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Jeff is a Senior Associate in Orrick's Austin office, and a member of the Supreme Court and Appellate practice. He draws on experience as a software engineer, a business owner, and a judicial clerk at both the Tenth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court to represent clients in high-stakes appeals and trials in Texas and throughout the country.
Experience matters. Lawyers must help generalist judges and lay juries quickly grasp intricate topics in unfamiliar areas. Jeff has written software, managed engineers, run a business, and helped judges at all levels decide cases and draft opinions. He uses this diverse background to translate complex technical, commercial, and legal concepts into simple and persuasive language that courts, juries, and clients can comprehend.
Jeff's practice focuses on appeals of all stripes, intellectual property litigation, and complex commercial litigation. He has represented clients in industries ranging from computer hardware and software, to cellular telephony, oil and gas, real estate, construction, and many others. In the process, he has assisted clients on matters involving alleged breach of contract, negligence, patent infringement, and trade secrets, as well as in federal appeals on a variety of issues. Jeff also has represented clients before the International Trade Commission in product exclusion investigations, and before the Patent and Trademark Office in the prosecution of patent applications and inter partes review proceedings.
Prior to joining Orrick, Jeff served as a law clerk for Justice Neil M. Gorsuch on the U.S. Supreme Court and, several years earlier, for then-Judge Gorsuch on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Between his clerkships, Jeff worked as an associate at two major national law firms, where he engaged in a mixture of commercial litigation, patent litigation, patent prosecution, and appeals. Before law school, Jeff designed and wrote software in Silicon Valley, managed engineering teams at a high-technology startup company that later went public, and founded his own real estate investment and brokerage practice.
Alison J. Radecki is a partner in Orrick’s Public Finance Department. Since joining the firm in 1999, Alison has served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, disclosure counsel, borrower’s counsel, bank counsel and credit enhancer’s counsel.
Alison has been involved in financings for healthcare institutions, education institutions (including charter schools), cultural institutions and other nonprofit entities, municipalities and public power agencies. She regularly serves as bond counsel to the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York and The Trust for Cultural Resources of The City of New York.
Alison has extensive experience with variable rate debt, tax-exempt and taxable debt, letters of credit and liquidity supported bonds, conversions, restructurings, reofferings, setting up direct purchase programs for banks, as well as assisting in the creation of various interest rate products for her underwriting clients. Most recently, she has focused on post-issuance compliance matters, in particular assisting industry participants with the SEC’s Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative, as well as with their ongoing continuing disclosure compliance obligations.
Alex Radisich, an associate in Orrick's Los Angeles office, is a member of the firm's Structured Finance and Banking and Finance Groups.
During law school, Alex served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Judge Harry Pregerson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and as a law clerk on the Senate Judiciary Committee for Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Emily is an associate in the Los Angeles office and a member of the Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution group.She has represented clients in a wide array of matters in both federal and state court, including class actions, actions against the government, securities defense, white collar defense, arbitration consultation, and matters focused on protecting her clients' contractual rights and intellectual property interests.
Joshua Raff is a senior counsel in the New York office.
Josh advises issuers, underwriters, investment funds, institutional investors, fund sponsors and investment advisors and other financial institutions on a variety of complex financing and capital markets transactions, as well as asset purchases and sales, asset- and mortgage-backed securities, fund formation, corporate transactions with respect to asset management entities and platforms, and related matters.
He has participated in many novel transactions and in the development of innovative structures on behalf of a wide array of participants in the financial markets, and has spoken and participated in panels on a range of relevant topics.
Josh has long been recognized as a leading practitioner in publications such as Chambers USA, Who’s Who Legal, New York Area’s Best Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, Expert Guides: Best of the Best USA, The Legal 500 and others. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Capital Markets Law Journal.
Hari Raman, a partner working across our Bay Area offices in our Corporate group, is
a member of our Global Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practices.
Hari focuses on the technology industry. He centers his practice on leading companies in core technology markets through all aspects of the M&A process. By virtue of his focused industry experience, Hari understands the unique issues, deal terms and trends at play in technology M&A, allowing him to optimize efficiency, transaction execution and results for his clients.
Hari advises public, private, emerging and late-stage technology companies in domestic and cross-border M&A, majority/minority investments, restructurings and general corporate matters. He works closely with serial acquirers implementing their buy-side M&A strategies, and with venture-backed companies, founders and investors in M&A exits and other liquidity transactions.
Hari has also previously worked in Asia and the Middle East on complex, cross-border M&A, and leverages that experience in leading tech-focused M&A transactions across the globe, including China, India, Israel and the United Kingdom.
Prior to joining Orrick, Hari was an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He is qualified to practice in both California and New York.
Dimitrie Ramniceanu is an M&A and Private Equity lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.
Dimitrie Ramniceanu’s practice focuses on corporate transactions, including public tender offers, M&A, joint ventures, capital market and private equity transactions.
Mr. Ramniceanu advises private and listed companies, financial institutions and investors and has extensive experience in both domestic and cross-border transactions.
In addition, Mr. Ramniceanu regularly represents French and foreign companies with respect to strategic disputes relating to corporate and securities laws.
Prior to joining Orrick in September 2017, Mr. Ramniceanu practiced law in the Paris office of another leading international law firm and worked also as a junior analyst at a first-class investment bank.
In 2011, Mr. Ramniceanu received the HEC Paris/Allen & Overy prize for his work on public tender offers.
Christine has participated as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and disclosure counsel on transactions including single-family and multifamily mortgage revenue bonds, general obligation bond issues for local government and state agency clients, water and wastewater financings, and tax and revenue anticipation financings for local agencies and school districts.
Garret Rasmussen, a partner in the Washington, D.C., office, is a member of the Antitrust and Global Competition Group. He specializes in antitrust and consumer protection matters before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice.
Garret's practice also includes counseling and litigation regarding mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, product distribution and marketing, privacy, telemarketing and advertising issues.
Garret was featured in a front page story in The Legal Times, as well as the book The Jury by Stephen J. Adler. He has also been quoted numerous times in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, as well as other national publications.
Prior to joining Orrick, Garret was a partner for 22 years with Patton Boggs LLP in Washington, D.C. He was also a trial attorney with the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, and served as a Lt. J.A.G. in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Jackson Ratcliffe is the Technology Architect for Orrick Labs – a team with the mission of powering technology innovations at Orrick.
Jackson has designed and implemented innovative technology solutions for firms ranging from Venture Law Group to Simpson Thacher, as well as Goldman Sachs. A long time programmer and systems developer, his greatest skills are in bridging the gap between technology and the people who need to use it for business purposes. He is especially passionate about the potential of today’s technology to transform the practice of law.
Jackson previously served as the Chief Technology Officer at Dominican University of California and was responsible for all technology services. He was one of the founders of Virtual Law Partners and was with Venture Law Group when they formed. When he is not at a computer, he is an avid mountain biker and is on the board of two non-profits advocating for fair and reasonable access to our public lands.
Amy Ray represents clients in high-profile U.S. and international antitrust matters. She focuses on transactions, litigation, investigations, and counseling with a competition nexus.
She regularly advises on substantive antitrust analyses of business combinations and antitrust compliance, including vertical pricing and distribution issues. Amy has substantial counseling experience in strategic transactions as well as in providing advice to financial investors on issues related to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.
Global Competition Review featured her as one of its “40 Under 40 – Class of 2016” antitrust lawyers in its global survey.
Amy is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. She has recently defended litigation clients in antitrust suits spanning the municipal derivatives, credit default swaps, precious metals, and technology industries.
Among her other notable representations are transactional matters at the intersection of antitrust and technology, including her key role in Microsoft Corporation's acquisitions of LinkedIn, the largest in Microsoft’s history (winner of Global Competition Review's “Merger Control Matter of the Year – Europe” in 2017); the company’s acquisition of Skype (winner of Global Competition Review's “Merger Control Matter of the Year – Europe” in 2012); and in the clearance of numerous intellectual property acquisitions.
Her pro bono matters include a case for which the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs recognized her case team for its contribution to fair housing litigation. She also served for several years on the prestigious U.S. National Women's Law Center Leadership Advisory Committee.
Amy is a member of the inaugural Law360 Competition Editorial Advisory Board. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was an Equal Justice Fellow, and a B.A. from the University of Virginia with Highest Distinction.