Santa Monica

We’re passionate about entrepreneurship and helping to guide the success of high-growth companies. We do it around the world. And in 2017, we launched our Santa Monica office to serve as a base for the firm’s tech companies work in Southern California. It’s the latest example of the continuing expansion of Orrick’s market-leading global tech platform.

Our team brings to Silicon Beach the experience, resources and connections of Orrick’s Global Technology Companies Group. We have a portfolio of more than 1,600 high-growth clients, as well as relationships with leading venture capital firms, incubators, investment banks and other advisors. Last year alone, we helped these clients raise more than $5 billion in venture financings. We have also advised on a wide range of successful exits, including Nest Lab/Google, Cruise Automation/General Motors, ClariPhy Communications/InPhi, Connectifier/LinkedIn, Yammer/Microsoft, Goodreads/Amazon and Instagram/Facebook.

Our Santa Monica team stands shoulder to shoulder with our clients at all stages of the company life cycle, helping them to develop and execute their business plans. We deliver innovation- friendly advice on company formations, financings, M&A, corporate governance, IP counseling, licensing and asset protection, tech transactions, payments issues, cybersecurity, joint ventures and strategic alliances, executive compensation, employment, structured liquidity programs and secondary transactions, IPOs and public offerings, public company reporting, and public policy. In recognition of the breadth of our practice – and our work for some of the most successful unicorns – The Recorder named our team Corporate Department of the Year: Emerging Companies in 2016. We also offer our high-growth clients one of the premier IP litigation teams, which earned recognition as The American Lawyer’s IP Litigation Department of the Year in 2016.

Our Santa Monica team also draws on the resources of Orrick’s long-standing Los Angeles and Orange County offices – and collaborates closely with our Bay Area team.

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