Bernardo Ainza, an associate in the Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Technology Companies Group which focuses on representing high growth technology companies in venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance and securities matters.

Bernardo has represented emerging and established companies, advising on formations, corporate governance, debt and equity financings, and mergers and acquisitions. Before joining Orrick, Bernardo was an associate at Foley & Lardner in Los Angeles.  Prior to receiving his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, he worked for seven years in the banking industry where he assumed roles in three different divisions: wealth management, mortgage wholesaling and capital markets. He has his California real estate broker’s license and is a Chartered Financial Analyst Level III candidate.