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Augie Rakow

Augie Rakow

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Silicon Valley and San Francisco, CA, USA

Augie Rakow advises startups and investors building the future of how we live and work.

Augie studied theological history at Harvard University before becoming a lawyer and is one of the few Americans who has taken the Japanese bar exam. He also worked for many years in intellectual property before focusing on startup corporate work. Super Lawyers magazine named him a Rising Star, an honor reserved for no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in California. He is a past president and chairman of the Harvard Club of San Francisco, and lives with his wife in Atherton, California.

Augie’s clients have recently been acquired by Autodesk, Brightcove, Chegg, Dropbox, Facebook, Game Shown Network, Google, Intel, Johnson Controls, oDesk, Sharp, Wargaming and Zendesk.

  • Technology Companies Group


  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • Div., Harvard University
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Berkeley


  • Northern California Rising Star, Northern California Super Lawyers magazine


  • State Bar of California
  • Chairman, Harvard Club of San Francisco

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