Orrick Adds Tech Transactions Leader

January.27.2017

Orrick today announced that Glynna Christian, a sought-after advisor on technology transactions, has joined the firm’s Technology Companies Group as a partner in the Silicon Valley office. Glynna joins Orrick from Kaye Scholer, where she headed the Technology and Digital Transactions practice. At Orrick, she will co-head the Global Technology Transactions practice with partners Daniel Yost and Kolvin Stone.

Glynna brings to Orrick over 20 years of experience assisting clients in navigating the complex legal and business issues involved in the development, use, protection and monetization of emerging and transformative technology and data vital to their businesses. She has advised on matters ranging from the launch of new digital and mobile products, such as wearable devices, payment solutions and mobile services to the purchase, sale and outsourcing of all types of technology platforms and services, to providing subject matter expertise in M&A, financings, public offerings and other corporate transactions. Her work, drawing on insights in areas such as IP, privacy law, and regulatory compliance, is at the forefront of new developments and disruptions in business and service delivery models caused by technology and data, such as cloud solutions, connected devices, AI and mobility.

“Glynna is a trusted advisor to both emerging and established companies across many of the industries driving an increasingly connected society. She will be an extraordinary asset to our clients and our team,” said Stephen Venuto, head of Orrick’s Technology Companies Group.

“We are thrilled to deepen our bench in tech transactions, an area of critical importance to our clients at all stages, and to add another woman leader to our Corporate team,” noted King Milling Jr., Orrick’s global Corporate Business Unit Leader.

“I could not be more excited about joining the Orrick team,” Glynna said. “When I look at law firms that are taking innovative, global approaches to serving the tech industry and the many other companies that play in the tech space, Orrick truly stands out.”

Glynna is the latest example of the growth of Orrick’s global tech platform. Since 2015, the firm has added partners in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Washington, DC, London, Paris, Munich and Milan.

Glynna is a Chambers USA recognized practitioner for Technology & Outsourcing. In addition, she has been at the forefront of promoting law firm diversity, serving as co-chair of Kaye Scholer’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. She also serves as Chair of the Board of the Children’s Arts Guild. Glynna is admitted in New York and Virginia.