SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 15, 2015) - Silicon Legal Strategy today announced that Katrin Robb has joined the firm as a senior associate in its San Francisco office. This marks the fifth attorney hire for Silicon Legal since last fall.

Katrin brings her extensive expertise in advising technology startups, entrepreneurs and venture capital funds in venture capital financings and M&A transactions to the rapidly-growing team at SLS. She provides SLS clients with day-to-day counseling across the range of corporate, securities and transactional matters facing emerging growth companies.

Before joining Silicon Legal, Katrin practiced at the Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices of Fenwick & West LLP, where she advised dozens of emerging technology companies and investors in connection with venture capital financings, M&A transactions and corporate governance matters. At Fenwick, Katrin represented clients backed by top VCs like Benchmark Capital and DAG Ventures. She also represented several elite investors, including NEA, Accel Partners, Redpoint and TPG.

Katrin joins a handful of top flight recent hires for Silicon Legal:

  • Brian Schlinkert, who joined Silicon Legal from Cooley, LLP.
  • Heidi Walas, who came to SLS from Carr & Ferrell, LLP.
  • P. Charu Satia, who worked as an attorney at Inventus Law, eBay and Townsend and Townsend and Crew.
  • Alexandra Frumar, who previously served as corporate counsel at AppDirect, Inc.

"We're very excited to welcome Katrin, Brian, Heidi, Charu and Alex to SLS and feel that our clients will definitely benefit from the targeted experience and business-minded strategic approach that each of these terrific attorneys brings to the table," said Andre Gharakhanian, partner at Silicon Legal Strategy. "Silicon Legal is continuing to attract top tier talent. We're looking forward to even more growth in 2015."

About Silicon Legal Strategy

Silicon Legal Strategy is the premier boutique law firm providing targeted, bottom-line-oriented advice to technology startups, innovative entrepreneurs and seasoned investors. Trained at the top firms in Silicon Valley, our attorneys and staff are incredibly passionate about technology and have extensive experience representing early stage companies and investors. We are a known quantity in Silicon Valley, and work with or sit across the table from every major law firm in the area. Perhaps most importantly, we ourselves are entrepreneurs. We truly understand the challenges of a startup -- like building and motivating a team, creating repeatable processes to ensure continued customer satisfaction at scale and dealing with infrastructure issues. We face these challenges every day -- and as a result, are able to deliver more relevant, bottom-line-oriented advice. Put simply, we actually "get" what entrepreneurs are going through.