Amanda Galton is a partner in the San Francisco office
and a member of the Technology Companies group.
Her practice focuses on advising emerging growth companies and their
Amanda’s practice primarily focuses on
working with private companies on corporate legal matters, from
advising at material stages of the corporate life cycle (formation, financing,
and exits), to providing guidance and trusted governance
advice on board, advisor, employment, separation, and other commercial matters.
Amanda has worked with companies and
entrepreneurs in a number of industries including:
Financial technology and Impact
Finance (ZestFinance, Angaza Design, Upstart Network, SunFunder, Tala);
- Clean Tech, and Energy &
Infrastructure (Fisker, Nelumbo, Accelergy
Corporation, BrightSource Energy, Folsom Labs, Big Metal Additive,
- Food and beverage (
Hampton Creek, Liquor.com, New
Frontier Foods, Arable Labs, Global Food Scholar, i-Cultiver,
Heat & Control, Landec);
- Health and Personal Services (23andMe, StyleBee, eHealth Insurance); and
- Community (Massdrop, Kettle Group, CareerLark,
Amanda also represents investors in making investments into high-growth companies, including representing publicly-listed global strategic investors such as Shell Technology Ventures, TOTAL S.A.
and Intel Capital, as well as individual investors, nationally based venture funds and impact venture
funds such as Imprint Venture Lab and ImpactAssets.
Amanda is an active member of
Orrick’s Impact Finance Leadership, and in addition to her pro bono hours spent
on the World Bank’s Doing Business
project (focused on Afghanistan), and international development-focused work
with companies such as the Institute for Transformative Technologies, Amanda
has also had the fortune of being active in the TechWomen community as a cultural mentor and
professional resource, working with emerging women leaders from the Middle
East, Central Asia and Africa. TechWomen is an initiative run by the U.S.
State Department, to connect, inspire and empower women technology leaders in
science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Amanda is also a Board member on CodeChix the non-profit corporation focused
on recruiting, retaining and inspiring women engineers.