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Marshall Brozost is a Real Estate lawyer in Orrick’s New York office and serves as head of the New York Real Estate Group.
He focuses on complex real estate transactions on behalf of institutional and private equity investors. In addition, his practice encompasses all aspects of commercial real estate investment, from purchases and sales, formation of joint ventures and real estate funds to mortgage and mezzanine financing, REIT structuring, workouts and leasing. His clients include State Street Global Advisors, Phoenix Realty Group, Arel Capital and The Praedium Group, as well as other real estate private equity funds, investment advisers, domestic and foreign institutional investors, lenders and developers. He also advises on CMBS and merger and acquisition transactions.
Marshall is recognized for his real estate and finance work in Legal 500 and described by clients as “exceptional” in the field.
Marshall previously was a partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP and Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.
Spencer Bruck counsels corporations and individuals on a wide range of high-stakes, international white collar matters, including criminal and civil investigations by government regulators, internal investigations, diligence on transactions, and analyzing and enhancing compliance policies and procedures. As a senior associate in the White Collar and Corporate Investigations practice group, Spencer's practice focuses on representations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), securities violations and accounting fraud.
Spencer has represented companies and individuals in matters before the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, state Attorneys General, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Permanent Investigations, FINRA, and multilateral development banks. He also has experience interfacing with various corporate stakeholders and external accountants. His practice has also involved investigations into private boarding schools in the United States.
Mr. Bruck is also active in pro bono work. He represents individuals in criminal cases and is involved in civil rights issues.
James Bruner is the Director of Orrick’s Governmental Affairs Practice Group. Jim has more than 40 years of experience with the state legislature and numerous administrations.
He brings extensive strategic, political and communication experience to the firm and our clients. His practice focuses on governmental policy and regulatory issues, primarily those relating to finance, tax, and corporate securities. Jim has extensive state and federal policy and regulatory experience. In addition, he is a principal proponent of municipal government finance issues. He has worked with local governments, investment banks, the state legislature, and the Congress to draw attention to policy and legal changes needed to advance the ability of California municipalities to access financial markets, create more usable bond and finance laws, and update laws governing what public entities may undertake for public purposes.
Jim has directed Orrick’s Governmental Affairs Practice Group since joining the firm in 1984. Before that, he served for 10 years as Executive Director of the League to Save Lake Tahoe, where he gained recognition across the United States for raising concerns about Lake Tahoe to a national level.
Michael J. Buchanan is a litigation associate in Orrick's New York office.
Ben Buchwalter is an employment attorney in Orrick's Silicon Valley Office.
Ben defends employers in class action, multi-plaintiff and single plaintiff lawsuits in California and federal court, and before state and federal agencies. Ben also advises employers on a variety of pre-litigation employment matters, including discrimination and harassment, leaves of absence, reasonable accommodation, wage-and-hour issues, and termination.
Daria’s practice focuses mainly on energy (from both traditional and renewable sources) and infrastructures, in Italy and abroad.
Daria regularly works on M&A and project finance transactions advising banks, sponsors, pension funds, equity investors, project developers, investment funds, lenders and other participants.
Her activity focuses on assisting clients in the development, construction, acquisition, financing and refinancing of power projects and other infrastructure assets and on drafting and negotiating related acquisition agreements, project contracts (including EPC, BOP, TSA and O&M agreements), joint venture agreements, shareholders' agreements and financing agreements.
Daria is lecturer in “The EGP School of Business Development Program”, an Enel Green Power promoted course that is dedicated to its business development professionals and offered through the SDA Bocconi School of Management, the Business School of Bocconi University. Daria focuses her lessons on international business contracts, and in particular on project contracts, joint venture agreements and acquisition agreements.
James is a trial and appellate litigator with more than a decade of experience resolving commercial disputes relating to financial, restructuring, and securities transactions. James also assists an Orrick litigation team that is defending a bank sponsor of residential mortgage-backed securities with project management for a portfolio of securities fraud and contract actions.
Lawrence Burns is an associate in the Intellectual Property Group in Los Angeles.
Lawrence has handled diverse intellectual property and civil litigation matters in both federal and state courts. His experience ranges from patent and copyright infringement disputes to complex commercial litigation. Lawrence brings an interesting outlook on the law, shaped by his unique experiences such as working for HBO's legal team, and studying abroad at multiple law schools in Tokyo, Japan. He speaks fluent Japanese.
James E. Burns Jr., senior counsel in Orrick’s San Francisco office, is a member of the Litigation Division. Jim focuses his practice on litigation and arbitration of complex business and securities disputes, including claims arising from mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, shareholder class actions and derivative cases.
Jim conducts internal investigations for clients and represents them in regulatory investigations and proceedings before the SEC and state securities regulatory authorities. He has broad experience in jury and bench trial matters before federal, tax and state courts. He has handled numerous class actions and litigated multi-district cases involving claims under RICO and federal and state securities law, as well as professional services malpractice claims and various business torts.
Jim has extensive experience in commercial arbitrations before various arbitration and mediation tribunals, including the American Arbitration Association, the New York Stock Exchange, the National Association of Securities Dealers and privately chosen arbitrators. He acts on behalf of technology companies, venture capitalists, securities issuers, directors, brokers, underwriters, promoters and mutual funds.
Jim has represented Retek, Inc., Touch America Holdings, Inc., RS Investment Management, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Cygnus, Inc., Everen Securities Inc., Chiron Corp., Intevac, Inc., Accel Partners, TA Associates, Kenetech, Pope & Talbot, Citrix Systems, Inc., Everex and The Photonics Fund.
Prior to joining Orrick, Jim was a partner and West Coast Managing Partner at Clifford Chance, a partner and managing partner at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison and a partner at Chickering & Gregory.
Matthew Bush is a senior associate in the Supreme Court and Appellate group and the Complex Litigation group.
Matthew represents clients in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels. His work spans a wide range of subject areas, including constitutional law, copyright, patent, employment, class actions, criminal law, products liability, federal jurisdiction, bankruptcy, and others.
Prior to joining Orrick, Matthew served as a law clerk for Judge Chester J. Straub of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge Jan. E. DuBois of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Shawn Butte, an associate in the New York office, is an employment litigator with a focus on restrictive covenant and trade secret matters.
Shawn's practice involves crafting creative, practical solutions to complex legal challenges faced by multinational corporations and emerging companies in a range of industries, including media, software, insurance, financial services, retail and pharmaceuticals.
Shawn regularly handles high-stakes litigation involving post-employment restrictions, employee raiding, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and class and collective actions. Shawn has experience in both federal and state court, as well as in alternative dispute forums such as the American Arbitration Association, and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in TRO and preliminary injunction hearings.
In addition to his litigation practice, Shawn advises management on a variety of workplace issues, including employee mobility, trade secret protection, wage and hour policies, employee classification, and internal investigations. He also frequently serves as outside counsel to both domestic and international startups trying to expand in the U.S. market. Shawn uses his experience as a litigator to help clients proactively avoid protracted legal disputes. Shawn has also advised clients on employment issues in connection with mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions.
Shawn is recognized by Super Lawyers as a New York Metro area "Rising Star” (2018).
Dustin negotiates real estate transactions with a view towards minimizing his client’s risk while still closing the deal.
Dustin has significant experience representing leading public and private, and national and international real estate investors on a broad array of commercial assets, including industrial, multifamily, office, hotel and retail properties.
Drawing on this experience, he guides his clients throughout the life cycle of their real estate investments and provides practical and succinct legal advice. He helps clients form joint ventures for numerous purposes, including large scale investments, developments and recapitalizations. Dustin advises on acquisitions and dispositions of single assets as well as large national portfolios, ground-up developments and large scale re-developments, commercial leases, and complex loan facilities.
Described by clients as having "a very good demeanor as a negotiator" and in impressing them with "his knowledge and understanding of what is important from a business perspective,” Dustin is recognized for outstanding real estate work across the United States in the Chambers USA 2016-2019 California Real Estate directories.
Dustin works regularly with the transaction teams of leading institutional real estate investors, including Bentall Kennedy, CalPERS, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, Gerding Edlen, GLL US Office, L.P., Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association, Stockbridge Real Estate Funds, Swift Real Estate Partners and USAA.