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Practice:

  • Public Finance
  • Banking & Finance

Todd Brewer Partner Public Finance, Banking & Finance

Houston

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 Tax

Paris

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.



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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation

Katie E. Briscoe Managing Associate Employment Law & Litigation

Sacramento

Katie Briscoe is an associate in Orrick’s Employment Law Group in the Sacramento office.

Orrick’s Employment Law and Litigation group was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California by The Recorder, the premier source for legal news, in recognition of their significant wins on behalf of leading multinational companies on today’s most complex and challenging employment law matters. Ms. Briscoe's practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling.

Katie has experience defending employers against a variety of claims, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, failure to accommodate, and wage and hour violations. She also has assisted clients in resolving employment disputes prior to litigation. Katie has counseled employers regarding their policies and decision-making to ensure compliance with California law.

Prior to joining Orrick, Katie was an employment law and litigation associate at Nossaman LLP. Katie earned her J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law, where she graduated Order of the Coif.


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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity

Marley Brison Career Associate M&A and Private Equity

Wheeling, W.V. (GOC)

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.

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Practice:

  • Real Estate

Joanna Brown Senior Associate Real Estate

London

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.

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Practice:

  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • White Collar
  • Trials
  • Antitrust & Competition

Walter Brown Partner White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, White Collar

San Francisco

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.

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Practice:

  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Kelsi Brown Corkran Partner Supreme Court & Appellate

Washington, D.C.

A former law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge David Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Kelsi Corkran has served as lead counsel in dozens of federal and state court appeals. Kelsi has presented argument before the U.S. Supreme Court and 11 of the 13 U.S. Courts of Appeals, including the en banc Ninth Circuit. She also frequently strategizes with trial teams on significant legal questions that arise during earlier stages of litigation.

Kelsi maintains a generalist practice mirroring the wide range of subject matters that appellate judges confront on their dockets. Her constitutional and administrative law experience includes litigating challenges involving the First, Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments; the Appointments Clause; the Bill of Attainder Clause; separation of powers; statutory interpretation; and regulatory overreach. She has also handled appeals involving copyright, class action certification, civil fraud, breach of contract, financial services, bankruptcy, and employment discrimination, to name a few. Rather than structuring her practice around narrow subject areas, Kelsi’s passion is translating complex disputes into compelling stories that persuade the court to rule in her client’s favor.

Prior to joining Orrick, Kelsi was with the Civil Appellate Staff at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she served as lead counsel for the federal government in more than 30 appeals representing a wide array of federal agencies, including the Copyright Royalty Board; the Federal Communications Commission; the Department of Transportation; the Department of Agriculture; the Social Security Administration; the Department of Housing and Urban Development; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; the Department of Health and Human Services; and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Kelsi previously worked in the Communications Office of the White House’s Executive Office of the President, where she assisted with judicial nominations, including the confirmation hearings of Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Before law school, she was a social worker in Philadelphia’s foster care system.

Kelsi serves on the Board of Trustees for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia and as Program Co-Chair for the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court.

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Practice:

  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Investment Funds
  • Real Estate Finance

Marshall Brozost Partner Real Estate, Real Estate Investment Funds

New York

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 State Street Global Advisors, 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.

347514

Practice:

  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • White Collar
  • FCPA & Anti–Corruption
  • Internal Investigations
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions

Spencer Bruck Managing Associate White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, White Collar

New York

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.

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Practice:

  • Governmental Affairs
  • Public Finance
  • Tax
  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

James W. Bruner, Jr. Director of Government Affairs Governmental Affairs, Public Finance

Sacramento

James Bruner is the Director of Orrick’s Governmental Affairs Practice Group. Jim has more than 40 years of experience with the state legislature and numerous administrations.

He brings extensive strategic, political and communication experience to the firm and our clients.  His practice focuses on governmental policy and regulatory issues, primarily those relating to finance, tax, and corporate securities. Jim has extensive state and federal policy and regulatory experience. In addition, he is a principal proponent of municipal government finance issues.  He has worked with local governments, investment banks, the state legislature, and the Congress to draw attention to policy and legal changes needed to advance the ability of California municipalities to access financial markets, create more usable bond and finance laws, and update laws governing what public entities may undertake for public purposes.

Jim has directed Orrick’s Governmental Affairs Practice Group since joining the firm in 1984. Before that, he served for 10 years as Executive Director of the League to Save Lake Tahoe, where he gained recognition across the United States for raising concerns about Lake Tahoe to a national level.

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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation

Benjamin R. Buchwalter Managing Associate Employment Law & Litigation

Silicon Valley

Ben Buchwalter is an employment attorney in Orrick's Silicon Valley Office.

Ben defends employers in class action, multi-plaintiff and single plaintiff lawsuits in California and federal court, and before state and federal agencies. Ben also advises employers on a variety of pre-litigation employment matters, including discrimination and harassment, leaves of absence, reasonable accommodation, wage-and-hour issues, and termination.

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Practice:

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

Daria Buonfiglio Associate Energy & Infrastructure, Renewable Energy

Milan

Daria Buonfiglio is an Italian qualified lawyer located in the Milan office, and a member of the Energy & Infrastructure Group.

Her practice focuses mainly on energy (from both traditional and renewable sources) and infrastructures, in Italy and abroad. Daria regularly works on M&A and project finance transactions advising banks, sponsors, pension funds, equity investors, project developers, investment funds, lenders and other participants.

Her activity focuses on assisting clients in the development, construction, acquisition, financing and refinancing of power projects and other infrastructure assets and on drafting and negotiating related acquisition agreements, project contracts (including EPC, BOP, TSA and O&M agreements), joint venture agreements, shareholders' agreements and financing agreements.

Daria is lecturer at the training course “The EGP school of business development program” promoted by Enel Green Power, dedicated to its Business Development professionals and delivered by SDA Bocconi School of Management, the Business School of Bocconi University. Daria focuses her lessons on international business contracts, and in particular on project contracts, joint venture agreements and acquisition agreements.