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Orrick Strengthens Greater China Team in Shanghai with Corporate Partner Specializing in Emerging Technology Sector

LawFuel.com – 22 August, 2009 – Hong Kong – International law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (Orrick) announces that Tom Tobiason has moved from Silicon Valley to the firm’s Shanghai office where he will lead Orrick’s U.S.-China and Asia-wide emerging companies practice.

With many years of experience based in Silicon Valley, Tom’s practice covers venture capital, M&A and private equity. He represents emerging growth and technology companies, venture capitalists and investment banks in the U.S. and Asia. His clients include companies in a number of growth industries, including cleantech, Internet, online gaming, digital media, wireless/mobile, semiconductor and life sciences industries.

Jim Tervo, head of Orrick’s China Offices, explained: “We are fortunate to have an extremely strong global emerging companies practice. Tom has a terrific reputation in the U.S. and China, and significant relationships with many of the world’s premier venture capital firms.”
He added: “Orrick is one of the premier emerging companies law firms in Silicon Valley, which is the world’s most important emerging companies market. Tom has helped Orrick to achieve this position and we are thrilled to have him join us in China. Tom’s practice will also extend to Vietnam, Korea and Taiwan where the rise of technology, Internet, telecoms and similar sectors are creating similar exciting opportunities.”

Tom received a B.A. from Brown University (magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) in 1988. He received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1992 (Order of the Coif, magna cum laude), where he was a member of the University of Michigan Law Review. Tom clerked for the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Tom joined Orrick as a partner in early 2005.

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