Orrick Grows Tech Transactions Team in Boston


  • Rob Parr has joined the firm as a partner in our Technology Transactions practice, based in Boston.
  • He is the 9th partner Orrick has added to our global Tech Transactions team over the past 12 months – including talent in 7 markets.
  • Rob joins the firm from Wilson Sonsini.

Rob advises clients on transactions focused on the exploitation of IP rights and technology across various industries, including fintech, cleantech, AI, software, hardware, media and digital health. He counsels companies at all stages of growth, particularly startups and emerging companies, on a variety of complex commercial agreements, including development, distribution, strategic alliance, supply, and IP license agreements. Rob also assists clients with IP issues arising from strategic corporate transactions, such as financings, mergers and acquisitions.

“Rob is a rising star in the Boston tech market. We’re thrilled to make another great addition to our growing licensing and tech transactions team,” said Matthew Gemello, leader of Orrick’s global Corporate practice.

“Orrick is the premier global law firm for technology companies given the breadth of its service offerings, the strength of its team and the geographic reach of its practice,” said Rob. “I’m very excited to work with the Orrick team to serve the firm’s terrific portfolio of companies and to help further build the firm’s technology practice.”

Rob is the latest in a series of lateral hires across the firm’s Bay Area, Boston, London, New York, Paris, Düsseldorf and Washington, D.C. offices who have joined the firm’s Technology Transactions practice, including Daniel Forester from Davis Polk, Sarah Schaedler from Kirkland, Colleen McDuffie from Arnold & Porter, Shana Solomon, formerly the GC of Velocity Sciences, David Schulman from Dechert, Faraaz Samadi from Milbank, Julia Apostle from Bredin Prat and Benedikt Migdal from Hengeler Mueller.