Scott Iyama is an advisor to leading technology and life science companies, and is the partner in charge of Orrick's Silicon Valley Office.  Scott provides tactical guidance throughout the life cycle of high growth companies and has led clients through hundreds of financings and numerous mergers, acquisitions, and partnering transactions.

Scott is an experienced corporate lawyer who leverages his technical experience as a member of research teams at Genentech (Virology R&D) and the NASA Ames Research Center (Advanced Displays Lab) to provide a unique business and legal perspective to companies commercializing disruptive solutions in technology and healthcare. In recognition for such work, The Recorder named Scott one of its “Lawyers on the Fast Track” (one of 50 California attorneys whose early accomplishments indicate they will be tomorrow’s leaders).

Scott has represented a majority of such companies from inception, with many of the companies founded by leading entrepreneurs and scientists from Harvard University, Stanford University, Columbia University, UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley and UCLA. He also works with non-profit entities, including the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bay Area.  Scott’s practice has included representation of numerous high growth companies, including:

Technology

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Nervana Systems
  • Planet Labs
  • ResearchGate

Life Science/Healthcare

  • Cortexyme
  • CyberHeart
  • EpiBone
  • GRO Bioscience
  • Virta Health

Stemming from his experience and deep knowledge in the life sciences and technology industries, Scott is a frequently sought after advisor, speaker and author on technology companies. He routinely volunteers his time with entrepreneur groups and frequently lectures at forums such as the National Cancer Institute, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford Technology Venture Program, the University of California, Los Angeles and the California Life Sciences Association.

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