Congratulations to partners John Bautista and Christine McCarthy on their selection to the Recorder's annual Legal Innovators list. Orrick is one of only two law firms to have more than one mention on the list.
John's Simple Agreement on Future Equity (SAFE), a more flexible alternative to convertible notes used in capital raising, was recognized as one of the 10 best ideas of the year for solving client challenges.
Christine is one of five individuals honored as a Serial Innovator. Christine is recognized for developing private company restricted stock units and broad-based stock option extension programs for some of the Bay Area’s most successful and fastest-growing startups.
Honorees will be recognized at a December 8 awards dinner in San Francisco and will be featured in a December 7 Innovation special issue.