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  • Corporate
  • Technology Companies Group

Andrea Schlote Managing Associate Corporate, Technology Companies Group


Andrea Schlote, a Managing Associate in Orrick's Munich office, is a member of 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, and other corporate and securities law matters.

Andrea represents high growth technology companies and venture capital firms in many areas, including corporate law, venture capital financings, and mergers and acquisitions.   

Prior to joining Orrick, Andrea worked at the Frankfurt/Main and Munich offices of leading international law firms renowned for its  venture capital practice.



  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate

Dr. Thomas Schmid Partner M&A and Private Equity, Technology Companies Group


Thomas Schmid, partner in the Munich Office and head of Orrick's German M&A and private equity team, advises on M&A, private equity and venture capital investments.

Thomas represents clients in national and cross-border transactions, in particular local and international corporates, private equity/venture funds and high growth companies.

He has advised transactions in all sectors but has developed particular expertise in the tech and lifescience/healthcare area.

His practice also covers also capital markets, restructuring and general corporate/commercial matters.

Thomas is consistently recognized as leading lawyer in his practice in Germany.

Prior to joining Orrick, he was, inter alia, a partner in the Munich office of an international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Inhouse Counsel at MAN AG.



  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate

Dr. Markus Schmid, LL.M. Senior Associate M&A and Private Equity, Corporate


Markus advises German and international clients on all aspects of corporate law. His focus lies on domestic and cross-border M&A and Private Equity transactions as well as corporate restructurings.

Prior to joining Orrick, Markus worked as associate at the Munich offices of several leading international law firms.



  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation

Dennis Schmidt, LL.M. Associate Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation


Dennis Schmidt is a member of our Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice. He advises clients on data privacy and IT as well as telecommunications and gambling. With a passion for technology Dennis understands the practical as well as legal needs of his clients.

As a privacy advisor, Dennis advises on the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data privacy contracts, privacy policies and employee data protection. As a telecommunications advisor, Dennis advises companies regarding telecommunication secrecy. He is also familiar with the peculiarities of German gambling law.

Before joining Orrick, Dennis practiced data privacy law at another international law firm. He conducted his legal studies in Duesseldorf and Los Angeles.



  • M&A and Private Equity
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate

Julia Schmitz Managing Associate M&A and Private Equity, M&A and Private Equity


Julia Schmitz is associate in the Düsseldorf office and member of the M&A and Private Equity Group.

She advises national and international clients on M&A/Private Equity transactions, intragroup cross-border restructuring measures and general corporate law. She joined Orrick in 2015.



  • Litigation & IP
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Yann Schneller Associate Litigation & IP, International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution


Yann Schneller is an international arbitration and litigation lawyer in Orrick's Paris office. His practice focuses on complex commercial, investment, and construction disputes.

Yann has extensive experience in assisting French and international energy majors, investors as well as States and governments in various jurisdictions across Europe, Africa and the United States with a particular emphasis on disputes relating to the energy sector.

He represents and advises clients in ICC, ICSID, CCJA-OHADA and UNCITRAL ad hoc arbitral proceedings. Yann also acts as Administrative Secretary to arbitral tribunals.

Yann is implicated in pro bono work in North African countries.

Prior to joining Orrick, Yann was a legal intern at the OECD in Paris and at Gide Loyrette Nouel’s Hanoi office.



  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Antitrust Counseling & Compliance
  • Antitrust/Intellectual Property

Lauren Schnepper Associate Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Antitrust & Competition

Washington, D.C.

Lauren Schnepper is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm's Litigation practice group.

Lauren represents clients in federal and state courts across a variety of industries and through all stages of litigation. Additionally, she has experience representing technology and media companies on antitrust issues before antitrust enforcers. Lauren maintains an active pro bono practice with a focus on advocacy in the area of K-12 education.

While in law school, Lauren was a member of the UVA Law Supreme Court Clinic team that helped represent the petitioner in Culbertson v. Berryhill, 586 U.S. 304 (2019), a case in which the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled for the petitioner. Lauren also was the Vice President of the Public Interest Law Association. Before law school, Lauren was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow and taught high school mathematics.



  • Public Finance
  • Impact Finance and Investment

Michael E. Schrader Senior Counsel Public Finance, Impact Finance and Investment


Michael Schrader is a member of Orrick’s nationally-recognized Public Finance Department.  Mike works with state agencies, local governments, tribal governments and enterprises, and for-profit and not-for-profit borrowers in structuring, negotiating and documenting bond issues, loans and other financing arrangements.

Mike also represents banks and underwriters in connection with the purchase and sale of bonds and other financing and credit-related matters.

A significant portion of Mike’s practice is devoted to private activity bond financings. This includes representing Oregon Housing and Community Services and Oregon Facilities Authority in connection with their conduit revenue bond programs. Over the course of his more than 20 years as a bond attorney in Oregon, he has competed dozens of project financings throughout the State with a variety of public and private sponsors, developers and funders.

Mike received the Firm's Community Responsibility Award in 2011 in recognition of his community service and pro bono work. He currently serves on the Boards of Bridge Meadows, a developer, owner and operator of affordable intergenerational housing communities, and the Portland Housing Center, an organization providing educational and financial services to promote homeownership in underserved communities. He also serves as special counsel (pro bono) to Mercy Corps in connection with its Community Investment Trust (CIT) Program.

Before joining Orrick, Mike was a partner at Ater Wynne LLP in Portland. Prior to that, Mike was an associate at Ice Miller in Indianapolis, Indiana.



  • Antitrust & Competition

Julius H Schradin Antitrust & Competition


Julius Schradin is an associate in the Düsseldorf office and a member of the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group.

Julius advises domestic and international clients on German and European competition law and international trade law, including foreign investment filings in Germany, as well as on compliance matters. Before he joined Orrick at the Düsseldorf Office, Julius worked on multi-jurisdictional cartel and merger cases during his legal training inter alia at the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission. His interest in competition law dates back to his university studies in Heidelberg.



  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising
  • White Collar
  • Corporate
  • Internet of Things
  • Automotive Technology & Mobility

Dr. Christian Schröder Partner Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation, Intellectual Property


Dr. Christian Schröder heads Orrick's IP/IT & Data Privacy Practice Group in Germany in Orrick’s Düsseldorf Office. Christian advises medium sized (Mittelstand) companies to large multinationals on IP, Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices, E-Commerce, IT and Data Privacy/Data Protection.

He is listed in Germany's leading lawyer ranking magazine JUVE as frequently recommended data privacy expert and clients recommend him to JUVE for his "reliable and actionable advice". Christian and his practice are also ranked by The Legal 500 Germany and The Legal 500 EMEA as well as Germany’s business journals WiWo and Handelsblatt for being among the leading German and European IT and data privacy practices (2019 and 2020), clients referred to him and his team as "Top data privacy expert", "extremely knowledgeable", and "able to explain complex legal issues in an easily understandable way so that both legal and economic decisions can be made". Christian Schröder is recommended for his "data protection expertise and quick comprehension as well as his entrepreneurial acumen."

Christian provides IP/IT advice in M&A transactions and advises on IP focused joint ventures. He supports companies on the set-up of webshops, outsourcings, license agreements, in cases of trademark or unfair and deceptive trade practice issues as well as on hard and software license and IT project agreements.

As a core member of Orrick's global Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice, Christian has a special focus on data privacy/data protection matters. In particular, Christian advises on privacy compliance programs, a risk-based approach to privacy, on implementing databases and new software applications, in particular, cloud based solutions. He advises on IT and data privacy contracts, internal data privacy policies, binding corporate rules, user agreements on BYOD, whistleblowing schemes, e-discovery, security breaches, and intra-group data sharing on a national and international basis. Christian regularly represents market leading clients in IT and data privacy contract negotiations and regularly defends companies against unfair access to their know-how by competitors and against unfair poaching of customers and employees.



  • Corporate
  • Tax
  • Corporate Tax
  • International Trade & Compliance
  • Tax Advocacy
  • Private Wealth
  • International Tax

Dr. Stefan Schultes-Schnitzlein Partner Corporate, Tax


Dr. Stefan Schultes-Schnitzlein is a tax partner in the Düsseldorf office. Stefan is both qualified as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) and as a German tax advisor (Steuerberater).

Stefan is listed as frequently recommended in Germany's leading lawyer ranking magazine JUVE Handbook of German Commercial Law Firms (2017/2018). Clients recommend Stefan for his work and say that he "can convey complicated facts convincingly".

Stefan is also mentioned by Legal 500 Corporate and M&A Deals in Germany 2018 for international medium company deals (€ 100M to € 500M).

He advises industry clients, private equity funds and financial institutions on all sorts of German tax and accounting issues. Stefan's focus lies on corporate transactions, financings and re-financings and restructurings as well as on tax field audits and tax litigation in connection with any of the former. He also advises individual persons on succession and related issues.

Prior to his move to Orrick in the beginning of 2014, Stefan has been with international law firms for eight years.



  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Sachi Schuricht Associate Supreme Court & Appellate

San Francisco

Sachi is a member of Orrick's Supreme Court and Appellate practice.

Prior to joining Orrick, Sachi clerked for Justice Leondra Kruger of the California Supreme Court and Judge Kenneth Ripple of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Before law school, Sachi worked in documentary film production. She currently serves as a lecturer in Entertainment Law at the University of California, Berkeley.