Jason Wacha

Jason Wacha

Legal Counsel

Jason Wacha has been recognized by the San Francisco Daily Journal as “one of the country’s preeminent experts” in the field of open source software licensing and was cited on infoworld.com as “one of the smartest open source attorneys on the planet.”

He has been named as a Northern California Super Lawyer®, his work has twice been cited as authority in U.S. Federal court cases, and he has been sought out as a consultant by the U.S. Department of Justice. In addition, he has spoken at or chaired more than 70 conferences and events in the U.S. and internationally, lectures at law schools on both technology licensing and international business transactions, and is a widely published author, in particular as relates to open source software licensing and the GNU General Public License.

Jason has helped to run a corporate and securities practice group at one of the country’s most respected high tech law firms (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati). He has also served as the associate general counsel of a publicly traded hardware (semiconductor) company and as the general counsel and member of the executive staff at two Silicon Valley software companies (including at the world’s leading embedded Linux® software company).

Jason has a J.D. from the University of California, Davis, where he was an editor of the U.C. Davis Law Review, and has degrees in both economics and English from Stanford University.