R. King Milling serves as leader of Orrick’s global Corporate Business Unit, which includes its Corporate, Capital Markets, Compensation & Benefits, Technology Companies, Emerging Markets, M&A and Private Equity and Tax groups.
King is a partner in the New York office and a member of the Global Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Group. His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A, joint venture, private equity and venture capital transactions, including negotiated mergers, auction bid processes, distressed asset sales, leveraged buyouts and the acquisition and divestiture of divisions and subsidiaries.
King is experienced in all aspects of Delaware and New York corporate, partnership and limited liability company law. He regularly counsels boards of directors on corporate governance, compliance, fiduciary duty and executive compensation matters.
King represents U.S. and non-U.S. clients in a wide range of industries, including life sciences, technology, energy, consumer products, industrials and manufacturing and financial services.
As Orrick’s Chief Client Officer, Catherine helps to ensure that the firm is a steward of our clients’ businesses. Catherine supports Orrick’s commitment to each client’s cause by listening to their views and concerns, responding to their needs, and articulating a shared understanding of priorities.
Among other responsibilities, Catherine meets with clients to solicit their feedback and works with the firm’s client relationship partners and teams to help deliver value added services. She also coordinates the firm’s strategic partnerships with thought leadership and community organizations, also designed to add value for our clients and enhance the firm’s social impact.
Previously, Catherine held senior client relations roles at DLA Piper and at JAMS, the country’s largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services.
Catherine serves on the boards of various organizations including: Silicon Valley Directors’ Exchange, Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, Bay Area Cancer Connections, and Legal Services Sales Organization. In January of 2015, the Secretary of Health and Human Services appointed her to the Board of the National Foundation for Fitness, Sports and Nutrition for a six-year term.
In 2008, Catherine served on Hillary Clinton’s National Finance Committee, and, beginning in 2011, she served on Barack Obama’s National Finance Committee as the National Coordinating Co-Chair of Lawyers for Obama.
Currently, she is a Community Liaison for Kamala Harris for Senate. Catherine was recognized as a 2014 Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and a 2015 Woman of Achievement by Legal Momentum. In January of 2015 she was inducted into the International Women’s Forum and invited to be an American Leadership Forum Fellow for 2015-2016.