Shawn Atkinson

Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Shawn Atkinson

Shawn Atkinson

Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Biography

Shawn Atkinson, a partner in the London office, is a member of the Technology Companies Group, which advises high growth technology companies, venture capital and private equity funds.

Shawn is a leader in late stage venture transactions and in early stage private equity transactions in Europe and the emerging markets, advising venture capital, growth and private equity funds. A cross-border transactional lawyer by trade, his experience includes UK, multi-jurisdictional and complex corporate transactions for both public and private companies, including countless acquisitions and disposals, cross-border mergers, bankruptcy infused asset sales, recapitalisations and reorganisations. He has a particular depth of experience in technology and IP rich businesses.

Among the leading investment funds he has represented are ABRY Partners, Accel Partners, Apax Partners, Bain Capital, Balderton Capital, Battery Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Columbia Capital, Evolvence, Global Finance, Golden Gate Capital, Greenspring Associates, Headway Capital Partners, Innova Capital, KPS Capital Partners, Mangrove Capital Partners, M/C Partners, Rho Ventures, Russia Partners and Summit Partners.

Shawn also advises technology companies, from incubation through M&A exits, initial public offerings and other growth opportunities. His participation in the private equity and venture capital sector spans his entire career—with time spent in private practice, in-house and advising investors as well as investor-backed businesses—and affords him a deep knowledge and understanding of the industry and client needs and expectations.

Shawn started his career at Linklaters, and subsequently practiced at Kirkland & Ellis. He has worked extensively throughout North America, Eastern Europe and Asia. In addition to London, Shawn has practiced corporate law in New York, Toronto and across Eastern Europe. Before his law career, Mr. Atkinson was a musician and record producer, which culminated in a No. 8 chart listing in the Canadian national chart in 1994.

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Managing Associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Diploma in Archaeology

Oxford is a collegiate university, consisting of the central University and colleges. The central University is composed of academic departments and research centres, administrative departments, libraries and museums. The 38 colleges are self-governing and financially independent institutions, which are related to the central University in a federal system. There are also six permanent private halls, which were founded by different Christian denominations and which still retain their Christian character.

B.A. in Anthropology & Archaeology

McMaster University is a public research university located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The main campus is located on 121 hectares (300 acres) of land near the residential neighbourhoods of Ainslie Wood and Westdale, adjacent to Hamilton's Royal Botanical Gardens. McMaster was controlled by the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec until it became a privately chartered, publicly funded non-denominational institution in 1957. The university is co-educational, and has over 25,000 undergraduate and over 4,000 post-graduate students

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Nottingham Law School (also known as NLS) is a law school in the UK with over 100 full-time lecturers and over 2,500 students. It is an academic and professional institution, part of Nottingham Trent University. Not to be confused with the School of Law at University of Nottingham. The institution specializes in different fields of education in law. Nottingham Law school's main goal is to provide their students careers that they are guaranteed after the completion of their graduation.

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The University of Nottingham shares many of the characteristics of the world’s great universities. However, they are distinct not only in their key strengths but in how their many strengths combine: they are financially secure, campus based and comprehensive; they are research-led and recruit top students and staff from around the world; they are committed to internationalising all their core activities so their students can have a valuable and enjoyable experience that prepares them well for the rest of their intellectual, professional and personal lives.

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Partner
2014 - Current

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an international law firm founded in San Francisco, California. Orrick traces its roots back to 1863, making it the oldest continuously operating law firm in San Francisco. The firm is focused on serving companies in the technology, energy & infrastructure and financial sectors and practices in five core areas: Corporate, Energy & Infrastructure, Finance, Intellectual Property and Litigation.

Partner
Prior - 2014

Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm of 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a worldwide leader in the middle market sector. Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, financial services, fund formation, health care, insurance and reinsurance, private equity and venture capital, public finance, real estate, and technology, media and telecommunications, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP provides legal services. The company counsels clients in complex litigation, corporate and tax, intellectual property and restructuring matters. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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