O’Melveny Launches ‘Momentum’ for Emerging and Tech Companies

November 09, 2017


SILICON VALLEY─November 9, 2017─O’Melveny is pleased to introduce Momentum, the firm’s new industry group focused on guiding emerging and technology companies through every stage of the business lifecycle. Building on O’Melveny’s longstanding experience in the technology sector, the global Momentum team brings together the firm’s recognized capabilities in transactions, intellectual property, labor and employment, data security and privacy, and more, to provide the full-suite of legal services to help companies at every stage of development achieve their full potential.

The team’s Momentum microsite (www.omm.com/momentum) provides information and resources for entrepreneurs, technology business leaders, and investors in a straightforward Q&A format organized by the stages in a company’s evolution, from startup and growth, to going public, acquisitions and sales, and expanding globally. The site also features team-contributed content, with articles, client alerts, and podcasts on timely topics of interest to the technology sector, including hot emerging sectors like fintech, autonomous vehicles, and augmented reality.

“Momentum’s cross-practice approach addresses the unique needs of emerging companies,” said Silicon Valley-based partner David Makarechian, who brings to the Momentum team more than 20 years of experience working with entrepreneurs, executives, and investors. “Frequently, emerging company clients have smaller in-house legal teams, if they have in-house legal teams at all. That puts us in direct contact with their business, which means the advice we give is often both legal and strategic in nature.”

“Emerging and technology startup clients often turn to us as general counsel, to serve as a sounding board for working through issues and problem solving,” said partner Eric Sibbitt, a San Francisco-based member of Momentum with extensive experience in structuring and executing initial public offerings and other complex capital-raising transactions. “The Momentum site is a natural outgrowth of that day-to-day interaction. Both as a team and through the site, we’re bringing together our collective insight to help them stay on top of the issues that may impact their business.”

About Momentum
Drivers of innovation need a law firm built to keep up. Since the early days of the internet, O’Melveny has helped clients stay ahead of the curve, and we haven’t slowed down since. We have a strong record as valued counselors, guiding numerous clients through the challenges of starting, financing, and growing a company to its full potential. So, we ask, what do you see for the future? What do you want to achieve? And how can we help? www.omm.com/momentum  

About O’Melveny
O’Melveny’s clients define markets, set precedents, and break boundaries. They are stalwarts and innovators, the names you trust and the next big thing. And for more than a century, O’Melveny has been right beside them, kicking down walls and putting up defenses to help our clients achieve their most important goals. With approximately 700 lawyers in 15 offices worldwide guided by the principles of excellence, leadership, and citizenship, we uphold a tradition of treating our clients’ challenges and opportunities as our own. What do you want to achieve? For the answers, please visit www.omm.com.


Chris Till
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

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