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  • Intellectual Property

Tammy Su Associate Intellectual Property

Silicon Valley

Tammy Su is an associate in the Silicon Valley office and a member of Orrick’s Intellectual Property Group. Tammy’s practice services all aspects of intellectual property matters, including patent litigation, trade secret litigation, complex business litigation, and counseling.

Tammy graduated with honors from UC Hastings College of the Law. During law school, she served as extern to two district court judges in the Northern District of California and won multiple Best Brief awards for written advocacy as a member of the school’s nationally-ranked Moot Court program. She has a B.S. in Biochemistry from University of California, San Diego.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • Life Sciences
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate Governance
  • Capital Markets

Stephen Thau Partner Technology Companies Group, Life Sciences

New York; Silicon Valley

Stephen Thau is a partner in Orrick’s Technology Companies Group. He is a strategic advisor to life sciences and technology companies, guiding them through various milestones of their life cycle.

Stephen’s practice focuses on the representation of life science, medical device, health IT, and other technology companies in transactional matters, including public and private financings, licensing, collaborations and strategic alliances, and mergers and acquisitions. He also represents venture capital and investment banking firms in public and private financing transactions.

Stephen has served as a member of the Board of Tech Council of Maryland, the leading technology and life science association in that state, and of BayBio, Northern California’s leading life sciences association. He is a frequent speaker on venture capital financings and served on the faculty at the 2005 and 2007 Emerging Entrepreneurs workshops at Stanford University.

Prior to joining Orrick, Stephen was a partner at Morrison & Foerster, Venture Law Group and Heller Ehrman. He began his legal practice as a litigator, focusing on securities and intellectual property.  He also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Vaughn R. Walker in the United States District Court in the Northern District of California.  Stephen graduated Order of the Coif from Stanford Law School, where he was managing editor of the Stanford Law Review, and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in Biology.

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Practice:

  • Intellectual Property

Andrew Treptow Associate Intellectual Property

Silicon Valley

Andrew Treptow is a litigation associate at Orrick's Silicon Valley Office. His practice focuses on intellectual property matters.

Before joining Orrick, Andrew was a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of California, serving in the criminal division, and concentrating on border crimes. He made over one hundred appearances in federal district and magistrate court.

Andrew also served in the United States Marines, and is a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. His final military assignment was at the Pentagon as the senior special assistant to the Counsel for the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

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Practice:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Robert L. Uriarte Partner Intellectual Property, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Silicon Valley

Robert Uriarte is a member of Orrick’s Intellectual Property Business Unit located in Silicon Valley. Robert's practice focuses on copyright, trade secrets, and digital crimes.

Robert is a member of Orrick’s Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice and also regularly works with Orrick’s Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group on intellectual property issues.

In addition to litigation work, Robert also counsels companies ranging from market leaders to start-ups on intellectual property, security, and Internet law issues. 

Robert is committed to improving diversity in the legal profession. He co-chairs Orrick's Silicon Valley Diversity Committee and is one of the firm-wide facilitators for Orrick’s Latino Affinity Group. Robert is also committed to pro bono work and received the Legal Aid Association of California's 2015 Family Law Pro Bono Award.

Robert served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Oliver W. Wanger in the Eastern District of California prior to commencing private practice.

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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
  • Wage and Hour

Annie Prasad Vadillo Associate Employment Law & Litigation, Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation

Silicon Valley

Driven and always prepared, Annie thrives on new challenges and brings an eye for precision and efficiency to her work. Combined with her passion for overcoming obstacles, Annie loves to conquer high-stakes employment challenges.

As a litigator, Annie helps employers navigate single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff and class action lawsuits under state and federal laws. She also works with companies on state agency tax audits. Since an adverse ruling can threaten the very core of a company’s business model, companies need attorneys like Annie to guide them through the complex audit and assessment process.

Having amassed significant courtroom experience, she knows how to deliver the best results for her client – whether that means resolving a matter quietly, or winning decisively at trial. For example, Annie was a key member of the team which secured a complete defense verdict for a Fortune 500 retail employer in a religious discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination case. As the only associate on the trial team, Annie assisted with witness preparation, argued four of the pre-trial discovery motions and a motion in limine. Moreover, to help ease the stress of litigation for her clients, Annie maintains the highest service standards.

Annie also serves on the planning committee for Orrick’s Women in Employment Law (WE) Initiative. She spearheads networking events to foster connections between female leaders in the human resources, employment and legal professions. 
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Practice:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Trade Secrets Litigation

Amy Van Zant Partner Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets Litigation

Silicon Valley

Clients count on Amy to move their business forward. Whether litigating a complex patent suit, or advising on a multi-faceted IP strategy, Amy incorporates an in-depth understanding of each client’s business, employees and corporate strategy into her solutions.

For her litigation practice, Amy’s ability to distill the most complicated technology across an array of fields, including telecommunications, semiconductor manufacturing, renewable energy, cloud computing, and big data, into relatable, every day concepts that has made her successful in persuading judges and juries alike. She has led trial teams, litigated, and tried cases in state court in California, numerous District Courts, the International Trade Commission, and has briefed appeals before the 9th Circuit, the Federal Circuit, the Supreme Court of California, and the United States Supreme Court. 

Whether litigating patent, trade secret, or IP contract disputes, Amy strives to put herself in her client’s shoes to ensure personalized results tailored to each client’s business objectives. As SAP’s General Counsel Landon Edmond commented to Acritas, Amy “has acquired a great knowledge of our business, and therefore you know you can trust her in a wide variety of topics and to get the right colleagues within her firm involved across the globe.”

Amy also provides comprehensive IP counseling on issues including trade secrets protection, employee departure investigations, freedom to operate analysis, licensing strategies, data privacy protection, and regulatory compliance. She has also conducted comprehensive patent portfolio reviews and assisted with IP corporate transactions.

In addition to her IP work, Amy devotes significant time to her pro bono work. For more than a decade, she has assisted domestic violence victims, as well as led Orrick’s Bay Area summer program that enables law clerks to be certified to argue in Family Court to obtain Temporary Restraining Orders for domestic violence clients.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Governance
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Stephen Venuto Partner Technology Companies Group, Corporate

Silicon Valley; San Francisco

Stephen Venuto, a partner who works out of both the Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices, is a member of the Technology Companies group. His practice focuses on advising high-growth technology and media companies and their founders, advisors and investors.

Steve was Facebook’s first lawyer and is widely recognized as one of the leading startup lawyers in the country. The American Lawyer recently named him “Dealmaker of the Year”, recognizing his corporate work and representation of Instagram in its sale to Facebook, and quoting a prominent board member as saying that Steve “is an outstanding lawyer, but he’s also an outstanding business partner . . . someone who cares about everybody [who's] involved in a company.” The Daily Journal has named him to its list of Top 100 Lawyers in California (chosen regardless of specialty), and, separately, to its inaugural Top Emerging Companies Lawyers list.

Numerous standout technology companies and their founders have turned to Steve for representation including Asana, Bleacher Report, Facebook, Getaround, Instagram, Ooma (NYSE), Pinterest, ResearchGate, and Warby Parker. Steve provides general corporate legal counseling and represents companies at all stages of their life-cycle.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • IP Counseling & Due Diligence
  • Intellectual Property
  • M&A and Private Equity

Daniel Yost Partner Technology Companies Group, IP Counseling & Due Diligence

Silicon Valley

Daniel Yost is co-chair of the Technology Transactions practice at Orrick and a prior co-chair of Orrick’s Technology Companies Group. He is recognized for negotiating complex commercial and technology transactions and intellectual property counseling.

Highly regarded for his expertise, Chambers USA noted that, “His work is solution-driven and his positive personality helps both sides of a negotiation work towards the outcome.” Legal 500 describes his practice as “exceptional” and recommends the practice for its “high client service ethic and great commercial awareness." Chambers USA ranks him band 3 in 2019 for IT & Outsourcing: Transactions.

Daniel has counseled clients on commercial law, copyright, licensing, marketing, patent, privacy, strategic alliances, trademark and trade secrets matters.

Daniel has represented companies in various industries, including biotechnology, consumer electronics, energy, entertainment, hardware, Internet, media, semiconductor, services, software, telecommunications and wireless.  His energy clients include clients in the solar, ethanol, biomass, geothermal and water purification sectors. 

Daniel has acted as key legal counsel in:

  • Manufacturing, distribution and sale arrangements for makers of software, chips, security devices and solar technologies, among others.
  • Technology transactions with universities, governments and non-profit entities.
  • Privacy, copyright and online pitfalls applicable to Internet companies.
  • Domestic and international collaborations for developers of pharmaceutical products, medical devices, semiconductors and software, among others.
  • Mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and asset divestitures in a wide range of industries, including biotechnology, health databases, semiconductors medical software, entertainment, Internet browsers and e-commerce.
  • Open source policy development and compliance.
  • IT and business process services agreements.
  • Venture capital investments in technology-based enterprises.

Daniel is a thought leader on technology transactions issues and programs that focus on the protection and exploitation of intellectual property.

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Practice:

  • Intellectual Property

Jason Yu Partner Intellectual Property

Silicon Valley

Jason Yu is a partner and a member of the Intellectual Property Group. He is a litigator who focuses primarily on complex patent and trade secret litigation matters as well as inter partes proceedings before the Patent and Trademark office.

Jason has represented technology companies in multiple venues, including various state and federal courts, the International Trade Commission, and the Patent and Trademark office. His matters span different technological areas including, Information Technology, satellite communications, semiconductor manufacturing, circuit design and verification tools, image texture and graphics processing, gaming, and a variety of software products.
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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • Corporate

Harold Yu Partner Technology Companies Group, M&A and Private Equity

Silicon Valley; San Francisco

Harold Yu is a partner in Orrick's Technology Companies Group. Harold is based in Orrick's Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices.

Harold advises technology companies and has significant experience with venture capital financings, debt financings, public offerings, mergers & acquisitions and technology transactions.  He is deeply interested in technology. Prior to law school, Harold was a software engineer at Oracle Corporation and an intern at NASA Ames Research Center.

Practice:

  • Patents

Yuanjia (Gina) Zhang Patent Agent Patents

Silicon Valley

Dr. Yuanjia (Gina) Zhang, a patent agent in the Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Intellectual Property Group.  As a patent agent, Dr. Zhang performs tasks related to patent prosecution including preparing and prosecuting patent applications. 

Dr. Zhang has broad technical background and experience in materials science and engineering, electronic devices, nanotechnology, and printing technology.  In particular, her technical areas include nanofabrication, semiconductors, organic electronics, molecular electronics, optoelectronics, electrophotography, inkjet printing, surface engineering, color science, and image processing.

Prior to joining Orrick, Dr. Zhang worked at Anova Law Group, where she prepared and prosecuted patent applications for large Chinese companies and prestigious universities, in industrial areas including Internet technology and semiconductor devices.  Before joining Anova Law Group, Dr. Zhang was a member of research staff in Xerox Innovation Group at Xerox Corporation.  Dr. Zhang also has prior industrial experiences at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation, in Shanghai, China.  Dr. Zhang’s doctoral research focused on the electronic charge injection and transport in nanoscale organic thin film transistors.

Dr. Zhang has technical publications in journals including Advanced Materials and Journal of Applied Physics.  Dr. Zhang is also an inventor with six U.S. patents granted and other U.S. and foreign patent applications pending.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • M&A and Private Equity

Mitchell Zuklie Orrick Chairman Technology Companies Group, M&A and Private Equity

Silicon Valley

Mitch Zuklie serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orrick. Under Mitch’s leadership, the firm has pursued a strategy to be a leading advisor to the global Technology & Innovation, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance sectors. Financial Times has chosen Orrick as the Most Innovative Law Firm in North America in 2016, 2017 and 2018. And Fortune has selected the firm among the 100 Best Companies to Work For three years in a row.

Named by Chambers USA as an “eminent practitioner,” Mitch is an experienced business and legal advisor who has completed hundreds of venture capital financings and numerous public offerings, mergers, acquisitions and licensing transactions. He counsels technology companies at all stages of their life cycles, as well as their founders, advisors and investors.

Mitch has led the firm’s portfolio approach to innovation, including the transformation of its West Virginia operation into a center for analytics and innovation, the launch of Orrick Labs to develop customized technologies, and the creation of partnerships with leading innovation initiatives in the industry. He has also led the firm’s entry into new markets, including Boston, Santa Monica, Houston, Austin, and Geneva.

He serves on the Boards of the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity and the Berkeley Center for Law and Business and the Advisory Boards of the Stanford Law School Center on the Legal Profession and the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession. He is also a member of the Board of the Wild Salmon Center.

He and his wife, Holly, have been married for more than 25 years. They have two children, Hannah (20) and Angus (17). Mitch posts regularly on social media about Orrick, venture capital, innovation and other interests. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.