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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.
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.
Kristen Bartlett, an associate in the Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Securities Litigation, Investigations and Enforcement Group.
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.
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.
Ed Batts leads Orrick’s global M&A and Private Equity practice group, which includes more than 50 partners across the world dedicated to acquisitions and divestitures involving strategics and financial sponsors alike. Orrick ranks in the top 10 law firms globally for M&A deal volume by delivering business acumen in the Technology, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance sectors.
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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.
San Francisco; Santa Monica; Silicon Valley
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 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.
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.
Gregory Beaman focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on class actions, business tort and high value contract disputes in a broad range of industries, including finance, technology, manufacturing and healthcare.
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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, Law360, and Delaware Business Court Insider.
Duane Beasley is a Partner in Orrick’s Structured Finance Group.
Duane’s practice focuses on securitizations, warehouse financings and various other types of debt finance transactions for banks, non-bank lenders, fintech companies and private equity funds. Representative transactions include the following: (i) residential mortgage-backed securitizations (for jumbo prime mortgage loans, non-qm mortgage loans, business purpose mortgage loans and non-performing mortgage loans), (ii) master repurchase facilities for residential mortgage and consumer loan related assets, (iii) whole loan purchase and sale transactions; (iv) consumer loan origination programs; (v) financings for GNMA early buy-out loans; (vi) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac securitizations; (vii) servicer advance facilities and (viii) re-securitizations.
He has also advised clients regarding issues concerning legacy securitizations and servicing related issues, and worked on numerous commercial loan credit facilities, debt restructurings and project finance transactions.
His practice focuses on securitizations and various other types of debt facilities, including residential mortgage-backed securitizations (for both performing and non-performing mortgage loans), servicer advance facilities, re-securitizations, net interest margin securitizations and equipment lease securitizations.
He has also worked on a number of project financings, debt restructurings and commercial loan transactions.
He serves as the chairperson for the Los Angeles Office’s Diversity Committee and is a member of the Los Angeles Office’s Employment Committee. He also serves on the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Diversity in the Profession Committee.
At UCLA Law, he served as Community Service Coordinator for the Black Law Students Association and was a Law Fellows Mentor.
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.