Michael Peng Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Michael Peng

Michael Peng

Attorney at Law

Oakland
California
Licensed in
CA
Harvard Law School
5.0 5
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
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out of 2 reviews
About
I am the co-founder and general counsel of a seed-stage hedge fund. Previously, I spent nearly a decade at elite law firms managing high-stakes cases. Deep legal knowledge, cost efficiency, and a practical, results-oriented attitude is what I bring as a trusted adviser to startups, small companies, and individuals.
8
Years
experience
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Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Michael advised on a complex, cross-border trademark licensing transaction. He developed the strategy and deal structure from the ground up. His work was highly efficient and detail-oriented, and he was able to distill a complicated situation into simple action points and recommendations. He is an excellent advocate."

Trademark transaction
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Michael provided important counsel on two investments I was considering in real estate and a restaurant. I found his work no-nonsense and highly professional, and he considers business concerns that traditional lawyers tend to overlook. He is a lawyer you can trust with your most important projects. Professional service with a personal touch."

Review of potential investments
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Orthogonal Asset Management LLC

Co-founder, COO, Chief Legal Officer

Nov 2018 - Present

I run a seed-stage hedge fund that deploys systematic active investment strategies in global markets. We focus on flow-driven event strategies and use a data-driven and quantitative approach for our investment analysis. My primary responsibilities include principal oversight of all legal and regulatory matters, including investment structuring, investor relations, and interfacing with federal and

Nov 2018 - Present

Peng Legal

Principal

Jan 2018 - Present

I advise and consult for startups, small companies, and individuals on a broad range of legal issues, including issues relating to litigation, intellectual property protection and licensing, securities regulation, and compensation and employment.

Jan 2018 - Present

Kobre & Kim

Associate

Sep 2015 - Jan 2018

I was a litigator with principal responsibility for managing a broad range of matters.

Sep 2015 - Jan 2018

Quinn Emanuel

Associate

Oct 2011 - Aug 2015

I was a litigator with principal responsibility for managing a broad range of matters, including "bet-the-company" cases. I also helped successfully launch Quinn Emanuel's Hong Kong office.

Oct 2011 - Aug 2015

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