Andrew Erskine


Santa Monica


Andrew is a partner in the Technology Companies Group at Orrick, advising high-growth companies, their founders, and the investors that support them.

Andrew works closely with founders, directors and venture capitalists in L.A., Silicon Valley and other U.S. tech hubs on the formation, operations, fundraising and successful exits of technology and other venture-backed companies. Leveraging a unique professional background and skill set as well as the premiere, full suite of services of our global law firm to devise strategic and creative solutions for his clients, Andrew shares their vision for change, and helps them build the vessel that delivers that vision to the world.

Prior to joining Orrick, Andrew served as a legislative adviser to Congress, a lobbyist for the University of Illinois, and a tax fellow for Deloitte advising companies on Sarbanes-Oxley tax compliance and building internal control systems.

  • Past and present clients include:
    • Nest Labs (IOT home products - acquired by Google)
    • Yammer (enterprise social network - acquired by Microsoft)
    • Clutter (storage and moving disruption - funded by Sequoia, Atomico, SoftBank and others)
    • Connectifier (recruiting intelligence - acquired by LinkedIn)
    • Bird (electric vehicles - funded by Sequoia, Craft Ventures, Goldcrest Capital and others
    • ZocDoc (digital healthcare marketplace - funded by Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures and others)
    • Inspire (clean energy home solutions - funded by anonymous)
    • Pocket.Watch (entertainment for kids - funded by Viacom, CAA Ventures and others)
    • Pinterest (visual-centric social network - IPO'd 2019)
    • Upstart (online lending platform - funded by GV, KPCB, NEA and others)
    • Lyft (ridesharing - IPO'd 2019)
    • Soylent (food supplement - funded by GV, a16z and others)
    • Prose (personalized cosmetics - funded by Insight Partners, Forerunner Ventures and others)
    • Ubiquity6 (augmented reality core technology - funded by Benchmark, Index Ventures, FirstRound Capital and others)

    Andrew has also advised numerous venture capital and private equity firms and individuals - including Founders Fund, Charles River Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Sean Parker, David Sacks, Red Sea Ventures and others - on their investments in revolutionary technology companies like Blockchain, Lending Club, Allbirds, Addepar, Convoy and many others.