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  • Structured Finance
  • Asset Backed Securities
  • Capital Markets
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Derivatives
  • Italy

Nicolò Del Dottore Of Counsel Structured Finance, Asset Backed Securities


Nicolò Del Dottore is Of Counsel at Orrick and member of the Finance team.

He focuses on structured finance transactions, financings, debt restructuring, assignment and factoring of receivables mainly due by public bodies. In particular, he has gained significant experience on securitization and covered bonds transactions.

He is also skilled in public finance advising domestic and international banks in relation to finance transaction with public entities.

He graduated with honors at the University of Siena, he gained a LL.M at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).



  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Whistleblower & Corporate Investigations
  • Internal Investigations
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Pay Equity

Mike Delikat Partner Employment Law & Litigation, Whistleblower & Corporate Investigations

New York

Michael Delikat, a partner in the New York office, was the previous Chair of Orrick's Global Employment Law Practice for over twenty years, which has employment law teams in the European Union, Asia as well as the United States.

He also is the founder of the firm’s Whistleblower Task Force. He previously served as the Managing Director of Orrick’s Litigation Division.

Under Mike's leadership, Orrick’s Employment Law & Litigation group was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California for the fourth consecutive year by The Recorder, the premier source for legal news, in recognition of their significant wins on behalf of leading multinational companies on today’s most complex and challenging employment law matters. The practice group has also been chosen as one of the top national employment law practices by Law 360. Chambers USA and Chambers Global has ranked him in Band 1 since it began publishing its rankings, noting he is a "giant of the employment bar, widely regard as an expert in whistleblowing matters and sex harassment claims","sought out by premier clients to handle high-stakes employment litigation and investigations," and "a very persuasive advocate who knows the law inside out and is able to get to the heart of the issue very quickly."

He represents a broad range of major corporations and other institutions including law firms in all facets of labor and employment law. Mike has an active trial, arbitration and appellate practice and handles a number of high-visibility class action and impact cases. 



  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate Governance

Marco Dell'Antonia Partner M&A and Private Equity, Corporate Governance


Marco Dell'Antonia, a partner in the Milan office, is a member of the European Corporate Group. Marco has a specific experience in local and cross-border M&A transactions, commercial contracts, general corporate and corporate governance.

He advises primary Italian and international banks, financial institutions and major Italian and multinational corporations, working on complex corporate transactions including banking, industrial and manufacturing clients.

Marco's expertise is recognized by Italian and international clients in the field of corporate governance in general and in particular in the application of the Italian Legislative Decree 231/01 relating to the criminal liability of legal entities deriving from specific crimes identified by the decree.

Marco assists or is member of a substantial number of Vigilance Bodies of companies (also listed and regulated).

Marco is scientific coordinator of the legal area of NIBI - Master in Business Internationalization promoted by Camera di Commercio di Milano (Chamber of Commerce of Milan); he is a regular lecturer of the Master in Law organized by Il Sole 24 Ore Business School and of the Master "Corporate Counsel" organized by LUISS Business School; he has been adjunct professor at the IULM University in intellectual property law until 2009 and competition law until 2012.

He is member of the Board of the Association of the Members of the Vigilance Bodies pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree 231/2001.

Prior to joining Orrick, Marco developed his experience in international M&A transactions at Studio Legale Associato Laghi & Tabacchi in Treviso.



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

Cyprien Delorme Associate Technology Companies Group, Corporate


Cyprien Delorme is a lawyer in the Technology Companies Group based at Orrick’s Paris Office

Cyprien assists startups and high growth technology companies in their financing transactions, from formation through exit, and assists them in the development of their activities.

Prior to joining Orrick, Cyprien worked as legal trainee in various law firms such as Jeantet AARPI in Paris, Willkie Farr & Gallagher in Francfort, LPA-CGR in Paris and Arendt & Medernach in Luxembourg.



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

Karen Dempsey Partner Equity Capital Markets, M&A and Private Equity

San Francisco

Karen Dempsey, a partner in Orrick's San Francisco office, is a member of the Corporate Group. She works with a broad range of public and private companies, venture capital firms and investment banks.

Karen is involved in a full range of corporate legal projects for high growth technology companies including venture financings, public offerings, public company securities law compliance matters and mergers and acquisitions. She also regularly advises public companies and board of directors on corporate governance issues. Karen's clients include private and public companies in the biotechnology, real estate, finance and Internet related industries. She also represents underwriters in initial public offerings and follow-on offerings and venture capital firms in investment transactions.

Karen is a frequent speaker on corporate and securities law topics including Initial Public Offerings, Corporate Governance and Sarbanes-Oxley matters. She is also Co-Editor of Part III of Venture Capital & Public Offering Negotiation, published by Aspen Law & Business.

Before joining Orrick, Karen was a shareholder at Heller Ehrman LLP and was chair of their firmwide corporate governance practice group.



  • M&A and Private Equity

Cristina Denaro Associate M&A and Private Equity


Cristina Denaro is an Italian qualified lawyer, Associate at Orrick in the Rome Office and member of the M&A and Private Equity Group.

Cristina provides advice and legal assistance in administrative proceedings and in the courts, to national and foreign operators, public and private, public and private in the field of public works, services and supplies. She deals with the preparation of all the acts of public procedures (invitations, notices, letters of invitation, etc.) and assists in the early stages of pre-qualification, tendering and execution of contracts. She takes care of the preparation of acts of nature negotiation between buyers and private contractors.

She participated in numerous public and private tendering procedures as a member of the jury. She provides assistance and defense before the courts in every stage of the trial. Before joining Orrick, Cristina collaborated with the National Anti-Corruption Authority - ANAC.

Cristina takes care of judicial and extrajudicial issues concerning construction, environment and expropriations, and services of general economic interest (electricity and gas, transport).

She specializes in administrative law, with particular focus on public contracts for works and supplies, handling both transactional and litigation matters.

Her practice comprises of legal assistance on commercial law, project financing, public utilities, transportation and infrastructure, constructions and city planning, landscape restraint, and the environment.



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

Adrian Dengler Senior Associate M&A and Private Equity, Corporate


Adrian is a Senior Associate in the Munich office and a member of the Technology Companies Group. His particular focus lies on M&A, private equity, as well as venture capital investments.

Adrian represents clients in national and cross-border transactions, in particular local and international corporates, private equity/venture funds and high growth companies.

Prior to joining Orrick, Adrian worked at the Frankfurt/Main and Munich offices of leading international law firms renowned for their private equity and venture capital practices.

Adrian acts as a business angel for several venture capital start-up companies.



  • Structured Finance
  • Fintech
  • Banking & Finance

Annalisa Dentoni-Litta Partner Structured Finance, Fintech

Rome; Milan

Annalisa Dentoni-Litta is a dual qualified attorney (Italy and New York) and a partner with the Finance team. She has wide experience in structured finance, securitizations and covered-bond transactions with a focus on public finance and Italian local public entities.

Her structured finance experience includes advice to arrangers, issuers and originators in relation to a number of public and private securitizations, both domestic and cross-border, as well as receivables purchase transactions, involving various types of receivables, including RMBS, consumer loans, healthcare receivables, tax and trade receivables.

She assists on several covered-bond programmes established by Italian banks.



  • Public Finance

Brandon Dias Partner Public Finance


Brandon Dias has served as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriters' counsel on a wide range of municipal and other tax-exempt financing transactions. Brandon's experience includes advising on the issuance, sale and delivery of both publicly offered and privately placed debt instruments.

California Local Government Finance. Brandon focuses on California local government financing structures including general fund lease revenue bonds and certificates of participation; pension obligation bonds; tax and revenue anticipation notes; mello-roos bonds, assessment district bonds and other land secured financing structures; redevelopment financing; water and wastewater revenue bonds; airport revenue bonds; and public power revenue bonds.

Tax-Exempt Healthcare Finance. Brandon also focuses on tax-exempt healthcare finance for 501(c)(3) organizations. His experience includes financings for standalone hospitals, hospital systems and continuing care retirement communities. He has served as bond counsel or underwriters' counsel on tax-exempt healthcare financings in various states throughout the nation.



  • Antitrust & Competition
  • International Trade & Compliance
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Rebecca Dipple Professional Support Lawyer Antitrust & Competition, International Trade & Compliance


Rebecca Dipple, a Professional Support Lawyer in the London office, is a member of the General Litigation group. Rebecca has broad commercial litigation experience, with a particular emphasis on professional negligence litigation.

Rebecca has acted for “Big Four” audit firms and global listed companies in a range of matters. These have included complex professional negligence litigation in the High Court, internal investigations and investigations by domestic and overseas regulators including the Financial Reporting Council, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

In addition to the above, Rebecca has also advised on UK and EU public procurement legislation including the application of the OJEU notification requirements to real estate developments.



  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Global Investigations
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Fintech
  • Public Policy

Jonathan Direnfeld Partner Antitrust & Competition, Global Investigations

Washington, D.C.

Jon Direnfeld is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C. office focused on defending tech and data-driven companies against enforcement actions involving critical online and offline sales & marketing activities.  

Jon’s enforcement work informs his counseling practice, where he regularly helps clients navigate the patchwork of federal and state “consumer protection” rules and regulations, including statutes and regulations enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), state AGs, and local district attorneys.

Jon also has substantial expertise in other government enforcement matters, including defending global criminal cartel investigations and antitrust merger investigations.  He has also developed an innovative approach to assisting clients maximize recoveries in affirmative price-fixing litigation.



  • Public Finance
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure

Stanley Dirks Senior Counsel Public Finance, Energy

San Francisco

Stanley Dirks is a senior counsel in the San Francisco office and a member of the firm’s Public Finance Department.

He represents issuers and underwriters of tax-exempt bonds to finance a variety of public facilities and programs, including water and power systems, airports, schools, rental housing loan programs and homeownership loan programs. 

Stan has served as a lecturer and panelist on a variety of programs concerning state and local government debt issuance.  He also served for ten years as one of the original members of the Technical Advisory Committee of the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission.

Stan also has a long history of involvement in the governance of nonprofit education, arts and other charitable organizations.