Patricia Wyrod, ’90, is an adjunct clinical assistant professor of law in the International Transactions Clinic at the University of Michigan Law School. She founded Tech Law SF Group in 2015 in San Francisco after many years in-house in Silicon Valley. The firm counsels innovative, venture-funded technology companies in most aspects of their day-to-day operations, with guidance tailored to each stage of growth.
From 2000 to 2015, Wyrod worked in-house with a series of high-growth Silicon Valley technology companies, ultimately in the general counsel role. These organizations built technology businesses from scratch, launched global sales and marketing teams, and opened country and continent markets. They also raised significant venture funding and enjoyed successful exits, including being acquired by a Fortune 50 company, a nine-figure private equity buyout, and an IPO. Her firm represents technology clients in the US and Europe in a wide-ranging practice that includes complex cloud software transactions, strategic sales partnerships, data privacy, hardware manufacturing, and employment law.
Her philanthropic efforts include board of director positions over a seven-year period with the Palo Alto, California, Vista Center for the Blind and the San Mateo, California, Mission Hospice. She is an active supporter of the San Francisco Ballet and its Allegro Circle of donors.
Wyrod began her legal career in Los Angeles and Washington, DC, with Dewey Ballantine Bushby Palmer & Wood. She is admitted to practice in California and Michigan.