Scott Iyama

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

    Scott Iyama, a partner at Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP,  is an experienced corporate lawyer and advisor to leading technology and life science companies. Scott provides tactical guidance throughout the life cycle of high growth companies and has led clients through hundreds of financings and numerous mergers, acquisitions, and partnering transactions. In recognition for such work, The Recorder named Scott one of its “Lawyers on the Fast Track”.


    Scott leverages his technical experience as a member of research teams at Genentech (Virology R&D) and the NASA Ames Research Center (Advanced Displays Lab) to provide a unique business and legal perspective to companies commercializing disruptive solutions in technology and healthcare. Scott has represented a majority of such companies from inception, with many of the companies founded by leading entrepreneurs and scientists at UC San Francisco, Stanford University, Stanford Medical School, and UC Davis. He routinely volunteers his time with entrepreneur groups and frequently lectures at forums such as the National Cancer Institute, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford Technology Venture Program, the University of California, Los Angeles and the California Life Sciences Association.

    He also works with non-profit entities, including the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bay Area.

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