Hunter Farrell is a seasoned technology lawyer with
substantial experience representing technology and
media companies in transactional matters.
Prior to founding FarrellCounsel, Hunter gained extensive experience in technology transactions law working in Silicon Valley as an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a nationally prominent law firm representing technology companies, and as the solo in-house counsel at an Internet services start-up that went public. Because of his experience as outside and in-house counsel, Hunter brings a valuable combination of skills to address the needs of his business clients.
Hunter handles hundreds of transactions each year for online information, digital media, SaaS, software and other technology companies. As a result, he has a high level of familiarity with business practices and contractual issues and risks for these industry sectors, which allows him to advise clients on industry norms and negotiate the most favorable business terms. Hunter crafts contracts with attention to industry-specific details that help the contracting parties perform their obligations more smoothly and efficiently.
Education and Employment History:
Hunter graduated from Amherst College in 1989 (B.A., magna cum laude) and Columbia Law School in 1993 (J.D., Stone Scholar, Columbia Law Review). After completing a judicial clerkship with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, he worked at the New York law firm Debevoise & Plimpton and at Dow Jones & Company, publisher of The Wall Street Journal.
In 1998, he relocated to Silicon Valley, where he joined the Technology Transactions department of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. While at Wilson Sonsini, a prominent technology law firm, Hunter handled complex transactions for numerous technology clients.
Hunter left Wilson Sonsini to work as solo in-house counsel at an Internet start-up, bamboo.com. At bamboo.com, he managed all of the company's legal affairs through several rounds of venture capital financing, a successful initial public offering and a merger with another public company, Internet Pictures Corporation ("IPIX").
Hunter left IPIX to found his own law firm, FarrellCounsel, P.C., in early 2001 and has been providing legal services to various clients in the high-tech sector since that time. Hunter has an office in the Bend, Oregon, and he is licensed to practice law in California, New York and Oregon.