Rimon PC Expands Venture Capital Bench with addition of New Partners in California

Rimon, internationally recognized full-service law firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Silicon Valley-based Intellectual Property and Venture Capital partner David Case, and Los Angeles-based Venture Capital & M&A partner, Hayk Mamajanyan.

Rimon added intellectual property and venture capital attorney, David Case, in Silicon Valley.

David joins Rimon from his own firm, Asia Pacific Advisory, after working previously at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where he was a partner in the intellectual property and emerging companies practice groups in Tokyo, Japan and Silicon Valley. Prior to Orrick, David was an equity partner at White & Case practicing in the New York City and Tokyo, Japan offices.

David represents U.S., Japanese and multinational private and public companies in a wide variety of cross-border intellectual property and venture capital transactions, joint ventures, revenue share arrangements, and M&A transactions.

“I am very excited to join Rimon,” said David on joining the firm.  “The move reunites me with a number of former colleagues from previous firms.  The move also allows me to scale my offerings to clients in the US and around the world.”

While at Orrick and White & Case, David was ranked as a leading attorney in Asia and Japan continuously between 2008 to 2019 by leading legal ranking journals such as Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Intellectual Property Magazine, World IP Review, and Intellectual Asset Management.

David lived 22 years in Tokyo and is fluent speaking and reading Japanese.  As a result, he deeply understands Japanese business practices, and combines his legal expertise with an understanding of cultural differences between the West and Japan.

Rimon also added corporate, venture capital and M&A attorney Hayk Mamajanyan as a Partner in Los Angeles. Hayk joins Rimon from HVM Law Firm, where he was the Founder and Managing Attorney. Hayk focuses on strategic and transactional matters acting both as a legal advisor and a strategic partner for his clients. Hayk represents entrepreneurs, enterprises, high-net-worth individuals, and investors principally in technology and other related industries. He advises early and late-stage companies in various business matters as their external general counsel.

Prior to joining Rimon, Hayk gained valuable experience in local and cross-border deals and successfully represented startups, funds, investors, large financial institutions in corporate and project financing transactions for more than $700 million in the aggregate. He is also an avid technology enthusiast, an angel investor and a member of several angel investor networks.

“What truly sets Rimon apart from its competitors is its commitment to innovation and empowering its lawyers to become more effective and efficient advisors for their clients”, said Hayk on his move. “This cultural match truly resonated with me and pushed me towards this decision.”

“It is exciting to see that Rimon’s innovative model wins over more and more partners from top law firms, and it is wonderful to reconnect with David after many years at Orrick,” notes Mikhail Usubyan, Rimon M&A and VC partner based in Washington, DC. “These latest additions to our rapidly growing team also attest to the appeal of Rimon’s broad international platform, seamlessly accommodating diverse practices from the U.S. to Japan/Asia, from London to Armenia.”

Hayk Mamajanyan graduated from UCLA School of Law, the University of Oxford (UK) and the American University of Armenia.  David Case graduated from Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif), St. Mary’s College of California (B.S. Economics), University College London (Economics) and UC Berkeley School of Information (Artificial Intelligence Certificate Program).

Rimon has 46 offices across five continents. The firm is widely known as being at the vanguard of legal innovation and has been repeatedly recognized by the Financial Times as one of North America’s most innovative law firms. The firm’s Founding Partners were both named ‘Legal Rebels’ by the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal and have spoken on innovations in the practice of law at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools. Rimon and its lawyers have also received numerous awards for excellence, including from Best Lawyers and Chambers.