Alison J. Radecki is a partner in Orrick’s Public Finance Department. Since joining the firm in 1999, Alison has served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, disclosure counsel, borrower’s counsel, bank counsel and credit enhancer’s counsel.
Alison has been involved in financings for healthcare institutions, education institutions (including charter schools), cultural institutions and other nonprofit entities, municipalities and public power agencies. She regularly serves as bond counsel to the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York and The Trust for Cultural Resources of The City of New York.
Alison has extensive experience with variable rate debt, tax-exempt and taxable debt, letters of credit and liquidity supported bonds, conversions, restructurings, reofferings, setting up direct purchase programs for banks, as well as assisting in the creation of various interest rate products for her underwriting clients. Most recently, she has focused on post-issuance compliance matters, in particular assisting industry participants with the SEC’s Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative, as well as with their ongoing continuing disclosure compliance obligations.
Alex Radisich, an associate in Orrick's Los Angeles office, is a member of the firm's Structured Finance and Banking and Finance Groups.
During law school, Alex served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Judge Harry Pregerson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and as a law clerk on the Senate Judiciary Committee for Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Joshua Raff is a senior counsel in the New York office.
Josh advises issuers, underwriters, investment funds, institutional investors, fund sponsors and investment advisors and other financial institutions on a variety of complex financing and capital markets transactions, as well as asset purchases and sales, asset- and mortgage-backed securities, fund formation, corporate transactions with respect to asset management entities and platforms, and related matters.
He has participated in many novel transactions and in the development of innovative structures on behalf of a wide array of participants in the financial markets, and has spoken and participated in panels on a range of relevant topics.
Josh has long been recognized as a leading practitioner in publications such as Chambers USA, Who’s Who Legal, New York Area’s Best Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, Expert Guides: Best of the Best USA, The Legal 500 and others. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Capital Markets Law Journal.
Shaila Rahman Diwan is a senior associate in the firm's Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group and focuses her practice on complex commercial and securities litigation.
Shaila has in-depth experience at all stages of litigation, including participating in trials, successfully arguing numerous motions, taking and defending depositions and drafting motions.
Prior to joining Orrick, she was an associate at Mayer Brown LLP, where her practice focused on corporate internal investigations, complex commercial litigation, and securities litigation and enforcement.
Neil and his team advise founders and executives on financings, mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions. His work includes helping start-ups with cross-border transactions and reorganization, management of general corporate matters, and unlocking high growth through business-minded legal advice. Drawing on his diverse experience and multidisciplinary educational background, Neil adds value to clients seeking a broader view of their particular industry.
Neil has prior legal experience at a federal government agency, laboratory bench experience in a leading academic algal biofuels research laboratory, and sales experience in a software start-up company.
Neil is an alumnus of the Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation, Stanford Law Association, and UCSD ERC Council.
Emma Raleigh, a managing associate in the London office, is a member of the Corporate Group.Emma advises on a wide range of cross border corporate matters, including acquisitions and disposals, cross-border mergers and reorganisations.
Hari Raman is a lawyer in the San Francisco office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and Private Equity practice groups. Hari Raman focuses on M&A, joint ventures, strategic alliances and general corporate matters.
He has represented some of the world’s largest companies, as well as numerous private equity sponsors, in the United States and Asia in a wide range of M&A transactions, including buy-outs, minority investments and joint ventures. As part of Hari's M&A extensive experience across the globe, he has participated in a number of complex, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions.
Hari's M&A and corporate experience spans a number of Asian and Middle Eastern jurisdictions, including Japan, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and various other southeast Asian and Middle Eastern jurisdictions.
Hari was previously an associate with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP in their Los Angeles, New York, Dubai and Singapore offices.
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Gabriel M. Ramsey, a partner in both the Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices, is a member of the Intellectual Property Group and a leader of the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Group.
Gabe focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and cybersecurity. He has twice been named one of the top 75 IP litigators in California by the Daily Journal and has been repeatedly recognized as an “IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.
Gabe has substantial experience in high technology and entertainment related matters involving copyright, trademark, trade secret and patent law. He has significant experience in carrying out Internet enforcement actions and investigations involving cybercrime, trade secret misappropriation, fraud and deceptive activity, data breaches and brand violations. He has also handled many licensing matters, open source licensing disputes and general commercial disputes. He has expertise in matters involving computer software, hardware, Internet and networking technologies, videogames, cloud computing, new media and entertainment content.
Gabe has represented Microsoft Corp., Facebook, Inc., McAfee, Inc., EMC Corp., Oracle Corp., Perfect World Entertainment, Inc., NCSoft, Namco Bandai Games, NVIDIA Corp., IGN Entertainment, Inc., CNET Networks, eHarmony.com, Say Media, Audible Magic Corp., Affinity Circles, Inc., Gracenote, Inc., Fox Entertainment Group, Fox Broadcasting, Universal Studios, The Walt Disney Company, Lucasfilm, Ltd., LucasArts Entertainment Co., Digidesign and Mesa/Boogie, Ltd.
Christine has participated as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and disclosure counsel on transactions including single-family and multifamily mortgage revenue bonds, general obligation bond issues for local government and state agency clients, water and wastewater financings, and tax and revenue anticipation financings for local agencies and school districts.
Prior to joining Orrick in 2008, Christine was an associate with Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP in San Francisco.
Garret Rasmussen, a partner in the Washington, D.C., office, is a member of the Antitrust and Global Competition Group. He specializes in antitrust and consumer protection matters before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice.
Garret's practice also includes counseling and litigation regarding mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, product distribution and marketing, privacy, telemarketing and advertising issues.
Garret was featured in a front page story in The Legal Times, as well as the book The Jury by Stephen J. Adler. He has also been quoted numerous times in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, as well as other national publications.
Prior to joining Orrick, Garret was a partner for 22 years with Patton Boggs LLP in Washington, D.C. He was also a trial attorney with the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, and served as a Lt. J.A.G. in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Simon Ratledge is a dual qualified, bilingual Energy and Infrastructure lawyer based in Orrick’s Paris office.
Simon’s practice is focused on major projects and financings in Africa and emerging markets. Over the past 20 years, Simon has represented project finance clients, including major development banks, commercial lenders and sponsor groups in the power/renewables, mining, petrochemicals, oil and gas and transport/social infrastructure sectors.
Simon is recognised as a leading practitioner for International Projects, Energy and Africa work from France by Chambers & Partners and has been recently described as “a top rate practitioner with a broad range of experience in international project finance,” “a hands-on partner and a pleasure to work with,” “from a Natural resources perspective, Simon is your man in Africa and a keen francophone expert” and as “stand[ing] out for “his expertise and pragmatism, maintained under quite significant pressure, as well as his extreme efficiency at processing new data.” Chambers also recently recorded praise for Simon’s “tactful commercial approach to matters” and “ability to carefully manage the co-operation of different parties.” Who’s Who Legal described Simon as "one of the leading minds focused on the [Energy] industry."
Prior to joining Orrick in 2016, Simon was a partner at Simmons & Simmons and Linklaters where he served as co-head of the North Africa practice.
Ms. Sophie Ratzke is an associate in the Düsseldorf office and a member of the Technology Companies Group.Her practice focuses on counseling in the area of IP/IT and Data Privacy. She joined Orrick in 2015.