Devin represents issuer, underwriter and private sponsor clients in some of the most complex and innovative transactions in the municipal market.
Such transactions have involved both long- and short-term, fixed and variable rate obligations, public-private partnerships (P3s), commercial paper, swaps, credit and liquidity enhancement, and revenue bonds for natural gas and electrical capacity, as well as a number of sizable special purpose financings. Devin's practice includes representing clients in water, wastewater, transportation, public power, pollution control and other infrastructure financings. Devin has also represented multiple clients in connection with chapter 9 bankruptcies, restructurings and other workouts.
Devin currently sits on the Strategy Council and Audit Committee for OneJustice, an organization dedicated to transforming the delivery of legal services to Californians in need. Devin has also served on the Hiring and Summer Program Committees in Orrick's San Francisco office, and helps organize the office's summer associate pro bono projects and the firm's annual summer surf trip to Capitola Beach.
Christoph has broad and longstanding experience and focus on private equity transactions (leveraged buy-outs, management buy-outs as well as minority participations and expansion or growth financings) and M&A transactions, often with cross-border aspects. He regularly acts for private equity sponsors, corporate and strategic buyers, owners and management teams.
Christoph graduated from the University of Munich where he also earned his Ph.D. (Dr. jur.) in 2000. Furthermore, he earned a law degree (maîtrise en droit) from Paris University (Paris II, Panthéon-Assas). In 2002/2003 Christoph worked as foreign attorney in London.
Prior to joining Orrick in Munich, Christoph was partner at another international law firm renowned for its international private equity practice.
Christoph is regularly recommended by Legal500, JUVE and Best Lawyers Germany for M&A and Private Equity transactions.
As an IP attorney, Evan helps technology companies solve problems without clear solutions—problems that demand close examination and imaginative strategy.
Drawing on his education background in aeronautical engineering, computer science, economics, and international relations, Evan can translate the complex and constantly-evolving business realities of today’s technology companies into cohesive and powerful legal arguments. In his practice, Evan guides cutting-edge U.S. and European technology companies through patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret matters, and counsels companies on emerging cybersecurity and data privacy issues. Evan’s clients specialize in machine learning, autonomous driving, integrated circuits, consumer electronics, e-commerce, and medical device technology.
In his pro bono practice, Evan represents domestic violence survivors and counsels an international NGO on environmental law issues.
Before joining Orrick, Evan clerked for Judge Ronald M. Whyte at the Northern District of California.
Evan graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he also served as Executive Articles Editor of the Hastings Science and Technology Law Review. While in law school, he was an extern for Judge Lucy H. Koh at the Northern District of California.
Outside of work, Evan enjoys competitive ski racing and endurance cycling.
Todd Brewer has extensive public finance experience in all areas of tax exempt transactions. He has acted as bond counsel, bank counsel, underwriter’s counsel, trustee’s counsel, letter of credit providers counsel and borrowers counsel in transactions for traditional governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and private entities.
Todd also devotes a significant portion of his practice to the representation of banks and other financial institutions in connection with direct purchases of tax-exempt bonds and the issuance of letters of credit and other liquidity facilities in connection with tax-exempt transactions.
In addition, Todd has extensive experience in the representation of both governmental entities and private parties in connection with economic development projects and major sports and entertainment facilities.
Charles Briand, Partner in Orrick Paris Office, is a member of the Tax Group.
Charles is specialized in tax law, and more specifically on the tax aspects of transactions.
He advises multinational companies and private equity funds on a broad range of international tax matters, including French acquisitions abroad or foreign ones in France.
He also advises his clients on the tax structuring of domestic and cross border acquisitions as well as reorganizations.
Prior to joining Orrick in 2017, Charles was transaction Tax lawyer at Ernst &Young in Paris and he also practiced eighteen months in EY New York office.
Katie Briscoe is an associate in Orrick’s Employment Law Group in the Sacramento office.
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Marley is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group at Orrick’s Global Operations Center in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Marley was a Summer Associate with Orrick in 2016. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, cum laude, where she was the Lead Executive Editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. She received her undergraduate degree from Ohio University, summa cum laude, in Journalism.
Prior to joining Orrick, Marley served as a judicial intern to the Honorable David Cercone of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Marley worked as a Legal Associate at rue21, inc.
Joanna Brown, a Senior Associate in the London office, is a member of the Real Estate Group. Her practice focuses on commercial real estate work, including landlord and tenant matters with particular emphasis on negotiating commercial leases and ancillary transactions.
Joanna provides real estate law and commercial management advice to clients in respect of major shopping centre developments, commercial office space and prime retail real estate across the UK.
Joanna also provides general advice to commercial real estate clients on dispute potential and advice in relation to commercial landlord and tenant matters.
Walt is a seasoned trial lawyer and the Senior Partner of Orrick's global Litigation practice. His practice focuses on complex business litigation, white collar criminal defense and crisis management.
He represents companies and individuals in connection with criminal and regulatory investigations, as well as parallel civil and administrative litigation and proceedings. Over the past 25 years, Walt has been on the front lines of the most significant government investigations, prosecutions and litigation. He has extensive experience in cases involving securities fraud, antitrust offenses, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, healthcare fraud, public corruption, trade secret misappropriation and government fraud. Walt also is engaged routinely by public and private companies, and by audit and special committees of boards of directors, to conduct internal investigations.
Marshall Brozost is a Real Estate lawyer in Orrick’s New York office and serves as head of the New York Real Estate Group.
He focuses on complex real estate transactions on behalf of institutional and private equity investors. In addition, his practice encompasses all aspects of commercial real estate investment, from purchases and sales, formation of joint ventures and real estate funds to mortgage and mezzanine financing, REIT structuring, workouts and leasing. His clients include GE Asset Management, Phoenix Realty Group, Arel Capital and The Praedium Group, as well as other real estate private equity funds, investment advisers, domestic and foreign institutional investors, lenders and developers. He also advises on CMBS and merger and acquisition transactions.
Marshall is recognized for his real estate and finance work in Legal 500 and described by clients as “exceptional” in the field.
Marshall previously was a partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP and Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.
Spencer Bruck is a managing associate in the White Collar and Corporate Investigations practice group. Spencer's practice focuses on government and internal investigations, white collar criminal matters, and anti-corruption and compliance matters.
Spencer has represented companies and individuals in matters before the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Permanent Investigations, FINRA, and multilateral development banks involving Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), securities violations, and accounting fraud issues.
He also has experience conducting, and representing individuals, in internal investigations as well as performing anti-corruption due diligence. In addition, Spencer has represented corporate and individual clients in complex commercial disputes and shareholder litigations.
Mr. Bruck is also active in pro bono work. He represents individuals in immigration matters and is involved in civil rights issues.