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Amanda has broad commercial litigation experience, and has particular experience in professional negligence disputes and issues relating to professional indemnity insurance.
She is a recommended individual for International Arbitration in Legal 500 and her practice also includes international disputes involving multiple jurisdictions in Europe and Africa. Amanda frequently acts for clients in the professional services, financial services, technology and energy sectors in connection with disputes in the English courts and abroad, arbitration and regulatory investigations.
Her recent arbitration highlights include acting for Jeremy Hosking in connection with his arbitral disputes with Marathon Asset Management LLP. She also was a member the team who successfully defended James Seddon against the £30 million breach of duty and conspiracy claim brought by his former employer Marathon Asset Management.
She is qualified in New Zealand, having relocated to the United Kingdom in 2010.
Hoang practices within the Public Finance Department. Hoang serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriters’ counsel, issuer’s counsel, and bank’s counsel in connection with a broad range of taxable and tax-exempt transactions, including education, health care and transportation matters.
Hoang has significant experience in representing banks and other financial institutions on financings for nonprofit entities, direct purchase and private placements of municipal and governmental debt, and letter of credit and liquidity facilities for variable rate bonds and commercial paper programs.
Olivier Vuillod is a partner in the Technology Companies Group in Orrick’s Paris office.
Olivier advises startups and high growth technology companies throughout their life cycle, from formation to financings, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, as well as venture and growth capital investors. He has significant cross-border and U.S. transaction expertise in venture capital markets. Olivier also counsels on complex cross border M&A transactions in the tech sector. Outside his practice, he lectures on venture capital at the EDHEC Business School and the Paris Bar School. Olivier has worked in Orrick’s Paris, San Francisco and Menlo Park offices.
Olivier’s company-side representations include Aledia, Another Brain, Bellman, Dataiku, Fretlink, Highlife, Majelan, Payfit, SESAMm, Upowa, Xelan, Zenly.
In addition to his company-side representations, Olivier has represented leading venture capital firms and other strategic investors, including Airbus Ventures, Alven, Astanor, Bpifrance, ETF Partners, Felix Capital, Idinvest Partners, NGP Capital, Raise Capital.
Before joining Orrick, Olivier worked in the Corporate department of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher Paris.
San Francisco; Portland
San Francisco; Portland
Stephan Wagner, Of Counsel in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Energy and Infrastructure Group.
Steve's practice focuses on domestic and international clients in connection with acquisitions and dispositions, commercial financing, commercial project development, commercial leasing transactions and energy real estate transactions, including ground leases and build-to-suit leases.
Minako plays a vital role in the rise of Japan’s renewable energy market.
Minako has significant experience advising international and domestic sponsors and developers on complex and innovative projects. She was called upon by the Japanese government in structuring the renewable Feed-in-Tariff scheme in Japan and prepared the government’s model contracts for specific contracts (power purchase contract/interconnection contract), which are a key component of the Feed-in-Tariff scheme in Japan.Backed by her experience in her prior career as a public prosecutor in Japan, she also serves as a member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Supervising Committee for Public Bidding (Tokyo-to Nyusatsu Kanshi Iinkai) which advocates public rights to the fairness and adequacy of the public bidding procedures of the government. Minako practiced at Orrick's New York office in 2004-2005.
Eric Wall, a partner in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Tax Group.
His practice encompasses a wide variety of federal and state tax issues, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation matters, real estate matters, and taxation of pass-through entities.
Eric began his career at the firm as a summer associate in 2001.
Mary Wallace, Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office, has been a corporate lawyer for over twenty years and is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group. Mary has extensive experience in sophisticated corporate and finance transactions, including broad experience in investor-side representation in investments in private equity and mezzanine funds and mezzanine debt and equity co-investment transactions. She has represented public pension fund investors, including the Washington State Investment Board and the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, and well as private investors, such as the alternative investment program of a global health services company.
Mary represents financial institutions and other entities in connection with private debt financings (secured and unsecured), co-investment transactions, private equity financings and restructurings involving privately held companies. She regularly negotiates and drafts complex legal documents to implement these transactions.
Stephen is an associate in the corporate team in London and has experience in advising organisations in the areas of M&A, venture capital and renewable energy.
Stephen has advised investment funds in the renewable energy sector as well as investors and companies in the technology sector on a broad range of corporate matters including acquisitions, disposals, corporate reorganisations and investments. Stephen's training contract included a secondment to the legal department of a large US investment bank supporting the equity investment division.
Andrew is an associate in the New York office and a member of the Technologies Companies Group.Andrew represents high growth companies and investors in a wide variety of matters and transactions, including those involving general formation, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, securities law compliance, and venture capital financings.
Jerry Walsh, a partner who serves as head of the Real Estate Group, is based in Los Angeles. He advises public and private entities, developers, companies and institutional lenders (including commercial banks, pension and opportunity funds and their advisors) on the acquisition, construction, development, entitlement, financing, leasing, restructuring and disposition of master planned communities, hotel, golf and resort projects, mixed use projects, corporate campuses, and commercial and retail centers.
Jerry is particularly recognized for his work in connection with the acquisition, restructuring and realization of distressed debt in the real estate and hospitality markets. Clients seek him out for the most complex distressed debt transactions, including securitized and mezzanine debt intercreditor workouts and the establishment of mezzanine debt lending platforms. Jerry led a multidisciplinary Orrick team in one of the most sophisticated real estate debt transactions that was restructured in 2013, involving a series of complex transactions and multi-state litigation. In the 2017 California Real Estate category, a client told Chambers USA that Jerry is "practical and technically great, and he understands how to get a transaction done."
In addition, Jerry leads Orrick’s hospitality practice and advises global opportunity, hotel and pension funds and advisors in connection with the acquisition, repositioning and disposing of hotel portfolios throughout the United States. He advises on acquisitions, joint ventures, financing, rebranding, disposition and negotiation of hotel management agreements, shared services and amenities agreements, and franchise agreements, including termination of hotel management and franchise agreements involving brands such as Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, St. Regis, Renaissance, Luxury Collection, Westin, Kimpton and other Sheraton/Starwood brands.
Jerry's representative clients include Cisco Systems, Inc., Cornerstone Advisers LLC, JMA Ventures, LACERA, The Newhall Land and Farming Company, Walton Street Capital, and Westbrook Partners.
Before joining Orrick, Jerry was a partner with a magic circle firm and chairman of the real estate group of a prominent national law firm.
Amy Walsh, a partner in Orrick’s New York office, is the former Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Section of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.
Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Walsh was an Assistant United States Attorney for 12 years in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where she led dozens of investigations and cases on behalf of the government, and supervised several sections within the Office.
Ms. Walsh is a trusted advisor to her clients, who hire her to handle matters involving government and internal investigations.
Throughout her time in private practice, Ms. Walsh has represented individuals and institutions in government investigations, enforcement actions, and prosecutions conducted by various government agencies including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Internal Revenue Service. Ms. Walsh litigates cases in federal and state court, negotiates with representatives of government enforcement agencies, and advises clients on compliance issues.
In addition, Ms. Walsh served as the court-appointed Independent Reviewer in JPMorgan Chase’s settlement with the United States Department of Justice, where she was responsible for ensuring JPMC’s fulfillment of its obligations under the settlement agreement and publicly reporting on JPMC’s compliance.Ms. Walsh serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, and was named by Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 women lawyers in the New York metro area.
In complex real estate
transactions, Nicole remains focused on managing moving parts and different
business interests while remaining dedicated to protecting her client in every
One of Nicole’s strengths as a lawyer is her balanced approach to dealmaking – advising on restructurings, workouts, foreclosures, mortgage and mezzanine financing, construction contracts, joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions. She represents real estate investment funds, banks, developers and corporate clients. Nicole understands the complexity of a real estate deal, and with her strong background in corporate finance, she can examine nuances in contracts and work to ensure that the legal documents accurately reflect the deal at-hand.
She serves as a relationship co-lead for one of our largest real estate clients, Hackman Capital Partners. Nicole also works closely with Colony Capital, Westbrook Partners, Walton Street, Wells Fargo and has deep relationships with CoreVest.