Positions

Overview

  • Professor Orcutt, who was selected as the law school’s “Teacher of the Year” six times (2013, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004), teaches courses in Business Associations, Entrepreneurial Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Regulation, and valuation. He has also taught courses in Contracts, Sales (Article 2 and the CISG), and Start-up Company Finance. Professor Orcutt helped create the law school’s dual J.D./MBA program with UNH’s Paul College of Business and Economics. Professor Orcutt served as the law school’s Associate Dean for Faculty Research for three years from 2009-2012.

    Before coming to the law school, Professor Orcutt spent eight years as both a capital markets attorney and an investment banker. Professor Orcutt was a Principal at Robertson Stephens, a Silicon Valley investment bank, where he was the head of its West Coast Telecom Services investment banking practice. He also served as Chief Administrative Officer of Robertson Stephens’ M&A group and as its Associate General Counsel. Prior to joining Robertson Stephens, Professor Orcutt was a Corporate Finance Associate with Shearman & Sterling, serving in both its New York, NY and Paris, France offices, where he specialized in securities offerings by European companies conducting dual listings in the United States and Europe.

    Professor Orcutt’s research interests focus on innovation systems and how to improve the environment for entrepreneurial companies and technology-based economic growth. Professor Orcutt does extensive work in the areas of patent valuation, technology commercialization, and startup companies. He is an advisory committee member for New Hampshire's Live Free and Start Initiative. Live Free and Start works to make New Hampshire an even better place for innovative businesses to start, grow and succeed.

    Professor Orcutt travels the world to provide hands-on training and work on projects involving patent valuation, technology commercialization, and technology-based economic growth.
  • Teaching Activities

  • Independent Study Taught course 2019
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Taught course 2019
  • Sec Reg:Pub&Priv Secur Markets Taught course 2019
  • Business Associations I Taught course 2018
  • Valuation and the Law Taught course 2018
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Taught course 2018
  • Sec Reg:Pub&Priv Secur Markets Taught course 2018
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Taught course 2017
  • Sec Reg:Pub&Priv Secur Markets Taught course 2017
  • Business Associations I Taught course 2016
  • Valuation and the Law Taught course 2016
  • Business Associations I Taught course 2016
  • Sec Reg:Pub&Priv Secur Markets Taught course 2016
  • Business Associations I Taught course 2015
  • Valuation and the Law Taught course 2015
  • Sec Reg:Pub&Priv Secur Markets Taught course 2015
  • Valuation and the Law Taught course 2015
  • Business Associations I Taught course 2014
  • Graduate Programs Contracts Taught course 2014
  • Graduate Programs Contracts Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • John Orcutt