Josh Pollick

Senior Associate

Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Josh Pollick, a senior associate in Orrick’s Santa Monica office, is a member of the Technology Companies Group.

Josh represents high growth technology companies and venture capital firms in many areas, including corporate and securities law, corporate formations, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and secondary offerings. Legal500 recognizes Josh as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in the area of US venture capital and emerging companies for 2017, a recognition given to five lawyers nationwide, and Super Lawyers recognizes Josh as a “Rising Star” in Business/Corporate for 2016 and 2017, a recognition given to no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in California.

Josh’s company-side representations include AeroFS, Airmap, Bellhops, BrightBytes, Captain401, Casetext, Casper, CREXi, Criteria Corp., Descartes Labs, FabFitFun, Flutterwave, Genius, Jack Erwin, Meteor, Monica & Andy, Patch, Phase Four, Romeo Power, Scale, Stripe, Twist Bioscience, uBeam, Verbling and Well Health.

In addition to his company-side representations, Josh has represented leading venture capital firms and other strategic investors, including Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures, Canal+, Coatue Management, Iris Capital, Menlo Ventures and Wicklow Capital. He has also helped set up a number of incubators and private funds, including Heavybit Industries.

Josh also works on a pro bono basis with the USC Startup Garage and the UC Hastings School of Law start-up clinic to oversee law students with formations of early-stage technology start-ups.

Prior to joining Orrick, Josh was a corporate associate and a summer associate for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. While attending law school, he served as a legal intern for Sony Pictures’ Music Business and Legal Affairs group

  • Select Engagements:

    • Bellhops - US$13.5 million Series B financing, led by Canaan Partners
    • BrightBytes - US$33 million Series C financing, led by Insight Venture Partners
    • Casetext - US$12 million Series B financing, led by Canvas Ventures
    • Coatue Management - Investment in OfferUp US$130 million Series C financing
    • Coatue Management - US$500 million investment in Liberty Broadband
    • Coinbase - US$75 million Series C financing, led by DFJ
    • Genius - US$40 million Series B financing, led by Detroit Venture Partners
    • IronPlanet - US$758.5 million sale to Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
    • LendUp - US$47.5 million Series C financing, led by Y Combinator
    • Meteor - US$20 million Series B financing, led by Matrix Partners
    • Optimizely - US$58.5 Series C financing, led by Index Ventures
    • Stripe - US$150 million Series D financing, led by CapitalG
    • Tilt - Acquisition by Airbnb; US$25 million Series B financing, led by Andreessen Horowitz
    • Twist Bioscience - US$61 million Series D financing

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