With a focus on both public finance and the burgeoning tech and energy tech market, Orrick’s Austin practice is a reflection of the city itself. We offer our clients and teams the twin benefits of deep Austin roots alongside touchpoints in other leading markets – from Silicon Valley to Boston, New York and London. And our focus on innovation – in our advice to clients and the way we run our firm – as well as our Best Place to Work culture drives all that we do.

Public Finance

Our Public Finance team has long-standing relationships with Texas state and local governmental entities, nonprofit organizations, private entities, financial institutions, developers and other public finance market participants. We act for many of the top issuers in the state – the Texas Department of Transportation, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, The University of Texas System, the Texas A&M University System, the Texas Water Development Board, the Texas Public Finance Authority, Austin Transit Partners, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Travis County HealthCare District, Travis County, Hays County, Austin Independent School District, and many other cities, school districts and political subdivisions – and the most active underwriters in the market.


Our Austin team counsels companies at all stages of the corporate life cycle, from startups to public companies, and represents venture capital and private equity firms based around the world in their investments in high-growth companies, and in complex leveraged transactions and restructurings. We advise on a wide range of matters, including equity and debt financings, corporate governance and ESG, initial public offerings, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic partnerships. Drawing on our experience counseling 4,000+ tech companies globally, including hundreds of unicorns, and leading public tech and energy companies, we support our clients with their day to day operations and long-term business goals.