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Freshfields Expands Industry-Leading Corporate Practice with Hiring of Andrew Hill as Partner

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP announced today that Andrew Hill has joined the firm’s corporate practice as a partner based in Silicon Valley.  

Mr. Hill represents technology and life sciences companies on a broad range of transactions throughout their corporate lifecycle. He has extensive experience working with private companies on venture financings and other strategic transactions, and then taking them public via traditional IPOs or de-SPAC transactions. He continues to advise companies long after they go public, serving as go-to corporate and securities counsel for public companies and their boards on strategic M&A and financing transactions, corporate governance and other advisory matters. Along with his company-side experience, he regularly represents investment banks in securities offerings, as well as venture capital firms, private equity firms and corporate investors in connection with their investments.

“Andy is a next-generation leader in Silicon Valley who brings exceptional skill, constructive counseling and a wealth of knowledge to clients on their most strategic transactions. He is the perfect fit for Freshfields and we are thrilled to welcome him to our expanding corporate practice here in Silicon Valley. His comprehensive experience advising on securities and corporate matters for public and private companies, as well as their investors and investment banking underwriters, expands the depth and breadth of the firm’s offering for our technology and life sciences clients around the world,” said Head of US Capital Markets and Freshfields’ US Managing Partner Sarah Solum.

Mr. Hill’s work spans a variety of sectors, with a special focus on technology and life sciences. His clients include:

  • IPOs and de-SPACs: AppLovin, Couchbase, Lyft, Spire Global, Tesla, ThredUp, Twilio, Zendesk and Zymergen
  • Recent early- and late-stage financing rounds: CloudWalk, Humu, Podium, PortalOne and Uniphore
  • Private and public M&A: Amplify Snack Brands, AppLovin, Eventbrite, Lessonly, Medallia and Xoom

Mr. Hill has been recognized for his work by the Daily Journal, having been named one of the 2020 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year for his role in advising Lyft in its IPO, and was recently recognized as a 2022 BTI Client Service All-Star.

“I am thrilled to join Freshfields and its fantastic team of lawyers. Freshfields offers tech and life sciences clients exactly what they need — seasoned advice from top-tier lawyers who have spent their careers in Silicon Valley, as well as powerhouse corporate, litigation and regulatory teams in New York, Washington and around the world. This approach is a game-changer for clients, and I couldn’t be more excited to be part of this forward-thinking firm,” said Mr. Hill.

“Andy is one of the most highly respected lawyers of his generation in one of the most dynamic regions in the world,” said Freshfields’ Senior Partner Georgia Dawson. “The impact and strategic importance of technology and life sciences businesses will only continue to grow, and our ability to serve them is greatly strengthened by the depth and breadth of Andy’s skillset and his understanding of Silicon Valley sensibilities.”

Mr. Hill joins from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. 


About Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

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