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About Us

We build software to make legal paperwork easier for startups and attorneys.


We are unique in our obsession for quality.

Our software and templates help make sure you end up with the same level of quality that you would get from a top Silicon Valley law firm.

We're uniquely able to do this because we are run by startup attorneys and paralegals with extensive experience from top startup law firms. We've seen all the issues that come up in legal due diligence, and work hard to help our customers avoid them.

We don't just blindly mimic the output of attorneys though. There are many non‑obvious issues with moving legal paperwork online. Our deep experience enables us to recognize issues and do the necessary legal research. We do a tremendous amount of research - more than what a typical startup attorney would ever do.

Every time you use Clerky, you benefit from our obsession for quality. Our deep legal expertise and extensive legal research is built directly into our software and templates.


Leadership


Darby Wong
Co-Founder & CEO

Prior to Clerky, Darby was an attorney in the Technology Companies Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Darby has a B.S. in computer science from the University of Washington, as well as a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Prior to law school, Darby was an early software engineer at Redfin.


Chris Field
Co-Founder

Prior to Clerky, Chris was an attorney in the Technology Companies Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Chris has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, as well as a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Prior to law school, Chris worked in management and operations at TippingPoint.


Advisors


John V. Bautista

John V. Bautista is a Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. John has more than two decades of experience in Silicon Valley representing startups and investors. Prior to joining Orrick, John co-founded Venture Law Group and also practiced at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.


Carolynn Levy

Carolynn Levy is a Partner and General Counsel at Y Combinator. Prior to joining YC, Carolynn spent more than a decade representing startups and investors in Silicon Valley as a corporate and securities lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.