Larry Low

Chief Legal Officer

San Francisco

Larry Low is Orrick's Chief Legal Officer and is located in the San Francisco office. As the Chief Legal Officer, Larry is responsible for strategic planning and managing the firm's global legal affairs, including advising on and overseeing matters relating to governance, litigation, contracts, insurance, ethics and risk management.

In addition to his responsibilities to the firm, Larry represents public and private high growth technology companies, and venture capital funds. His clients are involved in a broad range of industries including, energy, semiconductors, Internet, software and consumer products. He has extensive experience in start-up enterprises, venture financings, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and advises companies and investors in cross border transactions involving Asia.

Larry was appointed in 1995 by President Clinton as one of four U.S. representatives to serve on the panel of arbitrators of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes.

Larry has published articles that have appeared in publications of the California Continuing Education of the Bar and the Practicing Law Institute. He has made presentations to the Practicing Law Institute, Law Journal Seminars, Silicon Valley Association of Start up Entrepreneurs, Hastings College of the Law, University of California at Berkeley, Haas Business School and Boalt Hall School of Law and the California State Bar among others.


  • Larry's representative engagements include:

    • Acer Inc. in its merger and tender offer acquisition of Gateway, Inc.
    • Advanced Pressure Technology in its venture capital financing and sale to SMC Corporation.
    • Cypress Semiconductor in the establishment of its China operations.
    • Net Power and Light, Inc., in its venture financing.
    • Oxford Semiconductors in its sale to PLX Technologies.
    • Pacific Millennium Corporation in its China joint ventures with International Paper and Stone Containers.
    • Rosewood Capital in its investments in Rubio's Restaurants, Marketron International, Under Armour and Jamba Juice.
    • Softbank Asia Infrastructure Fund in its investment in a China semiconductor fab.
    • StemCyte, Inc., in its venture capital financings and Taiwan and India joint ventures.
    • Synopsys in its acquisition of Mosaid Technologies.
    • VantagePoint Venture Partners in its investment in Allvoices and Adura Technologies.
    • WI Harper in its investment in Innovation Works (China).