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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Chairman/CEO: Mitchell Zuklie
Number of partners: 430+ Number of lawyers: 1100+
Languages:Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Orrick is focused on serving clients in the technology and innovation, energy and infrastructure, and finance sectors globally. Founded more than 150 years ago, the firm today has 1,100 lawyers in offices across the US, Europe and Asia. The firm provides clients with innovative approaches to their most complex transactional, litigation and regulatory fintech matters. Financial Times singled out Orrick as the Most Innovative Law Firm in North America in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and runner-up in 2019, and Fortune has named the firm among the 100 Best Companies to Work For four years in a row.

Marketplace/P2P/Online Lending Platforms
Mobile Banking/Payments

Main Areas of Practice:
Orrick is helping fintech innovators fulfil their visions and create the next financial products and markets. The fintech practice spans virtually all practice groups from corporate and finance to regulatory and litigation. The firm works with venture capital and private equity firms, fintech companies of every kind, investment banks, funds and other financial institutions on financings and other matters.
Orrick offers top-tier capabilities in the areas that drive fintech:
■ #1 venture capital practice in Europe and #3 venture capital practice in the US
■ A top 3 structured finance practice
■ A unique practice in US state public policy and regulation
■ Special expertise in SAFEs, having played a significant role in the development of this instrument
■ Transatlantic payments and regulatory expertise
■ Integrated global privacy and cybersecurity team
■ Global IPO and capital markets practice
■ Pioneering blockchain and crypto practice – active advisors on SAFT issuances and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)
■ Leading sell-side tech M&A practice
■ International coverage – leading practice in Europe and venture finance transactions in Africa and Latin America

Key Clients:
Orrick’s fintech clients include
■ 3 of the top 4 FinTech unicorns by valuation: Stripe, SoFi and Robinhood
■ 4 of the top 5 online/marketplace lending platforms by funding: SoFi, Kabbage, Prosper and Upstart
■ 50+ blockchain and cryptocurrency companies, including Hedera Hashgraph, Wirex, Galaxy Digital and Coinbase
■ InvestTech, PropTech and InsurTech companies – including Betterment, Ladder Financial, Neighborly, Roostify and Unison
■ Venture finance firms that fund FinTech startups – including Atomico, Canvas Ventures, Coatue Management, Crosslink Capital, Goodwater Capital, Kinnevik, Red Sea Ventures, Valar Ventures, Vostok Emerging Finance and Warburg Pincus


Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain:
Christopher Austin
[email protected]

Marketplace/P2P/Online Lending Platforms/Securitisation:
Howard Altarescu
Email: [email protected]

Payments & Regulatory:
Barrie VanBrackle and Jacqui Hatfield
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Jacqui Hatfield
Email: [email protected]

Venture Capital & M&A:
Shawn Atkinson and John Bautista
Email: [email protected], [email protected]


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