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  • Public Finance

Damon Pace Senior Counsel Public Finance

New York

Damon C. Pace, a senior counsel in the New York office, is a member of the Public Finance Department.

He has practiced in the area of public finance for more than 15 years, serving as bond counsel, underwriters’ counsel and borrower counsel in various revenue bond financings, including those related to public power, sewer and storm water, tobacco, higher education, student loans, hospitals and multi-family and single-family housing. He is also bond counsel to various issuers relating to their commercial paper programs. 



  • Corporate

Noel Pacheco Consultant Corporate

San Francisco

Noel Pacheco, an associate in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Corporate Group. He practices general corporate law and advises both public and private companies in commercial finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law and corporate governance matters.

Prior to law school, Noel served nearly three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine and taught English in Costa Rica.



  • Corporate
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Public Power Financing
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure

Amy Padgett Senior Associate Corporate, Energy & Infrastructure

Washington, D.C.

Amy is a member of the Energy and Infrastructure Group.

Her practice focuses on energy project finance and development, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters.  Amy has represented sponsors, developers, investors, and electric utilities in connection with energy project sales and acquisitions, tax equity investments, cash equity investments, joint ventures, private placements, and a broad range of corporate matters.


  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Zac Padgett Senior Associate M&A and Private Equity, Technology Companies Group


Zac helps clients buy and sell businesses. He counsels a wide range of companies involved in M&A and investment activity, including public corporations, closely-held industrial firms, private equity portfolio companies and tech startups.

Zac assists clients with negotiating the terms of business purchase agreements and manages transactions. Zac also works with investors in preferred stock financings and with growth-stage companies in investments and equity matters. 

Zac's experience includes:

  • Tech company sales, acquisitions and mergers
  • Industrial firm acquisitions and mergers
  • Convertible note and preferred stock financing rounds
  • Bank and insurance company acquisitions 
  • Intellectual property transfers
  • Joint development agreements and partnerships
  • Board and executive advice and guidance


  • Structured Finance
  • Mortgage Related Securities
  • Asset Backed Securities

Richard Paladino Senior Associate Structured Finance, Mortgage Related Securities

New York

Richard Paladino, an associate in the New York office, is a member of the Structured Finance Group. Richard represents a variety of market participants, including sponsors, issuers and underwriters, in public and private offerings of commercial mortgage-backed securities.

Richard represents a variety of market participants, including sponsors, issuers and underwriters, in public and private offerings of commercial mortgage-backed securities.



  • Public Finance

John Palmer Partner Public Finance

San Francisco

John Palmer, a partner in Orrick's San Francisco office, focuses his practice on financing for cities, counties, community college districts and school districts. 

His practice includes serving as bond and disclosure counsel on revenue and tax-supported bond transactions in a variety of financing structures, including fixed rate bonds, variable rate bonds, synthetic fixed rate bonds and conduit issues.


  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Tom Panighetti Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution Career Associate Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)

Tom Panighetti is a Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution Career Associate in Orrick's Global Operations & Innovation Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. 

Tom has worked on a broad range of commercial and civil litigation matters, including healthcare, commercial contract, antitrust, copyright, trademark, credit reporting, employment, and financial industry litigation, as well as criminal and civil government investigations.  Additionally, Tom has assisted consumer brands in protecting their brand image and intellectual property rights in the United States and internationally.

Tom has also assisted minors seeking immigration relief as a part of his pro bono work.  He helped one detained minor receive withholding of removal, which enabled the minor to be reunited with his family. 

Prior to joining Orrick, Tom worked as an attorney in Pittsburgh, PA in the Technology and Intellectual Property group at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP and in the Business and Tort Litigation group at Jones Day.



  • Banking & Finance
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Restructuring
  • Latin America

Vincenzo Paparo Partner Banking & Finance, Real Estate Finance

New York

Vince Paparo is a versatile lawyer with broad experience in a wide range of domestic and cross-border financings and restructurings.  

The core of Vince’s practice is debt financings, with an emphasis on senior secured, second lien, unitranche, mezzanine and subordinated loans. Both lenders and corporate borrowers have turned to him on a wide array of lending transactions including syndicated transactions, acquisition finance, recapitalizations, and specialty financings. His clients include financial institutions, investment banks, investment funds, private equity funds, distressed debt investors and alternative credit providers. Vince also has extensive experience with sovereign debt restructurings, particularly in Latin America.



  • Structured Finance
  • Banking & Finance

Aurelien Parent Managing Associate Structured Finance, Banking & Finance


Aurélien Parent is a banking and finance lawyer in Orrick's Paris office

Aurélien advises French and international banks and financial institutions as well as borrowers on French and cross-border structured finance transactions.

Prior to joining Orrick, Aurélien was an associate for two years in the Banking & Finance department of Herbert Smith Freehills.



  • Structured Finance

Yoon Jung Park Managing Associate Structured Finance

New York

Yoon is an associate in the Structured Finance group in the New York office.

Yoon represents a variety of market participants in public and private offerings of commercial mortgage-backed securities. Prior to joining Orrick, Yoon’s work focused on regulatory strategy and implementation at a global financial institution.



  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Trials
  • White Collar

Warrington Parker Partner White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

San Francisco; Silicon Valley

Warrington S. Parker is a partner in Orrick's San Francisco office, and a member of the White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance Group.

Warrington's practice involves the representation of clients in both civil and criminal matters. These matters typically include government involvement or claimed violations of state and federal regulations or statutes. Thus, Warrington has represented clients in False Claims Act matters, claims brought by the Federal Trade Commission, employment discrimination cases involving a federal research facility, allegations of fraud and breach of contract brought against a client by a state, and allegations that a school board inappropriately spent bond monies in violation of California law.

Warrington has conducted criminal and civil investigations, both nationally and internationally, including FCPA and financial irregularity investigations in China, Japan and India. Warrington has handled and managed state and federal civil cases from the filing of complaints to discovery and trial. Since joining Orrick in 2008, Warrington has tried multiple civil and criminal cases. 

From 1992 to 1996, Warrington was Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney's Office, Central District of California, Criminal Division in Los Angeles.

Before joining Orrick, Warrington was a shareholder at Heller Ehrman.



  • Intellectual Property
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Mark Parris Partner Intellectual Property, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Mark S. Parris, partner in the Seattle office, is a member of the Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Groups.

"An outstanding trial lawyer, very strategic, very responsive and very creative," according to Chambers USA's Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

His experience includes representing Fortune 500 and other clients from various industries (e.g. technology, financial services, chemical/manufacturing, energy, retail). The litigation has involved IP, Securities, Insurance, Employment, Products Liability, Class Actions and significant contract disputes in Federal and State courts and before arbitration panels throughout the United States. He has been a speaker nationally at various seminars on litigation, arbitration, mediation and trial techniques. Mark has tried dozens of cases – both jury and non-jury trials – and mediated and arbitrated 75-plus cases. He has argued numerous appeals in Federal Circuits across the country and has served as an expert witness on multiple occasions. Mark has also served as National Counsel to a number of clients involved in multi-state litigation. He is one of two IP litigators in Washington selected as an Amazing Attorney by Washington CEO magazine and was recently recognized as one of the top 30 trial lawyers in Washington.

In addition, Mark is a member of the firm’s Insurance Recovery Group. He has been named as the leading policy-holder side attorney in Washington State. He has represented several Fortune 500 companies as well as the State of Washington, the Washington Association of Municipal Attorneys and several cities, counties and port authorities in insurance coverage disputes.

Prior to joining Orrick, Mark was a partner at Heller Ehrman.