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Practice:

  • Public Finance

Eugene J. Carron Senior Counsel Public Finance

Los Angeles

Eugene Carron, Senior Counsel in the Los Angeles office, is a member of the Public Finance Department.

Gene has worked in the area of public finance since 1975 and has extensive experience in all aspects of tax-exempt financing as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter's counsel and developer's counsel with particular emphasis on electric and water utility financings and conduit financings on behalf of both commercial and nonprofit entities. He has also served as counsel in power and other projects developed by private entities in cooperation with public utilities.

He has assisted public power clients such as the Department of Water and Power of the City of Los Angeles, the Northern California Power Agency, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, the Transmission Agency of Northern California, the M-S-R Public Power Agency, the City of Anaheim, the City of Riverside, the City of Roseville, the City of Healdsburg, the City of Ukiah, the City of Lodi and the City of Redding in connection with both traditional and innovative financing structures.

Gene has served as bond counsel and underwriters’ counsel in conduit financings by the California Educational Facilities Authority and the California Statewide Communities Development Authority for educational and cultural facilities throughout California.

In addition to legal representation, he has experience as an investment banker serving as the head of the Los Angeles office of Banc of America Securities LLC.


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Practice:

  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Max Carter-Oberstone Managing Associate Supreme Court & Appellate

San Francisco

Max is a member of Orrick's Supreme Court & Appellate practice group.

Before joining Orrick, Max was an Associate Deputy Solicitor General at the California Department of Justice. There, he authored or co-authored dozens of appellate briefs—many of them in the U.S. Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court—and argued two cases in the California courts of appeal. He was the principal author of a Ninth Circuit brief filed on behalf of California and four other States in a case challenging federal regulations affecting the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate.

Max also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Susan Y. Illston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the Honorable John T. Noonan, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Before law school, Max worked at a New York investment bank, and as a legislative aide to a California State Senator.

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Practice:

  • Structured Finance

Thomas Caruso Associate Structured Finance

New York

Thomas Caruso is an associate in the Structured Finance group in the New York office.

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Practice:

  • Corporate

Riccardo Caselle Associate Corporate

Milan

Riccardo Caselle, an Italian qualified lawyer, is a managing associate in Orrick's Milan office and a member of the firm's Corporate Group.

Riccardo's practice mainly focuses on criminal liability of corporations as well as on government and internal investigations.

Riccardo also has broad experience in commercial agreements, general corporate and corporate governance matters.

He assists some of the most important Italian companies, also listed in Italy or abroad, in drawing up compliance programs and is currently a member of several Vigilance Bodies of Italian companies.

Prior to joining Orrick, Riccardo was an associate at Dinoia Federico Pelanda Simbari Uslenghi, where he gained extensive experience in white-collar criminal defense.

Practice:

  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Transportation Finance
  • M&A and Private Equity

Vincent Casey Partner Energy, Infrastructure

New York

Vincent is an infrastructure partner, with more than 25 years of experience working on projects in the United States and Latin America.

He regularly advises developers, financing parties, (banks, note purchasers and underwriters), governmental authorities in Public Private Partnerships (PPP/P3), and developers and lenders in all types of other project financings. Vincent's practice covers all aspect of infrastructure and energy including roads, airports, water facilities, social infrastructure and wind farms.

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Practice:

  • Tax
  • Compensation & Benefits M&A
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate

Aoife Casey Associate Tax, Compensation & Benefits M&A

London

Aoife specialises in a range of corporate transactions, including venture capital, M&A and tax, for a range of clients including technology companies and investment firms.

Aoife has a keen interest and knowledge in the technology sphere having represented Cloudpipes Ltd. on its recent acquisition by Quickbase UK Ltd. and Marlin Equity Partners on its acquisition of SmartCredit Ltd.

Practice:

  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Italy

Jean-Paule Castagno Partner Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Italy

Milan

Jean-Paule Castagno is partner in Orrick's Milan office and Head of The Italian White Collar Criminal Defense team.

Jean-Paule has more than 15 years of proven experience in criminal litigation, in the management of all phases of crisis management, such as internal investigations -including those of a cross-border nature – the court defence, in the context of criminal proceedings and the sanction proceedings before the Supervisory Authorities, in the interests of both natural persons and legal persons according to the D. Legislative Decree no. 231/2001), Jean-Paule advises clients in high-profile criminal proceedings with specific reference to anti-money laundering, financial crimes, false accounting, bankruptcy offenses, tax crimes, corruption and bribery in both the public and private sector, environmental crimes, occupational health and safety offenses, intellectual property crimes, data protection and privacy crimes/cybercrime, and vicarious liability of corporate entities.

She has been involved in the preparation and update of a large number of systems and controls pursuant to Law No. 231/2001 and she is a member and chairwoman of the surveillance committees of many Italian and foreign companies.

Jean-Paule received her JD from Università Statale di Milano in 2002, her PhD in Criminal Procedural Law from Università degli Studi Milano Bicocca in 2010 and completed the Broadening Business Perspectives Program at Insead in 2018. She began her career with Avv. Alleva in 2002 and joined Avv. Ripamonti in 2007, both Italian Criminal Law boutiques. From 2012 to 2019 Jean-Paule worked at Clifford Chance. She is ranked #2 in White-Collar Crime and #3 in Compliance by Chambers Europe - 2019 and as “Next Generation Lawyer” in Compliance by Legal500 - 2019. Jean-Paule is a member of Unione Camera Penali – Osservatorio Europa and the European Criminal Bar Association.

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Practice:

  • Tax
  • Energy

Mark Anthony Caterini Partner Tax, Energy

New York

Mark Caterini counsels sellers, acquirers, investors, lenders and underwriters on the tax planning and structuring of transactions, including taxable and tax-­free corporate mergers, spin-offs, stock, asset and joint venture acquisitions and related financing.

Mark also has extensive experience in cross­border tax planning especially with matters involving the US controlled foreign corporation, passive foreign investment company and foreign tax credit provisions of the US tax law and the application of the US treaty network. Mark’s work includes numerous partnership and joint venture transactions for the formation of, and investment in, renewable and alternative energy projects, project financings and securitizations.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group

Christina Catzoela Senior Associate Technology Companies Group

Seattle; Silicon Valley

Christina Catzoela is a senior associate in the Technology Companies Group. She focuses her practice on advising emerging growth technology companies and venture capital firms on a variety of issues, including formation, venture capital financings, mergers & acquisitions, IPOs and other corporate and securities law matters.

In the four years prior to joining Orrick, Christina acted as Senior Corporate Counsel to Zillow Group, Inc.  While at Zillow Group, Inc., Christina focused her practice on technology transactions, public reporting and compliance. 

She started her practice as a corporate associate in the Silicon Valley office of Gunderson, Dettmer, Stough, Villeneuvue, Franklin & Hachigian, LLP.

Stephen A. Cazares Of Counsel

Los Angeles; San Francisco

Steve focuses his practice on representing clients under civil and criminal enforcement proceedings by government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice and SEC, concerning alleged violations of state and federal laws, including securities laws and FCPA violations, as well as federal antitrust matters. He is also available to assist the firm’s corporate clients in conducting internal investigations.

Steve Cazares is a former federal prosecutor and a former enforcement attorney at Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), who leverages his governmental experience with both civil and criminal matters for his clients. During his time as Deputy Chief of the Major Frauds Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, Steve led many of the largest and highest profile white collar investigations and prosecutions in Southern California. Many of these matters involved parallel criminal, civil, and/or SEC regulatory investigations and litigation, making Steve uniquely qualified to assist clients in managing the complexities of parallel civil and criminal proceedings.

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Practice:

  • Patents
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising
  • IP Counseling & Due Diligence
  • Technology Companies Group

Alex V. Chachkes Partner Patents, Intellectual Property

New York

Alex Chachkes, a partner in the New York office, is a member of both the Intellectual Property Group and the Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation Group.  Alex focuses on the litigation of complex intellectual property actions, primarily patent actions.


Alex's cases have involved technologies such as telecommunications, microprocessors, wireless devices, computer peripherals, video games, pharmaceuticals, recombinant DNA technology, chemicals and protein science. Alex has tried numerous cases before the United States district courts and the International Trade Commission. Alex also practices before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Alex is frequently quoted in the media on intellectual property law issues, including in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

Alex is on the Board of the Legal Aid Society. He also is active in pro bono matters, including through Legal Aid (from whom he received a Pro Bono Publico Award in 2017), the New York County District Attorney's Office and Lawyers for Children.  Alex has also represented pro bono St. Bartholomew's Church of New York and individual artists and artisans

Prior to law school, Alex was a researcher with United Technologies International Operations in Tokyo, Japan, and a laboratory researcher at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Yokohama, Japan.

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Practice:

  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Ben Chagnon Managing Associate Supreme Court & Appellate

Washington, D.C.

A former D.C. Circuit and Seventh Circuit clerk, Ben is a member of Orrick's Litigation Group and Supreme Court and Appellate practice.

Ben has experience in a wide range of subject areas, including class actions, administrative law, intellectual property, and the Fourth Amendment.

Before joining Orrick, Ben served as a law clerk for Judge Judith Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Judge David Hamilton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Ben graduated from Stanford Law School, where he worked on certiorari and merits stage briefing in two Fourth Amendment cases as a member of the school's Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.