Perkins Coie adds new partner for ECVC practice

Law firm Perkins Coie has named Matt Oshinsky as a partner for its emerging companies and venture capital practice. Previously, he was a partner at DLA Piper.

Correction: An earlier version of the press release and the news item reporting Matt Oshinsky’s appointment at Perkins Coie misspelled his last name. Both the press release and the brief have since been corrected. 


PALO ALTO (August 15, 2018) – Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Matt Oshinsky has joined the firm’s Emerging Companies & Venture Capital (ECVC) practice as a partner in the Palo Alto office. His addition is the latest in a string of hires for the ECVC practice this year, coming on the heels of recent hires Adrian Rich, Geoffrey Ossias and Matt Kirmayer.

“Matt has a strong presence in the Bay Area tech sector, and his knowledge of the startup and venture capital landscape is impressive,” said Lowell Ness, Perkins Coie’s Palo Alto Office Managing Partner. “Over the years, Matt has crossed paths with many attorneys in our Palo Alto office, and he has received much praise for his quality of counsel and professionalism. We’re thrilled to be working with him.”

Matt represents privately held and publicly traded technology companies in all stages of their life cycles and various transactional matters. His clients include venture capital and private equity investors, publicly traded and privately held companies, and emerging companies. Matt also counsels FORTUNE 100 tech companies in growth equity, strategic investments and private equity matters across a wide scope of industries, including life sciences and medical devices.

“Adding to the firm’s corps of talented ECVC attorneys has been and remains a central tenet to our group’s mission of representing sophisticated technology companies,” said Buddy Arnheim, Co-Chair of Perkins Coie’s ECVC practice. “The Bay Area is a priority market for the firm, and bringing in rainmakers like Matt, who have the experience and capabilities to execute at the highest levels, is critical to our ability to serve as trusted advisors to our clients.”

Matt earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and received his B.A. from Yale University. Before joining Perkins Coie, Matt was a partner at DLA Piper.

Perkins Coie is a recognized national leader in technology and venture capital transactions, representing both companies seeking financing and venture capital firms seeking to invest.

The firm’s teams of ECVC attorneys, located in 11 offices, handle hundreds of venture capital deals representing emerging growth companies and investors each year. As a full-service firm, Perkins Coie not only counsels emerging growth companies on matters such as formation, financing and exit strategies, but also advises its clients on matters such as patent prosecution, brand strategy, privacy and data security, licensing and regulatory compliance for disruptive business models.

Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success. With more than 1,000 lawyers in offices across the United States and in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei, we provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.