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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Governance

Paola Barometro Senior Associate M&A and Private Equity, Corporate

Milan

Paola Barometro, associate in the Milan office, is a member of the European Corporate Group. She has extensive experience in M&A transactions, commercial contracts, general corporate and corporate governance.

Paola has specific experience in criminal liability of legal entities and assists some of the most important Italian companies, some of which are listed in Italy or abroad, in drawing up compliance programs to prevent companies from potential sanctions.

In recent years, she has advised several domestic and multinational companies (in industrial and financial sectors) both in day-to-day corporate consultancy and special projects.

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Practice:

  • Real Estate

William J. Barrett Managing Associate Real Estate

Los Angeles

Will advises opportunity funds, institutional investors, investment funds, private equity funds, operators and developers in all phases of real property investment, development, secured financing, acquisitions and dispositions of real estate portfolios, joint ventures, construction and other corporate real estate activities.

Will takes a practical approach to every deal by focusing on the business needs of his clients and managing any legal issues that arise.  Clients rely on his ability to efficiently negotiate, document and close every deal.  His practice focuses on transactions involving office, industrial, retail, hotel, multifamily, and mixed-use properties, as well as entitled development projects and raw land.

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Practice:

  • Mortgage Related Securities
  • Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits
  • Trials
  • White Collar
  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

Kristen Bartlett Senior Associate Mortgage Related Securities, Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits

Silicon Valley

Kristen Bartlett, a senior associate in the Silicon Valley office, is a member of the White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation, and Compliance Group.  Kristen's practice focuses on securities litigation and white collar criminal defense.

She represents companies and individuals in regulatory investigations, including DOJ, SEC and FINRA matters, and in internal investigations.  Kristen's practice also focuses on civil actions brought under federal and state securities laws.

Prior to joining Orrick, Kristen was an Orrick fellow at the Stanford University Youth and Education Law Project. While in law school, she was an Associate Editor of the Northwestern University Law Review and worked for two years at the Bluhm Legal Clinic's Complex Civil Litigation Center.

Before law school, she taught English and Spanish at the high school level.

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Practice:

  • Africa
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Finance
  • Corporate

Bob Bastos Senior Associate Africa, Energy

Paris

Bob Bastos is an Energy & Infrastructure lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.

Bob intervenes on international infrastructure, mining and oil & gas projects across Europe and Africa.

His work notably includes advising governments and state-owned entities, financial institutions and sponsors on project financings, corporate transactions and structured financings.

As a Portuguese native speaker, Bob has acted on many significant transactions in Lusophone countries.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation

Ed Batts Partner M&A and Private Equity, Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation

Silicon Valley

Ed Batts leads Orrick’s global M&A and Private Equity practice group, which includes more than 60 partners globally dedicated to acquisitions and divestitures on behalf of strategic and financial sponsors alike. Orrick consistently ranks as one of the top law firms globally for M&A deal volume by delivering business acumen in the Technology, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance sectors. Ed also is a member of Orrick’s Management Committee.

Focus Areas

  • M&A: Fiduciary duty counseling of public boards, cross border transactions, spin-offs, tender offers and going private transactions.
  • Corporate Governance: Board matters and public reporting obligations, including activist investor situations, stockholder proposals and accounting issues.
  • Crisis Management/Cyber: Crisis management of significant incidents and internal investigations, including advice on regulators, plaintiffs and law enforcement.

Speaking Engagements & Honors

  • Moderating Stanford Directors’ College panels on stockholder engagement and governance;
  • Moderating on crisis management at the Financial Times Outstanding Director Exchange (FT-ODX) conference;
  • Moderating cyber and stockholder activism topics with the Silicon Valley Directors Exchange (SVDX);
  • Speaking on M&A at the annual conference of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI).
  • Previously named both an Acritas Star and a BTI Client Service All Star.

Publications

  • Article posted on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation blog concerns the tectonic shifts in U.S. equity markets and their ramifications on stockholder engagement (available here);
  • Corporate governance benchmarking study on the component companies of the Dow Jones U.S. technology index (available here);
  • Corporate governance benchmarking study on the component companies of the Dow Jones Energy Sector Index and the S&P 500 Energy Index (available here) with a summary of this report found on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulations blog here;
  • Corporate governance benchmarking study on mid cap and large cap Silicon Valley and SF Bay Area public companies (available here);
  • Annual checklist on M&A (here);
  • Annual checklist on public company reporting matters (here);
  • Blog on public company matters, accessible at www.accruedknowledge.com.

Prior Experience

  • Military officer veteran and former federal special agent; deployed since 9/11 to, among other locations, Yemen and twice to Iraq.
  • Graduate of the Criminal Investigator Training Program (CITP) at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) and served with both the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI).
  • Active participant in Orrick's veterans programs, including the firm's annual Veterans' Legal Career Fair in Washington, D.C.
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Practice:

  • Public Finance

Marc Bauer Senior Associate Public Finance

Los Angeles

Marc Bauer, a senior associate in the Los Angeles office, is a member of the Public Finance Department.

Marc has represented issuer and underwriter clients in transactions involving both long- and short-term, fixed and variable rate obligations, commercial paper, credit and liquidity enhancement, and revenue bonds. He has experience with financings involving cities, counties, public power agencies, school districts, and both private and charter schools. In addition, Marc’s practice includes the representation of governmental and private sector clients in post-issuance examinations by the Internal Revenue Service.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Marc was an economics consultant at Deloitte & Touche LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate Governance
  • Fintech
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

John Bautista Partner Technology Companies Group, M&A and Private Equity

San Francisco; Santa Monica; Silicon Valley

John Bautista, a member of Orrick's Board of Directors and Technology Companies Group, leads Orrick's international Technology Companies practice connecting Silicon Valley with Europe and Asia.

John focuses his practice on advising emerging companies and investors, and represents both public and private high-tech companies in many areas, including corporate and securities law, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, public company representation and technology licensing.

Financial Times recognized John as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Individuals of the Year in 2017, calling him “one of the most influential lawyers in the technology ecosystem of Silicon Valley.”

John is an advisor to Clerky.com, a company automating legal work for early-stage companies, and Long-Term Stock Exchange, which is creating a new stock exchange for public companies supporting long-term investors. He is also recognized for his work with Y Combinator companies.

Prior to joining Orrick, John was a founding attorney of Venture Law Group and served on the Executive Committee. John previously practiced at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati.

Andrew Baw Chief Practice Officer - CORP

Silicon Valley

Andrew Baw is the Chief Practice Officer for Orrick’s Corporate Business Unit, which encompasses the firm’s Capital Markets, Compensation and Benefits, Technology Companies, M&A/Private Equity and Tax practice groups.

He advises on strategic planning and business management, and his responsibilities include oversight of the business unit’s financial performance management, inventory management, business planning and lawyer recruiting. Andrew previously served as the Director of Business Development for Orrick’s Transactional Practice Groups.

Andrew was formerly a partner at Gunderson Dettmer, where he specialized in emerging companies, including venture capital financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions.

Immediately prior to joining Orrick, Andrew was the Vice President of Business Development and General Counsel for Mobio Networks, a venture-funded start-up. His background also includes experience in venture capital, as a member of the investment team for Storm Ventures, and investment banking, as part of the corporate finance team at Piper Jaffray.

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Practice:

  • Public Finance

Elaine Bayus Contract Attorney Public Finance

San Francisco

Elaine R. Bayus, resident in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Public Finance Department. She concentrates her practice in municipal finance work.

Elaine has particular experience in financings for housing, student loans, educational facilities, power facilities, prepaid natural gas, and public facilities financed with general obligation and revenue bonds.

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Practice:

  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits
  • Corporate Governance

Gregory Beaman Senior Associate Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits

New York

Greg is a complex commercial litigator, with an emphasis on high stakes class actions, shareholder derivative suits, and business tort and other high value contract disputes.  Most recently, Greg has played key roles representing financial institutions in RMBS-related litigation, energy and infrastructure contractors in contract disputes, acquirers in joint business venture disputes, and mobile application providers and other emerging technology companies in privacy-related class actions.

Recent representative matters include:

Class Actions

  • Dismissal on the pleadings of TCPA class action claims against payment processing provider, Sage Payment Solutions (Paya), in which the plaintiff sought to hold Sage vicariously liable for alleged unsolicited marketing conducted by an independent contractor.  
  • Dismissal of false advertising class action claims against homeopathic medicine provider, Boiron, affirmed by the Seventh Circuit.
  • Dismissal on the pleadings of right of publicity and TCPA class action claims against mobile app provider, Everalbum, arising out of its invite-a-friend feature.
  • Secured withdrawal of putative TCPA class action claims against payment processing provider, Cayan, after briefing on summary judgment and oral argument.
  • Dismissal on the pleadings of TCPA class action claims against mobile app provider, Life360, arising out of its invite-a-friend feature.
  • Dismissal of class action claims against Johnson Controls, for alleged violation of the Federal Wiretap Act and D.C. Wiretap Act arising out of its installation of security cameras at the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center.

Shareholder Derivative Suits, M&A and Financial Institution Litigation

  • Greg is part of a team representing Credit Suisse in numerous RMBS cases throughout the country, including cases brought by the FDIC, as receiver for Colonial Bank, under Sections 11 and 12 of the Securities Act of 1933 in the Alabama Circuit Court and federal court in New York.
  • Greg is part of a team representing Sumner Redstone in several highly publicized shareholder derivative suits involving Viacom and CBS in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • Greg has represented major investment banks and other financial institutions in connection with M&A litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • Greg represented Barracuda Networks in M&A litigation involving disputed claims to an earn-out in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • Greg represented Bank of America in connection with numerous CMBS repurchase suits in federal courts throughout the country.

Energy & Infrastructure Litigation

  • Lead counsel to Spanish solar energy provider, TSK, in Delaware Chancery Court litigation against solar panel manufacturer for breach of warranty.
  • Counsel to Denver Transit Partners in its high profile contract dispute with the Regional Transportation District relating to the Denver Commuter Rail Project.

Arbitration

  • Lead counsel to Shanghai-based manufacturer of solar power modules in AAA arbitration arising out of dispute over parent guaranty
  • Secured a stay of patent infringement and California law tort claims against Toshiba Corporation on the ground that the arbitrability of those claims had to be decided by an ICC tribunal, which ultimately resulted in dismissal of all claims, with prejudice, in both federal court action and related ICC arbitration.

While in law school, Greg served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Ronna Lee Beck of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and as a law clerk in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland.

Greg has also co-authored numerous articles appearing in publications such as the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, New York Law Journal, and Law360.

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Practice:

  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions
  • Global Investigations
  • FCPA & Anti–Corruption
  • Ethics & Compliance
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Internal Investigations
  • Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits

Lily Becker Partner White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions

San Francisco

Lily Stevens Becker helps companies and individuals navigate a range of civil and criminal matters, including government investigations, internal investigations, FCPA compliance, shareholder disputes, and securities litigation.

She has extensive experience managing corporate internal investigations involving FCPA, compliance, embezzlement, fraud and securities laws issues. Lily has conducted investigations around the world for multinational corporations as well as targeted investigations for small organizations. She served on the Monitor Team for two SEC and DOJ FCPA Monitorships, involving a banking technology company and a medical device company. She advises clients on anti-corruption compliance programs at all stages, including developing policies and procedures and conducting assessments of well-established programs. 

Lily represents individuals and corporations in connection with SEC enforcement actions and investigations, DOJ investigations, FINRA inquiries, securities class actions and shareholder derivative suits. She has represented founders and investors in start-up companies, including matters involving venture capital disputes, unfair competition, breaches of partnership and shareholder agreements, employment and fraud claims, and fiduciary obligations. In addition, she counsels and litigates in insurance areas, in particular regarding directors and officers insurance and corporate indemnification obligations.

Prior to joining Orrick, Ms. Becker was a clerk for the Honorable Loren A. Smith on the United States Court of Federal Claims.