Orrick Continues to Grow Bay Area Tech IPO and Late-Stage Company Team


Orrick announced today that Niki Fang has joined the firm as a tech capital markets partner in our San Francisco office. Niki, who joins from Fenwick, is the second recent addition to Orrick’s Bay Area team, following Bill Hughes, co-head of Orrick’s Capital Markets Practice, who also joined from Fenwick. Niki previously practiced with Davis Polk’s Silicon Valley office.

“Orrick has an amazing pipeline of late-stage clients for me to plug into and is full of great people,” said Niki. “I am really excited about growing my practice on this innovative and collaborative platform.” 

Niki advises technology and life sciences companies, from privately held startups to publicly traded corporations. She has represented issuers and underwriters in public offerings as well as counseling public and late-stage private companies on financings, corporate and securities law compliance, and disclosure matters. Niki also advises startups on venture financings and general corporate matters. She has advised on the IPOs for Castlight, Cloudera, Sonos and Workday, and follow-on offerings for Redfin, Cloudera and Chegg. Niki also represented GoPro, ServiceNow and Workday on their debt offerings.

“We are thrilled to welcome Niki to our growing team at Orrick,” said Bill. “She brings a wealth of experience as an advisor on IPOs and other public and private company securities transactions and is sought after by her clients.” 

“Niki is a rising star and a great addition to our team of tech sector IPO advisors,” said Chris Austin, co-head of Orrick’s Capital Markets practice. “She couldn’t come at a better time, with the pipeline of activities our clients have planned.” 

Orrick counsels more than 1,800 private tech companies, as well as 10 of the Fortune 25 global tech companies. For the past five consecutive quarters, the firm has ranked #3 for venture capital financings globally (PitchBook). Named by Financial Times as the most innovative law firm in North America for three years in a row, Orrick is especially focused on innovating in the tech space. The firm’s online forms library is recognized as market leading, Orrick rolled out an IPO assessment tool in 2018, and the firm has partnered with Clerky, Stripe and many leading incubators to innovate in the delivery of legal advice to tech companies. Orrick also recently announced the launch of a corporate venture investment fund focused on legal tech. 

Niki’s arrival follows several additions to the firm’s tech sector team over the past year, including Bill, Geoff Willard from Cooley, Ellen Ehrenpreis, formerly with Wilson Sonsini and Edgewood Law Partners, Jared Bobrow from Weil, Clem Roberts from Durie Tangri and Amy Ray from Cadwalader.