New York; Silicon Valley
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.
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
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.