Orrick Continues Tech-Focused Growth with New York Hire

1 minute read | April.17.2023

  • Jake Ornstein has joined the firm as a partner in the Technology Companies Group in New York.
  • Jake represents emerging growth companies as well as VC and PE funds in the U.S. and internationally on venture capital and growth equity financings, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic corporate transactions. He joins from Gunderson.
  • Jake’s hire follows the firm’s addition last week of Laura Lariu, former General Counsel of Relativity, and Tech Capital Markets advisor Jamie Evans, most recently co-head of the Capital Markets & Public Companies Group at Fenwick, in March. The firm combined with market-leading fintech regulatory firm Buckley on March 1.

“We have had terrific success adding rising stars like Jake and helping them advance on our platform,” said Josh Pollick, co-leader of Orrick's global Technology Companies Group, along with Shawn Atkinson. “We’re thrilled to add Jake as we continue to invest in our New York team.”

“I’m incredibly excited to join Orrick’s platform and to reunite with Samir Bakhru, among others I know well. The firm’s focus on combining top quality corporate advice with deep specialist expertise is exactly what I believe clients need in today’s environment. The recent combination with Buckley is a leading example – and offers a suite of solutions for the fintech market that is unmatched by any other firm,” said Jake.

Orrick’s Fintech practice, which was named a Law360 2022 Fintech Practice of the Year, serves as counsel to 700+ fintech players globally, including 8 of the Top 10 credit and mortgage lead generation platforms, 8 of the Top 25 online lenders, 5 of the Top 10 U.S. fintech companies and 21 of the Top 25 consumer banks.