Whit Bissell is a Partner at VLP and focuses his practice on the representation of emerging growth companies, entrepreneurs and investors primarily in the areas of corporate, securities and M&A. Whit also counsels his clients in the areas of technology and commercial transactions, intellectual property and employment and equity compensation matters.

Whit represents companies in all phases of their life cycle, from formation to exit. This includes representation of private companies in hundreds of financing transactions, including early-stage convertible debt financings and preferred stock investment rounds. Whit has also represented companies in numerous M&A transactions, including mergers, stock sales and asset sales with private and public buyers. In addition to company representation, Whit represents angel and venture capital investors in financing matters.

Prior to joining VLP, Whit spent thirteen years in private practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Silicon Valley.


  • J.D., UCLA School of Law, 1998
  • A.B., Economics, Middlebury College, 1993, cum laude