Warren T. Lazarow

Warren T. Lazarow


O'Melveny & Myers

Recognized since 2012

Menlo Park, California

Practice Areas

Venture Capital Law

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Warren Lazarow, Firmwide Co-Chairman of O’Melveny’s Corporate Department, is nationally and internationally recognized as one of the market’s leading advisors to technology-focused companies and investors. Warren primarily focuses his practice on the corporate representation of public and private technology companies, venture capital and private equity firms, and investment banks. He is a boardroom-level advisor who frequently serves as outside general counsel, helping management teams, boards of directors, and investors shape and execute their business strategies, and providing experienced counsel on legal issues ranging from day-to-day corporate and regulatory matters to high-stakes strategic matters. Over the course of his career, Warren has handled more than 200 M&A transactions ranging from US$1 million to US$10 billion; more than 100 public offerings of equity, debt, and convertible securities, raising more than US$2.6 billion; and more than 1,000 private financings spanning initial seed financings, venture capital financings, growth capital financings, private equity financings, and recapitalizations.

Warren has been chosen four times for inclusion on Forbes Magazine’s prestigious “Midas List” of the technology industry’s Top 100 Dealmakers Worldwide. Law firm rankings publications, including Chambers & Partners (USA and Global guides), Legal 500, Global Counsel, IFLR, and Practical Law Company, have awarded him high rankings in listings of top lawyers for “Corporate/M&A,” “Capital Markets,” “Communications/Technology,” “Venture Capital and Emerging Companies,” and “Private Equity - Buyouts: $10 billion and above.” Legal 500, in its “Venture Capital and Emerging Companies” section, describes Warren as “highly recommended by clients in the [technology] space for his ‘truly significant experience’” and the “key person in the [industry] for all manner of corporate legal issues.” Chambers and Partners notes that Warren is “praised for his practical and intelligent advice” and that he is “particularly known for his representation of technology companies in the emerging companies space.” Numerous business and legal media outlets, including PE Hub Wire, FeedBlitz, The Deal, TechCrunch, The Daily Deal, Private Equity Law 360, Term Sheet, The Recorder, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Silicon Valley Business Journal, MSNBC, VentureBeat and CNN, have quoted Warren or covered transactions on which he has worked. He has spoken on issues impacting technology companies before audiences throughout the US, Japan, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan, Israel, and Europe.

Prior to joining O’Melveny, Warren was the Head of the Business and Technology Practice for Northern California, a member of the Board of Directors, and the Managing Partner of the Silicon Valley Office of another AmLaw 50 international law firm.

Location

  • 2765 Sand Hill Road
    Menlo Park, CA 94025

Languages

  • French
  • Hebrew

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School , J.D., graduated 1986
  • Princeton University, A.B., Cum Luade, graduated 1982

Bar Admissions

  • California, California
  • New York, New York

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • California Bar Association - Member
  • Chaos Prime - Board of Director
  • New York State Bar Association - Member
  • Zyzzyva - Boad of Directors

O'Melveny & Myers
Headquarters: Los Angeles, California

78 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

9 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Venture Capital Law

Special Focus

  • Securities

Awards:

  • Brooklyn Law School Annual Alumni Association, Co-Alumni of the Year Award, 2008
  • Recognized by IFLR1000® (2019 & 2020) as a Notable Practitioner in Technology & Telecommunications and Private Equity
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2020 for Venture Capital Law in Menlo Park, CA; Warren has been listed in Best Lawyers® since 2012
  • Named by The Legal 500: United States to its list of “Recommended Lawyers” (2008-2019)
  • Ranked on the ICFM list of top 500 leading lawyers in the world (2015)
  • Named by California Law Business to its list of “California’s Top 25 Lawyers Under the Age of 45”
  • Named by San Jose Magazine to its list of “Top Lawyers in the Silicon Valley”
  • Named by Global Counsel to its list of “Highly Recommended Lawyers for Private Equity/Venture Capital”
  • Named by Madison Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals to its “Honors Edition”

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