Members of Orrick’s Emerging Companies Group wake up every day thinking about “the next big thing.” Our ultimate motivating factor is making a contribution to the success and global impact achieved through the technological innovation of our clients—which may be born out in a garage. Orrick's Emerging Companies Group is passionate about entrepreneurship and fostering the growth of early ventures. We also represent a broad spectrum of public companies—many of them were clients long before their initial public offerings—on corporate matters. Our team’s collective experience remains relevant and expansive throughout the entire life cycle of our clients’ ventures.
As one of the few full-service emerging companies practices with a significant presence on both U.S. coasts and across key markets in Europe and Asia, Orrick’s global presence ensures that our services can scale along with our clients’ growth.
The Orrick Difference
Our startup-focused, full-service practice provides advice on tactical approaches to companies, from incubation to their strategic exit and future growth opportunities. Our lawyers, who work intimately with founders in technology, are experts in the emerging space. They bring forth their resources, including deep-rooted relationships with venture capitalists and angel investors, as well as critical insight into this rapidly evolving and increasingly competitive marketplace.
Expanded & Complimentary Services
TOTAL ACCESS Event Series
Orrick's TOTAL ACCESS Event Series provides entrepreneurs business, tactical and legal education through complimentary breakfast panels and lunch seminars. Presented by experienced industry CEOs, venture capitalists, bankers, and Orrick lawyers, TOTAL ACCESS offers insights on cutting-edge issues and opportunities to network with leading professionals in Silicon Valley. Hosted by Orrick at its Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York offices, TOTAL ACCESS events are available exclusively to entrepreneurs, start-up company executives and the investment community. TOTAL ACCESS also provides streaming video content of past events.
Start-Up Tool Kit
We have developed (and continue to enhance) an innovative set of free resources for the emerging company and investor community. Orrick's Start-Up Tool Kit features a term sheet creator and an electronic forms library.
Orrick’s relationships, which span all participant groups within the industry, create a strong network of resources for clients. Our lawyers have relationships with venture capital firms that have funded our clients. But the network doesn’t stop there; Orrick lawyers have strong ties with many investment banks and accounting firms, national laboratories, universities, private equity funds and public companies. We leverage our network to help our clients advance from one stage to the next.