Ben Maida is a corporate attorney and active participant in the San Diego and Silicon Valley communities with a broad transactional and advisory practice focused on venture capital transactions, M&A, and general corporate and securities matters. He advises issuers and venture capital and strategic investors in the initial formation, financing, and sale of emerging growth companies in a variety of industries.
Ben's experience representing entrepreneurs and their companies as outside general counsel includes advising on employment and intellectual property matters, commercial agreements, and compliance with federal and state securities laws. His corporate transactional experience includes representing issuers and investors in convertible debt and preferred stock financings, mergers and acquisitions, and recapitalizations. Ben also has advised public companies, private companies, and private equity firms (and their portfolio companies) on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and joint ventures.
Prior to rejoining Jones Day in 2019, Ben served as U.S. counsel for a venture-backed technology company and as the chief strategy officer of an independent media company. Before launching his career as an attorney, Ben served as a surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy, during which time he participated in four overseas deployments.
- Boston College (J.D. cum laude 2013); United States Naval Academy, Annapolis (B.S. in Political Science 2004)
- California and Illinois
- Officer, U.S. Navy (2004-2010)