Silicon Valley, CA, February 9, 2015 – Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (Orrick) announced today that Amy K. Van Zant has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) practice as a partner in its Silicon Valley office. Ms. Van Zant adds a roster of world class clients and tremendous trial experience to Orrick’s market-leading IP practice.
“Amy is well known in Silicon Valley and someone we’ve long admired,” said chair of Orrick’s IP practice I. Neel Chatterjee. “Amy’s approach to world class lawyering through collaboration, strong mentorship abilities, and high quality client base are a rare combination that fits our culture and ambitions perfectly.”
Denise M. Mingrone, IP partner and Silicon Valley office managing partner, added: “Orrick has a powerful team of women in IP. We are honored to add Amy to our group. She is a unique talent and a leader in every meaning of the word.”
“Orrick has a distinctively strong focus on IP and the tech sector,” said Ms. Van Zant. “And as I met more people, it became very clear to me that Orrick was a perfect fit for my professional goals.”
Demonstrating her skills, Ms. Van Zant very recently argued and won a set of motions on behalf of Ariba, Inc. in a trade secrets case against Coupa Software, Inc. She actively pursues pro bono matters related to domestic violence and regularly assists the San Mateo Legal Aid. A graduate of University of California, Hastings College of the Law and Stanford University, Ms. Van Zant began her career at Heller Ehrman, where she became a shareholder and worked with many litigators who are now members of the Orrick team.
Orrick’s IP trial lawyers have delivered a string of victories in some of the most significant IP cases of the past several years. The team has been selected for the most recent editions of: National Law Journal’s “IP Hot List”, Law360’s “IP Practice Group of the Year”, and The Recorder’s “IP Department of the Year” finalist.