Joseph Perkins



Joseph Perkins advises technology companies and venture capital investors with a focus on blockchain, cryptocurrency, Web3, and NFT companies, as well as Japanese technology clients in their growth journeys.

In the fast-paced and unprecedented blockchain and cryptocurrency markets, Joseph helps companies develop innovative and comprehensive legal strategies to achieve their goals of bringing to market disruptive and transformative technologies. From DAO and NFT creation, general corporate and fundraising strategies, to navigating complex and changing regulatory regimes, Joseph has become a go-to advisor for companies in the blockchain and virtual currency ecosystem.

As a member of Orrick’s Technology Companies Group, Joseph assists cutting-edge technology companies and investors with general corporate counseling, private venture capital financing, and M&A services. Joseph has had the opportunity to work with some of the most iconic companies in Silicon Valley, advising on corporate strategy and fundraising matters.

Joseph also leads Orrick's international Technology Companies practice connecting Silicon Valley with Japan. He represents a number of technology companies and investors based in Japan, bringing his Silicon Valley experiences to assist founders and corporate venture capital funds. Joseph is fluent in Japanese and retains a strong connection to Japanese companies and our Tokyo practice.

  • Some of Joseph's current and former Technology Company clients include the following:

    • Bleacher Report (Sports media; acquired by Turner Broadcasting)
    • CircleCo (Creator community platform)
    • Compound Labs (DeFi interest rate protocol)
    • DSCVR (Decentralized social content platform)
    • FingerprintsDAO (Digital art curation DAO)
    • Flashbots (Blockchain transactions infrastructure)
    • Getaround (Car sharing community)
    • Illusory Systems (aka:Nomad) (cross-chain bridge)
    • Instagram (Photo social media; acquired by Facebook)
    • Kargo (Supply chain infrastructure)
    • Mina Foundation (Layer 1 blockchain)
    • Notional Finance (DeFi Fixed rate lending on Ethereum)
    • Ondo Finance (DeFi yield and liquidity service)
    • Ooma (VoiP hardware)
    • Pinterest (Social Media)
    • Ridecell (Fleet management)
    • Say Media - fka VideoEgg (Advertising)
    • Sense Finance (DeFi fixed income protocol)
    • Social Finance (Social lending)
    • Superlayer (Crypto and Web3 community)
    • TeeSpring (Spring) (Creator monetization platform)
    • Teller Finance (DeFi risk assessed lending)
    • Trustlab (Blockchain technology)
    • Urban Electric (Last mile delivery solutions)
    • WHILL (Personal mobility device maker)
    • WorkDao (Employment wrapper for DAOs)
    • ZeroEx (Information Technology for ethereum, smart contracts, blockchain)