Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Venture Capital Department

California
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What the team is known for Esteemed venture capital practice with pronounced expertise handling issues for emerging companies in the technology space. Represents a diverse range of clients within the industry, including cleantech, cloud computing and fintech companies. Advises startups and investors on an array of financing and corporate transactions.

Strengths A client says: "If we have any questions about Series A, B or further financings we use them."

"They have the latest information," say interviewees, who appreciate that they offer "a breadth of support, from structuring the deal all the way to potential litigation."

Work highlights Advised Getaround on its $300 million Series D led by SoftBank.

Notable practitioners


Don Keller
operates a widely respected venture capital practice. He has a broad client base, consisting of both emerging companies and investors.


John Bautista
acts for investors and leading technology companies in national and international financings. Clients say: "He provides excellent advice and has a lot of expertise and deal experience."

The firm's global chairman
Mitchell Zuklie
is highly regarded for his impressive venture capital practice, which includes advising major technology companies on their venture financings. "He's very business-minded," say interviewees, who also note that he is good at "problem solving."


Stephen Venuto
is "great to work with and technically strong," say clients. He is regularly retained by marquee clients in the technology sector.