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Allison Riechert Giese, a lawyer in the Silicon Valley office, is a member of the employment law group. Allison practices employment litigation on a variety of issues, including discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination claims. She also has experience in wage-and-hour issues, including class and representative actions, claims for overtime compensation, meal and rest period penalties and Section 17200 unfair competition claims.
Orrick’s Employment Law and Litigation group was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California by The Recorder, the premier source for legal news, in recognition of their significant wins on behalf of leading multinational companies on today’s most complex and challenging employment law matters.
Allison was a summer associate in Orrick's Silicon Valley office in 2008. Prior to joining Orrick, she interned in the San Mateo County Superior Court's legal research department.
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Christopher Giles is a member of the Orrick Analytics group. The group specializes in using technology and project management discipline to assist firm attorneys with litigation and transactional tasks, particularly tasks that involve large volumes of data and documents.
Christopher works with litigation attorneys and third party vendors to manage the review and production of documents relevant to investigations and litigation. This work includes using early case assessment technology to analyze, categorize and cull data. He also manages teams of specialists performing document review, redaction, analysis, production and drafting privilege logs. Christopher assists the litigation team to prepare for trial, including drafting deposition summaries, factual memoranda and exhibit charts. He also works with practice office attorneys on transactional tasks, including contract review and due diligence.
Christopher has dedicated significant time to pro bono matters, including assisting trial counsel representing abused and neglected children.
Prior to joining Orrick, Christopher practiced criminal law, family law, creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, and estate planning in Pennsylvania.
Diana focuses her practice on antitrust law, specializing in Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act pre-merger notification compliance and counseling. Her experience includes advising clients on issues of reportability and interpretations of the HSR Act and regulations.
Prior to joining the firm, Diana was an attorney in the Premerger Notification Office with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, where she concentrated on HSR notification compliance and review. While at the FTC, Diana received the Stephen Nye Award for outstanding service.
Amaury Ginet is a litigation lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.
Amaury Ginet advises French and international companies on corporate and commercial disputes before the French Courts.
Prior to joining Orrick as an associate, Amaury did a one-year internship within the Litigation department at Orrick. Amaury also worked at PDGB Avocats (formerly BMS' Avocats), in the economic regulation unit of the Paris Court of Appeal, within the corporate legal department at Criteo and the financial department at Capgemini Group in London.
Whether in litigation, consultation or investigations, Justin leverages deep understanding of his clients’ unique goals and challenges to achieve tailored results.
Justin has represented individuals, corporations and public entities in connection with civil lawsuits and government investigations. He has managed civil litigation matters and corporate internal investigations relating to accounting fraud, harassment, securities laws and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In October 2018, Justin represented the victim of a sexual assault in a jury trial in Yolo County Superior Court. Sitting first chair at trial, Justin obtain a unanimous verdict and full damages for this pro bono client.
Prior to attending law school, Justin served on active duty for nine years in the United States Air Force. He is currently a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve.
Chris is a recognized advisor in the energy sector, counseling clients in energy M&A, project development, tax equity and project finance transactions.
Chris works with energy clients in structuring complex equity and debt investments, advises
both buyers and sellers in the power sector in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and on the development of large-scale energy projects. He assists his clients in
mitigating and allocating risk associated with these transactions in
conjunction with achieving their primary business and financial objectives.
Chris is recognized nationally for his client work in the energy sector. He was awarded the honor of "Rising Star" by the National Law Journal, demonstrating “success on the highest stages” in managing transactions for clients, and has been recognized by the TheLegal500 for his work in project finance. Chris was also commended by the Financial Times in their Innovative Lawyers Report in the category of "Driving Value" for clients. He has served for two years running on Law360's Project Finance Editorial Board, and serves on the American Council on Renewable Energy's (ACORE) Leadership Council.
As Co-Head of the Defense Energy Task Force, Chris also has experience advising clients pursuing opportunities involving the development and financing of United States Department of Defense (DoD) energy projects. He counsels developers, purchasers, lenders and tax equity investors in government contracts and structuring project development and financing arrangements to account for unique risks.
He also represents market-leading private equity funds and institutional investors in power asset transactions, and understands the unique challenges and opportunities that these clients face. Chris is a frequent speaker and writer on topics related to private equity and institutional investments in power assets.
Tom has more than 30 years of experience in energy and infrastructure project finance and restructurings, and acquisition and development transactions.
Tom’s practice has an emphasis on representing sponsors, developers, lenders and investors in a variety of energy and infrastructure financing transactions for both fossil fuel-fired and renewable energy projects, including both fundamental fossil fuel projects as well as solar, wind, geothermal, landfill gas and biomass projects.
Tom has been recognized by Euromoney as one of the World’s Leading Project Finance Lawyers and one of the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers, and he is listed as a leading financing lawyer in the International Financial Review. Tom has also been recognized by Chambers and the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers as one of the leading project finance lawyers in California and is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for Project Finance Law.
Robert Gloistein has been a senior counsel in the San Francisco office since retiring in 2004.
During his association with the firm for more than 40 years, he has had a diverse public utility and business practice, involving public and private finance, utility mergers and acquisitions, facilities disposition, electric industry restructuring and telecommunications deregulation. Bob concentrates on issues involving nonprofit corporations and law practice management.
Darrin L. Glymph, Partner and Head of the Public Finance team in the Washington, D.C. office, is a member of the Public Finance Department. Darrin's practice is primarily transactional, focusing on public finance and legal issues facing state and local governments and instrumentalities.
His public finance practice includes representation of issuers or underwriters in long-term and short-term general obligation and revenue bond financings for municipalities, charter schools, educational facilities, and water and power authorities and advising clients on economic development incentives.
Before joining Orrick, Darrin was counsel within the Public Finance Group at Hunton & Williams LLP. He also has served as chairman, director or member of several boards and commissions including:
Douglas Goe, a partner in the Portland office, is the vice chair for the firm’s Public Finance Department in the Pacific Northwest. He also is the partner-in-charge of Orrick’s Portland office.
Doug focuses on public finance and municipal bond law, including federal, state and tribal tax and securities law issues.
Doug serves as bond counsel for the Oregon University System and Oregon Health and Science University. Doug also serves as the primary lead bond counsel for the Oregon Facilities Authority on higher education, hospital and other conduit 501(c)(3) revenue bond issues.
He also has served as bond counsel or underwriters counsel to conduit revenue bond issuers in the States of Washington, Oregon, California, Texas, Idaho, Wyoming, Mississippi, Alaska, and Wisconsin. Doug has served as bond counsel or underwriters counsel on nonprofit CCRC financings in California, Florida, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. In December 2012, Doug helped design and served as underwriters’ counsel on three series of revenue bonds which helped restructure more than $100 million of nonprofit debt for a CCRC located in Seattle, Washington.
David Gold is a Managing Associate in the New York office and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Group.
David represents a wide variety of companies and focuses his practice on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and general corporate matters. His recent experience includes advising Shopify Inc. in the $17 million acquisition of Tictail, Inc. and Merck & Co. Inc. in its acquisitions of Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. ($9.5 billion) and Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. ($3.85 billion).
Neil has more than four decades of experience representing energy clients in complex equity and debt financings, project acquisitions and divestitures, and other significant corporate transactions. He has represented major project developers, equity investors and lenders in the independent energy industry, in the United States and internationally.
In recent years Neil has worked extensively on the development and financing of renewable energy projects involving wind, solar, biomass and fuel cells, and on alternative fuels projects in the ethanol industry. He has also worked extensively on the development and financing of conventional power generation facilities.
His corporate and financing experience has included representation of clients in syndicated bank financings, financings by multilateral and bilateral agencies, Rule 144A debt offerings, sale-leaseback financings, construction loans, formation of joint ventures and partnerships, equity investments, and the purchase and sale of equity interests in projects.
Internationally, Neil has represented sponsors of power projects and electric distribution companies in a number of countries including Brazil, Argentina, Jamaica, Honduras, Bangladesh, Nepal, Colombia, Turkey, the Dominican Republic and the People’s Republic of China.