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Silicon Valley: Advisers for Defining Moments

A unique business environment thrives in Silicon Valley. At the same time, technology companies stand at an inflection point, facing the potential for increased government regulation of Big Tech and emerging technologies, growing cybersecurity and data privacy concerns, and constant pressure from new disruptors.

Since Sullivan & Cromwell opened its Palo Alto office in 2000, we have integrated our leading worldwide practices in M&A, Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Capital Markets, Litigation, Corporate Governance, Tax, Fintech, Cybersecurity and Criminal Defense & Investigations into our work for clients here. Across decades we have advised on some of the most prominent transactions and litigation in the worlds of Technology, Media and Telecommunications.

We view ourselves first and foremost as business lawyers, assembling multi-disciplinary teams to help each client reach their strategic objectives. We work with our clients to find new ways to keep ahead of rapid developments and to navigate their businesses smoothly through continued change.


Sarah Payne is managing partner of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Palo Alto office and is co-head of the Capital Markets Group and Technology M&A and Finance Group. Sarah has a broad-based corporate practice, focusing on public and private securities offerings, M&A transactions and investments in venture capital funds.