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  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Public Power Financing
  • Renewable Energy

Young Lee Partner Energy & Infrastructure, Public Power Financing

New York

Young is a lawyer in the Energy and Infrastructure Group who focuses on large transportation infrastructure projects using public-private partnerships (PPP).

Young focuses on large transportation infrastructure projects using public-private partnerships (PPP).  She has been involved in many of the largest U.S. PPP transactions that have achieved financial close in the past several years.

She represents sponsors, lenders and other investors in the development, construction and financing of infrastructure projects in the United States.



  • Employment Law & Litigation

Stephanie Gail Lee Senior Associate Employment Law & Litigation

Los Angeles

Stephanie helps clients navigate the intricate and rapidly evolving world of employment litigation.

Clients feel at ease knowing that Stephanie will work tirelessly to guide them through wage-and-hour class and representative actions, as well as single-plaintiff litigation involving claims of whistleblower retaliation, fraudulent inducement and breach of contract. Companies, particularly those in employee-friendly states such as California, must contend with an ever-changing array of procedural tools and laws, and rely on Stephanie to serve as a trusted advisor. In addition to legal nuances, the high-profile matters Stephanie handles are further complicated by reputational risk. To deliver a clear path through these complexities, Stephanie works with her team to carefully and creatively balance each case’s dangers, opportunities and impact.

She has managed matters from start to finish and has litigated cases in federal and state courts, as well as before various administrative agencies. She also helps her clients avoid litigation by counseling on wage-and-hour compliance, terminations and severance agreements, non-compete and non-solicitation covenants and employee handbook provisions.



  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Mass Torts & Product Liability
  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

Alvin Lee Partner Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Mass Torts & Product Liability

New York

Alvin Lee is a partner in Orrick's New York office and a member of the firm's Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group.  His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and products liability lawsuits, most notably for clients in the energy, chemical, and financial services industries.

Alvin represents clients at all stages of litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country.  He has extensive experience advising clients in high-stakes, cross-border commercial disputes, and has particular expertise in actions involving complex enforcement and regulatory issues in foreign jurisdictions.

Alvin has represented a number of energy and manufacturing companies in bet-the-company disputes arising out of off-take/financing agreements tied to the development of large-scale production facilities.  He currently represents the Hemlock Semiconductor Group (a multinational joint venture) in a series of actions alleging breaches of long-term "take or pay" supply agreements by manufacturers in the solar energy industry.  These actions have been brought against defendants located in China, Germany, Japan, and Taiwan, and have resulted in over $1 billion in precedent-setting judgments for Hemlock. 

Alvin also currently represents several major financial institutions in commercial litigation, regulatory proceedings, and securities-related actions.  In addition, he has represented PricewaterhouseCoopers in a series of audit malpractice and shareholder derivative suits.

An experienced trial and appellate advocate, Alvin has tried state and federal cases to jury verdict, and has argued multiple appeals before the federal Courts of Appeals.

Alvin also has significant experience defending companies in mass tort & products liability suits.  He previously served as a member of Orrick's team of national coordinating and litigation counsel for The Dow Chemical Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Union Carbide Corporation, in relation to its substantial asbestos docket. 

Highly active in pro bono matters, Alvin focuses his pro bono representation on low-income LGBT communities.  In 2015, Alvin was awarded Orrick's firmwide Pro Bono Award in recognition of his dedication and achievements.



  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising

Betsy Wang Lee Senior Associate Intellectual Property, Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising

San Francisco

Betsy Lee, an associate in Orrick's San Francisco office, is a member of the Intellectual Property Group. Her practice focuses on U.S. and international trademark and copyright counseling and prosecution, advising on branding strategies, and resolving trademark and copyright related disputes.

Previously, Betsy served as a Law Clerk at the National Center For Youth Law (Oakland). Prior to law school, she also worked as an Investigator with the New York City Department of Education and as a Legal Assistant at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (New York).


  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Mass Torts & Product Liability

Liz Lee Managing Associate Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Mass Torts & Product Liability

New York

Liz Lee is a Managing Associate in the Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution group in Orrick's New York office. Liz has represented multinational corporation clients in all phases of complex, multi-party litigations in both federal and state courts across the country.

Prior to practicing law, Liz was a freelance interpreter with a M.A. in Conference Interpretation in English and Korean languages and has worked with numerous international organizations, governmental agencies, and private companies.



  • Technology Companies Group
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Public Finance

Elizabeth Lefever Of Counsel Technology Companies Group, M&A and Private Equity

Silicon Valley

Ms. Elizabeth Lefever, of counsel in the Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Technology Companies Group.

She focuses on high growth technology companies and represents both public and private companies and venture capital funds in many areas, including corporate and securities law, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, public company representation and private equity.

Prior to joining Orrick, Elizabeth was of counsel with Clifford Chance and an associate at Brobeck Phleger and Harrison.


  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Energy
  • Fintech
  • Infrastructure
  • Technology Companies Group
  • China
  • Japan

Mark Lehmkuhler Partner M&A and Private Equity, Corporate

Hong Kong

Mark Lehmkuhler, a partner in Orrick’s Hong Kong office, is a member of the firm’s M&A and Private Equity Group.

Mark has practiced in Asia for nearly 20 years, focusing on M&A and private equity transactions, including private equity portfolio investments and exits, leveraged buyouts, tender offers, privatizations, joint ventures and strategic alliances, as well as private equity fund formation.

Mark is deeply experienced in the technology, energy and infrastructure sectors, having advised a number of leading multinational corporations, international financial institutions, private equity firms and other institutional investors on some of the largest, most complex and groundbreaking cross-border transactions in Greater China, Japan and Southeast Asia over the past two decades.

He also has significant experience in high-yield, mezzanine and hybrid debt financings and restructurings, as well as initial public offerings, private placements and other capital markets transactions.

Mark has been consistently recognized as a leading individual in the M&A and Private Equity fields by prestigious legal publications such as Chambers Asia:

  • “…‘a high sense of integrity, creative and easy to work with, and provides advice that’s really actionable,’ report impressed clients.”
  • “…‘among the smartest lawyers I have ever worked with,’ comments one interviewee…especially well regarded for his experience representing Asia-focused private equity funds making investments into Chinese market.”
  • “…very effective in head-to-head negotiations with other firms and principals, and finds very creative solutions to the difficult aspects of deals.”
  • “…held in high esteem by market sources… ‘commercial and hands-on when it comes to managing transactions’.”
  • “… a fine balance between Wall Street and Asia… client-friendly and very effective.”
  • “…‘a very detail-oriented and focused lawyer’… admired for his experience in cross-border M&A.”
Prior to joining Orrick, Mark was a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell in Hong Kong.


  • M&A and Private Equity
  • China

Yalan Lei Associate M&A and Private Equity, China


Yalan Lei, an associate in Orrick’s Shanghai office, is a member of the firm’s M&A and Private Equity Group.

Yalan’s practice focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, joint ventures and general corporate matters.

Yalan regularly represents Chinese major state-owned and private companies in acquisitions and sales of businesses, as well as strategic investments in the region. She is also experienced in advising multinational corporations on foreign direct investments and establishments of WFOEs (Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises) in China.

She has represented clients from a wide range of industries, including real estate, financial services, technology, media and entertainment, consumer/retail, life science and healthcare.

Prior to joining Orrick, Yalan was an associate in the Shanghai office of a major PRC law firm.



  • Corporate
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Federico Lenci Associate Corporate, International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution


Federico is an international arbitration lawyer, associate in Orrick's Milan office as a member of the Firm's Corporate Group. He has particular experience in arbitration and ligation of international commercial disputes, notably license agreements, post-M&A disputes and international trade, assisting market leader corporate clients active in a series of industries

Federico has participated in arbitration proceedings conducted under the ICC, Swiss Chambers and ICSID arbitration rules.

He was also recently involved in work on high-stake M&A transactions and contract negotiation.

Federico qualified as an Italian lawyer in 2013 and in 2015 he earned his Ph.D. in International Law at the University of Milan, authoring a thesis entitled “Provisional Measures in International Investment Arbitration” under the supervision of Professor Luigi Fumagalli.

He has been Visiting Researcher at Sciences Po’s Ecole de Droit and has authored publications in the field of international arbitration, both in Italy and abroad.

Prior to joining Orrick, Federico was an associate in an arbitration boutique law firm in Geneva and an associate in a leading Italian national law firm (Litigation/Arbitration Group).



  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate

Grace Lentz Associate Energy, Infrastructure


Grace is a member of the Energy & Infrastructure group.

Grace counsels energy clients on a wide range of transactions in the energy industry with a particular focus on renewable energy and natural gas matters. Grace’s advises clients on mergers and acquisitions involving energy companies and assets and project development matters, including power purchase agreements and other long-term offtake agreements, physical and financial swaps, engineering, procurement and construction contracts, equipment supply and warranty agreements, and operation and maintenance agreements.



  • Public Finance

Mayling Leong Senior Associate Public Finance


Mayling serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and issuer’s counsel on tax-exempt and taxable bond financings, with a focus on the health care sector. During the course of her practice, Mayling has worked on various types of financing structures, including standard revenue bond financings, master trust indenture financings, variable rate bonds, advance refundings, multi-modal financing and private placements, involving national and regional hospital systems, single stand-alone hospitals and continuing care retirement communities.

In addition, Mayling serves as issuer’s counsel to the California Statewide Communities Development Authority for its 501(c)(3) conduit financings, and special counsel to the California State Treasurer’s Office in transactions for bonds insured through the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development’s Cal-Mortgage Loan Insurance Program.



  • Tax
  • International Tax
  • Tax Advocacy
  • M&A and Private Equity

Giovanni Leoni Of Counsel Tax, International Tax


Giovanni Leoni, a senior associate in the Milan Office, is a member of the Tax group. Giovanni specializes in Italian and international tax law and tax litigation. He has acquired extensive expertise in general corporate law and mergers and acquisitions.

Giovanni's previous work experience includes associate and  partner at CBM & Partners LLP in Milan. Prior to joining CBM & Partners LLP, Giovanni worked as a trainee lawyer at Berenghi, Fiorini, Strobino in Milan.