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  • FCPA & Anti–Corruption
  • Whistleblower & Corporate Investigations
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

Caitlin Sheard Managing Associate FCPA & Anti–Corruption, Whistleblower & Corporate Investigations

Washington, D.C.

Caitlin Sheard is a Managing Associate in the Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm's White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group.

Caitlin represents companies and individuals in a broad range of white collar matters, with a particular focus on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and anti-corruption compliance. She regularly works with companies to develop and enhance their corporate compliance programs. She has experience developing policies and procedures, enhancing training programs, and advising on best practices related to third party management and internal controls. She also has experience navigating FCPA monitorships, having represented a multinational company under the review of an independent compliance monitor.

Caitlin’s practice also involves conducting internal investigations, representing clients in matters before the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, and performing anti-corruption due diligence.  She has represented companies around the world in the medical device, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and technology industries.

Prior to attending law school, Caitlin was a Fulbright scholar in France.



  • Africa
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy

Gil Shefer Managing Associate Africa, Renewable Energy

San Francisco

Gil is a member of Orrick’s Energy and Infrastructure team.

He advises developers and sponsors operating in the energy sector on a wide variety of matters, including tax equity financings, energy storage acquisitions, power purchase and sale agreements, and EPC and supply agreements. Prior to joining Orrick, Gil worked as an economic consultant for the World Bank in their Kigali, Rwanda, office.



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

Charlie Sheldon Associate Corporate, M&A and Private Equity


Charlie has a broad range of corporate experience and advises clients on cross-border and domestic transactions in the areas of M&A, private equity, venture capital, renewable energy, corporate governance and restructuring.

Charlie frequently acts in the energy, technology and media sectors and is experienced in working with a range of clients, from large corporates, institutional investors and fast growing technology startups on a variety of matters including acquisitions and disposals, public takeovers, corporate restructurings, investments and corporate governance.



  • Banking & Finance
  • Direct Lending
  • Project Finance

Matthew Shellenhamer Managing Associate Banking & Finance, Direct Lending

New York

Matthew is an associate in Orrick's New York office and a member of the Banking and Finance Group.  His practice focuses on complex commercial finance transactions.

Matthew assists major financial institutions, public and privately owned companies and direct and alternative lenders in effectively assessing legal risks in complex secured and unsecured commercial finance transactions. He advises on a wide variety of finance transactions, including corporate financings, acquisitions, dividend recapitalizations and project financings. 

Prior to joining Orrick, Matthew was an associate in the Project Finance group at Chadbourne & Parke LLP.



  • Patents
  • U.S. International Trade Commission
  • IP Counseling & Due Diligence
  • Inter Partes Review (IPR)
  • Intellectual Property

Li Shen Managing Associate Patents, U.S. International Trade Commission

Silicon Valley

Li is a litigator focusing on patent litigation in U.S. district courts and the International Trade Commission, as well as patent office proceedings and Federal Circuit appeals. Her practice encompasses a wide range of technology, including biosciences, medical devices, wearable technology, computer and cell phone technologies, and pharmaceutics. 

Li has experience working on various aspects of litigation in federal courts and before the International Trade Commission and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Her experience includes motion practice, invalidity and infringement analyses, complex discovery management, depositions, working with expert and fact witnesses, as well as pre-trial and trial preparation. She has litigated patent cases in the domains of biotechnology, medical devices, pharmaceutics, communications, e-commerce, computers, and wearable technology, among others. She has also litigated trade secret, FRAND licensing, and unfair competition cases, and provided counseling on patent matters. Li has a bachelor degree in chemistry and is always enthusiastic about learning and understanding new technologies. Prior to joining Orrick, Li practiced in the patent litigation group at a global law firm in Los Angeles. 

Li also devotes her time to various pro bono matters. She is admitted in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and is passionate about protecting veterans' rights to obtain necessary medical treatment for service-related injuries. 

Li is a native speaker of Chinese and is able to translate. 



  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Renewable Energy
  • Power
  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy

Les Sherman Partner Energy, Infrastructure

San Francisco

Les leads Orrick’s US Renewable Energy Practice and has represented developers, investors and others on renewable and traditional energy project transactions for 35 years.

Chambers publications identify Les as a Leading Lawyer and report that clients say Les is an “icon in California in the renewables space” and “established a reputation as the go-to guy in California”. Clients praise Les for being “creative and responsive,” “the ultimate diplomat” and “deal oriented”. Les also is recognized by Euromoney, The Legal 500 and The Expert Guides as a Leading Lawyer in energy project development, M&A and finance.

Les represents many of the industry’s leading companies on project development, financing and M&A transactions for solar, wind, biomass, gas and similar generation projects, battery technology and other energy storage projects, biofuels and production facilities and energy efficiency projects. Les has led the Orrick team’s thought leadership in the growing energy storage market, has published numerous articles on the topic, and has served as lead counsel on many of the largest storage and renewables+storage transactions completed to date.



  • Litigation & IP

Daryl E. Shetterly Director of Orrick Analytics Litigation & IP

Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)

Daryl Shetterly is a Six Sigma Black Belt, is the Director of Orrick Analytics, and helps manage Orrick's Global Operations Center in Wheeling, WV. Daryl’s passion is bringing innovation and business process to the practice of law. The Financial Times recognized Orrick Analytics for the #2 and #3 Most Innovative Product and Service in 2017 and 2018.

Daryl manages a team of 30+ tech-savvy attorneys, 100+ contract attorneys, assistants that handle project management, analysts that perform big data analysis and statistical modeling, and technologists that build bots, scripts and tools that increase quality and reduce human effort. Daryl’s team designs processes, workflows and templates that are used by dedicated project managers to deliver project plans and enable data driven budgeting and decision-making. As an early adopter of artificial intelligence and machine learning, Daryl’s team uses technology to augment due diligence and drafting tasks, TAR and continuous active learning for eDiscovery, and advanced tools for concept and sentiment analysis.

Daryl’s mission is straightforward: enhance accuracy, speed and security of scalable legal work, generate insights specific to the engagement and reduce client cost.

Daryl helps administer Orrick's Legal Technology Venture Fund

Prior to joining Orrick, Daryl was a Partner at LeClairRyan in Virginia.



  • Public Finance

Greg Shields Of Counsel Public Finance


Greg counsels both issuers and underwriters in almost every aspect of tax-exempt financing and infrastructure development.

Greg’s experience in bond financing includes traditional issuers such as school districts, institutions of higher education, cities, counties, municipal utility districts and state agenciesadvising the issuers on both general obligation and revenue financings. In addition, Greg has represented numerous national and regional investment banks in the underwriting of municipal bonds.



  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Technology Companies Group
  • China
  • Fintech

Jeannie J. Shin Partner M&A and Private Equity, Corporate

San Francisco

Jeannie Shin is a partner in the San Francisco office and a member of Orrick's Corporate Group.

Jeannie advises private and public companies on a full range of their corporate needs, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, corporate restructurings and capital raising transactions. In particular, Jeannie has extensive experience with cross-border transactions. Jeannie has acted as lead M&A counsel in numerous transactions representing clients both on the sell-side and buy-side. She has extensive experience representing clients in a wide range of industries, including software, internet, life sciences, energy, semiconductors, and consumer products and retail. As a member of Orrick’s Technology Companies Group, Jeannie also represents high growth technology companies and venture capital and other investors and has extensive experience with start-up companies in their formation, debt and equity financings, private placements and general corporate counseling.  



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

Jamie Shinn Associate Corporate, Technology Companies Group

New York

Jamie Shinn is a Corporate associate in the New York office.

Jamie's practice focuses on advising companies on formation and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters.



  • Intellectual Property

Joshua Shirley Associate Intellectual Property

New York

Joshua Shirley is an Associate in the New York office and a member of the Intellectual Property Group. His practice focuses on trademark and trade dress, copyright, false advertising and trade secret litigation in federal district courts and before the ITC.

Joshua's litigation experience includes witness preparation, drafting briefs, drafting motions and oppositions, managing discovery and complex multi-district commercial litigation. Prior to joining Orrick, Joshua worked as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP focusing on trademark litigation, prosecution and enforcement, and cybersecurity and data privacy.



  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Investment Funds
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Distressed Real Estate Transactions
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Alykhan A. Shivji Partner Real Estate, Real Estate Investment Funds

New York

Aly offers practical solutions to difficult legal challenges. He partners with clients on their complex real estate acquisitions, dispositions, financings, joint ventures, equity investments and commercial leases.

Aly’s practice encompasses all aspects of commercial real estate investment from single asset and portfolio acquisitions and dispositions to the formation of real estate funds and the origination of mortgage and mezzanine financing.  Aly has extensive experience structuring and negotiating joint venture and preferred equity agreements as well as commercial leasing.  As noted in Aly’s engagements below, his experience covers a variety of asset types including residential, mixed-use, commercial, hospitality and industrial properties.

Aly has represented a number of hedge funds and private equity funds on their office leases in Manhattan and is an experienced negotiator dealing with the city’s largest landlords, including SL Green Realty Corp., Vornado Realty Trust, Tishman Speyer and Boston Properties. He has also been engaged by a number of major landlords, including Equity Office Properties (a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group), Callahan Capital Partners and The Georgetown Company, in connection with leasing office and retail space in Class A properties and is involved in all aspects of the leasing process (including brokerage and agency agreements).