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Kevin Roche, a partner in the New York office, is a member of the Public Finance Department. He has broad experience serving as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter’s counsel and borrower’s counsel across a wide range of public finance sectors.
Kevin’s expertise includes various general obligation and revenue bond financings, including those relating to transportation, multi-family housing, higher education, public power, sewer and water, and hospitals.
He has extensive knowledge and experience with federal securities laws issues in public finance, including both initial and continuing disclosure issues, material events disclosure, public statements liability, public offerings and private placements and other matters.
Kevin is a frequent speaker at conferences, seminars and webinars given by trade and professional organizations within the public finance industry.
Prior to entering private practice, Kevin was an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Municipal Finance Division of the New York City Law Department.
Gergana Rodriguez-Bacarreza is a corporate lawyer in Orrick's Paris office. Her practice covers all corporate-related issues, mergers and acquisitions, joint-ventures and restructuring operations.
Gergana’s work includes advising groups and companies in various industrial sectors, notably multinational manufacturers and service providers.
She has gained a strong international experience, particularly on cross-border acquisitions, notably across Europe and Asia. She has also intervened on large deals and has extensive capabilities to coordinate simultaneous and multi-jurisdictional closings.
Gergana has advised on several acquisitions and disposals of French companies active in the sector of the renewable energies (solar and wind) and has also gained experience on the structuring of foreign investments in French cooperative companies. Her work also includes advising foreign investors with respect to their investment in France, notably by way of M&A transactions or by incorporation of new entities.
In 2012, Gergana completed a secondment at the legal department of EADS (now Airbus Group) where she was in charge of outbound investments in joint ventures. Before joining Orrick, Gergana worked in the legal departments of Dassault Systèmes and Alcatel and the law firms Brunswick and Bredin Prat.
A Bulgarian native speaker, Gergana is fully proficient in French and English and has a basic knowledge of Spanish and Russian languages.
Christoph has profound experience in advising clients on public and private M&A transactions, international group reorganizations and ongoing legal advice. His particular focus lies on stock corporation law, board advice and corporate governance aspects.
Prior to joining Orrick, Christoph was Managing Associate at the Frankfurt and Munich offices of Linklaters LLP.
Brittany Roehrs is a managing associate in Orrick's White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group.
Brittany has experience representing clients in a diverse range of white collar, anti-corruption, and compliance matters. She has represented clients on civil and criminal matters in federal court, internal investigations, and in investigations brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and Multi-Lateral Development Banks. Brittany's experience also includes monitorships and jury trials.
Alison Roffi is Orrick's Deputy Chief Legal Officer and is located in the New York Office.
Alison is responsible for providing counsel on the firm's global legal affairs, including matters related to corporate governance, litigation, contracts, insurance, ethics and risk management.
In addition to her firm responsibilities, Alison represents clients in litigation and pro bono matters.
Joe focuses his practice on oil and gas transactions, advising a broad range of clients in transactional matters across key areas of the oil and gas value chain, including upstream (conventional and unconventional resources), midstream, downstream, LNG, oilfield services, environmental services, industrial services and infrastructure.
He has a particular focus on acquisitions and divestitures, joint venture arrangements, private equity investments and project development. He regularly represents integrated oil and gas companies, independent exploration and production companies, national oil companies, private equity funds, LNG project developers, pipeline companies, oilfield service and equipment companies, environmental services companies, and industrial services companies, among others.
Jon’s pragmatic approach to real estate dealmaking helps clients take a practical approach to the most complex real estate investment opportunities.
He is a trusted advisor to private equity real estate investors, funds and institutional lenders on their complex acquisitions, dispositions, financings and developments of office, multifamily, industrial, mixed-use, hotel and golf course properties.
Jon has a particular focus on complex real estate financings, including the origination of mezzanine debt, A/B tiered structures and loan on loan structures, including bridge loans, full construction loans and TI/LC and CapEx future funding facilities.
Jon serves as a relationship co-lead for one of Orrick’s top real estate clients, Hackman Capital Partners. He also works closely with leading real estate private equity investors, including Walton Street Capital, Westbrook Partners and Ascend Real Estate Partners.
Eric draws on a blend of legal, technical and entrepreneurial experience to help companies successfully navigate the regulatory and intellectual property issues that touch on every aspect of doing business in the technology space -- from product clearance and IP licensing to privacy and data security compliance. Having a background in both transactional work and litigation, he is able to strike a balance between mitigating the real risk of liability associated with proposed business decisions against the need to encourage creative and dynamic solutions.
Having started his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, Eric went on to help found a start-up software company in Silicon Alley, where he worked as a network engineer, database developer, and de facto in-house counsel. On returning to the full-time practice of law, Eric found that his background was a natural fit for intellectual property litigation and counseling work, which have remained his focus ever since.
Eric litigates patent infringement disputes involving a wide variety of technologies, including virtual machines, operating systems, anti-malware software, cybersecurity tools, telecommunications networks, and payment systems. In terms of copyright, Eric’s litigation practice focuses on the intersection between copyright and technology and on issues relating to the licensing and distribution of digital content. Eric also regularly investigates and litigates cases involving the misappropriation of proprietary software and other sensitive business information.
An experienced federal court litigator, Eric routinely handles complex commercial cases involving shareholder disputes, corporate governance issues, and contract interpretation. He has experience managing all aspects of large complex cases, including fact and expert discovery, e-discovery management, review and production of documents, dispositive motion practice, and trial. A former prosecutor, Eric also leads internal investigation and compliance monitorship teams, particularly in the areas of BSA/AML, export controls, and information security. .
Radiah has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation including discovery, pre-trial, negotiations and drafting settlements. Radiah has worked on a number of internal investigations for publicly traded companies including investment banks and broker-dealers, regarding their internal corporate compliance.
Radiah L. Rondon is an Associate in the White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group. Radiah’s practice includes representing multinational corporations in enforcement actions brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) for alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Before joining Orrick, Radiah spent three years working as Compliance Director and In-House Counsel for an influential lobbying organization. Prior to that, Radiah was an Associate in the Washington D.C. office of an international law firm in the General Litigation department where her practice included representing companies and individuals across a broad range of industries in government and internal investigations, and anti-corruption and compliance matters.
Amy Roper, an associate in the London office, is a member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution team. Amy has experience advising on a wide range of commercial litigation and dispute resolution matters, including High Court litigation and professional discipline proceedings.Amy joined Orrick as a trainee in August 2015 and also has experience working in the Finance, Restructuring, Corporate, Employment and Real Estate groups.
Justin is a public law attorney in the Austin Public Finance Group. He works with public entities and financial institutions on public finance transactions that lead to community development.
Justin’s practice focuses on public finance, which includes the representation of local government entities, including: state agencies, municipalities, school districts, and special districts; non-profit organizations; and financial institutions that serve as underwriters to municipal bonds. Prior to joining Orrick, Justin represented and counseled government entities and private corporations in litigation matters.