SOURCE: Silicon Legal Strategy

Silicon Legal Strategy

June 07, 2013 10:30 ET

Silicon Legal Strategy Hires Dan Wu

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 7, 2013) -  Silicon Legal Strategy today announced the addition of Dan Wu as a senior associate in its Santa Monica office, marking the firm's fifth strategic hire in 2013.

Dan brings extensive experience advising technology startups, entrepreneurs and angel investors in venture capital financings and M&A transactions to the rapidly-growing team at SLS. He provides SLS clients with day-to-day counseling across the range of corporate and securities matters facing emerging growth companies.

Before joining Silicon Legal, Dan practiced at the Los Angeles office of Silicon Valley boutique law firm Fortis General Counsel, LLP, where he advised emerging technology companies and investors in connection with venture capital financings and M&A transactions.

Dan began his career in the corporate department at O'Melveny & Myers LLP in Los Angeles, where he represented large institutional and Fortune 500 companies in debt and equity financings, initial public offerings and M&A transactions. 

Dan received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law, B.A., magna cum laude, from Claremont McKenna College, and M.B.A. from Insead. 

"SLS is a very unique firm that combines top-tier legal counsel for emerging technology companies and VC investors with ultra-responsive client service," said Dan Wu. "I'm very excited to be a part of such a talented team and to strengthen SLS's connection to startups, entrepreneurs and VCs in the Los Angeles tech community."

"Dan's broad corporate transactional background and experience representing early stage companies will bring a great deal of value to our rapidly expanding client base in Los Angeles," said Andre Gharakhanian, partner at Silicon Legal Strategy. "We're excited to be adding yet another outstanding team member to our Santa Monica office, and looking forward to continued expansion this year."

About Silicon Legal Strategy

Silicon Legal Strategy is the premier boutique law firm providing targeted, bottom-line-oriented advice to technology startups, innovative entrepreneurs and seasoned investors. Trained at the top firms in Silicon Valley, our attorneys and staff are incredibly passionate about technology and have extensive experience representing early stage companies and investors. We are a known quantity in Silicon Valley, and work with or sit across the table from every major law firm in the area. Perhaps most importantly, we ourselves are entrepreneurs. We truly understand the challenges of a startup -- like building and motivating a team, creating repeatable processes to ensure continued customer satisfaction at scale and dealing with infrastructure issues. We face these challenges every day -- and as a result, are able to deliver more relevant, bottom-line-oriented advice. Put simply, we actually "get" what entrepreneurs are going through.