Sarina Jwo

Two Embarcadero Center Suite 1900, San Francisco, CA USA 94111


Sarina Jwo focuses her practice on general corporate matters, venture capital and debt financings, emerging companies, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and other transactional matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Sarina was Corporate Counsel at an automotive research and development center in Sunnyvale, California where she drafted technology licensing agreements to support collaborations, proof of concepts, product features, and software development; supported legal, procurement, and engineering teams in strategic partnerships with vendors and suppliers; and conducted legal research and advised the business on CCPA/CPRA and Cal/OSHA compliance. Previously, Sarina was a summer associate and then an associate in the General Corporate group of an international law firm in its Palo Alto, California headquarters where she focused her practice on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and public companies, emerging companies, and venture capital.

Prior to and while attending Santa Clara University School of Law, Sarina served as a legal extern or intern at multiple leading high-tech companies in Silicon Valley. Sarina also served as Co-President of SCU’s student chapter of Chiefs in Intellectual Property (ChIPs), Co-Chair of ChIPs’ Student Advisory Committee, and Articles Editor for the Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal, Volume 37.

While attending Santa Clara University, Sarina was a Business Ethics Fellow in its Markkula Center for Applied Ethics for more than a year. She also served as an intern for a UK crowdfunding platform in London that offers companies and investors opportunities to raise and invest funds in different projects.

Sarina is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.


Santa Clara University School of Law J.D., High Tech Law Certificate (2021) with honors, Witkin Award, CALI Awards

Santa Clara University B.S., Commerce, Finance (2016)


California (2021)

Professional & Community Activities

Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA), Silicon Valley’s Venture Capital Committee, Co-Chair (2020-Present)

Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA), Silicon Valley’s Mentorship Committee, Co-Chair (2023-Present)

Santa Clara Law Tech Edge J.D., Attorney Mentor (2021-Present)

SCU ChIPs, Attorney Mentor (2021-Present)

National ChIPs, Member (2021-Present)

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