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 litigation for clients in the technology and financial services industries.
Shaila has represented a wide range of industry-leading clients and emerging companies at all stages of complex commercial litigation, with a focus on software and technology companies. She represents clients in matters including trade secret, licensing, intellectual property, insurance and contract disputes. Shaila is an editor and contributing author of Orrick's trade secrets blog, Trade Secrets Watch, and regularly writes about trade secrets litigation. She is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and works with clients on cybersecurity and data privacy issues. She counsels clients on managing risk and avoiding litigation, with extensive experience in conducting internal investigations and developing compliance programs related to a variety of issues.
Shaila also maintains an active pro bono practice litigating civil rights cases with a focus on defending the rights of women. She is currently serving as lead counsel for a religious hate crime victim in a civil suit against her attacker.
Ali is experienced in many aspects of corporate work and regularly advises on venture capital, cross border mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions for digital businesses.
In particular, Ali has experience working with start-ups, high growth companies, management and investors in the Technology, Fintech and Media sectors.Chambers UK ranks him as “Up and Coming” and the Legal 500 UK singles him out as a "Notable Practitioner". In 2016, the Financial Times also selected him as a Young Legal Innovator of the Year.
Hari Raman, a partner working across our Bay Area offices in our Corporate group, is
a member of our Global Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practices.
Hari focuses on the technology industry. He centers his practice on leading companies in core technology markets through all aspects of the M&A process. By virtue of his focused industry experience, Hari understands the unique issues, deal terms and trends at play in technology M&A, allowing him to optimize efficiency, transaction execution and results for his clients.
Hari advises public, private, emerging and late-stage technology companies in domestic and cross-border M&A, majority/minority investments, restructurings and general corporate matters. He works closely with serial acquirers implementing their buy-side M&A strategies, and with venture-backed companies, founders and investors in M&A exits and other liquidity transactions.
Hari has also previously worked in Asia and the Middle East on complex, cross-border M&A, and leverages that experience in leading tech-focused M&A transactions across the globe, including China, India, Israel and the United Kingdom.
Prior to joining Orrick, Hari was an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He is qualified to practice in both California and New York.
Dimitrie Ramniceanu is an M&A and Private Equity lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.
Dimitrie Ramniceanu’s practice focuses on corporate transactions, including M&A, joint ventures, capital market and private equity transactions.
Mr. Ramniceanu advises private and listed companies, financial institutions and investors and has extensive experience in both domestic and cross-border transactions.
Prior to joining Orrick in September 2017, Mr. Ramniceanu practiced law in the Paris office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and worked also as a junior analyst at a leading international investment bank.
Rajen is admitted to practice in South Africa and specializes in cross border transactions and projects, with particular expertise in the energy and transportation sectors.
He is a Special Legal Consultant in Orrick’s Energy & Infrastructure Group, based in the Washington, DC office.
Rajen advises governments, Fortune 500 companies, state utilities, private equity firms, donor funding institutions, as well as leading local and international companies with interests in Africa. His Africa specific experience has included Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Reunion, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. He has substantial experience representing foreign clients from five continents operating in Africa, including lenders, developers, contractors and investors.
Prior to joining Orrick, he spent 12 years practicing in tier 1 international law firms, having held various senior positions including that of Administrative Partner, Head of Africa Practice and Senior Partner: Energy and Infrastructure. He also previously led Rajen Ranchhoojee Attorneys, a sole proprietor firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Rajen was recognized by Chambers Global 2016 as a leading Projects and Energy lawyer in South Africa.
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.
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.
Jackson Ratcliffe is the Technology Architect for Orrick Labs – a team with the mission of powering technology innovations at Orrick.
Jackson has designed and implemented innovative technology solutions for firms ranging from Venture Law Group to Simpson Thacher, as well as Goldman Sachs. A long time programmer and systems developer, his greatest skills are in bridging the gap between technology and the people who need to use it for business purposes. He is especially passionate about the potential of today’s technology to transform the practice of law.
Jackson previously served as the Chief Technology Officer at Dominican University of California and was responsible for all technology services. He was one of the founders of Virtual Law Partners and was with Venture Law Group when they formed. When he is not at a computer, he is an avid mountain biker and is on the board of two non-profits advocating for fair and reasonable access to our public lands.
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.