Harold M. Yu

Partner
Emerging Companies

Harold Yu, partner and Deputy Head of Orrick's Emerging Companies Group, advises emerging companies, public companies, venture capital firms and investment banks.

Mr. Yu represents public and private technology companies, focusing on formation, financing and general corporate counseling.  Mr. Yu has completed hundreds of venture capital financings and numerous public offerings, mergers, acquisitions, strategic partnerships and technology licensing transactions.  Mr. Yu regularly advises on corporate governance and securities law compliance matters, including Sarbanes-Oxley counseling and compliance.

Mr. Yu's clients include:

  • APTwater
  • Beyond Meat
  • Cooliris
  • Crystal Solar
  • Fisker Automotive
  • Flurry
  • Goodreads
  • Hara
  • Iridigm Display (acquired by QUALCOMM)
  • Manymoon (acquired by Salesforce.com)
  • Nest
  • Nutanix
  • OkCupid
  • Ooma
  • Outspark
  • Papaya
  • Perfect World (NASDAQ: PWRD)
  • PernixData
  • Point Source Power
  • Qliance
  • SemiLEDs (NASDAQ: LEDS)
  • Sina (NASDAQ: SINA)
  • Snip.it
  • Symphony
  • Telerivet
  • VoloAgri

Mr. Yu has represented venture capital firms including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Generation, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, The Social+Capital Partnership and U.S. Venture Partners.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Yu was a senior attorney at Venture Law Group.

Prior to law school, Mr. Yu was a software engineer at Oracle Corporation and an intern at NASA Ames Research Center.

Harold Yu
Speeches
  • Speaker at Stanford GSB Conference on Entrepreneurship
  • Speaker at SVForum Analytics Conference, SVForum Collaboration Conference and SVForum Mobile Internet Conference
Admitted In
  • California

Education
  • J.D., with Honors, University of Chicago Law School
  • B.S., Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, Computer Science, Stanford University
Memberships
  • State Bar of California

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