Orrick Advises GitHub on $7.5 Billion Acquisition By Microsoft


Orrick served as GitHub’s special global employment counsel on its $7.5 billion acquisition by Microsoft. The acquisition, which closed on October 26, 2018, will enable the two companies to empower developers to achieve more at every stage of the development lifecycle; accelerate GitHub, making it the best place for developers around the world; and bring Microsoft’s developer tools and services to new audiences.

Orrick counseled the company on U.S. and non-U.S. employment and equity matters. The team included Laura Becking, Julia Riechert, Elizabeth Harris and Joyce Chen.