Technology Companies Group

Nothing inspires us more than helping tech companies develop novel strategies and push boundaries. Through our extensive client portfolio, deal volume, and relationships in the tech ecosystem, we provide commercial and legal insight to each client’s strategy. We work with our clients on all aspects of their business plans: financing strategies, protecting intellectual assets, retaining talent, securing and monetizing data, and advocating for innovation-friendly public policy.

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We represent innovative companies and investors at all stages

  • 2,700 high-growth tech companies globally
  • 20% of $1bn U.S. unicorns – including Pinterest, Stripe and SoFi, to name a few
  • 10 of the world’s 25 biggest tech companies, including Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco and Baidu
  • 33% of the most active early-stage VCs

We see it all

  • Nearly $19 bn in 2019 through our work on 970+ venture financings
  • #3 law firm for VC financings globally – PitchBook, 2018 & 2019
  • #1 law firm in Europe for VC financings, 16 quarters in a row – PitchBook,  2019
  • 280+ M&A buy and sell side deals for tech companies in 2018, ranking #15 globally – PitchBook, Bloomberg, 2018

We are a global team

  • More than 150 lawyers dedicated to technology companies in 19 markets worldwide, including Beijing, Boston, Düsseldorf, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Munich, New York, Oakland, Paris, Portland, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Seattle, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.
  • Represent clients on financings in over 30 countries

We are known for innovating

  • Represent clients at the forefront of blockchain, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles
  • #1 most innovative law firm in North America from 2016-2018 and runner-up in 2019 – Financial Times
  • From developing special technology solutions to provide efficient legal services for Y Combinator and other startup companies to helping create Stripe Atlas, we design solutions to make it easier for our clients to do business
  • Recognized by FT for innovative work for Clerky, Microsoft, Stripe, and the daily fantasy sports industry

We share what we know

We optimize the use of technology in the delivery of our services

  • We have a free Startup Toolkit online for companies just starting out
  • We have an in-house technology incubator – Orrick Labs – that is focused on accelerating the development of leading-edge and innovative legal service solutions.

We are problem solvers

  • We bring a holistic perspective to our clients’ business challenges, whether it’s implementing RSUs and broad-based stock option extension programs, advising on cross-border transactions and joint ventures or strategic patent counseling