Stephen Ashley is a partner in the New York office and a
member of the firm's Capital Markets practice. He advises clients on a wide
range of securities law matters and regularly represents both issuers and
underwriters in both domestic and cross-border capital markets transactions.
Stephen's experience includes public offerings and private
placements of common and preferred equity and investment grade, high yield and
convertible debt securities, as well as liability management transactions such
as exchange offers, tender offers and consent solicitations. He also advises
clients on various compliance, corporate governance, stock exchange listing and
other general corporate matters, while working closely with Orrick’s M&A
and Restructuring teams on securities related issues.
He has advised companies from a wide range of industries,
including the information technology, software, finance, consumer products,
biotechnology, life sciences and pharmaceuticals, energy, infrastructure and
Stephen routinely works on high profile transactions that
have been recognized for their complexity and execution. IFLR1000
recognized Stephen as a notable Practitioner in 2019. Legal500 reported in 2016 that clients say
Stephen “is very responsive, does thorough research and speaks in plain
Stephen is a member of Orrick's opinion committee.