Adam Lin

Mr. Adam Lin,

a counsel at the Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Technology Companies group. Mr. Lin’s practice focuses on advising high-growth technology companies and their founders, advisors and investors such as: Pinterest, ResearchGate, Nest, and the investment funds affiliated with the co-founders of Facebook and Yammer. Recently, Mr. Lin represented Nest in its sale to Google, Inc., as well as eLance in its merger with ODesk.

Mr. Lin has also advised on a number of trans-Pacific mergers & acquisitions such as Acer’s acquisition of Gateway Computers as well as cross-border financing transactions representing China-focused or China-based venture capital funds such as GSR Ventures and Gobi Partners and venture backed technology companies such as Digital Media Group Limited (acquired by VisionChina Media Inc. (NASDAQ: VISN)), Azalaea Networks (acquired by Aruba Networks (NASDAQ: ARUN)), PCH International, and Hillstone Networks.

In addition to private companies, Mr. Lin represented public traded technology companies such as SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) and served as General Counsel and VP of Business Development at SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS), as Associate General Counsel at eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) and as the Senior Director of Legal Affairs at Integrated Memory Logics Limited (TWSE: 3638).

Prior to becoming a corporate attorney, Mr. Lin co-founded two technology startup companies in Silicon Valley and was a key member of an international consortium of companies building the first 8 inch semiconductor fabs for TSMC in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Technology Companies Group, 2) Corporate Governance, 3) Mergers & Acquisitions, 4) Equity Capital Markets and 5) China
Law School J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Admitted Year 1981
Education B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Bar Member / Association State bar of California
Most recent firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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