Shaya Afshar

Managing Associate

Santa Monica

Shaya is a managing associate in Orrick’s Technology Transactions Group and a member of Orrick’s Technology Companies Group and is accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as a Certified Information Privacy Professional in the United States (CIPP/US).

Shaya focuses on technology transactions and other commercial and licensing matters, representing both mature and emerging companies in a variety of industries, including in SaaS, software, hardware, fintech, information technology, and data intelligence. In addition, he advises clients on open source licensing and intellectual property issues in connection with internal audits and mergers, acquisitions, and financing transactions.

During his time with Orrick, Shaya was seconded to cloud-based information security company Zscaler, Inc. as commercial and corporate counsel. Prior to joining Orrick, Shaya was an associate in the IP and Technology Transactions Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and prior to law school, he spent a year teaching English in Shenzhen, China.