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  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate

Cecile Renaud Associate M&A and Private Equity, Corporate


Cécile Renaud is a corporate lawyer admitted as an Avocat at the Paris Bar and as a Solicitor of England and Wales

Cécile’s practice covers mergers and acquisitions, private equity, restructuring operations and corporate-related issues.

Her work includes advising investment funds, groups and companies in several industry sectors, including renewables.

Cécile has notably acquired experience in advising on the acquisition and disposal, by French or foreign investors, of French companies active in the sector of the renewable energies (solar and wind) and on group restructuring. She has also gained international experience, particularly on cross-border transactions involving the carve-out and disposal of multi-jurisdictional activities.



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

Dr. Stefan Renner Partner Corporate, M&A and Private Equity


Dr. Stefan Renner, a Partner in Orrick's Düsseldorf office, is a member of the European Corporate Group. Stefan's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, including private equity and venture capital, as well as corporate restructuring.

He also regularly advises on general civil and commercial law matters including litigation. In addition, Stefan is experienced in real estate transactions.

Before joining Orrick in 2009, Stefan worked as an associate with Bird & Bird LLP in Frankfurt and was an associate in the Frankfurt office of Hölters & Elsing.



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

Christopher Reynolds Senior Associate Technology Companies Group, Corporate


Christopher Reynolds is a senior associate in the Portland office and a member of the Technology Companies Group. His practice focuses on private high growth technology companies in entity formation, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters.



  • Public Finance

Christine Reynolds Partner Public Finance

Portland; Seattle

Christine Reynolds is a partner in the Public Finance Department. She has broad experience as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter’s counsel and borrower’s counsel across a wide range of public finance sectors.  

Christine’s expertise includes various general obligation and revenue bond financings, including those relating to transportation, education, healthcare, water and wastewater, urban renewal, public power and other infrastructure financings.    

She has extensive knowledge and experience with disclosure requirements for municipal issuers under federal securities laws, including both initial and continuing disclosure issues, material events disclosure, public offerings, private placements and other matters.

Christine is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars given by trade and professional organizations within the municipal finance industry.



  • Employment Law & Litigation

Yekaterina Reyzis Associate Employment Law & Litigation

San Francisco

Yekaterina (Katie) Reyzis is a lawyer in Orrick’s San Francisco office, where she is a member of the Employment Group.

Yekaterina is a contributor to the Orrick Trade Secrets Watch blog and the Employment Law & Litigation blog.



  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Intellectual Property

Robert Reznick Senior Counsel Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Antitrust & Competition

Washington, D.C.

Rob Reznick is a Senior Counsel in the firm’s Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution group, focusing on the defense of industry-wide federal and state statutory claims brought against parties in multiple jurisdictions.

He currently is national coordinating counsel for a major oil company in connection with its climate change litigation. He previously served as co-lead counsel to a major international pharmaceutical manufacturer in the defense of nationwide litigation challenging industry pricing practices.

Rob’s experience includes extensive work in antitrust and False Claims Act cases, claims alleging fraud, and agency enforcement actions. His pharmaceutical industry activities include service as outside counsel to and Corporate Secretary of the Pharmaceutical Security Institute, Inc., the industry’s not-for-profit trade organization dedicated to the fight against pharmaceutical counterfeiting.

He is Managing Editor of The World in U.S. Courts, Orrick’s quarterly review of court decisions addressing personal jurisdiction over non-U.S. parties and the extraterritorial application of U.S. law to global business and cross-border activities.

Rob also served two terms on the District of Columbia Bar’s Pro Bono standing committee. Before joining Orrick, he was a partner in Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP and Clifford & Warnke, in Washington, D.C.



  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • FCPA & Anti–Corruption
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions
  • Whistleblower & Corporate Investigations

Dina N. Rezvani Managing Associate White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, FCPA & Anti–Corruption

Washington, D.C.

Dina N. Rezvani is a managing associate in the White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group.

She represents individuals and companies across a broad range of industries in white collar defense, government and internal investigations, and anti-corruption and compliance matters. Dina has represented clients in criminal, civil, and regulatory matters in federal and state court, and in investigations brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and Multi-Lateral Development Banks, including the World Bank and African Development Bank.

Prior to joining Orrick, Dina was an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of an international law firm in the White Collar & Government Investigations practice group.



  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions
  • False Claims Act
  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • FCPA & Anti–Corruption

David Rhinesmith Senior Associate White Collar Criminal Defense, Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions

Washington, D.C.

David's practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense, government investigations, complex civil litigation, regulatory enforcement matters, and internal investigations. David has particular experience representing companies and individuals in the health care, medical device, technology, defense, and financial services sectors.

David has represented clients in matters involving state and federal false claims acts, the Anti-Kickback Statute, federal securities laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-money laundering laws, and the Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Act.  He has played a lead role in high-stakes federal investigations, complex civil cases, and criminal matters.  His litigation experience includes oral argument before the First Circuit, briefing in federal and state courts, and deposing senior government officials.

David served as Global Investigations & Compliance Counsel (on secondment) at one of the world's leading medical device companies, immediately following one of the industry's largest mergers.  In this role he led multiple internal investigations and helped the company develop a new investigations and corporate compliance function. 

David previously worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Appeals Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office (as part of a one-year fellowship), serving as lead counsel in more than a dozen criminal and civil matters at all levels of federal and state court.  David was also an associate in the Chicago and Washington, D.C. offices of another international law firm.

In 2017, 2018, and 2019 David was selected to the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.



  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Supreme Court & Appellate
  • Litigation & IP

Chris Richart Senior Career Associate Intellectual Property, Patents


Chris Richart has 15 years of experience handling appeals and litigation in federal and state court and arbitrations. His practice is predominately patent litigation and general civil appellate work.

His appellate experience includes appeals to the Texas intermediate appellate courts, the Texas Supreme Court and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Seventh and Federal Circuits.


  • Energy
  • Infrastructure

Peter Richmond Senior Associate Energy, Infrastructure

San Francisco

Peter advises energy sector developers and investors on project development and financing matters, with a particular focus on renewable energy projects.

Peter has deep experience in both development and financing aspects of energy storage projects. He represented the sponsor in the first non-recourse financing of a portfolio of behind-the-meter projects, the 2017 IJGlobal North America Energy Storage Deal of the Year. He has worked on utility scale storage projects with a total capacity of more than 80 MWs (240MWhs) for utility and non-utility clients.

Peter’s utility-scale solar experience ranges from PPA, EPC, construction, equipment supply, O&M, interconnection, and shared facilities agreements to tax equity, debt financing, and M&A. He also represents clients in developing and investing in community solar and C&I solar projects.  

Prior to joining Orrick, Peter was an associate with another international law firm, where he worked on energy and aviation financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters.



  • Banking & Finance
  • Fintech
  • Renewable Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Africa
  • Automotive Technology & Mobility

Raul Ricozzi Partner Banking & Finance, Fintech


Raul Ricozzi is an Italian qualified lawyer and a partner in Orrick's Rome office. He is a member of the Banking & Finance Group.

Raul has 20+ years experience in project financing, leveraged, asset and shipping financing, debt issues (with a particular focus on "green bonds"), and securitisation, mainly acting for banks and underwriters.

He has worked on cross-border transactions in many countries, including in Africa.

Raul spent one year (2005) in Orrick's Structured Finance group in New York, working mainly on cash and synthetic CDOs and RMBS transactions. 

He was also a visiting lawyer in a leading Italian law firm in Brussels (Belgium) in 2000, having been chosen by the University of Rome, "Tor Vergata," for the "EU Leonardo da Vinci" scholarship.  

In 1994, Raul attended one semester in "Johannes Gutenberg Universität" of Mainz (Germany) through an EU "Erasmus" scholarship.



  • Sports Law
  • Trials
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Litigation & IP
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions
  • Employment Law & Litigation

J.R. Riddell Of Counsel Sports Law, Trials


J.R. Riddell is a seasoned trial lawyer in the Sacramento office with a proven track record handling high stakes and bet-the-company matters for clients across the country and around the globe.

J.R.'s practice covers all aspects of commercial and business disputes, from preliminary investigations through trial and appeal.  While many of his engagements involve high-profile claims of trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract, he also routinely prosecutes and defends claims in a variety of other subject areas, including governmental compliance actions and torts.  Most of J.R.'s engagements have resolved favorably prior to trial (e.g., through motion practice and/or mediation), but where trial was merited the results achieved on behalf of his clients have been the subject of multiple awards and accolades in the press (including nationally-recognized top verdicts).   

Beyond litigation, J.R. developed a niche practice focused on the business side of mixed martial arts (MMA), and provides legal guidance and business advice to a wide variety of MMA clients. He is a recognized authority on various MMA legal issues and has served as a consultant, conference speaker and sports writer, with numerous articles published on and its MMA affiliate, He has also trained in various MMA disciplines at Ultimate Fitness, home to many top-ranked fighters and Team Alpha Male.

J.R. is an active participant in Orrick’s pro bono and associate training programs, and has served as a continuing legal education instructor.

Before becoming an attorney, J.R. served on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, both overseas and at the Pentagon.