Mitchell Zuklie

Orrick Chairman
Technology Companies Group

Mr. Zuklie serves as the global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orrick.

He is an experienced business and legal advisor who has completed hundreds of venture capital financings and numerous public offerings, mergers, acquisitions and licensing transactions. He counsels technology companies at all stages of their life cycles, as well as their founders, advisors and investors. Representative clients have included Nest Labs, Nanosolar, eHarmony, Royal Dutch Shell, Kleiner Perkins, Benchmark Capital, Pandora, Oracle, Goldman Sachs, Martha Stewart Living, Bessemer Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital. Recent transactions he has led include, among others, Nest Labs' announced $3.2 billion sale to Google, and Goodreads' sale to Amazon.com.

Lawdragon recognizes Mr. Zuklie as "one of the nation's top tech dealmakers and advisors." He is described by Chambers as a "terrific all-around lawyer" known for "common sense and business judgment." Daily Journal named him to its lists of Top Emerging Companies Lawyers and Top Clean Tech Lawyers. 

Mr. Zuklie serves on the Board of the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy. Before joining Orrick, he was a Director at Venture Law Group.

He and his wife, Holly, have been married for 20 years. They have two children, Hannah (14) and Angus (12).

Mitchell Zuklie
Admitted In
  • California
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Education
  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • A.B., summa cum laude, Bowdoin College
Honors
  • Chambers USA: "Leaders in Their Field"
  • "Top 40 Under 40" Business Leaders in Silicon Valley by the San Jose Business Journal
  • Top 25 Clean Tech and Top Emerging Companies Lawyers by the Daily Journal
  • Editor-in-Chief, California Law Review

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