Orrick Expands Emerging Companies Practice in New York


Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced today that David L. Concannon has joined the firm as a partner in its Emerging Companies Group, resident in its New York office.

"New York has developed into the nation’s fastest growing technology market with a significant number of leading technology companies that are strongly positioned for initial public offerings or M&A exits over the next twenty-four months," said John Bautista, head of Orrick’s Emerging Companies Group. "David is extremely well-connected in the New York community among venture capital investors and entrepreneurs and is recognized by top New York venture capital funds as a leading emerging companies lawyer. His addition furthers our goal of developing our core practice groups, in this case emerging companies, in each of our major offices."

Orrick represents more than 1,200 emerging companies worldwide, including numerous members of The Wall Street Journal's Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies, BusinessWeek's 50 Best Tech Start-Ups, GreenTech Media's Top 50 Greentech Startups and VentureWire’s 50 Most Innovative Technology Startups.

Formerly with Andrews Kurth, Concannon’s practice focuses on general corporate and securities work with an emphasis on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital transactions for technology companies. He regularly advises on the formation and organization of start-ups, venture capital financings, public offerings of debt and equity securities, public and private mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures and other corporate partnering arrangements.

“Orrick’s recognized expertise in representing emerging growth companies and global footprint provide a compelling offering to entrepreneurs and investors at every stage, from formation to liquidity,” Concannon stated.  “I look forward to leveraging the strength of Orrick’s leading technology practices in California, London, Germany and Asia to help bring the same level of success to Orrick’s New York emerging companies practice.”

Concannon earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law and his A.B., with honors, from the University of Michigan.