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  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure

Neil Golden Partner M&A and Private Equity, Corporate

Washington, D.C.

Neil has more than four decades of experience representing energy clients in complex equity and debt financings, project acquisitions and divestitures, and other significant corporate transactions. He has represented major project developers, equity investors and lenders in the independent energy industry, in the United States and internationally.

In recent years Neil has worked extensively on the development and financing of renewable energy projects involving wind, solar, biomass and fuel cells, and on alternative fuels projects in the ethanol industry. He has also worked extensively on the development and financing of conventional power generation facilities.

His corporate and financing experience has included representation of clients in syndicated bank financings, financings by multilateral and bilateral agencies, Rule 144A debt offerings, sale-leaseback financings, construction loans, formation of joint ventures and partnerships, equity investments, and the purchase and sale of equity interests in projects.

Internationally, Neil has represented sponsors of power projects and electric distribution companies in a number of countries including Brazil, Argentina, Jamaica, Honduras, Bangladesh, Nepal, Colombia, Turkey, the Dominican Republic and the People’s Republic of China.



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

Emily J. Green Career Associate Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Mass Torts & Product Liability

Washington, D.C.

Emily Green is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm's Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group.

Emily's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, with a particular focus on mass torts and product liability matters.  Before joining Orrick as an associate, Emily was a summer associate in the New York office in 2007.

Tami Grosko Managing Attorney

Washington, D.C.

Tami Grosko is an attorney in our Washington, D.C. office. 

Tami manages the Court Services Department, which consists of the East Coast Managing Attorney's Offices and the West Coast Calendar Department. Tami advises on a range of issues related to civil and appellate procedure and court rules.

Before joining Orrick, Tami was an Assistant County Attorney for Miami-Dade County for three years defending the county and its employees in tort actions brought in federal and state courts.



  • Restructuring
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Jonathan Guy Senior Counsel Restructuring, Bankruptcy Litigation

Washington, D.C.

Jonathan Guy has extensive experience as lead counsel in complex commercial litigation matters in trial and appellate courts throughout the United States. He has represented clients in numerous industries, including finance, commodity trading, energy, real estate, telecommunications, manufacturing and health care.

Chambers USA has variously described Mr. Guy as someone who is a "zealous advocate for his clients," is "valued for his quick and practical advice," "makes fantastically impressive presentations in court," is able to "listen to a large amount of information" in court and "reduce an argument to its essence," and is an "expert in commercial and bankruptcy-related litigation."

Mr. Guy is consistently ranked in Chambers USA as a leading lawyer for Bankruptcy/Restructuring in Washington, D.C., and in the Thomson Reuters Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers category for business litigation.  He is the Chair of the Community Responsibility Committee for the Washington, D.C., office and has long been active in numerous pro bono cases.



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

Sarah A. Hafeez Associate White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Washington, D.C.

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



  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Sydney Hargrove Associate Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Washington, D.C.

Sydney Hargrove litigates complex disputes.

Sydney is a member of Orrick’s Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution team.  Before joining Orrick, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and to the Honorable Lynn Leibovitz of the District of Columbia Superior Court.  Sydney received her law degree from UCLA School of Law, where she was an Articles Editor for the UCLA Law Review.



  • Energy
  • Infrastructure

Shani Harmon Managing Associate Energy, Infrastructure

Washington, D.C.

Shani advises clients on a wide variety of environmental issues.

Her practice includes site investigation and remediation, voluntary cleanup programs, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act liability, air quality, wetlands, National Environmental Policy Act reviews, state and federal protected species, National Historic Preservation Act consultation, wastewater and stormwater discharge, hazardous waste management, toxic tort issues, drinking water protection and environmental permitting.

Shani advises clients in the transactional context, assisting clients in identifying, quantifying, and allocating environmental liabilities that arise in energy, business, and real estate transactions. She drafts and negotiates the environmental terms in purchase and sale agreements, lease agreements, and other contracts. Shani also provides regulatory counseling and representation, helping clients to comply with state and federal environmental regulations, representing clients in state and federal enforcements matters, drafting comments on proposed regulations, and drafting petitions to challenge final rules.



  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Monica L. Haymond Managing Associate Supreme Court & Appellate

Washington, D.C.

A former Third Circuit and Eleventh Circuit clerk, Monica is a member of Orrick's Supreme Court and Appellate practice.

Monica represents clients in high-stakes appeals. She has co-authored briefs before the federal appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States. She has experience in a wide range of subject areas, including administrative, constitutional, and securities law. She also maintains an active pro bono practice.

Before joining the firm, Monica served as a law clerk to Judge Jordan on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and Judge Bibas on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. As a law clerk, she co-taught a seminar on habeas corpus at the University of Miami School of Law with Judge Jordan. Prior to clerking, she practiced at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she was a member of the firm's Appellate and Constitutional Law practice.

Monica graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served as an editor of the Virginia Law Review and the Virginia Journal of Law & Politics. She participated in the school's Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, wrote a prize-winning note on the Indian Commerce Clause, and was a semi-finalist in the law school's moot court competition. She also served as a fellow in the Law & Public Service Program.



  • 3D Printing
  • Intellectual Property
  • Inter Partes Review (IPR)
  • IP Counseling & Due Diligence

Christopher Higgins Partner 3D Printing, Intellectual Property

Washington, D.C.

Chris Higgins is a patent litigator and co-leader of the 3D Printing Group at Orrick. Chris is a trial lawyer with an electrical engineering degree, giving him a unique set of skills to represent clients in disputes involving complex technologies such as 3D printing and 3D scanning, graphics processing, semiconductors, medical devices, LCD displays, and data encryption.

Chris has developed a global reputation as an authoritative source on legal issues in 3D printing, and has been a featured speaker at 3D printing events around the world. His 3D printing practice includes advising startups and established 3D printing companies on all aspects of intellectual property law, cybersecurity, and technology transactions. Chris helps 3D printing clients grow their businesses and capitalize on market opportunities and represents them in court to defend or enforce IP rights.  Chris' 3D printing work extends beyond the courtroom; he teaches a course at Penn State University as part of its Masters of Engineering in Additive Manufacturing and Design program.

Chris' patent litigation and IPR practice also covers a wide range of other technologies including graphics processing, digital image processing and printing, semiconductor devices and semiconductor manufacturing, data encryption, high-definition television, digital content recognition, and medical devices. Chris has also assisted clients with licensing and patent prosecution related to 3D printing, digital imaging, wireless technology, mobile communication devices, encryption, high-definition television and medical devices.

Prior to law school, Chris worked in the patent department of a medical device company and as an engineer designing electronic components for missiles, projectiles, and bombs.



  • Energy
  • Infrastructure

Zachary D.T. Huey Career Associate Energy, Infrastructure

Washington, D.C.

Zachary focuses on environmental law in connection with energy project finance and development, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters.

He has experience working on matters related to regulatory compliance, land use, permitting, federal and state environmental review, cultural resources, and endangered species.

Prior to joining Orrick, Zachary was at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.



  • M&A and Private Equity
  • International Trade & Compliance

Gregory I. Hume Economist/Compliance Specialist M&A and Private Equity, International Trade & Compliance

Washington, D.C.

Greg Hume, an economist based in the Washington, D.C., office, supports our International Trade & Compliance Practice.

Greg assists in a variety of regulatory and investigatory activities relating to the Committee for Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), export controls, economic sanctions and anti-boycott regulations, including the preparation of CFIUS Notices, voluntary disclosures, internal audit documentation and compliance policies and procedures.  He also actively participates in corporate transaction due diligence related to Trade Controls and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as well as internal investigatory activities.

With over 20 years' experience in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations (and consequent administrative reviews) of unfairly-traded goods, Greg has been centrally involved in the statistical, economic and financial analysis of the confidential pricing, logistical, marketing and accounting information submitted by parties in such cases, as well as supporting the drafting and review of briefs and other pleadings filed by parties in the cases. Among the unfair trade cases in which he has participated are those involving crystalline solar voltaic panels, softwood lumber, warmwater shrimp, wooden bedroom furniture, outboard motors and various flat-rolled steel products.

Greg has frequently presented litigation-related testimony before the International Trade Administration and actively participates in representing firm clients before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission, the Court of International Trade, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the World Trade Organization.

Greg actively participated in the negotiation of a major international trade agreement involving billions of dollars of trade, and the subsequent monitoring of that agreement. In binding arbitration emerging from that agreement, he developed a damages estimate adopted by the U.S. Government and accepted by the arbitral panel.

Greg also supports a variety of litigation efforts requiring data analysis, and has developed and analyzed damages estimates for various arbitration and litigation matters.



  • Intellectual Property
  • Japan

John Inge Counsel Intellectual Property, Japan

Tokyo; Washington, D.C.

John Inge is counsel in the Intellectual Property Group and resident in the Tokyo office. He has more than 30 years of patent and other intellectual property law experience divided between Japan and the United States.

John has experience handling matters involving a wide range of technologies, including semiconductor devices, consumer electronics, communications systems, computers and associated equipment, radar, optics (including fiber optics), medical and surgical devices, display systems, lighting devices, printing systems, electronic photography, energy storage devices and plastic molding technology. 

John's legal practice spans patent litigation, interferences, validity and infringement investigations, and negotiations and licensing involving all aspects of intellectual property. Joint venture and research and development agreements in an international context are a particular area of his focus. He frequently counsels clients in both the United States and Japan on patent portfolio management and intellectual property strategies.

John currently teaches a course on International Intellectual Property Strategy at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo. He previously served on the adjunct faculty of George Mason University School of Law, teaching courses on interference practice and other advanced areas of U.S. PTO practice. He also taught international intellectual property law at Temple University Law School’s Tokyo campus. He also was the longest-serving chairman of the Board of Directors of Yokohama International School, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious institutions of secondary international education, and he currently chairs the school’s Board of Trustees. John regularly lectures throughout the Pacific Rim on intellectual property law topics. He is also a frequent lecturer on U.S. patent practice at public and in-house seminars in Japan.