W.H. BAIRD GARRETT is the Chair of VLP’s Technology Transactions Group. He provides counsel to both emerging growth and larger companies regarding technology and intellectual property transactions and other commercial contracts matters.
Baird assists his clients with a wide range of domestic and international transactions in the software (including open source), telecommunications, Internet, cloud computing, new media and interactive advertising industries. He also counsels clients in the development, acquisition, commercialization, protection, licensing and disposition of intellectual property assets. Baird represents clients in the negotiation of commercial transactions involving the manufacturing, distribution, outsourcing, supply, licensing and sale of technology products and services, and advises clients on intellectual property and technology matters in connection with joint ventures, strategic alliances, and mergers and acquisitions.
Baird began his career at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati in Palo Alto, CA and Seattle, WA, in the firm's Technology Transactions group before establishing his own successful practice. Baird also served as Vice President and General Counsel of GreatLodge.com, Inc., and as Legal Counsel Technology for Baan Company, NV. Prior to joining Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati, Baird clerked for the Honorable Jack B. Jacobs on the Delaware Court of Chancery.
While in law school Baird was an Editor and member of the Articles Review Board of the Virginia Law Review, and recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship.
- Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc..
- Elasticsearch, Inc.
- Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers
- YuMe Inc.
- J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
- M.A., University of Chicago
- B.A., Pennsylvania State University
State Bar of California