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Practice:

  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Amanda Voss Senior Associate Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

London

Amanda Voss, a Senior Associate in the London office, is a member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution group.

Amanda has broad commercial litigation experience, and has particular experience in professional negligence disputes and issues relating to professional indemnity insurance. She is qualified in New Zealand, having relocated to the United Kingdom in 2010.

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Practice:

  • Public Finance
  • Banking & Finance

Hoang Vu Partner Public Finance, Banking & Finance

Houston

Hoang practices within the Public Finance Department. Hoang serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriters’ counsel, issuer’s counsel, and bank’s counsel in connection with a broad range of taxable and tax-exempt transactions, including education, health care and transportation matters.

Hoang has significant experience in representing banks and other financial institutions on financings for nonprofit entities, direct purchase and private placements of municipal and governmental debt, and letter of credit and liquidity facilities for variable rate bonds and commercial paper programs.

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Practice:

  • Corporate
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group

Olivier Vuillod Senior Associates Corporate, M&A and Private Equity

Paris

Olivier Vuillod is an M&A and Private equity lawyer in Orrick’s Paris office.

Olivier helps startups and high growth technology companies successfully raise capital and build their businesses from formation through exit. He has significant cross-border and U.S. transaction expertise in venture capital markets following his secondment to Orrick’s San Francisco and Menlo Park offices in 2016-2017. Internally, Olivier also leveraged this experience to increase integration and collaboration between Orrick’s Paris and U.S. offices. Since returning to Paris, he acts as an effective bridge between Orrick’s French and West Coast offices, advising French and US clients on complex venture capital matters.

Olivier has represented early and late stage companies in more than $500 million of venture financings and has advised clients in over $8 billion worth of M&A transactions. He specializes in advising founders on structuring their companies to maintain control, and he frequently counsels executive teams in maintaining and managing a successful board of directors.

 Olivier’s company-side representations include Aledia, Biom Up, Elum, Fretlink, Payfit, Regaind, Stupeflix, TVShowTime (Toze Labs), Upowa, Xelan, Zenly. He notably recently acted as lead associate on the sale of Zenly to Snapchat, one of the major exits of 2017.

Before joining Orrick, Olivier worked in the Corporate department of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher Paris.

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Practice:

  • Real Estate
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure

Stephan Wagner Of Counsel Real Estate, Energy

San Francisco; Portland

Stephan Wagner, Of Counsel in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Energy and Infrastructure Group.

Steve's practice focuses on domestic and international clients in connection with acquisitions and dispositions, commercial financing, commercial project development, commercial leasing transactions and energy real estate transactions, including ground leases and build-to-suit leases.

Before joining the firm, Steve was an associate and of counsel at Morrison & Foerster, LLP.

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Practice:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Japan

Minako Wakabayashi Partner Renewable Energy, Infrastructure

Tokyo

Minako Wakabayashi, partner in Orrick's Tokyo office is a member of the Energy and Infrastructure Group, and plays a vital role in the rise of Japan’s renewable energy market.

Minako has significant experience advising international and domestic sponsors and developers on complex and innovative projects. She was called upon by the Japanese government in structuring the renewable Feed-in-Tariff scheme in Japan and prepared the government’s model contracts for specific contracts (power purchase contract/interconnection contract), which are a key component of the Feed-in-Tariff scheme in Japan.

Backed by her experience in her prior career as a public prosecutor in Japan, she also serves as a member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Supervising Committee for Public Bidding (Tokyo-to Nyusatsu Kanshi Iinkai) which advocates public rights to the fairness and adequacy of the public bidding procedures of the government.
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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Governance
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Fintech

Charles Walker Partner Technology Companies Group, M&A and Private Equity

Houston

Chuck Walker, resident in the firm's Houston office, regularly counsels publicly traded technology companies and private equity sponsors in complex mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, recapitalizations, restructurings, executive compensation and equity incentive arrangements, and related general corporate matters.

He has handled matters for clients ranging from acquisitions in excess of a billion dollars to small early round equity investments.

Prior to joining Orrick, Chuck was a member of DLA Piper's Northern California corporate practice. Chuck began his legal career as an associate in the private equity group in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis.
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Practice:

  • Tax
  • Corporate Tax
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Real Estate
  • Tax Advocacy
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure

Eric Wall Partner Tax, Corporate Tax

San Francisco

Eric Wall, a partner in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Tax Group.

His practice encompasses a wide variety of federal and state tax issues, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation matters, real estate matters, development and investment in renewable energy projects, transactions involving pass-through entities, and complex tax controversies.

Representative transactions include:

  • advising numerous privately held technology companies with respect to the federal and state tax aspects of selling their businesses;
  • assisting a large publicly held technology company on equity-based compensation, income deferral, and golden parachutes in more than 20 acquisitions of privately and publicly held domestic and foreign companies;
  • structuring of solar, wind and other renewable energy projects and obtaining tax incentives;
  • advising a large publicly held retailer with respect to the IRS’s examination of a variety of income tax accounting issues; and
  • assisting limited liability companies and their owners with various federal and state tax issues.
Eric began his career at the firm as a summer associate in 2001.
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Practice:

  • Corporate
  • M&A and Private Equity

Mary Wallace Of Counsel Corporate, M&A and Private Equity

Washington, D.C.

Mary Wallace, Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office, has been a corporate lawyer for over twenty years and is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group. Mary has extensive experience in sophisticated corporate and finance transactions, including broad experience in investor-side representation in investments in private equity and mezzanine funds and mezzanine debt and equity co-investment transactions.  She has represented public pension fund investors, including the Washington State Investment Board and the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, and well as private investors, such as the alternative investment program of a global health services company.

Mary represents financial institutions and other entities in connection with private debt financings (secured and unsecured), co-investment transactions, private equity financings and restructurings involving privately held companies.  She regularly negotiates and drafts complex legal documents to implement these transactions.

Practice:

  • Real Estate
  • Hotels, Resorts & Entertainment
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Investment Funds
  • Restructuring
  • Distressed Real Estate Transactions

Gerard Walsh Partner Real Estate, Hotels, Resorts & Entertainment

Los Angeles

Jerry Walsh, a partner who serves as head of the Real Estate Group, is based in Los Angeles. He advises public and private entities, developers, companies and institutional lenders (including commercial banks, pension and opportunity funds and their advisors) on the acquisition, construction, development, entitlement, financing, leasing, restructuring and disposition of master planned communities, hotel, golf and resort projects, mixed use projects, corporate campuses, and commercial and retail centers.

Jerry is particularly recognized for his work in connection with the acquisition, restructuring and realization of distressed debt in the real estate and hospitality markets. Clients seek him out for the most complex distressed debt transactions, including securitized and mezzanine debt intercreditor workouts and the establishment of mezzanine debt lending platforms. Jerry led a multidisciplinary Orrick team in one of the most sophisticated real estate debt transactions that was restructured in 2013, involving a series of complex transactions and multi-state litigation. In the 2017 California Real Estate category, a client told Chambers USA that Jerry is "practical and technically great, and he understands how to get a transaction done."

In addition, Jerry leads Orrick’s hospitality practice and advises global opportunity, hotel and pension funds and advisors in connection with the acquisition, repositioning and disposing of hotel portfolios throughout the United States. He advises on acquisitions, joint ventures, financing, rebranding, disposition and negotiation of hotel management agreements, shared services and amenities agreements, and franchise agreements, including termination of hotel management and franchise agreements involving brands such as Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, St. Regis, Renaissance, Luxury Collection, Westin, Kimpton and other Sheraton/Starwood brands.

Jerry's representative clients include Cisco Systems, Inc., Cornerstone Advisers LLC, JMA Ventures, LACERA, The Newhall Land and Farming Company, Walton Street Capital, and Westbrook Partners.

Before joining Orrick, Jerry was a partner with a magic circle firm and chairman of the real estate group of a prominent national law firm.

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Practice:

  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

Amy Walsh Partner White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

New York

Amy Walsh, a partner in Orrick’s New York office, is the former Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Walsh was an Assistant United States Attorney for 12 years in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where she led dozens of investigations and cases on behalf of the government, and supervised several sections within the Office.

Ms. Walsh is a trusted advisor to her clients, who hire her to handle matters involving government and internal investigations.  

Throughout her time in private practice, Ms. Walsh has represented individuals and institutions in government investigations, enforcement actions, and prosecutions conducted by various government agencies including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Internal Revenue Service. Ms. Walsh litigates cases in federal and state court, negotiates with representatives of government enforcement agencies, and advises clients on compliance issues.

In addition, Ms. Walsh served as the court-appointed Independent Reviewer in JPMorgan Chase’s settlement with the United States Department of Justice, where she was responsible for ensuring JPMC’s fulfillment of its obligations under the settlement agreement and publicly reporting on JPMC’s compliance.

Ms. Walsh serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, and was named by Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 women lawyers in the New York metro area.
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Practice:

  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Investment Funds

Nicole Walsh Partner Real Estate, Real Estate Investment Funds

Los Angeles

Nicole Walsh, a Partner in the Los Angeles office, is a member of the Real Estate Group.

Ms. Walsh has represented real estate investment funds, banks, developers and corporate clients in investment, financing, sales, leasing, construction and other corporate real estate activities.

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Practice:

  • Public Finance
  • Higher Education and Student Loan Financing
  • Industrial Development, Pollution Control and Solid Waste Financing
  • Public Power Financing
  • Water and Wastewater
  • Renewable Energy
  • Nonprofit Corporation Financing

John Wang Partner Public Finance, Higher Education and Student Loan Financing

San Francisco


John Wang is a member of the Public Finance Department and chair of the higher education financing group. John's practice includes serving as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter's counsel and borrower’s counsel on a wide variety of transactions. John was recently recognized as one of California's top 50 development lawyers by The Daily Journal.

John has significant experience with advising issuers, developers and underwriters on financings for higher education, utilities (including water, wastewater and energy facilities), solid waste disposal facilities (including waste-to-energy facilities) and 501(c)(3) corporations. He has experience advising clients in such financings in several states and territories, including California, Hawaii, Guam, Nevada and Texas.