Stephen Chao is an associate in Orrick's Silicon Valley office and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity group.

Prior to joining Orrick, Stephen worked for Google, where he performed due diligence on M&A transactions and supported the Google Cloud Platform and global datacenter operations legal teams in negotiating and executing contracts.

Following his first year of law school, Stephen worked as an intern at LinkedIn, where he supported LinkedIn’s legal team on a variety of corporate, privacy, commercial and IP matters.

At Berkeley Law, Stephen served on the editorial boards of the California Law Review and Berkeley Technology Law Journal. Stephen received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated magna cum laude.