Orrick Adds Rising Star Venture Lawyer


Orrick announced today that Yael Li-Ran Perl has joined the firm as a partner in our Technology Companies Group, based in Silicon Valley. She is the 12th tech-focused partner to join the firm this year. Yael joins the firm from Fenwick & West.

“It is an exciting time in the growth of our global tech practice, and we’re thrilled to add Yael’s talent and experience to our team. She brings a distinctive focus on the Israeli VC and startup community, and we look forward to collaborating with her to expand our market-leading cross-border tech practice,” said Amanda Galton, who co-leads Orrick’s global Technology Companies Group with Josh Pollick.

Dual-qualified in California and Israel, Yael advises founders, investors and boards of emerging, high-growth and publicly held tech and life sciences companies on complex transactional matters, including venture capital financings, debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. She has extensive experience with tech companies at all stages and has recently advised on Proterra’s $1.6 billion SPAC merger with ArcLight Clean Transition, VELO3D’s $1.6 billion SPAC merger with JAWS Spitfire, TripActions’ $155 million Series E financing and SendBird’s $100 million Series C financing.

Yael’s broad-based domestic and international experience also includes advising Israeli venture capital funds, high-tech firms and startups while practicing at some of the top-rated firms in Tel Aviv.  

“Orrick is a global tech leader with a truly comprehensive platform and a distinctive one-team approach,” said Yael. “I’m very excited to join Orrick’s tech practice and bring the best of the firm’s vast network in the U.S. and Europe to the Israeli market.”

Orrick ranks top 5 for VC financings globally and #1 in Europe according to PitchBook. In 2020, Orrick advised on more than 920 VC financings valued at over $25 billion. The firm counsels 3000 technology companies, including 10 of the world’s 20 largest public companies.