Orrick is one of the world’s largest law firms, with more than 1,100 lawyers in 23 offices worldwide.
The firm’s Emerging Companies Group includes more than 100 lawyers in the Silicon Valley office and lawyers in offices worldwide dedicated to serving the needs of leading technology clients at all stages of growth, from venture-backed start-up companies to multibillion-dollar global companies.
Orrick represents more than 1,000 emerging companies, and its clients include: 8 companies listed in GreenTech Media’s Top 50 Greentech Startups; 5 of The Wall Street Journal’s Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies; 5 of BusinessWeek’s 50 Best Tech Start-Ups; and numerous members of the Red Herring 100, AlwaysOn Media 100, OnHollywood 100 and GoingGreen 100.
The firm has acted as company counsel in one of the largest venture capital financings of each year from 2006 to 2012: Nanosolar’s US$75 million financing in 2006, Advent Solar’s US$70 million financing in 2007, Nanosolar’s US$300 million financing in 2008, Suniva’s US$75 million financing in 2009, BrightSource Energy’s US$150 million financing and Fisker Automotive’s US$189 million financing in 2010, BrightSource Energy’s US$200 million financing in 2011, and Yammer’s US$85 million financing in 2012.
Orrick has relationships with more than 100 venture capital, angel and super-angel investors and advises many of them in their investments, including recent engagements for Accel Partners, Benchmark Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, GSR Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Trinity Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners and VantagePoint Venture Partners.