Vinella I. Sido

Senior Associate

Silicon Valley

Vinella Sido, a senior associate in Orrick's Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Capital Markets Group. Vinella's practice focuses on corporate and securities law, including general corporate representation, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions.

Vinella represents technology and growth companies at all stages of their development, from seed-stage startups to more mature public companies, with a particular focus on late-stage private companies and public companies. She represents several private companies in corporate legal matters, ranging from advising at material stages of the corporate life cycle (formation, initial capitalization, financing, mergers and acquisitions), to providing tactical guidance and trusted governance advice on board, advisor, employment, separation and other commercial matters.

She has experience in preparing companies for initial public offerings and follow-on offerings, as well as counseling companies and boards of directors on public disclosure issues, fiduciary duties, board and committee governance and structure, board leadership, board audits and self-evaluation processes, officer and director stock transactions, risk oversight, conflicts of interest, relationships with stockholders and proxy advisory firms, regulatory compliance, listing rule requirements, and governance "best practices."

Before joining Orrick, Vinella was an associate in the Palo Alto Office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., for four years and prior to Wilson Sonsini, Vinella spent several years in-house rising to the level of vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at her last position. Vinella previously was an associate at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman).

  • Vinella’s recent engagements include:

    • Ooma, Inc. (NYSE: Ooma) as issuer counsel on its initial public offering and subsequent follow-on offerings. Ooma is a smart communications platform for small businesses and consumers.
    • Ellie Mae, Inc. (NYSE: ELLI) as issuer counsel on its follow-on offering. Ellie Mae is a leading provider of innovative on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry.
    • JMP Group LLC as underwriters’ counsel on a follow-on public offering of Impac Mortgage Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: IMH), an independent residential mortgage lender.
    • Credit Suisse and Jefferies as underwriters’ counsel on a follow-on public offering of Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICPT), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat progressive non-viral liver diseases.