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Riccardo Caselle, an Italian qualified lawyer, is a managing associate in Orrick's Milan office and a member of the firm's Corporate Group.
Riccardo's practice mainly focuses on white-collar criminal defense and criminal liability of corporations as well as on regulatory enforcement and internal investigations.
Riccardo also has broad experience in general corporate and corporate governance matters.
He assists some of the most important Italian companies, also listed in Italy or abroad, in drawing up compliance programs and is currently a member of several Vigilance Bodies of Italian companies.
Prior to joining Orrick, Riccardo was an associate at Dinoia Federico Pelanda Simbari Uslenghi, where he gained extensive experience in white-collar criminal defense.
Marco Mancino, Partner in the Milan office, is a member of the European Corporate Group. Marco has extensive experience in M&A transactions, commercial contracts, general corporate and corporate governance.
He has a strong expertise in assisting international and domestic clients, both corporations and financial institutions, in structuring and executing M&A transactions.
Marco regularly assists clients in expanding their business in Italy and abroad. In this context, Marco developed a specific expertise in drafting joint venture, distribution, agency, franchising and commercial lease agreements, as well as in structuring clients’ corporate governance.
Marco developed an extensive experience in assisting hotel management companies in real estate deals as well as in the ordinary course of business.
Marco has also a specific expertise in the implementation of the Legislative Decree no. 231/01 relating to the criminal liability of legal entities; in this context he advises top international and domestic corporations and financial institutions.
Marco is a regular lecturer of the Master in Law organized by Il Sole 24 Ore Business School.
Prior to joining Orrick in 2006, Marco was a member of Taurini & Hazan law firm in Milan and, previously, of the corporate legal office of Siemens S.p.A.
Tracy Scheidtmann uses a collaborative approach and extraordinary foresight to help people – and their businesses – resolve a wide range of employment issues. Working alongside executives, in-house counsel, human resources and other professionals, Tracy crafts legal solutions that fit the needs, vision and values of today’s growing companies.
Underscoring her commitment to helping others, Tracy also searches for ways to use her legal skills to help the community. She dedicates significant hours each year to various pro bono causes, including serving and supporting those affected by domestic violence. Prior to Orrick, Tracy worked with her law school’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Project, where she represented individuals who sought to obtain or enforce civil protection orders in the District of Columbia Superior Court. She was also a legal intern at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. in 2000.
She has advised hundreds of employers on the complex legal, compliance and human resource challenges associated with today’s workplace. Her years spent litigating high-stakes disputes allow her to see the full landscape of an issue, and therefore pinpoint pitfalls and opportunities that others might overlook. Tracy also knows that cost and sensibility go hand in hand. Whether working with clients in the startup space or large corporations, she aligns her legal advice with each clients’ culture, as well as its business and financial objectives.
Tracy honed her
litigation skills as an attorney in Orrick’s employment group from 2002-2015. In 2015, she joined Facebook to gain in-house
experience as a company investigator. In that role, Tracy identified potential legal or company policy violations to help the
company proactively address workplace issues. Upon her return to Orrick
in 2016, Tracy found her niche as an advisor, focusing her practice exclusively
on employment advice and counseling.
Scott Schickli, Of Counsel in the Pacific Northwest office, is a member
of the Tax Group in Portland, Oregon. His practice focuses on
federal income tax law of public finance, low income housing, exempt
organizations and general business transactions.
Scott has more than 22 years of public finance tax law experience. He has represented every type of entity permitted to borrow funds on a tax-exempt basis, ranging from governmental entities and non-profit hospitals, retirement communities and universities to for-profit developers of solid waste disposal and recycling facilities, low income housing, electrical generation projects and small scale manufacturing facilities. He has also assisted public finance clients involved in Internal Revenue Service audits of closed transactions.
Scott also assists various types of organizations in seeking or retaining non-profit or governmental tax-exempt status. He represents developers of low income housing in tax credit projects, and also represents corporations involved in complex merger and acquisition transactions.
Before joining Orrick, Scott was a partner at Ater Wynne LLP. Prior to that, Scott was an associate at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae. He also was an associate at Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander & Ferdon. And he also worked at Bayh, Tabbert & Capehart, as an associate.
Cathleen is a managing associate specializing in tax-exempt bond financing.
Cathleen provides services for local governments, state agencies, and school districts in connection with infrastructure, financings and related projects. She also has experience in bond financings for health care facilities, multifamily housing, non-profit organizations, and public utilities, as well as experience in tobacco revenue securitizations. In addition to tax-exempt financings, Cathleen also represents clients in IRS audits and non-profit corporation tax matters.
Federico is an international arbitration lawyer, associate in Orrick's Milan office as a member of the Firm's Corporate Group. He has particular experience in arbitration and ligation of international commercial disputes, notably license agreements, post-M&A disputes and international trade, assisting market leader corporate clients active in a series of industries
Federico has participated in arbitration proceedings conducted under the ICC, Swiss Chambers and ICSID arbitration rules.
He was also recently involved in work on high-stake M&A transactions and contract negotiation.
Federico qualified as an Italian lawyer in 2013 and in 2015 he earned his Ph.D. in International Law at the University of Milan, authoring a thesis entitled “Provisional Measures in International Investment Arbitration” under the supervision of Professor Luigi Fumagalli.
He has been Visiting Researcher at Sciences Po’s Ecole de Droit and has authored publications in the field of international arbitration, both in Italy and abroad.
Prior to joining Orrick, Federico was an associate in an arbitration boutique law firm in Geneva and an associate in a leading Italian national law firm (Litigation/Arbitration Group).
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Christina Catzoela is a senior associate in the Technology Companies Group. She focuses her practice on advising emerging growth technology companies and venture capital firms on a variety of issues, including formation, venture capital financings, mergers & acquisitions, IPOs and other corporate and securities law matters.
In the four years prior to joining Orrick, Christina acted as Senior Corporate Counsel to Zillow Group, Inc. While at Zillow Group, Inc., Christina focused her practice on technology transactions, public reporting and compliance.
She started her practice as a corporate associate in the Silicon Valley office of Gunderson, Dettmer, Stough, Villeneuvue, Franklin & Hachigian, LLP.
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.
Los AngelesMr. Holcomb has worked in Orrick's Legal department on risk management issues since September 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Holcomb worked in San Francisco's Securities, General Litigation, Tax and Employment departments and in the Los Angeles' General Litigation and Environmental departments. He has around 25 years of paralegal experience.
Richard A. Bierschbach is Dean and Professor of Law at Wayne State University Law School and an Associated Law Professor in the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate Litigation practice.
Richard has substantial experience advising clients across a wide range of cases, with particular expertise in matters involving novel or complex constitutional, statutory, administrative, or other public-law issues, appeals, and legal and strategic counseling. A former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and to Judge A. Raymond Randolph on the D.C. Circuit, Richard served both as a Bristow Fellow in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of the Solicitor General and as an Attorney-Adviser in its Office of Legal Counsel. During that time, he regularly counseled federal government attorneys on appellate and legal strategy issues and provided written and oral advice to the White House, the Attorney General and other executive branch offices on a broad spectrum of constitutional, statutory, and regulatory questions. He also practiced as an appellate litigator in the New York office of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering from 2001-03 and, more recently, as of counsel in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Before his appointment as Dean, he was a tenured professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was Vice Dean from 2015-16.
Richard teaches and writes in the areas of administrative law, criminal justice, and corporations. His published work has appeared in the Yale Law Journal, the Michigan Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, and the University of Minnesota Law Review, among other journals. He twice—in 2013 and 2015—received the Best Professor Award from Cardozo’s graduating class. He has been quoted on legal developments by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC News, Slate, and other media.
Richard Jacobsen, leader of Orrick's financial services litigation practice, litigates a wide variety of matters in federal and state trial and appellate courts, and in arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association and London Court of International Arbitration. He represents clients in diverse industries, including many that are highly regulated, such as the finance, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, computer and consumer goods industries.
Richard has argued numerous appeals at the State and Federal levels and also has experience representing clients before federal and state regulators. He has argued multiple times before seven of the eight current Justices in the Commercial Division of New York’s Supreme Court, New York County. Much of his practice involves the intersection of litigation and public policy advocacy and his past and present clients include Credit Suisse, Citigroup Financial Products Inc., Wyeth, The Dow Chemical Company, Microsoft, DISH Network, and Acer Inc.
Richard's cases have received widespread media attention in Chambers and Partners, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Reuters, among others. Richard is regarded as "an exceptional litigator" and "a master of navigating commercial disputes." Interviewees hold him in high regard as "a commercial disputes wizard" by Chambers . The Legal 500 also recognizes him for his work in "General Commercial Disputes," citing his "strong financial institution and corporate client base."