Amanda Galton

Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Amanda Galton

Amanda Galton

Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Amanda helps entrepreneurs reimagine the way in which our world works. High-growth companies and their investors rely on her creative and collaborative solutions to resolve both anticipated and unforeseen obstacles and developments. With Amanda by their side, these clients can focus on their true passion - innovation.

Amanda has been solving problems since her Peace Corps days in the plains of Guinea, West Africa, where she found, among other things, kinship and inspiration with Liberian refugees thinking about developing windmills to transform local energy production. Now as co-leader of Orrick’s Technology Companies Group, she uses her legal experience, business acumen, professional network and industry expertise to resolve problems before they arise, and leverage larger resources when needed. She advises at material stages of the corporate life cycle (formation, financing, and exits); and provides guidance and trusted governance advice on board, advisor, employment, separation, and other commercial matters. To further help budding companies thrive, Amanda keeps clients informed about recent investments in their space, invites them to influential events and connects entrepreneurs and investors with one another.

Amanda has worked with companies and entrepreneurs in a number of industries including:

* Community and Connection (Massdrop, Wonolo, CareerLark, Roam, Neighborly, Maybrooks, Molly);
* Financial Technology and Impact Finance (ZestFinance, Angaza Design, Konviv, Upstart Network, SunFunder);
* Clean Tech and Energy & Infrastructure (Kestrel, Fisker, Bitnami, Nelumbo, Accelergy Corporation, BrightSource Energy, Folsom Labs, Global Thermostat, Instapio, Solecular, Big Metal Additive, Other Machine Company);
* Food and Beverage (Nomiku, Perfect Day Foods, Masienda, Hampton Creek, Liquor.com, New Frontier Foods, Arable Labs, Global Food Scholar, i-Cultiver, Heat & Control, Landec); and
* Health and Professional Services (Visor, 23andMe, eHealth Insurance, Garnysh, Lifespans, W Travel).

She has also represented global strategic investors such as Shell Technology Ventures, TOTAL S.A. and Intel Capital, as well as nationally based venture funds and impact venture funds such as Imprint Venture Lab.

In addition to her practice, Amanda dedicates time to advancing women in the U.S. and abroad. She serves as a cultural mentor and professional resource for emerging women leaders from the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa through TechWomen, a U.S. State Department initiative which empowers women technology leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Amanda also has served on the Board of CodeChix, a non-profit corporation which recruits, retains and inspires women engineers.

She also spends her time on projects which address her interest in global economic development. She is an active member of Orrick’s Impact Finance Leadership which supports investors and entrepreneurs who make social and environmental impacts alongside financial returns. She has also spent significant pro bono hours on the World Bank’s Doing Business project focused on Afghanistan, and handles international development-focused work for companies such as the Institute for Transformative Technologies.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants. Consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, Virginia has educated generations of lawyers, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service. Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. At Virginia, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their three years here. With more than 20,000 students and a faculty of more than 2,100, the University of Virginia has been ranked first or second among the nation's public universities since 1984. The University's diverse intellectual life is open to law students: Up to 12 credits from other departments may be counted toward the J.D. degree.

Career History
Partner
2007 - Current

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an international law firm founded in San Francisco, California. Orrick traces its roots back to 1863, making it the oldest continuously operating law firm in San Francisco. The firm is focused on serving companies in the technology, energy & infrastructure and financial sectors and practices in five core areas: Corporate, Energy & Infrastructure, Finance, Intellectual Property and Litigation.

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Prior

Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP is a business law firm that provides legal services to consumer, retail, information technology, communications, medical and life sciences industries. The company was founded in in 1995 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.

Political Donations
$300
2007

Former President of United States

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Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp. purchases Fisker, Inc. (Inactive)

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CoTherix, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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CoTherix, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

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