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  • Corporate
  • Technology Companies Group
  • M&A and Private Equity
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Geoff Willard Partner Corporate, Technology Companies Group

Washington, D.C.

Geoff Willard is a partner in Orrick’s Technology Companies Group. He is a strategic advisor to technology companies and their investors, helping clients execute venture capital, growth and private equity, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture and capital markets transactions.

In addition to his corporate transactional practice, Geoff advises clients on their formation and structuring, corporate governance, general licensing and commercial contracting matters, employment and equity compensation matters, and a variety of strategic issues. He also acts for venture capital, corporate and strategic investors, as well as private equity sponsors. 

Geoff's experience in the technology space spans the telecoms, satellite, software, AI/machine learning, proptech, edtech, internet, digital media, ecommerce, fintech, smart cities, government services, life sciences, cleantech and manufacturing spaces in markets throughout the U.S. and globally.

In the healthcare arena, Geoff has represented medical device, health monitoring, healthcare IT, life sciences/biotech, and healthcare and dental care technology and service providers.  

In the consumer space, Geoff has advised companies in the cosmetics, personal care products, candle and fragrance, home furnishing, and jewelry verticals, among others, as well as clients in the gym/recreation space and fast casual and high growth restaurant concept operators.

Geoff has been active in numerous organizations serving the technology community, including the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association and the Northern Virginia Technology Council.

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Practice:

  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Fintech
  • Technology Transactions
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

William F. Wilson Senior Associate Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation, Technology Companies Group

Washington, D.C.; New York

William Wilson practices in our Technology Companies Group, where he focuses on technology transactions and data privacy. William is certified as an Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

William focuses on technology transactions, including counseling, structuring and negotiating deals across industries with a particular focus on the fintech, healthcare, and technology sectors. He also advises clients on data privacy matters and the intersection of privacy in technology transactions. William is a strategic advisor in these matters to startups and large corporate enterprises and to investors in such companies.

Before working at Orrick, William was an associate at another West Coast-based law firm where he completed a secondment with AWS Elemental, overseeing a broad range of technology and intellectual property transactions. Prior to law school, William worked at Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group

Jason Wu Managing Associate Technology Companies Group

London

Jason Wu is a lawyer in Orrick’s London office and a member of the Technology Companies Group, which advises high growth technology companies and venture capital firms.

Jason advises technology companies and venture capital firms in venture capital transactions, corporate formation and governance, and other general corporate matters.

Prior to joining the London office, Jason was a member of Orrick’s Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution group in San Francisco, where his practice included representing companies in class action, insurance, and trade secrets litigation, regulatory proceedings, and a variety of commercial disputes in U.S. and international forums.

Jason has also been actively engaged with pro bono clients. His work has included successfully obtaining a grant of asylum in the U.S. for a Guatemalan refugee and representing artists in copyright disputes.

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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:

  • 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.

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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.