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  • Public Finance

Darrin Glymph Partner Public Finance

Washington, D.C.

Darrin L. Glymph, Partner and Head of the Public Finance team in the Washington, D.C. office, is a member of the Public Finance Department. Darrin's practice is primarily transactional, focusing on public finance and legal issues facing state and local governments and instrumentalities.

His public finance practice includes representation of issuers or underwriters in long-term and short-term general obligation and revenue bond financings for municipalities, charter schools, educational facilities, and water and power authorities and advising clients on economic development incentives.

Before joining Orrick, Darrin was counsel within the Public Finance Group at Hunton & Williams LLP. He also has served as chairman, director or member of several boards and commissions including:

  • Washington Economic Development Partnership
  • DC Commission on Arts and Humanities
  • Friendship Public Charter School, Inc.
  • Small and Local Business Opportunity Commission (D.C.)
  • EdBuild
  • Center City Public Charter School
  • Center for Youth and Family Investment
  • D.C. Mayor's Task Force for Procurement Reform
  • Industrial Development Authority of the City of Richmond, Virginia
  • United Way of Greater Richmond, Allocations and Assessments Committee
  • Boy Scouts of America (Richmond, VA)



  • 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.


  • Global Compliance & Regulatory
  • Investigations
  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

John Griffith Of Counsel Global Compliance & Regulatory, Investigations

Washington, D.C.

With more than 30 years of government and in-house experience, John helps clients manage their most critical compliance, internal investigations, and regulatory matters across a variety of industries.

Before joining Orrick, John served for six and a half years as in-house counsel to Weatherford International, one of the world’s largest multinational oil and natural gas services companies, where he acted as Associate General Counsel and led a team as Head of Investigations Group. He closely collaborated across the large organizational structure to supervise Weatherford’s internal compliance investigations and compliance audits, perform risk assessments and develop improved compliance processes and procedures. John leverages this insider knowledge to assist clients facing similar compliance and risk management challenges across a variety of industries.

John served in Federal government for more than 26 years, most of which he was an Assistant United States Attorney or Senior Trial Attorney, focusing on prosecuting white-collar criminal matters. John’s service included the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., the Department of Justice, Criminal Fraud Section in Washington, D.C., and the United States Attorney’s Office in Des Moines, Iowa. In these positions, John handled a wide variety of criminal matters involving fraud, conspiracy, bribery, money laundering and FCPA offenses. John handled more than a dozen jury trials, several bench trials, appeals and numerous hearings as a prosecutor. John provided various presentations to the National Advocacy Center, the FBI Academy and Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council. Based on his outstanding contributions and successful prosecutions, he received commendations from the Attorney General, the FBI Director and several Inspectors General. Before serving as a criminal prosecutor, John gained valuable experience in civil and administrative matters as a Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice’s Tax Division and as an attorney in the General Counsel’s office of the Department of Agriculture.

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.



  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

Andre A. Gurayah Managing Associate White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

Washington, D.C.

Andre Gurayah is an Associate in the Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm's White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group.

Andre represents multinational corporations in anti-corruption enforcement actions brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Andre's practice also entails conducting internal investigations with a focus on potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

During law school, Andre interned for the SEC's Trial Unit and DOJ's Criminal Fraud Section. Andre also served as a Student Attorney for Georgetown Law's Juvenile Justice Clinic, which involved the representation of juveniles charged with felonies in D.C. Superior Court.



  • 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.