Orrick Grows Santa Monica Tech Team


  • Caroline Cherkassky joins the firm as a partner focused on advising high growth tech companies, venture capital funds and other players in the startup ecosystem.
  • She will be the seventh partner in Orrick’s Santa Monica office, which launched in 2017 and serves leading LA-based companies such as Beyond Meat, Clutter, Crexi, Dave and FabFitFun.
  • Orrick also announced today the addition to its SoCal team of Christina Bouchot, who focuses on employment advice for tech companies.

“We launched our Santa Monica office with the goal of bringing the best of Orrick’s holistic tech company approach to Los Angeles. Since day one, this team has been on fire, and we’re thrilled to add a talented rising star like Caroline,” said Josh Pollick, co-head of the firm’s global Tech Companies Group, who is also based in Santa Monica.

Orrick has more than 120 attorneys in its Santa Monica, Los Angeles and Orange County offices, among the largest presence in the greater Los Angeles market of Silicon Valley tech-focused law firms.

Caroline advises emerging and high growth companies throughout their lifecycle, as well as venture funds and other investors, across a variety of industries. She brings extensive experience in VC financings and corporate governance matters. Caroline also advises on M&A, securities and technology transactions. She sits on the board of the Los Angeles Venture Association and most recently served as co-chair of the Venture Capital and Emerging Growth practice at Stubbs Alderton & Markiles.

“I’ve counseled clients across from the Orrick team and am thrilled to be joining them. It’s an exciting time to be building in Santa Monica, and the collaborative global tech platform at Orrick will allow me to bring next-level service to my clients as they grow,” said Caroline.

Orrick acts for 6 of the Forbes 10 largest public tech companies and 3,700+ high growth technology businesses. In 2021, the firm’s global tech team helped raise over $62 billion in venture capital financings worldwide.