Orrick announced today that Darrin Glymph, a leading public finance lawyer, will head Orrick’s public finance practice in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Mr. Glymph has 20 years of public finance experience and is recognized as one of the leading experts on municipal finance and charter school financings on the East Coast.
"I am truly honored and blessed to be heading the public finance practice in Washington, D.C. for the leading bond firm in the country," said Mr. Glymph. "At Orrick, we have a robust practice of nearly 100 public finance and tax lawyers, and these resources have allowed me to provide the finest possible legal representation to my clients."
Roger Davis, Chair of Orrick’s Public Finance Group nationally for more than 30 years, observed that, "Darrin has a substantial practice representing the District of Columbia, municipalities in Virginia and other mid-Atlantic states, as well as some jurisdictions outside of the region. He is also a leading financing counsel for charter schools, a sector in which Orrick has a significant and growing presence nationally. Darrin is a creative thinker and will do well leading the D.C. group and tying in the national resources."
Mr. Glymph joined Orrick in 2006, and his practice has primarily focused on transactional matters, such as financings for non-profit, 501(c)(3) organizations, general obligation and revenue financings for the District of Columbia and the City of Richmond, VA, economic development incentives (including TIFs and PILOTs), and disclosure and securities law matters relevant to state and local governments. In 2009, he played a lead role in the swap restructuring transaction for the City of Detroit, which received The Bond Buyer’s Non-Traditional Financing Deal of the Year Award. Mr. Glymph is a resident of the District of Columbia and attended Williams College, Williamstown, MA and Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, LA.
Mr. Glymph serves in leadership roles for a number of civic, community and charitable organizations. Currently, he is a member the Board of Directors of the Washington DC Economic Development Partnership, Friendship Public Charter School and the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Formerly, he served as Chairman of the District of Columbia Small and Local Business Opportunity Commission, as a member of the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Richmond, Virginia, and on the United Way of Greater Richmond, Allocations and Assessments Committee.
Building on a 100-year firm history in public finance that includes the financing of such iconic projects as the Golden Gate Bridge, Orrick consistently ranks as the top public finance firm in the United States, according to The Bond Buyer. In 2012, Orrick was bond counsel for 366 public finance transactions involving a dollar amount in excess of $31 billion, underwriters’ counsel on 132 transactions aggregating $13.1 billion and disclosure counsel on 107 transactions aggregating $20.5 billion. Our public finance clients include municipal issuers, non-profit corporations, Indian tribes, underwriters, private borrowers, credit providers, investment providers, swap/derivative product providers, and others, in both primary and secondary market transactions. The firm’s experience encompasses every type of project or program financed with municipal debt, whether tax-exempt or taxable, for municipal or private borrowers. Examples include a broad range of infrastructure, cultural, sports, transportation, utility, housing, health care, education, and other projects.
Orrick's Washington, D.C., office, established in 1993 and currently celebrating its 20th year in Washington, D.C., is distinguished among law practices in the region for its focus on public and corporate finance transactions, energy and infrastructure projects, litigation, intellectual property, and restructuring. The office’s finance practice includes restructuring, structured finance, asset-securitizations and public finance. On the restructuring side, our team represents lenders, creditors, investors, and fiduciaries in bankruptcy and restructuring matters, with particular expertise in financial, energy, IP, mass-tort and municipal bankruptcy proceedings. The team also advises major issuers and underwriters in the U.S. asset-backed securitization markets and state and local governments, including the District of Columbia and financial institutions in tax-exempt financings. The office’s energy and infrastructure group advises clients in all aspects of the development, construction, financing, restructuring and acquisition or sale of power, industrial and infrastructure projects globally, including the Virginia Capital Beltway High Occupancy Toll Lane project outside Washington, D.C.