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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate

Amaury Berbille Associate M&A and Private Equity, Corporate

Paris

Amaury Berbille is a corporate lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.

Amaury’s practice focuses on corporate transactions, including M&A, public tender offers, joint ventures and private equity transactions.

Prior to joining Orrick, Amaury worked at the law firms Volt Associés in Paris and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Paris and London.

A French native speaker, Amaury is fully proficient in English.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Governance
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Impact Finance and Investment

Maria E. Bergenhem Associate Technology Companies Group, M&A and Private Equity

New York

Maria Bergenhem advises companies on corporate matters from early stages through exit. She particularly enjoys seeing founders’ hard work pay off.

As a general corporate associate, Maria splits her time working for clients across various industries, with particular focus on financial services, pharmaceutical and software. She provides advice on tech company investments and corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and private equity investments, and capital markets offerings. Maria's experience has involved seeing each of these transactions from both the company and the investor perspectives. This experience allows her to more effectively counsel her current investor-side and company-side clients.

Recently, Maria helped advise Swedish venture capital firm Kinnevik on their lead investment in TravelPerk's $44 million Series C funding round. TravelPerk is a Barcelona-based company that provides an innovative European SaaS travel booking platform.

Maria is also active in Orrick's innovative Impact Finance group, working for interesting clients who have a mission of doing good.

Maria was a summer associate in Orrick's New York office in 2015.

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Practice:

  • Structured Finance
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Financial & Structured Products
  • Derivatives
  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate
  • Swaps and Other Hedges

Olivier Bernard Partner Structured Finance, Debt Capital Markets

Paris

Olivier Bernard, partner in Orrick’s Paris office, is a member of the Banking & Finance group.

Olivier advises French and international financial institutions, insurers, funds and other alternative capital providers, as well as borrowers, on structured finance, debt capital markets and securitization transactions, in relation to a variety of assets, including real estate, transportation fleets and infrastructure.

He has been involved on a number of groundbreaking multi-jurisdictional transactions, privately or publicly placed.

Before joining Orrick in 2016 as a partner, Olivier was counsel in the finance department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

385894

Practice:

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

Carsten Bernauer Counsel M&A and Private Equity, Technology Companies Group

Düsseldorf

Carsten Bernauer has many years of experience in advising companies in the sectors of private equity and venture capital as well as in advising listed companies.

A special focus is on the comprehensive support of start-up technology companies and their investors. In this context, he accompanies his clients through all stages of growth with the aim of providing fast and efficient support in the implementation of their growth plans and investment strategies.
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Practice:

  • Compensation & Benefits
  • ERISA & Benefits Litigation
  • Qualified Retirement Plans & ESOPs
  • Welfare Plans

William Berry Senior Counsel Compensation & Benefits, ERISA & Benefits Litigation

San Francisco

William D. Berry, a compensation and benefits senior counsel in the San Francisco office, has a broad practice in the area of employee benefits, including qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation and welfare benefits.

William also has substantial experience with the employee benefit aspects of sales and acquisitions of businesses (including bankruptcy transactions), the restructuring of defined benefit pension plans, the defense of ERISA class action litigation, and public pension plan matters.

His clients include a wide range of large and medium-sized corporations, as well as individual and public clients. He also provides tax and retirement planning advice to many of Orrick's corporate clients.

William has been a frequent lecturer on employee benefits and related individual tax and fiduciary topics for the American Law Institute-American Bar Association; California Continuing Education of the Bar; the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans; the Practicing Law Institute; the Western Pension & Benefits Conference; various Bay Area Estate Planning Councils; and other organizations.

William became a senior counsel in 2013 after having been an Orrick partner since 1999.  Before joining Orrick, William was a partner at the law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop LLP in San Francisco.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Intellectual Property
  • Antitrust & Competition

Michele Bertani Special Counsel M&A and Private Equity, Intellectual Property

Milan

Michele Bertani is a special counsel in Orrick’s Milan office.

As a lawyer, he has extensive experience in intellectual property and competition matters, especially in the fields of copyright, media and information technology legal problems, trademarks, patents, advertising and antitrust law.

Michele is a full professor of intellectual property law at the Law Faculty of the University of Foggia. He also teaches commercial law and competition law at the same Faculty, Competition Law at the IULM University in Milan.


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Practice:

  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Public Finance

Geoffroy Berthon Of Counsel Energy, Infrastructure

Paris

Geoffroy Berthon is an Energy and Infrastructure lawyer in Orrick's Paris office with a focus on public law and public contracts (notably concessions and PPP) as well as regulatory matters.

Geoffroy Berthon has an extensive experience in several key public infrastructure projects, railroad work infrastructures and hydroelectric concessions as well as renewable energies and marine sectors. He also works on regulatory and litigation matters notably in the energy sector.

He advises sponsors as well as lenders and he has been working with several public entities and governments, in France and Africa.

Recognized by the Legal 500 guide in public law and project finance, Geoffroy Berthon is quoted as a "one to watch" lawyer.

Before joining Orrick, Geoffroy Berthon worked as an associate with the firm Allen & Overy, in the Public and Environmental law department.

He is a lecturer in public contracts at Sciences Po.

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Practice:

  • Public Finance

Andrew Bethune Managing Associate Public Finance

Austin

Andrew helps both issuers and underwriters navigate complex municipal infrastructure financing transactions through creative solutions and dedicated client service. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Andrew’s practice focuses on public finance, which includes serving as bond counsel or disclosure counsel to cities, counties and other local governments, state agencies, school districts, institutions of higher education, 501(c)(3) nonprofit healthcare organizations, and special districts in connection with infrastructure financings and related projects. Andrew also has extensive experience representing national and regional investment banks in the underwriting of municipal bonds.

Andrew has represented clients in a wide range of public finance transactions, including tax-exempt and taxable, fixed and variable rate, and long- and short-term debt, general obligation and revenue bonds, direct purchases/private placements, credit and liquidity enhancement, and commercial paper financings. Andrew has experience with projects relating to transportation, water systems, public education, higher education, hospitals, and ports.

Over the course of his career, Andrew has prepared, negotiated and reviewed hundreds of complex agreements relating to municipal financing transactions, including trust indentures, loan agreements, and bond purchase contracts. Andrew also regularly advises clients with respect to bond election matters and compliance with federal securities laws, including continuing disclosure requirements under SEC Rule 15c2-12.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group

Pia Bhathal Associate Technology Companies Group

Santa Monica

Pia Bhathal, an associate in Orrick's Santa Monica office, is a member of the Technology Companies Group.

Pia represents high growth technology companies and venture capital firms in many areas, including corporate and securities law, corporate formations, and venture capital financings.

During her time at Harvard Law School, Pia worked with a number of startups from the Harvard Innovation Lab and MIT.

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Practice:

  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Upnit K. Bhatti Managing Associate Supreme Court & Appellate

Washington, D.C.

A former Third Circuit clerk, Upnit is a Managing Associate in the Supreme Court and Appellate practice group.

Prior to joining Orrick, Upnit was a products liability and complex litigation associate at Arnold & Porter LLP and a mid-size firm in Upstate New York. Along with other clients, Upnit represented a consumer products company in the defense of thousands of personal injury cases in state and federal courts. She was the primary drafter of several motions and appellate briefs for cases in state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court, and presented oral argument in state and federal courts. She was also deeply involved in the firms’ pro bono practice and was first chair in a trial dealing with First and Eighth Amendment claims.

Upnit has also clerked for the Honorable Theodore A. McKee of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and interned for the Honorable Thérèse Wiley Dancks of the Northern District of New York.

In law school, Upnit served as the Managing Editor of the Syracuse Law Review, an arguing member of the American Bar Association National Appellate Team, and was the recipient of the Moot Court Honor Society’s Executive Director Award.

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Practice:

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

Peter Bicks Partner Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Mass Torts & Product Liability

New York

Peter Bicks is a nationally recognized trial lawyer based in New York. Clients repeatedly turn to Peter for their most challenging, high-profile business disputes -- ranging from intellectual property to mass tort claims. Over the course of his career, he has proven he can win at trial in any forum, ranging from state court juries in Alabama, California, New York, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia to the International Trade Commission.

In recognition of Peter’s career trial work, he was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2015. Juries have compared him favorably to Johnnie Cochran and F. Lee Bailey. Chambers USA calls him “Enormously talented, extremely organized and a fantastic leader,” adding: “You can put him in front of a jury anywhere and he’ll connect with it.” And a peer in the trial bar told Law360: “What is most impressive is his ability as a true Field General – calmly directing his team’s efforts.”

Peter has received numerous other awards for his trial successes. Benchmark Litigation has recognized Peter as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America in its 2017 and 2018 editions “on the strength of historical and unwavering peer and client review, as well as proven achievements.” Law360 named him Media & Entertainment “MVP” in 2013 for his wins in “bet the company cases.” Lawdragon has recognized him for an “impressive track record of winning cases.”

Peter’s versatility is one of his hallmarks. To each case, he brings a combination of deft courtroom skills, strategic acuity and team leadership. The results have included a triumph in a bi-coastal battle for Dish Networks against the major television networks, fending off a multibillion-dollar lawsuit for Union Carbide in a hostile Texas courtroom against one of the nation’s winningest plaintiff’s lawyers, and protecting Nintendo’s popular Wii video gaming system before the ITC.

Peter defended DISH Network in a high-profile trial in Illinois where the FTC and various state attorneys general sought more than $700 billion in damages and penalties for alleged telemarketing violations, limiting recovery to less than one percent of that amount. Peter also represents Oracle in its high-stakes copyright infringement litigation against Google, currently on appeal, in which The Recorder proclaimed after his opening statement: “Oracle’s New Lawyer Comes out Swinging.” Additional examples of his opening statements, voir dires, cross-examination and closing statements, including accompanying graphics, can be found in the Engagements section below.

Peter serves as a member of Orrick’s Board. Before joining Orrick, Peter was a partner at Donovan Leisure. He captained his college tennis team to a national ranking, has successfully competed in major national sailboat competitions, and serves on the Board of the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program. With his wife Linda, he has three children: Avery, Isabelle and Phoebe.

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Practice:

  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Richard Bierschbach Associated Law Professor Supreme Court & Appellate

New York

Richard A. Bierschbach is Dean and Professor of Law at Wayne State University Law School and an Associated Law Professor in the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate Litigation practice.

Richard has substantial experience advising clients across a wide range of cases, with particular expertise in matters involving novel or complex constitutional, statutory, administrative, or other public-law issues, appeals, and legal and strategic counseling. A former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and to Judge A. Raymond Randolph on the D.C. Circuit, Richard served both as a Bristow Fellow in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of the Solicitor General and as an Attorney-Adviser in its Office of Legal Counsel. During that time, he regularly counseled federal government attorneys on appellate and legal strategy issues and provided written and oral advice to the White House, the Attorney General and other executive branch offices on a broad spectrum of constitutional, statutory, and regulatory questions. He also practiced as an appellate litigator in the New York office of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering from 2001-03 and, more recently, as of counsel in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Before his appointment as Dean, he was a tenured professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was Vice Dean from 2015-16.

Richard teaches and writes in the areas of administrative law, criminal justice, and corporations. His published work has appeared in the Yale Law Journal, the Michigan Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, and the University of Minnesota Law Review, among other journals. He twice—in 2013 and 2015—received the Best Professor Award from Cardozo’s graduating class. He has been quoted on legal developments by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC News, Slate, and other media.