Jay Purcell

Associate Attorney

Jay Purcell

About Jay Purcell

Jay received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cornell University. As an undergraduate, he graduated cum laude with Distinction in All Subjects and was named as a College Scholar.

Prior to practicing law, Jay worked with a variety of labor, environmental and health rights groups in South Africa, New York, and California on campaigns related to housing rights, forest defense, and intellectual property licensing.

Jay earned his J.D. from UC Berkeley, where he served as an editor for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and as a research assistant for Professors Talha Syed and Russell Robinson. While at Berkeley, Jay won a fellowship from the Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases and spent a semester as an extern at UC Berkeley’s Office of Intellectual Property & Industrial Research Alliance.

As an attorney with Rogoway law, Jay is excited for the opportunity to utilize both his advocacy roots and his legal experience on behalf of the cannabis industry.

Practice Areas
  • Corporate & Transactional
  • Company Counsel
  • Securities
  • Partnerships
  • Real Estate
Bar & Court Admissions
  • California
Education
  • UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall (J.D., 2011)
  • Cornell (M.P.S, 2007)
  • Cornell (B.A., cum laude, 2005)
Languages
  • Swahili

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Professional Experience
  • Led dozens of convertible debt, promissory note and equity financings for cultivators, dispensaries, transporters, testers, manufacturers and distributors throughout in Sonoma, Mendocino, San Francisco, Alameda and Los Angeles counties
  • Experience as both company-counsel and investor-counsel
  • Negotiated and drafted numerous agreements to finance, expand and commercialize small cannabis operations
  • Goodwin Procter LLP, Associate (2014 - 2015)
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Corporate Associate (2011- 2014)
  • UC Berkeley, IP & Industrial Research Alliances, Legal Extern (2011)
Published Articles
Awards & Recognition
  • Centre for Civil Society, Visiting Scholar at University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban (2006)
  • American Jurisprudence Prize, Research Assistant for Professors Talha Syed & Russell Robinson
  • Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases Fellowship, Berkeley
  • State Department FLAS Fellowship, Sage Fellowship, Cornell
  • College Scholar, Distinction in All Subjects, Cum Laude in Government, Cornell (2005)
Memberships & Associations
  • Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Submissions Editor
Volunteer Work
  • Boalt Hall Alumni Association, Board of Directors, Chair of Young Alum Committee (2013 - Present)
  • Magnet, HIV & STI Test Counselor (2008 - 2011)

Contact Jay Purcell

jaypurcell@rogowaylaw.com