Karen Dempsey

Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Karen Dempsey

Karen Dempsey

Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Biography

Karen Dempsey, a partner in Orrick's San Francisco office, is a member of the Corporate Group. She works with a broad range of public and private companies, venture capital firms and investment banks.

Karen is involved in a full range of corporate legal projects for high growth technology companies including venture financings, public offerings, public company securities law compliance matters and mergers and acquisitions. She also regularly advises public companies and board of directors on corporate governance issues. Karen's clients include private and public companies in the biotechnology, real estate, finance and Internet related industries. She also represents underwriters in initial public offerings and follow-on offerings and venture capital firms in investment transactions.

Karen is a frequent speaker on corporate and securities law topics including Initial Public Offerings, Corporate Governance and Sarbanes-Oxley matters. She is also Co-Editor of Part III of Venture Capital & Public Offering Negotiation, published by Aspen Law & Business.

Before joining Orrick, Karen was a shareholder at Heller Ehrman LLP and was chair of their firmwide corporate governance practice group.

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Karen Dempsey
Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Education
JD, Order of the Coif
Class of 1988

The University of California, Davis (also referred to as UCD, UC Davis, or Davis) is a public teaching and research university located in Davis, California just west of Sacramento. Howard and Matthew Greene named UC Davis a Public Ivy in 2001, a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League.

BA
Class of 1985

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Career History
Partner
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.

Chair, Firmwide Corporate Governance Practice Group
Prior - 2011

HellerErman LLP is an American private company focused on legal services.

Political Donations
$2,000
2006

Former Lieutenant Governor at Arkansas Office of the Lieutenant Governor Under Mike Beebe

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theMaven, Inc. purchases TheStreet Inc.

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Appen Holdings Pty Ltd. purchases Figure Eight Technologies, Inc. from Trinity Ventures LP, Bessemer Venture Partners, Industry Ventures LLC, The Founders Fund Management LLC, Felicis Ventures Management Co. LLC, Freestyle Capital Management LLC, Quest Venture Partners LLC, K9 Ventures Management LLC, Harmony Partners Management Co. LLC, Promus Ventures, Canvas Management Co. LLC, Broadway Angels, Salesforce Ventures LLC, M12 Ventures

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Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc purchases The Deal LLC from TheStreet Inc.

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Karen Dempsey is affiliated with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Heller Ehrman LLP

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