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Marcello’s practice focuses mainly on energy (from both traditional and renewable sources) and infrastructure deals, in Italy and abroad.
Marcello works on M&A, project finance and private equity transactions in the energy (from both traditional and renewable sources) and infrastructure industries, assisting banks, sponsors, equity investors, investment funds, project developers and other participants in the acquisition or sale of totality, majority or minority shareholdings, in financing transactions (project finance, asset finance, refinancing and leasing transactions) and in power project/infrastructure/asset finance deals throughout the world.
He assists clients in drafting and negotiating all contractual documentation relating to the above transactions, including share purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholders’ agreements, loan and leasing agreements, PPAs, EPC and O&M contracts. Marcello also advises clients on general corporate matters and day-to-day operating matters, including contracts management and other related legal matters.
In 2016, he spent a four-month period in Orrick's London office, advising a global leading solar company in acquisitions of ready-for-construction solar PV plants in the United Kingdom.
Milan; New York
Gabriel Monzon-Cortarelli is a partner in our M&A and Private Equity practice in Milan splitting his time with the Milan and New York offices of Orrick. He has broad experience with cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances involving the United States, Europe and Latin America, and international capital market offerings for European and Latin American issuers and underwriters.
Gabriel works in close cooperation with the teams in Italy and across the U.S. to assist Italian businesses entering or expanding their presence in the U.S. and Latin American markets, as well as accessing the U.S. public and private capital markets. He represents global corporations in a broad spectrum of industry sectors including defense, food and beverage, retail, entertainment, logistics, transportation and automotive, engineering and energy, as well as, leading global financial institutions.
Gabriel is dual-qualified and dual-educated in the United States and U.K., and is registered with the Italian Bar.
Before joining Orrick, Gabriel practiced with an international law firm in New York, where he led the Italian desk.
Chris is a Deputy Business Unit Leader of the Energy & Infrastructure Group. He has extensive and varied experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors including both project finance and corporate transactions and is regularly responsible for structuring complex financings.
His practice focuses on financing, acquisition and disposition of and investments in energy projects with a particular emphasis on renewables. Chris has extensive experience structuring and documenting tax equity transactions (i.e., disproportionate partnership flip and other structures utilizing PTCs and ITC), a wide variety of debt financings (including construction, back-leverage, holdco, and other types of portfolio financings) and leasing transactions (both single investor and leverage leases). He also has deep experience in investments in and acquisition and disposition of energy projects in all stages of their life cycle and portfolios of assets, and a variety of joint ventures and joint ownership and operating arrangements.
With more than 25 years in the energy and power practice and over 15 years in renewables market, Chris represents many of the leading and most active players in the renewable sector and power market generally. Having been across the table from almost all the tax equity and debt participants in the renewable market, Chris’s deep understanding of their motivations and objectives enables him to anticipate their concerns. While Chris typically represents sponsors, developers, and strategic investors, he has also represented public power authorities, electric cooperatives, lenders and other types of investors.
Rich Moore is an accomplished Tax partner resident in Orrick's San Francisco office.
Rich works extensively in the healthcare and multifamily housing areas, and invariably serves as the lead tax attorney on dozens of these deals with an aggregate par amount in excess of ten billion dollars each year. This volume of deals enables Rich to encounter the regular and complex tax issues associated with such transactions, and have insight into viable solutions to such issues. Rich also concentrates his practice in deals for water utilities, public power including gas and electricity prepay transactions, solid waste disposal facilities, municipal derivatives, and arbitrage matters. He has served as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, borrower's counsel, and special tax counsel in a wide variety of public finance transactions.
As an advocate, Rich has represented governmental issuers, conduit borrowers, and investment banks in IRS proceedings, including tax-exempt bond audits, voluntary compliance (VCAP) requests, and requests for private letter rulings. Specifically, in 2017 and 2018, Rich was the lead representative on dozens of audits of multifamily housing bond deals, each of which successfully closed. Additionally, Rich has successfully closed IRS examinations relating to healthcare, solid waste, and arbitrage matters. Rich has also been involved in numerous regulatory and legislative projects and has found that a strong working relationship with IRS and Treasury Department personnel facilitates obtaining good results.
Rich has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Bond Lawyers (NABL) since 2011 and, in 2018, was elected President of NABL. Rich has written and lectured extensively on the tax aspects of public finance transactions, having served as editor of the Federal Taxation of Municipal Bonds Deskbook, chaired the National Association of Bond Lawyers Bond Attorneys Workshop, and served on several other panels at industry seminars and roundtables. Rich became a fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel in 2018.
Jamie's practice specialises in venture capital with significant experience in advising start-ups through to unicorns.
Jamie acts for both early and late stage companies in intellectual property rich sectors and those who invest in them, including some of the most active venture capital funds, corporate or individual investors.
Jamie has a passion for disruptive technologies, innovation and entrepreneurial business. He has acted on countless transactions across a broad range of sectors both in the UK and internationally, but is most known for his experience in acting on investments into FinTech and Artificial Intelligence companies.
Jamie has deep knowledge of the practice area in which he operates and market trends, which he leverages to provide clear and concise advice on a range of corporate issues taking high growth technology companies from start-up through to exit.
He presents on corporate law and venture capital to clients and at seminars in the City, including practitioners’ conferences on practical legal issues in venture capital transactions and SEIS/EIS investments.
An active participant in the venture capital community, Jamie Moore has contributed to industry standard form documentation, acted as a mentor for various Seedcamp portfolio companies and hosted office-hours for the Barclays' TechStars cohort.
Harry Moren is a lawyer in Orrick's San Francisco office who specializes in commercial litigation. Harry also counsels corporate policyholders on insurance issues and helps them resolve disputes with their insurers. Harry has advised energy companies on regulatory issues.
Pro bono is an important part of Harry's practice. He advocates for immigrants' rights through individual representations and national policy reform. Harry has also successfully represented low-income tenants in partnership with the San Francisco Bar Association’s Justice and Diversity Center. Harry leverages his experience in insurance issues to provide pro bono assistance to non-profits.
Harry currently serves on the Advisory Board for OneJustice, a non-profit dedicated to bringing legal help to those in need by transforming the legal aid system.
Prior to joining Orrick, Harry worked on the legal team of Greenpeace International in Amsterdam. As a law student, he interned with the Administrative Law Judge Division of the California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco.
Before attending law school, Harry developed custom software for e-commerce platforms, enterprise management systems, and call center automation for companies including Amazon, Intel, ADT, Cable & Wireless, and Lucent Technologies.
Francesca Morency litigates complex business disputes.
Francesca is a member of Orrick's Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution team. She has extensive experience in litigating cases on behalf of financial and hospitality clients, large retailers, colleges and universities, and high-profile individuals. She also has conducted internal investigations and has been called upon to assist with regulatory and administrative challenges.
Francesca has guided the preparation of significant litigation and arbitration matters, from the drafting stage through discovery, depositions, expert and lay witnesses, and through motions and trial. Having recently returned from a secondment to a Fortune 5 client, she understands well the importance of effective and proactive case management. Francesca provides empathetic, targeted advice to clients, and she moves matters forward with energy and efficiency.
Prior to working in private practice, Francesca served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Judge Ivan D. Davis, United States Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of Virginia. In that role, she handled primarily civil discovery matters.
Elizabeth Morgan is a senior associate in the White Collar Criminal Defense and Corporate Investigations group in Sacramento. Elizabeth's practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, including corporate internal investigations and criminal and regulatory investigations conducted by the DOJ.She has extensive experience in health care fraud, including cases involving the False Claims Act. She has also represented clients in civil matters related to breach of contract and fraud. Prior to joining Orrick, Elizabeth was an associate with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP and at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. She is also a former law clerk to Associate Justice Simeon R. Acoba, Jr., of the Hawai'i Supreme Court.
Philip C. Morgan is an Of Counsel in the San Francisco office and a member of the firm’s top-ranking Public Finance Department.
He has extensive experience as both bond counsel and underwriter's counsel on a wide variety of financings for states and local agencies, including lease financings (including certificates of participation), revenue bonds, pension obligation bonds, housing bonds, tax and revenue anticipation notes and general obligation bonds.
Philip is the Co-Chair of the firm's Lease Finance Group.
Washington, D.C.; New York
Washington, D.C.; New York
Andrew J. Morris is called on by clients for high-stakes securities litigation, financial-services litigation, and other complex financial disputes.
Andrew (Andy) represents clients in civil litigation and in matters initiated by regulators such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, banking agencies, and the Department of Justice. He has extensive experience in procedural settings including parallel proceedings, internal investigations, class actions, and grand jury investigations. He handles matters involving the securities laws, financial services laws, professional liability, corporate governance, and various business torts. He advises clients about issues involving special committees and audit committees.
Andy has tried numerous cases and argued appeals in various federal and state courts, and he has tried administrative matters and arbitrations. He has taught trial advocacy for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). Andy served as a federal prosecutor with an Office of Independent Counsel and in the United States Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility.
Andy has written for a wide range of legal periodicals, including leading law journals; his writing has been cited by courts, scholars, and commentators. Andy was recognized by Super Lawyers in Appellate Litigation and Securities and Financial Litigation, and was named a 2017 “Top Rated Litigator” by The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel Magazine.
Andy clerked for the Honorable Max Rosenn of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Andy holds law degrees from Oxford University and University of Virginia Law School and a B.S. from the University of Virginia, all with honors. He is a certified public accountant.
Scott Morrison is a Partner in the firm's Restructuring group in London, focusing primarily on financial restructuring and insolvency.
Scott advises insolvency practitioners, creditors (including banks and alternative credit providers) and corporates on all aspects of national and cross-border restructuring and insolvency transactions. He also advises on bank finance transactions on both borrower and lender side.
Before joining Orrick, Scott was an associate in the restructuring team within the banking and finance group of an international law firm.