. After WSGR, John joined the Melbourne, Australia office of King & Wood Mallesons, where he represented clients in connection with technology transactions, product counseling, and IP litigation matters for some of Australia’s most impactful technology companies, including Telstra and Sensis. John transitioned to BurgherGray from Nixon Peabody (San Francisco), where he continued his ECVC, product counseling, blockchain and digital assets, and gambling, lottery and esports practices, serving mostly high-growth technology companies, including fintechs.
While his law firm experience is indispensable, his in-house operational experience plays a critical role in how he serves and builds relationships with clients and approaches solving their legal challenges. For him, each engagement requires a thorough understanding of the client’s business and immediate legal needs, allowing him to craft tailored solutions which reduce legal risks while simultaneously facilitating the client’s long-term strategic objectives.
John is a prolific writer whose many notable publications include: “NYDFS Issues New Guidance to NY’s Virtual Currency Industry Regarding Blockchain Analytics Tools” and “Exerting Centralized Control in a Decentralized Market, the U.S. Treasury Puts BitRiver on OFAC’s SDN List.”
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Corporate & Finance
- Corporate Transactions
- Emerging Companies & Venture Capital
- Gambling, Lottery & E-Sports
- Blockchain Technology & Digital Assets
- J.D., L.L.M., Duke Law School
- Ph.D. Candidate, MA, Stanford University (Philosophy)
- B.A., Loyola University (Philosophy)
- State of California