Nothing inspires us more than helping tech companies develop novel strategies and push boundaries. Through our extensive client portfolio, deal volume, and relationships in the tech ecosystem, we provide commercial and legal insight to each client’s strategy. We work with our clients on all aspects of their business plans: financing strategies, protecting intellectual assets, retaining talent, securing and monetizing data, and advocating for innovation-friendly public policy.

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We represent innovative companies and investors at all stages

  • 1,800 high-growth tech companies globally
  • 20% of $1bn U.S. unicorns – including Pinterest, Stripe and SoFi, to name a few
  • 10 of the world’s 25 biggest tech companies, including Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, Baidu and Facebook
  • 33% of the most active early-stage VCs

We see it all

  • $12.4bn raised in 2017 through our work on 650+ venture financings
  • #3 law firm for VC financings globally – PitchBook, Q1 2018
  • #1 law firm in Europe for VC financings, 9 quarters in a row – PitchBook, Q1 2018
  • 60+ M&A buy and sell side deals for tech companies in 2017, ranking #10 globally – PitchBook, 2017

We are a global team

  • More than 150 lawyers dedicated to technology companies in 20 markets worldwide, including Abidjan, Beijing, Düsseldorf, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Munich, New York, Oakland, Paris, Portland, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Seattle, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.
  • Represent clients on financings in 30 countries in 2017

We are known for innovating

  • Represent clients at the forefront of blockchain, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles
  • #1 most innovative law firm in North America for the 2nd year in a row – Financial Times, 2016 & 2017
  • From co-drafting the SAFE with Y Combinator to helping create Stripe Atlas, we design solutions to make it easier for our clients to do business
  • Recognized by FT for innovative work for Clerky, Microsoft, Stripe, and the daily fantasy sports industry

We share what we know

We optimize the use of technology in the delivery of our services

  • We have a free Startup Toolkit online for companies just starting out
  • We have an in-house technology incubator – Orrick Labs – that is focused on accelerating the development of leading-edge and innovative legal service solutions.

We are problem solvers

  • We bring a holistic perspective to our clients’ business challenges, whether it’s implementing RSUs and broad-based stock option extension programs, advising on cross-border transactions and joint ventures or strategic patent counseling

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