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David Makarechian


David Makarechian is a partner in O’Melveny’s Silicon Valley office and the Regional Head of Transactions for Northern California.

David is a boardroom-level corporate lawyer who has over twenty years of experience working with entrepreneurs, executives, and investors to support the growth of innovative technology companies. He is recognized for his ability to provide experienced guidance and practical solutions to business and legal issues alike. Chambers and Partners describes him as a “professional and detail-oriented" lawyer who is also "very cool and pragmatic,” and Legal 500 cites clients who praise him as “responsive, diligent, and thorough.”

David’s clients include public companies, private companies and start-ups, venture and private equity investors and investment banks. David also advises multinational companies and sovereign wealth funds in international transactions. His practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, venture capital, growth and PIPE investments, 1934 Act counseling of public companies and organizing and structuring venture-backed and emerging growth enterprises. He also has significant experience in buy outs, divestures and spin-outs, joint ventures, cross border M&A, and technology transactions of all types.

David has represented some of the most prominent companies and investors in the technology sector, including Android in its sale to Google, Yahoo! in various international investments, Advanced Micro Devices, Cisco Systems in several acquisitions and Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers in venture capital investments.

International Experience

David co-founded O’Melveny & Myers’ Singapore office in 2008 and served in leadership positions in the Singapore office for over four years. David has represented international private equity and venture capital funds, sovereign wealth funds, international investment banks and multinational companies, in South and South East Asia, with a focus on Singapore, Indonesia and India. David has worked on capital markets transactions in Singapore, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. David earned recognition as one of the top international lawyers in Singapore in the areas of Corporate/M&A and International Capital Markets from Chambers & Partners, the International Financial Law Review and the Legal 500.

Other Professional Experience

Vice President and General Counsel, 24/7 Customer, Inc., a technology-enabled services company with approximately 9,000 employees in the US, Asia and Latin America, 2006-2008.

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1993
Colorado College, B.A., 1988