Andrew Erskine

Partner

Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Andrew is partner in the Technology Companies Group at Orrick, advising high-growth companies, their founders, and the investors that support them.

Andrew works closely with founders, directors and venture capitalists in L.A., Silicon Valley and other U.S. tech hubs on the formation, operations, fundraising and successful exits of technology and other venture-backed companies. Leveraging a unique professional background and skill set as well as the premiere, full suite of services of our global law firm to devise strategic and creative solutions for his clients, Andrew shares their vision for change, and helps them build the vessel that delivers that vision to the world.

Prior to joining Orrick, Andrew served as a legislative adviser to Congress, a lobbyist for the University of Illinois, and a tax fellow for Deloitte advising companies on Sarbanes-Oxley tax compliance and building internal control systems.

  • Past and present clients include:
    • Nest Labs (IOT home products - acquired by Google)
    • Yammer (enterprise social network - acquired by Microsoft)
    • Clutter (storage and moving disruption - funded by Sequoia Capital, Atomico and others)
    • Connectifier (recruiting intelligence - acquired by LinkedIn)
    • NationBuilder (software for leaders - funded by Andreessen Horowitz and Omidyar Network)
    • ZocDoc (digital healthcare marketplace - funded by Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures and others)
    • Inspire (clean energy home solutions - funded by anonymous)
    • Bloomlife (maternal health technology - funded by Kapor Capital, Act One Ventures and others)
    • Pocket.Watch (digital entertainment for kids - funded by Third Wave Digital, CAA Ventures and others)
    • Screening Room Media (in-home motion picture technology - funded by Sean Parker and others)
    • Upstart (online lending platform - funded by GV, KPCB, NEA and others)
    • LARC (stealth)
    • Fame & Partners (fashion technology - funded by FirstMark, Upfront Ventures, others)
    • Nanotronics Imaging (microscopy analysis solutions - funded by Founders Fund and others)
    • ShipHawk (shipping technology - funded by DN Capital, Wavemaker Partners, others)
    • Neighborly (public bond market platform, funded by Formation8 and others)
    • Bird (localized electric vehicle transportation, funded by Goldcrest Capital and others)
    • Ubiquity6 (augmented reality core technology - funded by Google, KPCB, FirstRound, others)

    Andrew has also advised numerous venture capital and private equity firms and high wealth individuals - including Kleiner Perkins, David Sacks, Charles River Ventures, Sean Parker, Emergence Capital, Wicklow Capital and Valor Equity Partners - on their investments in revolutionary technology companies like Blockchain, Lending Club, Tmunity, Addepar, Pebble and many others.

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