Amanda Jaramillo

Amanda (AJ) Jaramillo

Baker & McKenzie LLP


AJ is a transactional associate in Baker McKenzie's San Francisco office, where she practices corporate and securities law. She represents clients in a variety of transactions, reorganizations and corporate governance matters.

During law school, AJ was the Development Editor of the Berkeley Journal of International Law, co-president of If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, and competed as a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team.

Practice Focus

AJ advises clients in a broad variety of corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, cross-border reorganizations, and corporate governance matters, with an emphasis on startups and the technology sector.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Alphabet in its acquisition of Alter, an AI avatar startup.
  • Advised Affirm Holdings, Inc. in its USD 300 million acquisition of Returnly, a leader in online return experiences and post-purchase payments.
  • Advised Affirm, Inc. in cross-border reorganization and corporate governance matters related to its Spain-based subsidiary.
  • Advised cybersecurity company SecurityAdvisor Technologies in its acquisition by NASDAQ-listed cybersecurity company KnowBe4, Inc.
  • Advised Coinbase and Cadence Design Systems, each in one or more strategic transactions.
  • Advised Datadog, Inc. in its acquisition of Cloudcraft, a cloud infrastructure modeling and visualization company.
  • Advised Planet Labs PBC in its strategic acquisition of Slovenia-based Holding Sinergise d.o.o., a leading developer platform for earth observation data.
  • Advised ServiceNow, Inc. in its acquisitions of Mapwize Contexeo SAS, a France-based indoor mapping company, and Sweagle NV, a Belgium-based configuration data management company.
  • Advised Bandcamp in its acquisition by Epic Games.
  • Advised Calera Capital in its acquisition of Thayer Power & Communication Line Construction Company, LLC from The Anderson Group, LLC.
  • Advised a NYSE-listed footwear and athletic apparel company on the implementation of multiple rounds of global subsidiary restructuring projects.
  • Advised a Palo Alto-based robotics technology company on multiple seed funding rounds.

Professional Honors

  • Certificate of Specialization in Business Law
  • Certificate of Specialization in International Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California

Corporate Responsibility

  • Advised the San Francisco Women's Centers in various corporate governance matters and updates.
  • Helped to develop and run multiple pro bono "sprints," bringing together Firm attorneys and in-house counsel to work on resources assisting vulnerable youth with acquiring essential identification documents.
  • Conducted research on the “Homeless Youth Handbook,” a resource directory for homeless youth across the United States.


  • California~United States


  • University of California, Berkeley (JD) (2020)
  • University of California, Berkeley (BA English Literature) (2016)