Orrick Adds Rising Star Corporate Talent in the Bay Area, New York and London


Orrick announced today the addition of three rising stars to its global Corporate team as partners: private equity M&A advisor Leah Recht from Kirkland & Ellis and capital markets advisors Edward Dyson from Cooley and Mark Mushkin from Cravath. 

“We are growing to meet tech sector client demand globally – and we’re focused on doing it with rising star talent,” said Matthew Gemello, leader of Orrick’s global Corporate practice. “Leah brings significant experience managing deals for private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, while Ed and Mark deepen our capital markets teams in the UK and U.S.”

Named a leading advisor to companies in 2020 by SPACInsider, Orrick’s Capital Markets team helped tech companies, such as Fisker Automotive, Luminar Technologies and Clover Health go public last year. The firm’s M&A team ranked top 10 globally by deal volume in Q3 2020 by Pitchbook.

Leah Recht

Leah advises private equity clients and their portfolio companies on a range of transactional and strategic matters, including capital deployment, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, minority investments, corporate governance, executive compensation and other general corporate matters. She is based in San Francisco.

Edward Dyson

Ed counsels public and pre-IPO private companies, investors, entrepreneurs and underwriters on UK capital markets transactions, as well as on primary and secondary listings on Nasdaq and the NYSE by English and European companies. He also advises on domestic and cross-border public and private M&A deals, strategic ventures and other corporate matters. Based in London, he follows the move in 2019 of corporate advisor Ed Lukins, whom he worked with at Cooley. In 2020, our UK team advised on more than 10% of the public offerings on the London Stock Exchange (Main Market and AIM).

Mark Mushkin

Mark advises clients accessing the U.S. capital markets, from debt and equity offerings to IPOs, private placement transactions and general securities law matters. In addition, he counsels on M&A deals, private equity transactions and general corporate matters. Mark, who will start at the firm on January 19, will be based in New York.