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Anna Saber Associate

Silicon Valley

Anna Saber in an Intellectual Property Litigation associate in Orrick’s Silicon Valley Office. Her practice focuses on copyright, patent, white collar, and complex litigation. In addition to her IP practice, Anna handles pro bono matters, focusing her attention on matters relating to victims of domestic violence, international human rights, and criminal law.

Anna graduated Summa Cum Laude from Santa Clara University School of Law, where she served as Senior Managing Editor of Santa Clara Law Review and Co-President of the Women & Law Association. Anna was a member of Trial Team and the International Humanitarian Law Competition Team, which placed second in a national competition involving other law schools and military academies. While in law school, Anna also interned at the district attorney’s office, where she obtained valuable in-court experience arguing suppression of evidence and sentencing motions.

Prior to law school, Anna attended UC Santa Barbara, where she double majored in Economics and Political Science, with an emphasis in Political Theory. For her senior honors thesis in the Political Science major, Anna analyzed whether the U.S.’s drone warfare policies comported with the accepted laws, ethics, and norms of warfare. At UC Santa Barbara, Anna was a member of the club crew and club water polo teams.

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Practice:

  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Renewable Energy
  • Wind Energy

Rohit Sachdev Partner Energy, Infrastructure

San Francisco

Rohit Sachdev is a Partner in Orrick’s Energy and Infrastructure Group, based in San Francisco.

Rohit represents several of the world’s leading developers of renewable and conventional energy generation projects on project development, M&A and financing arrangements. He has extensive experience in the solar, wind, energy storage, gas and biofuel sectors, with a particular focus on California and other U.S. jurisdictions. Rohit's past deal experience spans energy and infrastructure projects in the Americas, Asia, India, Europe and the Middle East, and includes award-winning transactions.

In recent years, Rohit's practice has focused particularly on project development and project M&A transactions.  Rohit has represented numerous clients on successfully negotiating thousands of MWs of "physical" and "virtual" PPAs and tolling agreements, as well as a variety of construction, supply and other development arrangements.  Rohit has also represented multiple clients on the purchase and sale of renewables projects in various U.S. jurisdictions, as well as joint venture and other project asset arrangements.  In addition, he has special expertise in the development, financing and sale of domestic and international energy storage projects, including stand-alone, hybrid, front-of-meter and behind-the-meter energy storage projects.

Rohit speaks and writes frequently on current topics in the renewables industry, including those identified in the "Speeches" and "Publications" sections of this biography.

Rohit started his legal career at another global law firm in New York, where he focused on project development and project finance transactions across the globe. Prior to law and business schools, Rohit was an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse in San Francisco, where he provided M&A and financial advisory services to technology companies in Silicon Valley.

In addition to being admitted in California and New York, Rohit is also admitted in Massachusetts (inactive).

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Practice:

  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Renewable Energy
  • Corporate
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate Governance
  • Asset Backed Securities
  • Mortgage Related Securities
  • Japan

Reiko Saito Senior Associate Energy & Infrastructure, Renewable Energy

Tokyo

Reiko Saito, a senior associate in the Tokyo office, is a member of the Energy and Infrastructure Group.

Reiko's practice focuses on advising clients on cross-border energy and infrastructure projects and corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and compliance matters.

Reiko also practices financing transactions such as liquidation of various receivables and real properties and development of financial products including structured finance and trust products. She has extensive experience of general real estate securitizations, consumer loan securitizations and other ABS transactions.

Before joining Orrick, Reiko was an associate at Atsumi & Partners from 2001 until 2006, where she was engaged in many securitization and liquidation projects.

Laura Saklad Chief Operations Officer

San Francisco

Laura is Orrick’s Chief Operations Officer. In this role she works closely with the firm’s Board and Management Committee to execute the firm’s strategy. She is responsible for leading and directing all operational functions of the firm.

Laura has extensive experience in global operations management, strategic planning, integration, change management, and diversity and inclusion leadership. She has worked closely with senior leaders to deliver innovative services to our clients, to enhance productivity and efficiency, and to create a great place to work by building, leading and inspiring talented professional teams.

A 12-year Orrick veteran, with 20 years of experience in the legal industry, Laura previously served as Orrick’s Chief Administrative Officer and, before that, as the firm’s Chief Talent Officer and Executive Director - U.S. She helped shape and execute on the firm’s strategies to deliver distinctive services to the tech, finance and energy & infrastructure sectors, be a leading law firm employer, and meet client demand for quality and value.

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Practice:

  • Corporate

Doriane Salimon Associate Corporate

Paris

Doriane Salimon is a corporate lawyer based in Orrick's Paris office.

Doriane advises French and international groups on M&A and Private equity matters.

Prior to joining Orrick, Doriane worked on corporate matters as an associate at Weil Gotshal and Manges. She also was a legal intern in the corporate departments of Paul Hastings and Veil Jourde.

Christian Sam Project Attorney

Wheeling, W.V. (GOC)

Christian Sam 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.

Christian works with litigation attorneys and third party vendors to manage the review and production of documents relevant to investigations and litigation. Christian's 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. Christian 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.

Prior to joining Orrick, Christian operated a private practice in Pennsylvania, focusing on civil litigation and bankruptcy.

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Practice:

  • Corporate

Brandon Sanders Senior Associate Corporate

San Francisco

Brandon Sanders is a corporate associate in Orrick’s San Francisco office, where he is a member of the Technology Companies Group.

Brandon represents high-growth companies and venture capital and private equity firms involved in the technology and life sciences industries. His practice focuses on general corporate counseling, venture capital and growth equity financings, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic matters.

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Practice:

  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Corporate

Chanani Sandler Senior Associate Compensation & Benefits, Corporate

New York

Chanani Sandler is a managing associate in Orrick's Global Employment and Equity Compensation practice in Orrick's New York office.

With more than 12 years of experience in cross-border human resources matters, Chanani advises multinational companies across all industry lines on a variety of employment-related matters and global equity compensation. He globally manages large multi-country and large multi-function HR projects.

From an employment law perspective, Chanani advises his clients on a range of employment-related matters outside the United States, including global/local offer letters and employment contracts, HR policies and handbooks as well as termination and settlement agreements. He works with his clients to consider the employment-related impact of, and undertake due diligence for, cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Chanani also counsels his clients on how to effectively design, implement, communicate and administer equity-based compensation benefits and other long-term incentive awards to their worldwide employees in over 100 countries. He also provides services in the areas of corporate tax planning, cross-border tax planning, payroll support and employee education with respect to global equity compensation.

He has presented at industry educational forums, such as the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP) and Global Equity Organization (GEO), on topics related to tax compliance as well as effective design, implementation and administration of global equity-based awards and other long-term incentive plans.

Criselda Haro Sandoval Managing Associate

Los Angeles

Criselda Sandoval, an associate in Orrick’s Los Angeles office, is a member of the firm’s Banking & Finance Group. Criselda assists lenders with complex commercial finance transactions.

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Practice:

  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • CCPA Readiness

Joseph C Santiesteban Managing Associate Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation, CCPA Readiness

Boston

Joseph is a Managing Associate with experience in a variety of privacy and cybersecurity matters across diverse business sectors. Joseph regularly advises clients regarding incident response, as well as litigation and government enforcement that commonly arises from privacy and cybersecurity incidents. He also uses this experience to provide clients practical advice regarding their data innovation and incident preparedness strategies.  

Joseph regularly advises companies regarding privacy and cybersecurity incident response, including directing incident investigations, analyzing potential claims and defenses, examining potential notification obligations, and advising regarding communications strategies. Joseph also advises clients regarding regulatory investigations, class actions, payment card brand claims, and contract disputes that frequently flow from the announcement of privacy and cybersecurity incidents.

Joseph also uses his experience to help clients leverage the value of data and digital technologies in ways that not only meet compliance obligations, but also support innovation, deliver value to the business, meet security needs and solidify brand and consumer trust. This includes guiding clients through the complex patchwork of federal privacy and cybersecurity laws and regulations, including the FTC Act, GLBA, COPPA, HIPAA, TCPA, CAN-SPAM, and ECPA, state privacy and cybersecurity laws, including the California’s Consumer Privacy Act, international laws such as GDPR, and self-regulatory frameworks, including those covering online advertising and payment card processing.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Elisabetta Santo Senior Associate M&A and Private Equity, Corporate

Milan; Rome

Elisabetta Santo, a senior associate in the Milan office, is a member the M&A and Private Equity group.

Elisa is an experienced trial lawyer, having successfully litigated several trials as well as domestic and international arbitrations, representing Italian and international clients such as media & entertainment corporations, private equity funds, banks.

She also has broad experience in handling alternative dispute resolutions.

Her practice focuses mainly on corporate and commercial law disputes.

Elisa has extensive experience in corporate governance and international contract law and advises prominent Italian and multinational corporations active in many industries.