SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Lyman Thai has joined the firm’s San Francisco office as a partner in its Transactions Practice Group and Innovative Technology Sector and a member of its Venture & Growth Capital Team. Thai marks the 11th attorney added to Foley’s Bay Area corporate roster since February of last year, further enhancing the firm’s Northern California presence and demonstrating its commitment to delivering effective business solutions to clients in the region’s emerging companies and venture capital spaces.
Thai focuses his practice on representing founders, venture capital firms, and corporate investors in a wide range of transactional matters across all stages of growth. He draws from previous experience as general counsel for a venture-backed technology startup to advise business clients on corporate governance, federal and state securities laws, stock and option administration, intellectual property protection, employment and compensation, commercial contracts, M&A, and other strategic transactions, including equity, debt, and convertible instrument financings and investments.
Thai has represented entrepreneurs, executives, and management teams of fast-growing technology companies across various industries, including cloud computing, cybersecurity, digital media, enterprise software, financial technology, mobile applications, on-demand services, online travel, social media, software-as-a-service (SaaS), video games, and other emerging businesses and technologies. In addition to advising on general business issues, Thai leads client teams and coordinates specialists to address matters spanning licensing, patent and trademark prosecution, tax, employee benefits, employment and general commercial litigation, real estate, privacy, CFIUS/national security, HSR/antitrust, and other regulatory matters.
Thai joins Foley from Wilson Sonsini in San Francisco and is the latest in a series of corporate laterals who have joined Foley’s Northern California offices.