Warren T. Lazarow
is a partner in O’Melveny’s Silicon Valley and New York offices and Firmwide Chairman of O'Melveny's Transactions Department.
He is nationally and internationally recognized as one of the market’s leading advisors to technology-focused companies and investors. Warren has been chosen four times to be on Forbes Magazine’
s prestigious “Midas List” of the technology industry’s Top 100 Dealmakers Worldwide. Law firm rankings publications, including Chambers and Partners
(USA and Global guides), Legal 500
, Global Counsel
, and Practical Law Company
, have awarded him high rankings in listings of top lawyers for “Corporate/M&A,” “Capital Markets,” “Communications/Technology,” “Venture Capital and Emerging Companies,” and “Private Equity - Buyouts: $10 billion and above.” The Legal 500
, in its “Venture Capital and Emerging Companies” section, describes Warren as “highly recommended by clients in the [technology] space for his ‘truly significant experience,’” and the “key person in the [industry] for all manner of corporate legal issues.” Numerous business and legal media outlets, including The Deal
, The Recorder
, The New York Times
, The Wall Street Journal
, Silicon Valley Business Journal
, have quoted Warren or covered transactions he has worked on. He has spoken on issues impacting technology companies before audiences throughout the US, Japan, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan, Israel, and Europe.
Warren’s practice is primarily focused on the corporate representation of public and private technology companies, venture capital and private equity firms, and investment banks. He is a boardroom-level advisor who frequently serves as outside general counsel, helping management teams, boards of directors, and investors shape and execute their business strategies, and providing experienced counsel on legal issues ranging from day-to-day corporate and regulatory matters to high-stakes strategic matters.
Over the course of his career, Warren has handled more than 150 M&A transactions ranging from US$1 million to more than US$5 billion; more than 100 public offerings of equity, debt, and convertible securities, raising more than US$2.6 billion; and more than 750 private financings spanning initial seed financings, venture capital financings, private equity financings, and recapitalizations.
Warren recently served as the Managing Partner of O’Melveny’s Silicon Valley Office and as a member of O'Melveny's Board of Directors. Prior to joining O’Melveny, Warren was the Head of the Business and Technology Practice for Northern California, a member of the Board of Directors, and the Managing Partner of the Silicon Valley Office of another AmLaw 50
international law firm.
American Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; California Bar AssociationHonoree,
Brooklyn Law School Annual Alumni Association, Co-Alumni of the Year Award in 2008Publications,
“The SEC’s Regulation of the Financial Press: The Legal and Constitutional Implications of the Misappropriation Theory,” Brooklyn Law Review
; and “Technology M&A Case Strategies: Acquisition of Clear Shape Technologies by Cadence Design Systems,” Aspatore Books
Named by California Law Business
to its list of “California’s Top 25 Lawyers Under the Age of 45” (1996); Named by San Jose Magazine
to its list of “Top Lawyers in the Silicon Valley”; Named by Global Counsel
to its list of “Highly Recommended Lawyers for Private Equity/Venture Capital”; Named by Madison Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals
to its “Honors Edition”; Named “Best Lawyer in America” in the practice area of “Venture Capital Law” in the 2012 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America
Working knowledge of French and Hebrew