O’Melveny works with entrepreneurs and investors to support the emergence of innovative companies. We provide strategic guidance along every step of the growth cycle—helping to build businesses around novel ideas, raise capital, protect critical technology and talent, and navigate the path to success.

We are more than lawyers to our clients, often serving as trusted advisors in the C-suite and boardroom, making timely introductions to investors and executive and technical talent, and forging valuable connections within the technology and business community on behalf of our clients.

The success of our clients speaks for itself:  over the last three years, we have ushered more than 75 venture-backed companies to liquidity via sale or initial public offering, and we boast an 11-year streak of closing venture and private equity financings at a one-per-day pace.

Our value proposition for emerging companies is our ability to deliver experienced, user-friendly, and efficient counseling across a platform built to support today’s start-ups.

  • Industry strength across consumer internet, fintech, clean technology, semiconductors and capital equipment, media, transportation and autonomous vehicles, life sciences, on-demand economy, enterprise software, security, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and IoT and smart devices sectors, among others.
  • Unique combination of “true” Silicon Valley technology chops and cost-efficiency, backed by the full resources of an elite global law firm.
  • Geographic reach offers coverage across the United States as well as key innovation centers in China, Tokyo, Korea, Singapore, London, and Israel.

Dome9 Security

O’Melveny represented Israeli cloud security company Dome9 Security in its acquisition by cybersecurity giant Check Point Software for a reported US$175 million; we had previously represented Dome9 in corporate and growth matters, including its US$16.5 million Series C financing six months prior to its sale. Read

eHi Car Services

O’Melveny has represented Shanghai-based car rental company eHi Car Service for nearly a decade, advising the company on multiple growth financings, its US$120 million initial public offering on the NYSE, and, in 2018, on its management-led take-private for US$937.5 million. Read


O’Melveny represented interactive entertainment company Kabam for more than a decade, working with the company on corporate and growth matters, including multiple venture capital and growth financings, more than a dozen strategic acquisitions, and the company’s sale to Netmarble Games for a reported US$800 million. Read

Quantenna Communications

O’Melveny represented Quantenna, a developer of high-performance Wi-Fi solutions, in its all-cash acquisition by ON Semiconductor Corporation for US$1.07 billion. Read


O’Melveny represented workforce software developer Sapho in its US$200 million acquisition by Citrix Systems; we had previously represented Sapho in corporate, intellectual property, data privacy, and growth matters, including several rounds of venture capital financing. Read