San Francisco, July 31, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced today that Lawrence B. Low has joined the firm as a corporate partner in its San Francisco office. Low, previously a founding partner of Preston Gates’ San Francisco office, is the sixth in a series of high-profile corporate partners to join Orrick in the last three months.
“Expanding our Corporate practice in each of our key markets remains one of the firm’s highest priorities,” said Mark Levie, managing director of Orrick’s transactional practices. “We believe Larry Low will play an important role in helping us continue to expand our Bay Area corporate and technology practice, as well as our Asia-U.S. cross-border practice.”
Low focuses on representing venture capital funds and investors in their portfolio investments, emerging companies, and more mature companies preparing themselves for either a public offering or merger and acquisition transaction, and public companies. A significant portion of his clients are companies and investors in companies operating in Asia, and Asian investors and companies seeking to establish operations in the U.S.
“Orrick provides a unique combination of both a strong, integrated global platform and a supportive culture that few firms can match around the world, ” said Low. “My practice fits well with Orrick’s strategic vision, and I look forward to contributing to the growth and success of the firm.”
Low is very active in the San Francisco community and has a longstanding commitment to public service. In 1995, President Bill Clinton appointed Low as one of four U.S. representatives to serve on the panel of arbitrators of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes. In addition, he has held and holds leadership roles in numerous professional and civic organizations, including serving as a trustee of The Hamlin School, Bay Area Discovery Museum and San Francisco University High School.
Low received a B.S. in Business Administration from University of California at Berkeley in 1976. He received his J.D. from Hastings College of the Law in 1979, where he served as Editor of the Hastings Communication and Entertainment Law Journal, and was the Chairperson of the Asian Law Students Association. Larry served as a Law Clerk to The Honorable Former Associate Justice William P. Clark, Jr. of the California Supreme Court. He was also a member of Norman Y. Mineta’s Congressional Legislative Staff for several summers.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an international law firm with more than 850 lawyers in North America, Europe and Asia. The firm focuses on litigation, complex and novel finance and innovative corporate transactions. Orrick clients include Fortune 100 companies, major industrial and financial corporations, commercial and investment banks, high-growth companies, governmental entities, start-ups and individuals. The firm’s 16 offices are located in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Orange County, Pacific Northwest, London, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, Taipei and Tokyo.