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  • Structured Finance

Thomas Caruso Associate Structured Finance

New York

Thomas Caruso is an associate in the Structured Finance group in the New York office.



  • Intellectual Property
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • IP Counseling & Due Diligence
  • 3D Printing
  • Japan
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

David Case Partner Intellectual Property, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution


David Case is an experienced intellectual property and commercial disputes lawyer in Orrick’s Tokyo office. His experience in Japan and New York includes a variety of intellectual property and information technology contentious and non-contentious matters on behalf of Japanese and non-Japanese clients.

In connection with his contentious work, David has assisted with or been lead counsel in numerous litigations and arbitrations venued in the United States and Japan involving intellectual property infringement claims or commercial claims involving intellectual property rights. David also regularly supports Orrick’s M&A and venture start-up teams in respect of intellectual property and information technology aspects of cross border M&A and venture capital deals.



  • Corporate

Riccardo Caselle Associate Corporate


Riccardo Caselle, an Italian qualified lawyer, is an associate in Orrick's Milan office and a member of the firm's Corporate Group.

Riccardo's practice mainly focuses on criminal liability of corporations as well as on government and internal investigations.

Riccardo also has broad experience in commercial agreements, general corporate and corporate governance matters.

He assists some of the most important Italian companies, also listed in Italy or abroad, in drawing up compliance programs and is currently a member of several Vigilance Bodies of Italian companies.

Prior to joining Orrick, Riccardo was an associate at Dinoia Federico Pelanda Simbari Uslenghi, where he gained extensive experience in white-collar criminal defense.

Kevin Cash Chief Financial Officer

Washington, D.C.; Wheeling, W.V. (GOC)

Kevin joined Orrick in October, 2016.  Prior to joining Orrick, Kevin was the Chief Financial Officer for BakerHostetler where he helped the firm double in size during his seven year tenure and jump from the 86th to 58th in the AmLaw 100.  Immediately prior to that, Kevin was a partner in Ernst & Young's Advisory Services practice.  Kevin was with Ernst & Young for over 23 years where his roles included Managing Partner of the Northeast Ohio Advisory Services practice, Partner in Charge of the IT Risk and Advisory Services practice and the Partner in Charge of People for the North Central Region.  Kevin has also served as an Adjunct Professor in Accountancy for the University of Akron and he has served on the Accounting Advisory Board's for Miami University and the University of Akron.   Kevin currently serves on the Board of Directors for Cleveland Whiskey.


  • Tax
  • Energy

Mark Anthony Caterini Partner Tax, Energy

New York

Mark Caterini counsels sellers, acquirers, investors, lenders and underwriters on the tax planning and structuring of transactions, including taxable and tax-­free corporate mergers, spin-offs, stock, asset and joint venture acquisitions and related financing.

Mark also has extensive experience in cross­border tax planning especially with matters involving the US controlled foreign corporation, passive foreign investment company and foreign tax credit provisions of the US tax law and the application of the US treaty network. Mark’s work includes numerous partnership and joint venture transactions for the formation of, and investment in, renewable and alternative energy projects, project financings and securitizations.



  • Technology Companies Group

Christina Catzoela Senior Associate Technology Companies Group

Seattle; Silicon Valley

Christina Catzoela is a senior associate in the Technology Companies Group. She focuses her practice on advising emerging growth technology companies and venture capital firms on a variety of issues, including formation, venture capital financings, mergers & acquisitions, IPOs and other corporate and securities law matters.

In the four years prior to joining Orrick, Christina acted as Senior Corporate Counsel to Zillow Group, Inc.  While at Zillow Group, Inc., Christina focused her practice on technology transactions, public reporting and compliance. 

She started her practice as a corporate associate in the Silicon Valley office of Gunderson, Dettmer, Stough, Villeneuvue, Franklin & Hachigian, LLP.



  • Structured Finance

William T. Cavanagh Managing Associate Structured Finance

New York

Bill Cavanagh, an associate in the New York office, is a member of the Structured Finance Group. Bill represents a variety of market participants, including sponsors, issuers and underwriters, in public, private and government-backed offerings of commercial and residential mortgage-backed securities.



  • Patents
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising
  • IP Counseling & Due Diligence
  • Technology Companies Group

Alex V. Chachkes Partner Patents, Intellectual Property

New York

Alex Chachkes, a partner in the New York office, is a member of both the Intellectual Property Group and the Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation Group.  Alex focuses on the litigation of complex intellectual property actions, primarily patent actions.

Alex's cases have involved technologies such as telecommunications, microprocessors, wireless devices, computer peripherals, video games, pharmaceuticals, recombinant DNA technology, chemicals and protein science. Alex has tried numerous cases before the United States district courts and the International Trade Commission. Alex also practices before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Alex is frequently quoted in the media on intellectual property law issues, including in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

Alex is on the Board of the Legal Aid Society. He also is active in pro bono matters, including through Legal Aid (from whom he received a Pro Bono Publico Award in 2017), the New York County District Attorney's Office and Lawyers for Children.  Alex has also represented pro bono St. Bartholomew's Church of New York and individual artists and artisans

Prior to law school, Alex was a researcher with United Technologies International Operations in Tokyo, Japan, and a laboratory researcher at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Yokohama, Japan.



  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Ben Chagnon Managing Associate Supreme Court & Appellate

Washington, D.C.

A former D.C. Circuit and Seventh Circuit clerk, Ben is a member of Orrick's Litigation Group and Supreme Court and Appellate practice.

Ben has experience in a wide range of subject areas, including class actions, administrative law, intellectual property, and the Fourth Amendment.

Before joining Orrick, Ben served as a law clerk for Judge Judith Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Judge David Hamilton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Ben graduated from Stanford Law School, where he worked on certiorari and merits stage briefing in two Fourth Amendment cases as a member of the school's Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. 



  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Africa

Noël Chahid Nourai Senior Counsel Energy, Infrastructure


Noël Chahid-Nouraï is a lawyer in Orrick’s Paris office and heads the Public law team jointly with Jean-Luc Champy. He represents governments, public entities, companies and financial institutions on complex energy and infrastructure projects, concessions and PPP, regulatory matters and disputes, in France and abroad, including African countries.

According to Chambers & Partners, Noël is consistently recognized by his clients as a top practitioner in France, notably for his contractual and regulatory work. His vast experience on PPP, concessions and public procurement matters includes advising the French government on both the renewal of hydroelectric concessions and the ASFA association and several motorway companies on their relations with the French State.

Noël has also advised key players in the telecommunications, audiovisual, energy, data protection and financial sectors on regulatory matters, as well as public structures and semi-public companies on corporate work (creation, development and modification, etc.). He also has a focus on public law litigation, from a contractual and regulatory perspective. Noël has a strong expertise in terms of public persons and public law arbitrations (arbitration proceedings and appeal of arbitration awards).

With a long-standing experience on international projects, Noël has represented clients in many cross-border transactions. As such, he was involved in 2014 in the acquisition of Alstom’s Power and Grid businesses by General Electric, where he advised on the regulatory and investments control aspects.

Noël started his career in public administrations where he was, among various other experiences, Advocate General and President of one of the dispute chambers of Conseil d’État, Legal counsel to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Director of the Office of the Ministry for Foreign Trade, Deputy Director General of the French national film administration (CNC). After three years as a tax lawyer at Gide Loyrette Nouel, he headed Allen & Overy’s Public law department in Paris from 2001 to 2011.



  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Public Finance

Jean-Luc Champy Partner Energy, Infrastructure


A lawyer in Public law, Jean-Luc Champy is a partner in Orrick's Paris office. His practice focuses on infrastructure concessions and PPP and has considerable experience in public domain issues, public works, and energy and environment matters.

With a multidisciplinary know-how, Jean-Luc advises public entities, sponsors and subcontractors as well as lenders in every aspect of their concessions and PPP projects, whether in the contracts awarding and execution or in litigation issues. Distinguished by Chambers & Partners as a key practitioner in Public law, he has recently been involved in the highly-publicized restructuring and refurbishment of the Arche de la Défense, where he advised the winning bidder Eiffage, and in the financing of the extension of the Port of Calais. Clients also praise him for being “able to listen to the client and adjust to find the right solution”.

In addition, Jean-Luc acts in the fields of construction, transportation infrastructure (tunnels, motorways, railways) and grids (electronic communications, public lighting). He regularly intervenes on major projects such as the highways L2 in Marseille (for the State), A150 and A355 (for the sponsors), the LGV Bretagne-Pays-Loire (for a lender), the Saint Nazaire hospital (for the sponsors and the project company), universities Centrale Supelec (for lenders) and Toulouse le Mirail (for some sponsors), a video surveillance network (for a bidder), the Balard project (for two subcontractors), the airport Notre-Dame-des-Landes (for the project company) and the new Courthouse of Paris (for a bidder).

Jean-Luc has also a strong experience in the energy sector and notably advises the French State on the renewal of its hydroelectric concessions. He has also advised several grid operators such as ERDF.

Jean-Luc Champy started his career at the City of Paris. Thereafter, he joined Cofiroute (Vinci group) as in-house counsel for public law matters and finally the Public Law department of Allen & Overy LLP as a senior associate.



  • Public Finance

Steffi Chan Managing Associate Public Finance

San Francisco

Stephanie Chan is a lawyer in the Public Finance Department in Orrick’s San Francisco office.

Steffi has participated as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriter’s counsel on a variety of transactions including general obligation bond financings, revenue bond financings and lease financings for school districts, community college districts, local government and state agency clients.