Jon A. Olsen

Jon A. Olsen
Santa Monica
+1 424 436 3071

Jon Olsen is a partner in Goodwin’s Technology and M&A practices, working remotely in San Diego. He regularly advises emerging companies and established corporations in the technology, life sciences, entertainment, and health care industries. In addition to providing strategic counseling to his clients, Jon’s practice includes mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, joint ventures, debt financings, and corporate governance.

Jon has substantial experience representing acquirors and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions. He also has significant experience in cross-border transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, minority investments, and joint ventures in over thirty international jurisdictions ranging from Europe and the Middle East to South America and Asia. He regularly represents corporate venture groups in their minority investments in both US and international emerging growth companies.


Jon’s experience includes the representation of:

  • QUALCOMM Incorporated in various acquisitions and other strategic transactions, including its $1.4 billion acquisition of NUVIA, its $3 billion acquisition of TDK’s RF front-end modules and RF filters business, and its acquisition of Cellwize Wireless Technologies Pte. Ltd.*
  • Illumina, Inc. in various acquisitions and other strategic transactions, including its acquisitions of Emedgene, IDbyDNA, BlueBee and Edico Genome Corp., and its joint venture with Deerfield Management*  
  • Renesas Electronics Corporation in various acquisitions and other strategic transactions, including its $315 million acquisition of Celeno Communications*  
  • DexCom, Inc. in certain of its strategic transactions*
  • Experian PLC in various minority investments, including investments in FinTech companies domiciled in the US, as well as in the UK and Brazil*
  • Rocket Lab in its acquisition of Sinclair Interplanetary* 
  • Elysian Park Ventures in various minority investments*
  • Cohu, Inc. in the sale of its CohuHD Camera Products Division to Costar Technologies, Inc.*
  • BluDiagnostics in its sale to a strategic acquiror*
  • PDS Biotechnology’s acquisition of Edge Therapeutics*
  • CVS Health Corporation in various strategic transactions, including its acquisition of Wellpartner, Inc.*
  • Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. in various joint ventures with artist managers and promoters, including joint ventures with partners located in Canada, Chile, and Colombia*
  • SmartRG Inc. in its sale to ADTRAN, Inc.*
  • Cirruspath Holdings, Inc. in its sale to Clovis Point Capital*
  • StackIQ, Inc. in its sale to Teradata Corporation*
  • The Active Network, Inc. in its $1.05 billion sale to Vista Equity Partners*
  • ecoATM, Inc. in its $350 million sale to Outerwall Inc.*
  • Endoscopic Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Estech in its sale to AtriCure, Inc.*
  • OpenGate Capital in its acquisition of PennySaver USA from Hate-Hanks*
  • Computer Patent Annuities Holdings Limited in its acquisition of First To File, Inc.*
  • P.F. Chang’s China Bistro in its $1.1 billion sale to Centerbridge Partners*
  • ClearAccess, Inc. in its sale to Cisco Systems, Inc.*
  • NuVasive, Inc. in its acquisition of Impulse Monitoring*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Jon was a partner at DLA Piper. Previously, he was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell.




Columbia University School of Law

(Two-time Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Notes Editor, Columbia Business Law Review)


Brigham Young University

(magna cum laude)



  • California