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  • Employment Law & Litigation

Allison Riechert Giese Senior Associate Employment Law & Litigation

Silicon Valley

Allison Riechert Giese, a lawyer in the Silicon Valley office, is a member of the employment law group. Allison practices employment litigation on a variety of issues, including discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination claims. She also has experience in wage-and-hour issues, including class and representative actions, claims for overtime compensation, meal and rest period penalties and Section 17200 unfair competition claims.

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.

Allison was a summer associate in Orrick's Silicon Valley office in 2008. Prior to joining Orrick, she interned in the San Mateo County Superior Court's legal research department.



  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate
  • Oil & Gas
  • Energy
  • Master Limited Partnerships

Ryan Giggs Senior Associate M&A and Private Equity, Capital Markets


Ryan Giggs is a Senior Associate in Orrick's Corporate practice.

Ryan has experience advising public and private clients with respect to mergers and acquisitions, placements and offerings of debt and equity securities, securities compliance, entity formation, and corporate governance matters. He has also advised clients through the formation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, and negotiated shareholder, limited liability company and partnership agreements.

He has assisted clients with a wide variety of commercial agreements, including clients engaged in oil & gas transactions, joint ventures and cross-border transactions in emerging markets.



  • eDiscovery & Information Governance
  • Litigation & IP

Christopher R. Giles Project Attorney eDiscovery & Information Governance, Litigation & IP

Wheeling, W.V. (GOC)

Christopher Giles is a member of the Orrick Analytics group. The group specializes in using technology and project management discipline to assist firm attorneys with litigation and transactional tasks, particularly tasks that involve large volumes of data and documents.

Christopher works with litigation attorneys and third party vendors to manage the review and production of documents relevant to investigations and litigation. This work includes using early case assessment technology to analyze, categorize and cull data. He also manages teams of specialists performing document review, redaction, analysis, production and drafting privilege logs. Christopher assists the litigation team to prepare for trial, including drafting deposition summaries, factual memoranda and exhibit charts. He also works with practice office attorneys on transactional tasks, including contract review and due diligence.

Christopher has dedicated significant time to pro bono matters, including assisting trial counsel representing abused and neglected children.

Prior to joining Orrick, Christopher practiced criminal law, family law, creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, and estate planning in Pennsylvania.




  • Antitrust & Competition

Diana Gillis Of Counsel Antitrust & Competition

Washington, D.C.

Diana focuses her practice on antitrust law, specializing in Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act pre-merger notification compliance and counseling. Her experience includes advising clients on issues of reportability and interpretations of the HSR Act and regulations.

Prior to joining the firm, Diana was an attorney with the Premerger Notification Office with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, where she concentrated on HSR notification compliance and review. In 2015, Diana received the Federal Trade Commission's Stephen Nye Award which is given annually for outstanding service by a junior FTC attorney.  



  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate

Federica Giorleo Attorney Trainee M&A and Private Equity, Corporate


Federica is a lawyer and LLM graduate working at Orrick in the Corporate and M&A Department in Milan.

She focuses on a wide range of commercial matters including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate governance. She assists and advices Italian and foreign clients in cross-border and domestic transactions. She practices law since 2011 as a trainee and since 2014 as a qualified lawyer.

Before joining Orrick, Federica worked at the law firms Chiomenti Studio Legale based in Milan and, previously, Morace & Co based in Naples.



  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

Justin Giovannettone Managing Associate White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance


Whether in litigation, consultation or investigations, Justin leverages deep understanding of his clients’ unique goals and challenges to achieve tailored results.

Justin has represented individuals, corporations and public entities in connection with DOJ and SEC investigations, and investigations by district attorneys offices.  He has also managed corporate internal investigations relating to accounting fraud, harassment, securities laws and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. 

Prior to attending law school, Justin served on active duty for nine years in the United States Air Force.  He is currently a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve.



  • Defense Energy Projects
  • Renewable Energy
  • Public Power Financing
  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Wind Energy
  • Japan
  • Capital Markets
  • Fintech

Christopher Gladbach Partner Defense Energy Projects, Renewable Energy

Washington, D.C.

Christopher Gladbach, a Partner in the Washington, D.C., office, is a member of the Energy and Infrastructure group. Chris was recently elected to serve on Law360's 2018 Project Finance editorial advisory board.

Chris counsels energy and infrastructure clients structuring complex equity and debt investments, including tax equity investments. Chris advises both buyers and sellers in the power sector in mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, and on the development of large-scale energy projects. He assists his clients in mitigating and allocating risk associated with these transactions in conjunction with achieving their primary business and financial objectives.

Chris is co-head of Orrick’s Defense Energy Task Force. He has extensive experience advising clients pursuing opportunities involving Defense Department energy projects, and working to develop and finance those projects. Chris counsels developers, purchasers, lenders and tax equity investors in the nuances of Government Contracts and how to structure project development and financing arrangements to account for unique risks presented by Government Contracting considerations.

Another focus of his practice is representing private equity funds and institutional investors in transactions involving power assets. He has counseled his clients through a variety of market-leading transactions in this area, and understands the unique challenges and opportunities that these clients face. Chris is a frequent speaker and writer on topics related to private equity and institutional investments in power assets.

Chris also regularly counsels clients on cross-border investments in energy projects and companies. Recent engagements include working with project sponsors and investors from Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, South Korea, China and Japan on structuring both inbound and outbound energy investments.



  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Banking & Finance
  • Renewable Energy
  • Restructuring

Thomas Glascock Partner M&A and Private Equity, Energy

San Francisco

Thomas Glascock, a partner in Orrick’s San Francisco office, is a member of the Energy and Project Finance Group.

He has more than 30 years of experience in energy and infrastructure project finance and restructurings, and acquisition and development transactions, with an emphasis on representing sponsors, developers, lenders and investors in a variety of energy and infrastructure financing transactions for both fossil fuel-fired and renewable energy projects, including both fundamental fossil fuel projects as well as solar, wind, geothermal, landfill gas and biomass projects.

Tom has been recognized by Euromoney as one of the World’s Leading Project Finance Lawyers and one of the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers, and he is listed as a leading financing lawyer in the International Financial Review. Tom has also been recognized by Chambers and the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers as one of the leading project finance lawyers in California and is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Project Finance Law.



  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Structured Finance
  • Corporate
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure

Robert Gloistein Senior Counsel M&A and Private Equity, Structured Finance

San Francisco

Robert Gloistein has been a senior counsel in the San Francisco office since retiring in 2004.

During his association with the firm for more than 40 years, he has had a diverse public utility and business practice, involving public and private finance, utility mergers and acquisitions, facilities disposition, electric industry restructuring and telecommunications deregulation.  Bob concentrates on issues involving nonprofit corporations and law practice management.


  • Public Finance

Darrin Glymph Partner Public Finance

Washington, D.C.

Darrin L. Glymph, Partner and Head of the Public Finance team in the Washington, D.C. office, is a member of the Public Finance Department. Darrin's practice is primarily transactional, focusing on public finance and legal issues facing state and local governments and instrumentalities.

His public finance practice includes representation of issuers or underwriters in long-term and short-term general obligation and revenue bond financings for municipalities, charter schools, educational facilities, and water and power authorities and advising clients on economic development incentives.

Before joining Orrick, Darrin was counsel within the Public Finance Group at Hunton & Williams LLP. He also has served as chairman, director or member of several boards and commissions including:

  • Washington Economic Development Partnership
  • DC Commission on Arts and Humanities
  • Friendship Public Charter School, Inc.
  • Small and Local Business Opportunity Commission (D.C.)
  • EdBuild
  • Center City Public Charter School
  • Center for Youth and Family Investment
  • D.C. Mayor's Task Force for Procurement Reform
  • Industrial Development Authority of the City of Richmond, Virginia
  • United Way of Greater Richmond, Allocations and Assessments Committee
  • Boy Scouts of America (Richmond, VA)



  • Public Finance

Douglas Goe Partner Public Finance


Douglas Goe, a partner in the Portland office, is the vice chair for the firm’s Public Finance Department in the Pacific Northwest. He also is the partner-in-charge of Orrick’s Portland office.

Doug focuses on public finance and municipal bond law, including federal, state and tribal tax and securities law issues.

Doug serves as bond counsel for the Oregon University System and Oregon Health and Science University. Doug also serves as the primary lead bond counsel for the Oregon Facilities Authority on higher education, hospital and other conduit 501(c)(3) revenue bond issues.

He also has served as bond counsel or underwriters counsel to conduit revenue bond issuers in the States of Washington, Oregon, California, Texas, Idaho, Wyoming, Mississippi, Alaska, and Wisconsin. Doug has served as bond counsel or underwriters counsel on nonprofit CCRC financings in California, Florida, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin. In December 2012, Doug helped design and served as underwriters’ counsel on three series of revenue bonds which helped restructure more than $100 million of nonprofit debt for a CCRC located in Seattle, Washington.