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Mr. Mendelson is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Emerging Companies Group and Life Sciences Industry Group. Mr. Mendelson’s practice is primarily targeted toward the representation of emerging and public growth companies, with strong emphasis on companies in the life sciences industry. He has handled and supervised a variety of major business transactions, including venture capital financings, private placements and public offerings on behalf of companies and leading investment banking firms, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic collaborations, R&D limited partnerships and commercial transactions.
Mr. Mendelson has been a partner in Latham & Watkins LLP’s Silicon Valley office since May 2000.
Mr. Mendelson currently serves as President of the Cal Alumni Association, is a member of the Board of Trustees of the UC Berkeley Foundation and is a member of the Board of Advisors for the UC Berkeley College of Chemistry. He served as a member of the Board of Overseers Visiting Committee of Harvard Law School from 2005 to 2011. He is currently a member of the Board of the American Friends of Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel and serves as a member of the Major Gifts Council for the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Mendelson served as the President of the National Kidney Foundation of Northern California.
JD, Harvard University, 1973 cum laude AB, University of California, Berkeley, 1969 Phi Beta Kappa, with Great Distinction.