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Practice:

  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Public Power Financing
  • Renewable Energy

Young Lee Partner Energy & Infrastructure, Public Power Financing

New York

Young is a lawyer in the Energy and Infrastructure Group who focuses on large transportation infrastructure projects using public-private partnerships (PPP).

Young focuses on large transportation infrastructure projects using public-private partnerships (PPP).  She has been involved in many of the largest U.S. PPP transactions that have achieved financial close in the past several years.

She represents sponsors, lenders and other investors in the development, construction and financing of infrastructure projects in the United States.

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Practice:

  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Funds
  • Africa
  • Latin America

Yves Lepage Partner Energy, Infrastructure

Paris

Yves is a leading Energy and Infrastructure lawyer in France and abroad. He serves as head of the Paris firm's  Infrastructure practice and head of the Africa practice.

Recognized by Chambers & Partners as a notable practitioner in International projects, Energy and Africa, Yves is praised for his “very good sector experience and knowledge”, as well as his “enormous negotiating skills”. With 30 years' experience in PPP, international infrastructure projects and power industry projects, Yves regularly advises operators in both the public and private sectors, government entities and financial institutions for operations in Europe, Africa and Latin America. Recently, he has led a cross-border multidisciplinary team to advise Actis, one of the largest and most active private equity firms operating in Africa, in its purchase of a majority interest in three power assets in Cameroon from Fortune 200 global power company AES Corporation.

Yves also has substantial experience in privatizations and acquisitions in France and abroad with companies whose main assets are infrastructure facilities. He notably advised VINCI Airports in connection with the acquisition of nine airports and three partial management contracts following acquisition of the airport portfolio held by Airports Worldwide.

Yves is a lawyer with the Paris Appeal Court and a member of the New York Bar. He was appointed as French Foreign Trade Advisor in 1996.

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Practice:

  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Distressed Real Estate Transactions

Michael Liever Partner Real Estate, Real Estate Finance

San Francisco

Mike is a partner in the San Francisco office and a lawyer with one of the largest and most diversified national real estate practices in the country. Orrick’s Real Estate Group concentrates on developing, buying, selling, leasing and financing commercial real property.

He has extensive involvement in representing both foreign and domestic investors in the acquisition, disposition, development, leasing, financing, and joint venture of office buildings, shopping centers, hotels, industrial parks, and apartments. In the 2019 California Real Estate category of Chambers USA, a client said "he is one of the best real estate attorneys we've ever worked with. He is skilled at negotiating for his client."

His clients include RREEF America L.L.C. and its various separate accounts, Bentall Kennedy Group, New York Life Insurance Company, Alecta Investments Management (USA), Morgan Stanley, BlackRock Realty Advisors, Heitman Properties, McMorgan & Company, Gerson Bakar & Associates, Legacy Partners Commercial, Inc., Broadreach Capital Partners LLC, CharterMac Mortgage Capital, GLL US Office, L.P., University of California, Rockwood Capital Corporation, Industrial Income Trust, Inc., Stockbridge Real Estate Funds, Divco West Properties, Bristol Group, Cargill, the City & County of San Francisco, CalPERS, IowaPERS, Mass PRIM, San Bernardino County Retirement System, the County of San Diego Retirement System, the County of Alameda Retirement System, the City of Sacramento, Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association, RNM Properties, Union Property Capital and Starbucks Corporation.

Prior to joining Orrick, Mike had been a partner (1984-1996) and an associate (1978-1984) at Morrison & Foerster LLP. He was Managing Partner for Operations for Morrison & Foerster LLP from 1989 through 1994.

Douglas H. Meal

Practice:

  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions
  • Trials
  • Class Action Defense
  • Litigation & IP
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Doug Meal Partner Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation, Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions

Boston

Seasoned trial lawyer Doug Meal defends clients targeted by litigation and government investigations stemming from major privacy and cybersecurity incidents. According to Chambers USA 2017 companies select Doug because he is “regarded by market sources as the leading privacy litigator in the USA”; in 2019 Chambers USA confirmed that assessment by naming Doug as the first-ever, and only, nationwide “Band 1” litigator in the Privacy and Data Security category.

As the lead outside lawyer handling claims stemming from the data security breaches suffered by Target, Neiman Marcus, The Home Depot, Hilton Worldwide, Landry’s, Arby’s, Supervalu, Sally Beauty, Sony, Heartland Payment Systems, TJ Maxx, Hannaford Brothers, Aldo, Genesco, and Wyndham Hotels—some of the most highly publicized data security breaches in recent years—Doug has become the national leader in defending companies that suffer significant cybersecurity breaches involving consumer information against the ensuing claims and regulatory investigations. Doug’s recent successes include leading the team that prevailed in the closely-watched LabMD v. FTC, convincing the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to become the first court ever to overturn a cybersecurity enforcement action by the Federal Trade Commission.

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Practice:

  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Libby Moulton Senior Associate Supreme Court & Appellate

San Francisco; Silicon Valley

Elizabeth Moulton is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group and Supreme Court and Appellate practice. Libby’s practice focuses primarily on high stakes patent appeals in the Federal Circuit.  Libby uses her past experience as a patent examiner, district court clerk, and Federal Circuit clerk to help clients with their most important high-tech cases. 

Libby represents clients across a wide range of technologies, from antiviral drugs to medical research equipment to artificial intelligence to fitness trackers. In addition to appellate briefing and argument, Libby regularly partners with trial teams on briefing and strategy decisions in district court.

Libby also has an active pro bono practice, representing clients ranging from the Arizona Federal Public Defender’s Office to the Animal Legal Defense Fund to individuals seeking asylum.  

Prior to joining Orrick, Libby served as a law clerk to Judge Raymond C. Clevenger III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and to Judge Ronald M. Whyte of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Before law school, Libby was a patent examiner in the medical device area at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Fintech

Josh Pollick Partner Technology Companies Group, M&A and Private Equity

Santa Monica

Josh Pollick, a founding member of Orrick’s Santa Monica office, is a partner in Orrick's Technology Companies Group.

Josh represents high growth technology companies and venture capital firms in many areas, including corporate and securities law, corporate formations, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and secondary offerings.

Legal500 recognizes Josh as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in the area of US venture capital and emerging companies for 2017, 2018 and 2019, Super Lawyers recognizes Josh as a “Rising Star” in Business/Corporate for 2016, 2017 and 2018, and Chambers and Partners USA 2018 recognizes Josh as an "Associate to Watch" in the Nationwide Startups & Emerging Companies category.

Josh’s company-side representations include, among others, 15Five, Cloud9, CREXi, Criteria Corp, Dave, Descartes Labs, FabFitFun, Genius, PlayVS, Stripe, Twist Bioscience and Warby Parker.

In addition to his company-side representations, Josh has represented leading venture capital firms and other strategic investors, including Bonfire Ventures, Bpifrance, Canal+, Coatue Management, Darsana Capital, Ground Up Ventures, Iris Capital, Manifest Investment Partners, Menlo Ventures, Pathbreaker Ventures and Wicklow Capital. He has also helped set up a number of incubators and private funds, including Heavybit Industries.

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Practice:

  • Structured Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Swaps and Other Hedges
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Tax

Jonas Robison Senior Associate Structured Finance, Derivatives

New York

Jonas Robison, a Senior Associate in Orrick’s New York office, is a member of the Structured Finance Group. His practice focuses on derivatives – including negotiating documentation and advising on the requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act – as well as securitization, financial product taxation, private funds, and general corporate transactions.

Jonas was previously seconded to Luxottica Group and, before law school, worked at the Federal Reserve Board.

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Practice:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Japan

Steven J. Routh Partner Intellectual Property, Japan

Washington, D.C.

Having tried more than 30 cases over the past three decades, Steve Routh has built a reputation as a master strategist and courtroom advocate. In recognition of his accomplishments, since 2007 he has been a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, widely considered the premier professional trial organization in America with membership limited to one percent or fewer of each state's practicing lawyers.

Steve knows how to minimize risk while delivering a client’s business objective, by either defeating an opponent’s case at trial or through strategic motions or by negotiating the best possible settlement. His ability to pinpoint the argument which will resonate with each judge and jury has enabled him to protect cutting-edge technology involving semiconductor devices and manufacturing processes, telecommunications, digital and 3D imaging, liquid crystal displays, and medical devices. He has also used those same skills in litigating numerous antitrust, unfair competition, and complex tort and contract cases.

For the last 15 years, Steve has focused on guiding Japanese and other Asia-based companies through patent litigation before the ITC and U.S. District Courts. He is one of only two lawyers ranked in the Chambers Global guide for having Foreign Expertise in Intellectual Property for Japan. He is singled out for his wealth of experience acting for Japan-based clients, and is described as a "great negotiator who is excellent at creating litigation strategy." Steve is also a Chambers USA Band 4 IP practitioner. Clients interviews by Chambers noted, “His command of the law is evident in his ability to understand it and also apply it across a wide variety of situations," while others praise his ability to make "very quick and sound tactical decisions."

Practice:

  • Real Estate
  • Hotels, Resorts & Entertainment
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Investment Funds
  • Restructuring
  • Distressed Real Estate Transactions

Gerard Walsh Partner Real Estate, Hotels, Resorts & Entertainment

Los Angeles

Jerry Walsh, a partner who serves as head of the Real Estate Group, is based in Los Angeles. He advises public and private entities, developers, companies and institutional lenders (including commercial banks, pension and opportunity funds and their advisors) on the acquisition, construction, development, entitlement, financing, leasing, restructuring and disposition of master planned communities, hotel, golf and resort projects, mixed use projects, corporate campuses, and commercial and retail centers.

Jerry is particularly recognized for his work in connection with the acquisition, restructuring and realization of distressed debt in the real estate and hospitality markets. Clients seek him out for the most complex distressed debt transactions, including securitized and mezzanine debt intercreditor workouts and the establishment of mezzanine debt lending platforms. Jerry led a multidisciplinary Orrick team in one of the most sophisticated real estate debt transactions that was restructured in 2013, involving a series of complex transactions and multi-state litigation. In the 2017 California Real Estate category, a client told Chambers USA that Jerry is "practical and technically great, and he understands how to get a transaction done."

In addition, Jerry leads Orrick’s hospitality practice and advises global opportunity, hotel and pension funds and advisors in connection with the acquisition, repositioning and disposing of hotel portfolios throughout the United States. He advises on acquisitions, joint ventures, financing, rebranding, disposition and negotiation of hotel management agreements, shared services and amenities agreements, and franchise agreements, including termination of hotel management and franchise agreements involving brands such as Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, St. Regis, Renaissance, Luxury Collection, Westin, Kimpton and other Sheraton/Starwood brands.

Jerry's representative clients include Cisco Systems, Inc., Cornerstone Advisers LLC, JMA Ventures, LACERA, The Newhall Land and Farming Company, Walton Street Capital, and Westbrook Partners.

Before joining Orrick, Jerry was a partner with a magic circle firm and chairman of the real estate group of a prominent national law firm.