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  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Ned Hirschfeld Senior Associate Supreme Court & Appellate

New York

Ned Hirschfeld is a Senior Associate in the firm's Supreme Court and Appellate Practice.  He provides strategic advice to clients facing cutting-edge legal issues in federal and state courts, with a focus on high-stakes appeals.

Ned specializes in appellate litigation.  He has authored successful merits briefs and petitions for certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as dozens of briefs in federal and state appellate courts.  Ned's work has covered a wide range of subject areas, including patent, constitutional law, and complex commercial litigation.  He has also counseled Fintech clients on novel issues confronting the industry.

Ned maintains an active pro bono practice focused on immigration and criminal justice matters, including a successful appeal in the Second Circuit that vacated an arbitrary change to the meaning of "moral turpitude" under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Prior to joining Orrick, Ned served as a law clerk to Judge Robert Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge Kimba Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  During law school, he served as an Articles Editor for the Yale Law Journal.



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

William Ho Of Counsel M&A and Private Equity, Technology Companies Group

Hong Kong

William Ho, an of counsel in Orrick’s Hong Kong office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group. He has extensive experience in the areas of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, privatizations, and strategic investments.

Will regularly represents major private equity funds in their investments across Asia, with a strong focus in the tech space. Over the years, he has been actively involved in the start-up scene in Greater China and Southeast Asia, and has built a reputation for advising early-stage start-ups on their capital raisings, financings and general corporate matters.

Will’s practice also includes advising a number of Hong Kong-listed issuers and investment banks on a wide range of capital markets and M&A transactions, including privatizations, security offerings (primary and secondary), as well as private investments into public equity (PIPE) transactions.

Prior to joining Orrick, Will began his career at Slaughter and May before moving to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

In addition to being admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong, Will is also admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia (currently non-practicing).



  • Compensation & Benefits

J. T. Ho Senior Associate Compensation & Benefits

San Francisco

Justin Ho is a senior associate in Orrick's Compensation and Benefits Group. He is based in the San Francisco office.

Mr. Ho is an experienced advisor on a wide range of employee benefits and compensation matters. In particular, his practice focuses on advising clients in connection with initial public offerings, Form 10-Ks, annual proxy statements and other periodic SEC reports, public and private company acquisitions and designing public and private equity incentive plans. Mr. Ho also has experience with the sale of restricted securities and the sale of securities by insiders, disclosure issues and corporate governance issues.



  • Employment Law & Litigation

Necia Hobbes Employment Law Career Associate Employment Law & Litigation

Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)

Necia Hobbes is a member of the firm’s employment law group at Orrick’s Global Operations Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. She has a broad range of experience litigating in federal, state and administrative courts.

Prior to joining Orrick, Ms. Hobbes worked in the Business and Tort Litigation Practice Group of Jones Day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she litigated cases involving the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the False Claims Act, the Sherman and Clayton Antitrust Acts, as well as breach of contract and related claims. She also participated in internal investigations, and provided counsel regarding employee privacy and immigration regulations. While at Jones Day, Ms. Hobbes acted as lead counsel in approximately 50 cases in federal, state and administrative courts.

Additionally, Ms. Hobbes served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable D. Michael Fisher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and obtained a graduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy & Management. She previously consulted with the Office of High School Reform for the Pittsburgh Public Schools, served as a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs with the Coro Center for Civil Leadership in Pittsburgh, PA, and worked as a project manager and writer at a market research firm.

Ms. Hobbes is dedicated to pro bono and community service, and has volunteered on immigration cases assisting refugee children fleeing violence in Central America, civil cases helping prisoners pursue their constitutional rights, and state court petitions for transgender legal name changes.  She has volunteered in the past with women’s rights and immigration advocacy organizations, and teaching English in Kathmandu, Nepal.



  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Technology Companies Group

Katherine K. Hogan Managing Associate Compensation & Benefits, Technology Companies Group

Santa Monica

Katherine’s practice focuses primarily on executive compensation and employee benefits issues for technology companies.

She advises clients on the tax and securities issues related to equity-based compensation, including stock options, restricted stock, employee stock purchase plans and deferred compensation arrangements for both private and public companies as well as in the context of initial public offerings and acquisitions.

Eric Holcomb Analyst

Los Angeles

Mr. Holcomb has worked in Orrick's Legal department on risk management issues since September 2010.  Prior to that, Mr. Holcomb worked in San Francisco's Securities, General Litigation, Tax and Employment departments and in the Los Angeles' General Litigation and Environmental departments.  He has around 25 years of paralegal experience.

Mr. Holcomb assists Orrick's internal and external world-wide risk management audits, prepares the Legal department's budget, monitors risk management related expenses, responds to client stock trading requests and tracks outside board membership requests.  He assists the Public Finance department's responses to requests for proposals and drafts Orrick's responses to industry and insurance surveys.   Mr. Holcomb tracks claims made against the Firm and works with Orrick's insurance carrier.  He drafts and monitors Orrick's preservation notices, lifts and reminders and coordinates the organization of Orrick and subsidiary formation and partnership documents.

Prior to or when not working at Orrick, Mr. Holcomb was a paralegal in the Legal department of Mission Insurance Company Trust and in the Employment department of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.



  • Distressed Assets & Alternative Investments
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Restructuring

Evan C. Hollander Partner Distressed Assets & Alternative Investments, Bankruptcy Litigation

New York

Evan Hollander, Senior Partner in Orrick’s New York office, is a member of the firm’s Restructuring group.

Evan Hollander has over 25 years of experience representing debtors, secured creditors, holders of fulcrum securities, distressed asset acquirers, and independent directors in complex U.S. and cross-border restructuring matters. Mr. Hollander is equally comfortable in the courtroom as he is at the negotiating table and the boardroom, and has extensive experience crafting and implementing restructuring plans. He frequently writes on insolvency related topics and routinely appears on panels at industry conferences.



  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Marcus Holmstroem Senior Associate Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution


Marcus Holmstroem, a Senior Associate in the London office, is a member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution group, where he focuses on domestic and international arbitration, and commercial litigation.

He acts for companies and institutions from a broad range of industries and sectors, and has particular experience representing clients within financial services industry and the telecom sector.

Before joining Orrick, Marcus trained with the international arbitration group of a magic circle firm based in Paris and with the arbitration group of a leading law firm in Stockholm. Marcus was a graduate analyst at a global investment bank in London prior to pursuing a career in practice.



  • Capital Markets
  • Banking & Finance
  • Restructuring

Timo Holzborn Partner Capital Markets, Banking & Finance


Timo is passionate about contributing his deep practical know-how and broad market experience to combine legal excellence and economic understanding for solutions that work best for his clients.

Timo heads our Capital Markets and Banking & Finance (incl. Regulatory) practice in Germany and has been advising clients on respective law matters for more than 15 years.

He inter alia advises in the fields of regulatory & asset management (incl. AIFs) and restructuring, corporate law and derivative/carbon trading and is member in a creditors committee.

Timo helps his clients, among them banks, corporates, listed companies, and asset managers in capital markets and finance transactions, M&A, squeeze outs, IPOs/ICOs as well as with regard to compliance. He also has special market experience regarding (renewable) energy, banking (stock exchange), insurance, and fund structuring as well as technology.



  • Asset Backed Securities
  • Swaps and Other Hedges
  • Capital Markets
  • Structured Finance
  • Banking & Finance
  • Africa

Madeleine Horrocks Partner Asset Backed Securities, Swaps and Other Hedges

Milan; Rome

Madeleine Horrocks is a finance and capital markets partner based in the Milan office and a dual-qualified English and Italian lawyer. She is a member of the firm's Banking & Finance team.

Madeleine has expertise in a number of different areas and her broad practice covers all types of finance and capital markets work, with a particular emphasis on securitisation, derivatives, EMTN, covered bonds, structured finance and general lending. She regularly represents arrangers, lead managers, swap counterparties, issuers, trustees and noteholder representatives on a wide range of finance and capital markets matters. Madeleine advises major Italian and international banks, corporates and financial institutions active in the European financial markets. She also has experience of advising on finance transactions in the emerging African off-grid energy sector.

She has been based permanently in Italy since 2003. Prior to joining Orrick, Madeleine worked for a leading international firm in their Milan office.

Madeleine is ranked Band 2 in Chambers Global for Capital Markets Italy (Foreign Expert) and in the Legal Community Finance Report she is described as "Superlative: pragmatic with a business orientated approach which allows her to solve complex issues always and easily".



  • Employment Law & Litigation

Nicholas J. Horton Senior Associate Employment Law & Litigation


As a former active duty Marine and combat veteran, Nick Horton understands adversity and pressure. Now as an employment litigator, he uses that experience to calmly guide clients through high-stakes collective and class actions.

Nick handles matters related to pay practices for global tech corporations, including a nationwide FLSA collective action seeking damages for up to 40,000 workers, multiple putative California class actions and a regulatory compliance matter, each affecting thousands of employees. When helping clients navigate these challenging cases, Nick draws upon his range of litigation experience. Prior to focusing on employment, Nick handled breach of contract, fraud, and unfair competition law cases in both federal and state courts, and was a member of an Orrick trial team that secured a $52.8 million verdict in a trade secrets trial. 

To help his clients avoid litigation, Nick walks them through the most recent employment laws, case trends and ways to mitigate potential loss.

Before attending law school, Nick served seven years as an infantry officer and instructor in the United States Marine Corps.