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Practice:

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Merger Review
  • Antitrust Counseling & Compliance
  • Antitrust/Intellectual Property

Elena Kamenir Associate Antitrust & Competition, Merger Review

Washington, D.C.

Elena Kamenir, an Associate in Orrick's Washington, D.C., office, is a member of the Antitrust and Competition practice group. Elena's practice focuses on merger clearance, civil litigation, and antitrust counseling.

Elena regularly represents companies on antitrust issues before antitrust enforcers, helping clients obtain merger clearance and advocating on behalf of their interests.  Elena's counseling experience includes advising on antitrust compliance, competitor collaborations, and regulatory developments.

During law school, Elena worked as an intern for FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen and at the Bureau of Competition. Elena also worked as a research assistant for two former FTC commissioners and at the Global Antitrust Institute (GAI). At GAI, Elena assisted in preparing articles and presentations to foreign competition enforcers on proposed amendments and draft guidelines. Prior to law school, Elena worked at an advertising agency.

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Practice:

  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • Corporate
  • White Collar
  • Trials

John Wolfe Partner White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, Corporate

Seattle

For nearly 40 years, John Wolfe has provided crisis management advice to and directly represented businesses (public and private) and individuals confronting complex, high profile government investigations (criminal and civil). Chambers USA has described John as “having a fantastic reputation throughout the Bar as someone who can solve big-time problems,” and "one of the premier white-collar defense lawyers on the West Coast."

John is consistently recognized in The Best Lawyers in America and recommended by The Legal 500 United States as a white collar criminal defense lawyer. John relies upon a multi-disciplinary crisis management strategy to assist clients address both legal and reputational risk.

John has extensive experience representing clients in federal and state criminal and civil investigations, including state attorney general investigations, related to alleged: health care fraud, consumer protection violations,  public corruption and campaign finance violations, environmental violations (both land-based and maritime), including catastrophic industrial accident investigations, cybersecurity investigations and securities and tax fraud, including money laundering.    John is an accomplished and seasoned trial lawyer who has represented public and private clients in more than 100 jury trials, and appeared in state and federal proceedings throughout the Pacific Northwest, as well as California, Florida, New York, and Wyoming.

Honors:

In 2004, John chaired the Magistrate Selection Committee for the Federal District Court in the Western District of Washington. He has also served on several Merit Selection panels identifying candidates for appointment to the federal bench in the Western District of Washington. He is currently co-chair of the Federal Appointments Committee for the Federal Bar Association and has served as a Ninth Circuit Representative. He was once appointed to serve as a Special Master in a matter pending before the Federal District Court in the Western District of Washington to investigate issues related to a multi-party joint defense agreement.

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Practice:

  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Renewable Energy
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Tax

Mark Weitzel Partner Energy, Infrastructure

San Francisco

Mark has more than 25 years of experience in the financing, development, acquisition and sale of energy and infrastructure projects and companies.

Mark has a finance, tax and corporate background, and focuses on structuring complex equity and debt investments, and negotiating investment, shareholder and joint venture agreements. He has a particular focus on tax and cash equity financing of renewable energy projects, including in the solar and wind space.

Mark is a recognized leader in the field. He is the former co-chair of Orrick’s Energy & Infrastructure practice, and has been named by Chambers as one of “America’s leading energy lawyers”, described by clients as “a standout.” He is also highlighted in The Legal 500 USA as a leading individual in the areas of energy: renewable/alternative and is highlighted in the conventional power category. Euromoney has recognized Mark as one of the “world’s leading project finance lawyers” and one of the “world’s leading energy and natural resource lawyers.” He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for project finance law, by The Legal 500 as a leading project finance lawyer, and has been a Law360 Energy MVP. Mark is a frequent speaker on energy project and infrastructure investments.

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Practice:

  • Oil & Gas
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Energy
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • White Collar
  • FCPA & Anti–Corruption
  • Africa

Mark Beeley Oil & Gas, International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

London

Based in London, international dispute resolution partner Mark Beeley primarily focuses on disputes arising out of the energy sector (he is described by Chambers & Partners UK 2018 as “an excellent litigator” knowing “oil and gas inside out”). In addition, he has significant experience with construction, insurance, shareholder and white-collar/civil fraud matters, as part of a broader commercial practice.

He has sat as an arbitrator (including as chair) in multiple cases, but primarily practices as counsel and advocate whether in arbitrations or in litigations before the English and Dubai International Financial Center courts.  In addition, he supervises proceedings in other jurisdictions, as well as co-ordinating cross-border dispute resolution solutions and leading compliance investigations.

Recognised and ranked by Chambers and Partners (since 2012) and Legal 500 (since 2009) for his international arbitration practice, Mark has also been recognised as a foreign expert in disputes in both the UAE and India by Chambers. 

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Practice:

  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Renewable Energy
  • Power
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Oil & Gas
  • Latin America

Dahl Thompson Partner Energy, Infrastructure

Houston

Dahl has extensive experience in a range of complex commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and project development and finance, with a particular emphasis on renewables, mid-stream energy and infrastructure projects and companies. He is the office leader of Orrick's Houston office.

He represents project sponsors/developers, private equity investors, utilities and strategic investors in all stages of structuring, developing, financing, acquisition and disposition of energy projects and companies, including the negotiation and drafting of purchase and sale, joint development, shareholder, partnership and LLC operating, debt and equity financing, security, credit, power purchase, tolling, construction and other major equipment supply agreements, and also credit arrangements. Over the last decade, Dahl has successfully closed transactions relating to projects totaling many thousands of megawatts and many billions of dollars in asset value.

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Practice:

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

C. Anne Malik Senior Associate Mass Torts & Product Liability, Public Policy

Washington, D.C.

Anne Malik is a senior associate in Orrick's Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm's Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. With a focus on mass torts and product liability, Anne's practice involves defending companies in a variety of industries against complex tort suits. She also works with Orrick's Public Policy group advising clients on strategies for solving key state legislative issues.

Anne represents clients in product liability cases with high potential damages, multiple jurisdictions and plaintiffs, and significant risk to critical product lines.   She also assists clients with risk analyses involving product liability exposure related to expansions in distribution areas, cross-border sales, and new product lines.

Anne is a member of teams representing product liability clients that include a Fortune 500 chemical company, a European pharmaceutical distributor, and a key defendant in asbestos litigation across the country.  She is experienced in matters involving a wide variety of issues, including medical monitoring, stream of commerce liability (including across international borders), premises liability, and successor liability.   

Anne also works with Orrick's Public Policy group assisting clients with developing strategies to solve high-stakes issues in state legislatures, and with state Attorneys General.  Anne works with teams representing clients that include the country's biggest telecommunications company and an industry-leading satellite TV company.

In addition, Anne takes an active role in pro bono matters.  She assisted a family with obtaining compensation for the fraudulent sale of their home. 

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • Corporate

Susannah Nagle Career Associate Technology Companies Group, Corporate

New York; Washington, D.C.

Susannah Nagle, a managing associate resident in Orrick’s New York and Washington, D.C., offices, is a member of the Technology Companies Group.

Susannah advises high growth technology companies on a variety of matters, including venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance and securities matters.

Prior to joining Orrick, Susannah was a staff attorney at Lawyers Alliance for New York, where she provided business and transactional legal services to nonprofit organizations.

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Practice:

  • Public Finance

Brendan LaFountain Managing Associate Public Finance

Sacramento

Brendan LaFountain, a Managing Associate in the Sacramento office, is a member of the Public Finance Department.  Brendan has served as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriters’ counsel and issuer’s counsel on tax-exempt and taxable financings.

Brendan's practice is focused primarily on transactions for municipal issuers, including the State of California and the California Department of Water Resources.  Brendan's experience includes advising on a variety of governmental financing structures, including general obligation bonds, revenue and lease revenue bonds, certificates of participation and land-secured bonds.  Brendan also focuses on tax-exempt healthcare finance for 501(c)(3) organizations, including both stand-alone hospitals and hospital systems, and serves as issuer’s counsel to the California Statewide Communities Development Authority for its 501(c)(3) conduit financings.  Brendan has worked on many of the structures available in public finance, including fixed and variable rate bonds, tax-exempt and taxable bonds, publicly offered and privately placed bonds, master trust indentures, insurance, letters of credit, conversions, reofferings and commercial paper programs.

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Practice:

  • Real Estate

Kelsey Kummer Managing Associate Real Estate

San Francisco

Kelsey Kummer is a managing associate in the San Francisco office and is a member of the Real Estate Group.

Kelsey advises institutional investors and developers on real property investments, development, secured financing, acquisitions and dispositions of real estate portfolios, joint ventures, leasing and construction agreements.

Pamela Johnson Chief Practice Officer - Litigation

San Francisco

Pamela Johnson is the Chief Practice Officer for Orrick’s global Litigation Business Unit, which encompasses approximately 450 lawyers and generates over one-third of the firm’s annual revenue.

She advises on the strategic planning, operation and management of the business unit. Her responsibilities include oversight of the unit's financial performance, business planning and execution, and lawyer recruiting. Pamela oversees the managing attorney's office, which includes the firm-wide court and calendaring functions.

Pamela brings to her position over 20 years of experience in various law firm roles. She was formerly a commercial real estate lawyer at Steefel, Levitt and Weiss (now Manatt, Phelps & Phillips) and at Orrick. Her practice focused on the representation of institutional investors in the acquisition, disposition and financing of commercial and multifamily properties. Pamela has also served as Director of Business Development for various transactional and litigation practice groups at Orrick.

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Practice:

  • Corporate
  • Technology Companies Group

Joanna Oleniuk Associate Corporate, Technology Companies Group

London

Joanna Oleniuk is an associate in the London office and a member of the Technology Companies Group.

Joanna's practice focuses primarily on transactional and advisory work in respect high growth technology companies and venture capital firms.

Prior to joining Orrick, Joanna has worked at a venture capital fund in Berlin and has a particular interest in Central and Eastern Europe.

Taylor S. West Associate

Washington, D.C.

Taylor West is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm's Litigation practice group.