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

Julianne English Managing Associate M&A and Private Equity, Capital Markets

New York

Julianne, a Managing Associate in Orrick’s New York office, is a member of the firm's M&A and Private Equity Group.

Julianne advises public and private technology, energy and life sciences companies and private investment funds and their portfolio companies in a broad range of strategic transactions, including debt and equity investments, acquisitions and dispositions and other complex transactions. Julianne also counsels domestic and international issuers in public offerings of equity securities and SEC compliance matters.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • M&A and Private Equity

Andrew Erskine Partner Technology Companies Group, M&A and Private Equity

Santa Monica; Los Angeles

Andrew is a partner in the Technology Companies Group at Orrick, advising high-growth companies, their founders, and the investors that support them.

Andrew works closely with founders, directors and venture capitalists in L.A., Silicon Valley and other U.S. tech hubs on the formation, operations, fundraising and successful exits of technology and other venture-backed companies. Leveraging a unique professional background and skill set as well as the premiere, full suite of services of our global law firm to devise strategic and creative solutions for his clients, Andrew shares their vision for change, and helps them build the vessel that delivers that vision to the world.

Prior to joining Orrick, Andrew served as a legislative adviser to Congress, a lobbyist for the University of Illinois, and a tax fellow for Deloitte advising companies on Sarbanes-Oxley tax compliance and building internal control systems.

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Practice:

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

Gisele Esteves Guedes Associate Technology Companies Group, Corporate

Paris

Gisele Esteves Guedes is an M&A and Private equity lawyer in Orrick’s Paris office.

Gisele helps startups and high growth technology companies successfully raise capital and build their businesses from formation through exit. She has significant M&A expertise following her years as a private equity, mergers and acquisitions and commercial agreements lawyer in Brazil.

Gisele has represented early and late stage companies in venture financings in France and has advised clients in M&A transactions in Brazil.

Before joining Orrick, Gisele worked at Lobo de Rizzo Advogados, BMA Advogados and L. O. Baptista Advogados in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Practice:

  • Corporate
  • Capital Markets
  • Technology Companies Group

Niki Fang Partner Corporate, Capital Markets

San Francisco

Niki Fang is a partner in Orrick’s Capital Markets practice.

Niki concentrates her corporate practice on representing issuers and underwriters in public offerings and capital markets transactions.  Niki also regularly counsels public and late-stage private companies on securities law compliance, disclosure matters, SEC reporting obligations, corporate governance and stock exchange listing obligations. In addition, Niki’s practice includes venture capital financings and advising start-up companies on general corporate matters. She represents a wide range of technology and life sciences companies, from privately held start-ups to publicly traded corporations.

Prior to joining Orrick, Niki was at Fenwick & West LLP and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

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Practice:

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

Peter Fusco Partner Corporate, Technology Companies Group

New York

Peter Fusco is a partner in Orrick’s Technology Companies Group and leads the firm’s New York Tech Companies practice. He represents venture funds and tech companies throughout all stages of their life cycle, from pre-incorporation planning to angel, seed and growth rounds to exit in M&A.

Pete serves as senior outside legal advisor to many startups, growth stage companies and venture funds. Pete also works closely with the NYU Tandon Future Labs startup incubator ecosystem (the Data, Digital, Urban and Veterans Future Labs) and its related programs.

Prior to joining Orrick, Pete represented tech companies and funds as a partner at Lowenstein Sandler LLP and an associate at Brown Raysman LLP. Prior to practicing law, Pete was a rifleman and crew-served weapons instructor in an Infantry unit in the Army Reserve and graduated as the Distinguished Honor Graduate for his class from the United States Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Pete also co-founded a rock band called LongRoad that was featured on college stations around the U.S. and opened for Buckcherry, Candlebox and Cracker, among others.

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Practice:

  • Corporate
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Fintech
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Amanda Galton Partner Corporate, Technology Companies Group

San Francisco

Amanda helps entrepreneurs reimagine the way in which our world works. High-growth companies and their investors rely on her creative and collaborative solutions to resolve both anticipated and unforeseen obstacles and developments. With Amanda by their side, these clients can focus on their true passion - innovation.

Amanda has been solving problems since her Peace Corps days in the plains of Guinea, West Africa, where she found, among other things, kinship and inspiration with Liberian refugees thinking about developing windmills to transform local energy production. Now as co-leader of Orrick’s Technology Companies Group, she uses her legal experience, business acumen, professional network and industry expertise to resolve problems before they arise, and leverage larger resources when needed. She advises at material stages of the corporate life cycle (formation, financing, and exits); and provides guidance and trusted governance advice on board, advisor, employment, separation, and other commercial matters. To further help budding companies thrive, Amanda keeps clients informed about recent investments in their space, invites them to influential events and connects entrepreneurs and investors with one another.

Amanda has worked with companies and entrepreneurs in a number of industries including:

  • Community and Connection (Massdrop, Wonolo, CareerLark, Roam, Neighborly, Maybrooks, Molly);
  • Financial Technology and Impact Finance (ZestFinance, Angaza Design, Konviv, Upstart Network, SunFunder);
  • Clean Tech and Energy & Infrastructure (Kestrel, Fisker, Bitnami, Nelumbo, Accelergy Corporation, BrightSource Energy, Folsom Labs, Global Thermostat, Instapio, Solecular, Big Metal Additive, Other Machine Company);
  • Food and Beverage (Nomiku, Perfect Day Foods, Masienda, Hampton Creek, Liquor.com, New Frontier Foods, Arable Labs, Global Food Scholar, i-Cultiver, Heat & Control, Landec); and
  • Health and Professional Services (Visor, 23andMe, eHealth Insurance, Garnysh, Lifespans, W Travel).

She has also represented global strategic investors such as Shell Technology Ventures, TOTAL S.A. and Intel Capital, as well as nationally based venture funds and impact venture funds such as Imprint Venture Lab.

In addition to her practice, Amanda dedicates time to advancing women in the U.S. and abroad. She serves as a cultural mentor and professional resource for emerging women leaders from the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa through TechWomen, a U.S. State Department initiative which empowers women technology leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Amanda also has served on the Board of CodeChix, a non-profit corporation which recruits, retains and inspires women engineers.

She also spends her time on projects which address her interest in global economic development. She is an active member of Orrick’s Impact Finance Leadership which supports investors and entrepreneurs who make social and environmental impacts alongside financial returns. She has also spent significant pro bono hours on the World Bank’s Doing Business project focused on Afghanistan, and handles international development-focused work for companies such as the Institute for Transformative Technologies.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate

David Gold Senior Associate M&A and Private Equity, Technology Companies Group

New York

David Gold is a Managing Associate in the New York office and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Group.

David represents a wide variety of companies and focuses his practice on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and general corporate matters. His recent experience includes advising Shopify Inc. in the $17 million acquisition of Tictail, Inc. and Merck & Co. Inc. in its acquisitions of Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. ($9.5 billion) and Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. ($3.85 billion).

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation

Timothy D. Greene Partner Technology Companies Group, Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation

Los Angeles; Santa Monica; Silicon Valley

Timothy Greene is a partner in the Technology Transactions, Technology Companies, and Cyber, Privacy, and Data Innovation Groups at Orrick.

Tim focuses on technology transactions and other commercial contracts and licensing matters. He focuses on helping clients maximize their intellectual property and technology portfolios in a variety of ways, including drafting, negotiating, and advising on joint ventures, development, production, manufacturing, and supply arrangements, and all manner of technology licensing arrangements, including advising on open source business model development. In addition, he advises clients on open source licensing and intellectual property issues in connection with internal audits and mergers, acquisitions, and financing transactions.

Tim joined Orrick from Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, where he was the Residential Fellow for Copyright and Fair Use, focusing on advising authors, filmmakers, musicians, and others who rely on copyright fair use in creating their works, and pursuing a scholarly research agenda on trademark and copyright issues. He remains affiliated with Stanford Law School as a Non-Residential Fellow for Copyright and Fair Use.

Tim is also CIPP-US certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for 2018 and 2019.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group

Dr. Sven Greulich, LL.M. (Cantuar), EMBA Partner M&A and Private Equity, Technology Companies Group

Düsseldorf

Dr. Sven Greulich, partner at Orrick's Düsseldorf office, guides technology companies of all stages and their financial sponsors through transformational corporate transactions. These deals include technology acquisitions, buy-out M&A of technology companies and strategic  cross-border investments/JV as well as later stage venture capital investments.

Sven advises technology companies on complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and private equity and venture capital investments, and provides general corporate counseling.

His clients include technology companies of all stages and their investors at all points in the company life cycle. Supported by a global and cross-practice team, he also counsels major corporations on expansion/market entry projects and has a special focus on in- and outbound German/US investments and joint ventures.

The Legal500 Ranking EMEA for 2018 recommends Sven for “mid-sized international Corporate M&A deals (€100m-€500m)” and the leading German market publication Juve ranks him as "frequently recommended for PE, M&A and corporate advice. In its latest yearbook 2019/2020, JUVE named Sven as one of Germany's top attorneys for venture capital (the highest recognition for this category awarded by JUVE).

Sven is passionate about building a bridge for his clients from Germany to the US and other international technology hubs and to help them succeed in the international market. With a dual background in business and law, an entrepreneurial spirit, and experience in over 100 M&A transactions and financing rounds across many industries (including energy, automotive, information technology, commerce and life science), Sven has a unique perspective, which inspires him to find the best strategic and commercially viable solution for his clients.

In the 2017 edition of its Innovative Lawyers Report Europe, the Financial Times named Sven’s work to connect start-ups with Germany’s Mittelstand (mid-sized companies) a standout “for making bridges between Silicon Valley and Germany”. In 2017 and 2018, he also received the “Acritas Star Lawyer” award from the leading international legal research company Acritas based on clients' praise for Sven's responsiveness and business-oriented advice for technology companies.

Sven volunteers with entrepreneur groups (such as Prepare! The Entrepreneurs Academy or the WHU Entrepreneurship Roundtable) and lectures at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • Fintech

Chris Grew Partner Technology Companies Group, Fintech

London

Chris Grew helps entrepreneurs and investors drive technological innovation throughout Europe. With more than three decades of experience delivering growth and funding, Chris is uniquely positioned to navigate high-tech’s interconnected commercial, financial and legal challenges and the disruption it brings to worldwide markets.

Drawing from his comprehensive experience, network and passion for all things geek, Chris forms an integral part of the European tech ecosystem. Chris advises companies in venture capital transactions, public offerings and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. He also advises high-growth companies, investment banks, and venture capital firms on fundraising, international business operations and transactions.

As noted in the engagements below, Chris works closely with those powering the next generation of technology, from revolutionary AI companies to influential investors. His track-record and industry-wide reputation were noted in the most recent Legal 500 edition, which describes Chris as “excellent.”

Chris also serves as a Seedcamp mentor and judge, and represents many of the Seedcamp winning companies.

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Practice:

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

Gregg Griner Partner Technology Companies Group, Corporate Governance

Boston

Gregg Griner is a partner in Orrick’s Technology Companies Group. His practice encompasses all areas of general corporate and securities law, with extensive experience in corporate finance, including public offerings and private placements of equity and debt, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital fund formation.

Gregg represents companies in all stages of their life cycles, from start-ups to public companies, and in a variety of industries including, software, hardware, information services, financial services, financial technology, consumer goods, fashion, media, energy, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. He advises these companies in many aspects of their businesses including financings, corporate governance, employment matters, acquisitions, divestitures, licensing and distribution arrangements, and joint ventures and strategic partnerships.

Gregg also represents venture capital firms in their formation, fundraising efforts and maintenance, as well as in their investments in early and later stage operating companies and in complex leveraged transactions and restructurings. Gregg has worked with a number of leading technology and life science companies in connection with their initial and follow-on public offerings, M&A activities and leading investment banks in their underwriting of public equity and debt offerings.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group

Anik Guha Partner Technology Companies Group

San Francisco; Santa Monica

Anik Guha is a partner in the Technology Companies Group, which advises technology companies and venture capital firms. Anik represents emerging growth technology companies and venture capital firms.

Anik Guha, a partner in Orrick’s Technology Companies Group, represents high-growth technology companies in many industries through all stages of the life cycle. Anik has advised companies on hundreds of financing transactions, dozens of mergers and acquisitions, and numerous strategic and governance matters.

Anik’s clients include Betterment, Blokable, Carrot Fertility, Clutter, Confluent, Convoy, Desmos, Expanse, Frontier Car Group, GoldieBlox, HashiCorp, Heap, HingeTo, Hustle, Inspire Energy, Jibe, Lambda School, Mux, Mylio, Nanotronics Imaging, Oiselle, Pinterest, Sourcegraph, Two Chairs and Waking Up. Selected companies that Anik represented through exit include Connectifier, Cove, Credible Labs, Doppler Labs, Elance, Gowalla, Nest Labs, Powerset, Upworthy, Wavii and Yammer. Anik regularly represents Kapor Capital in investment matters. He has been recognized by The Legal 500 for his work with technology companies. Anik helped open Orrick’s tech-focused office in Santa Monica, and led the opening of a workspace in Oakland to better serve Orrick clients located in the East Bay. 

Anik is on the advisory board of Peer Resources, an organization that serves high school and middle school students in the San Francisco Unified School District. A native Ohioan and former New Yorker, Anik now lives with his family in Berkeley.