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  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Equity Capital Markets

Etienne Boursican Partner M&A and Private Equity, Corporate


Etienne Boursican, partner in Orrick’s Paris office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group.

Etienne focuses on public M&A and capital markets. In that context, Etienne regularly advises investors or listed companies on tender offers, sale and purchase of equity stakes, private placements and public offerings including initial public offerings (IPOs). He also has significant experience in private M&A transactions, acting indifferently on the buy-side or the sell-side.

Etienne also has particular experience in corporate governance matters. In this regard he advises issuers as well as minority shareholders in proxy fights, and represents issuers and individuals in stock market-related litigation.

Etienne’s clients include industrial groups active in a variety of sectors ranging from automotive or agribusiness to energy, real estate or retail. Some of his recent notable engagements include advising Peugeot’s historical shareholders FFP and Etablissements Peugeot Frères on the car manufacturer’s EUR 3 billion capital increase and partnership with China’s Dongfeng Motor Group, or advising Alstom’s board of directors in the company’s EUR 12.35 billion sale of its energy division to General Electric. Private M&A transactions include the sale by UK-based investment fund Patron Capital of a 20,000 square meter office building complex in the Paris suburbs hosting the headquarters of Edenred, or the acquisition by Spain-based fashion and fragrance business Puig of the control of Jean Paul Gaultier’s fashion house (including the buy-out of Hermès).

Etienne is recommended as a leading lawyer for mergers & acquisitions by Legal 500 EMEA

Prior to joining Orrick in November 2013, Etienne was a partner at King & Wood Mallesons from 2009. He began his career in 1998 at Jones Day before joining Willkie Farr & Gallagher in 1999 where he became counsel in 2006.



  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Mass Torts & Product Liability

Heather M. Boylan Clark Senior Litigation Career Associate and GOC Career Associate Manager Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Mass Torts & Product Liability

Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)

Heather M. Boylan Clark is a member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution group at Orrick's Global Operations Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. Ms. Boylan Clark's practice focuses on general commercial litigation, insurance recovery and product liability.

Prior to joining Orrick, Ms. Boylan Clark worked in the Trial Practice Group of Jones Day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she litigated cases involving the Fair Credit Reporting Act, breach of contract, breach of warranty, fraud, defamation and negligence claims.  She also has significant experience defending class actions, and has acted as lead counsel for one of the big three national credit reporting agencies in more than 40 cases.


  • Energy
  • Infrastructure

Victoria Boyne Senior Associate Energy, Infrastructure

New York

Victoria focuses on advising project developers, sponsors, issuers, lenders and governmental authorities in a wide range of financing, project development and infrastructure transactions.

Victoria has represented clients in connection with the development, project financing, procurement, acquisition and sale of a wide-range of domestic energy and infrastructure projects, including project development, debt and equity financings for renewable and conventional energy projects; large infrastructure projects using public-private partnerships; and securities offerings.



  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Internal Investigations
  • Internet of Things

Lewis Brady Managing Associate Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation, Internal Investigations


Lewis focuses on pre- and post-data breach handling, investigations by domestic and international regulators (the Information Commissioner's Office) and associated litigation.

Lewis has worked on a significant number of high-profile international data breaches and regulatory investigations, and works with experts from forensics, consulting and cybersecurity to help clients respond to cyberattacks and data privacy incidents.

Although Lewis focuses on contentious incident response matters, he has experience in data protection advisory projects, and is able to assist clients in developing risk mitigation strategies and to understand the practical and organisational challenges of the GDPR and the wider data protection environment.



  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

Aaron Brecher Senior Associate White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance


Aaron Brecher is a member of Orrick's White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation, and Compliance Group. He's passionate about helping individuals and companies through some of their most difficult and sensitive challenges: investigations that could lead to government enforcement actions and resulting litigation.

Aaron has defended investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Washington Attorney General's Office, and other state and federal agencies. He has also represented defendants in civil and criminal litigation brought by the government and by relators. And he has conducted internal investigations on matters ranging from data breaches to harassment to suspected environmental testing fraud. 

Aaron maintains an active pro bono practice that has included:

  • Presenting a successful petition for clemency to the Washington Clemency and Pardons Board on behalf of a prisoner serving life without parole
  • Representing an indigent criminal defendant charged with federal arms export offenses
  • Briefing and arguing an appeal of the dismissal of a prisoner's civil rights claims before the Ninth Circuit, winning a partial reversal and a remand
  • Serving as trial counsel in a federal bench trial on behalf of a prisoner pressing First Amendment claims

To keep up with the latest white collar developments, Aaron co-founded and regularly contributes to Target Letter, a blog focused on white collar crime and other government enforcement issues. He is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist through ACAMS.



  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Patents
  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising

Bradford Breen Senior Counsel M&A and Private Equity, Patents

New York

Bradford Breen, senior counsel in the New York Corporate Group, regularly advises clients on technology transactions, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing and other strategic partnership arrangements, with an emphasis on the intellectual property aspects of such transactions.

Brad also advises professional services and financial services entities and technology companies regarding U.S. and international trademark and branding matters. He also has considerable experience in business method, electronic, semiconductor and computer patent counseling.

Elizabeth Brenckman


  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising
  • Trade Secrets Litigation

Elizabeth E. Brenckman Partner Intellectual Property, Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising

New York

Elizabeth E. Brenckman, a partner in the New York office, is a member of Orrick’s Intellectual Property Group. Elizabeth is a trial lawyer with a focus on trademark, copyright, and media litigation. She has helped companies of all sizes develop comprehensive strategies to avoid litigation where possible, and succeed in litigation when necessary.

She has litigated several of the most complex and closely watched trademark and copyright cases of recent years. Elizabeth represented New Balance in the successful defense of trade dress claims brought by Nike/Converse in an ITC Investigation that IP Law360 named the Top Trademark Ruling of 2016. She also represented Aereo in the defense of copyright infringement claims brought by the major television U.S. television broadcasters—a case that was ultimately decided by the Supreme Court on an issue of first impression in 2015. 

She was recently recognized by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, which named Elizabeth a 2018 Rising Star.



  • Public Finance

Devin Brennan Partner Public Finance

San Francisco

Devin represents issuer, underwriter and private sponsor clients in some of the most complex and innovative transactions in the municipal market. 

Such transactions have involved both long- and short-term, fixed and variable rate obligations, public-private partnerships (P3s), commercial paper, swaps, credit and liquidity enhancement, and revenue bonds for natural gas and electrical capacity, as well as a number of sizable special purpose financings. Devin's practice includes representing clients in water, wastewater, transportation, public power, pollution control and other infrastructure financings. Devin has also represented multiple clients in connection with chapter 9 bankruptcies, restructurings and other workouts.

Devin currently sits on the Strategy Council and Audit Committee for OneJustice, an organization dedicated to transforming the delivery of legal services to Californians in need. Devin has also served on the Hiring and Summer Program Committees in Orrick's San Francisco office, and helps organize the office's summer associate pro bono projects and the firm's annual summer surf trip to Capitola Beach. 



  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate

Dr. Christoph Brenner Partner M&A and Private Equity, Corporate


Christoph has broad and longstanding experience and focus on private equity transactions (leveraged buy-outs, management buy-outs as well as minority participations and expansion or growth financings) and M&A transactions, often with cross-border aspects. He regularly acts for private equity sponsors, corporate and strategic buyers, owners and management teams.

Christoph graduated from the University of Munich where he also earned his Ph.D. (Dr. jur.) in 2000. Furthermore, he earned a law degree (maîtrise en droit) from Paris University (Paris II, Panthéon-Assas). In 2002/2003 Christoph worked as foreign attorney in London.

Prior to joining Orrick in Munich, Christoph was partner at another international law firm renowned for its international private equity practice.

Christoph is Managing Partner of the German Orrick offices together with Oliver Duys.



  • Public Finance
  • Banking & Finance

Todd Brewer Partner Public Finance, Banking & Finance


Todd Brewer has extensive public finance experience in all areas of tax exempt transactions. He has acted as bond counsel, bank counsel, underwriter’s counsel, trustee’s counsel, letter of credit providers counsel and borrowers counsel in transactions for traditional governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and private entities.

Todd also devotes a significant portion of his practice to the representation of banks and other financial institutions in connection with direct purchases of tax-exempt bonds and the issuance of letters of credit and other liquidity facilities in connection with tax-exempt transactions.

In addition, Todd has extensive experience in the representation of both governmental entities and private parties in connection with economic development projects and major sports and entertainment facilities. 



  • Patents
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Intellectual Property

Evan Brewer Managing Associate Patents, Trade Secrets Litigation

Silicon Valley

As an IP attorney, Evan helps technology companies solve problems without clear solutions—problems that demand close examination and imaginative strategy.

Drawing on his education background in aeronautical engineering, computer science, economics, and international relations, Evan can translate the complex and constantly-evolving business realities of today’s technology companies into cohesive and powerful legal arguments. In his practice, Evan guides cutting-edge U.S. and European technology companies through patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret matters, and counsels companies on emerging cybersecurity and data privacy issues. Evan’s clients specialize in machine learning, autonomous driving, integrated circuits, consumer electronics, e-commerce, and medical device technology.

In his pro bono practice, Evan represents domestic violence survivors and counsels an international NGO on environmental law issues.

Before joining Orrick, Evan clerked for Judge Ronald M. Whyte at the Northern District of California.

Evan graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he also served as Executive Articles Editor of the Hastings Science and Technology Law Review. While in law school, he was an extern for Judge Lucy H. Koh at the Northern District of California.

Outside of work, Evan enjoys competitive ski racing and endurance cycling.

Charles Briand Partner Tax


Charles Briand, Partner in Orrick Paris Office, is a member of the Tax Group.

Charles focuses on tax law, and more specifically on the tax aspects of transactions.

He advises multinational companies and private equity funds on a broad range of international tax matters, including French acquisitions abroad or foreign ones in France.

He also advises his clients on the tax structuring of domestic and cross border acquisitions as well as reorganizations.

Prior to joining Orrick in 2017, Charles was transaction Tax lawyer at Ernst &Young in Paris and he also practiced 18 months in EY New York office.