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Practice:

  • Tax
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Funds

Grady Bolding Senior Counsel Tax, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

San Francisco

Grady Bolding, senior counsel in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Tax Group. Grady practices tax law, primarily in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, REITs and real estate transactions and private investment funds.  

He has extensive M&A experience involving numerous types of business. He has particular expertise in the area of the taxation of REITs, having represented both public and private REITs for many years, and in the area of real estate transactions and partnerships. Grady's private investment fund practice includes the representation of real estate funds, venture capital funds and hedge funds, as well as institutional investors in such funds. 

Prior to joining Orrick, Grady worked for the firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP, where he served on the firm’s Executive Committee and as Chair of the Tax Group.

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Practice:

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Stephen V. Bomse Senior Counsel Antitrust & Competition, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

San Francisco

Stephen Bomse, Senior Counsel in Orrick’s San Francisco office, is a member of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Group.

He is widely regarded as one of the nation’s leading antitrust lawyers, having tried cases throughout the United States involving multibillion-dollar claims while also maintaining a significant appellate practice, including his successful representation of Weyerhaeuser Company in a major Section 2 case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Steve also represents clients from around the world in other types of complex commercial litigation, both at the trial and appellate level.

In recent years, Steve has focused his practice to a significant extent on cartel cases, including in particular companies, such as Sony, located in various countries in Asia. He has been involved in most of the major recent international cartel cases involving electronic products, such as DRAM, SRAM and LCD representing companies from Japan, Taiwan and China.

While the primary focus of Steve's practice has been, and remains antitrust, he also has had an active trial and appellate practice outside the competition area. In addition to several cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, he has argued appeals in seven separate federal circuits and has tried cases in a number of different federal districts.

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Practice:

  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Thomas M. Bondy Senior Counsel Supreme Court & Appellate

Washington, D.C.

Tom Bondy is a Senior Counsel in Orrick’s Supreme Court & Appellate practice. He has had a distinguished career in government service at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice.

As FBI Deputy General Counsel, Tom oversaw the Bureau’s nationwide civil litigation docket, including employment disputes, Freedom of Information Act cases, Constitutional tort suits, and an array of matters implicating law enforcement and national security equities. He supervised more than one hundred Office of General Counsel personnel, and advised the FBI’s Director, Deputy Director and other executive management officials regarding especially sensitive litigation issues.

Prior to serving at the FBI, Tom spent 25 years with the Department of Justice, Civil Division, Appellate Staff, as an appellate litigator and supervisor. In that capacity, he oversaw the court of appeals and Supreme Court work of the Appellate staff’s attorneys across the full range of U.S. government subject areas, including Constitutional issues, anti-terrorism and national security, Federal Tort Claims Act, False Claims Act, Bivens, personnel and federal labor relations, Freedom of Information Act, administrative law, attorney fees, and government benefits. Tom personally briefed and orally argued more than one hundred cases in all of the federal courts of appeals and several state appellate courts, and drafted dozens of U.S. Supreme Court merits briefs, amicus briefs, certiorari petitions, and oppositions to certiorari petitions. One of the principal architects of the Justice Department’s litigation strategy in high-stakes appeals, Tom was considered one of the agency’s go-to advocates.

Tom received the Justice Department’s John Marshall Award for outstanding appellate advocacy, as well as the Attorney General’s Award for furthering the interests of U.S. national security. He has served as an instructor at the Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute and is also an Adjunct Professor at American University’s Washington College of Law.

Before joining DOJ, Tom clerked for then-Judge (now retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice) Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Practice:

  • Supreme Court & Appellate
  • Intellectual Property

Mel Bostwick Partner Supreme Court & Appellate, Intellectual Property

Washington, D.C.

Mel Bostwick is a partner of the firm's Supreme Court and Appellate practice. Her practice focuses on high-stakes appeals, with a particular emphasis on patent appeals before the Federal Circuit.

Mel’s practice capitalizes on two of her passions: technology and great writing. As an appellate lawyer, she has the opportunity to help companies protect their innovations and their intellectual property. She is adept at translating complex technology and intricate legal issues into a clear and simple presentation that judges of any background can understand. Mel brings these skills to bear in representing clients on appeal to the Federal Circuit and before the Supreme Court, and also in partnering with trial teams to address legal and strategic problems in district court, the ITC, and the PTAB. She also regularly advises technology clients on difficult IP and strategic issues facing their companies.

Mel also has the privilege of representing pro bono clients and is particularly passionate about using her Federal Circuit experience to help veterans in their appeals to the court.

Prior to joining Orrick, Mel was an associate at a litigation boutique in Washington, D.C., where she represented clients in trial and appellate litigation and before the Federal Communications Commission. Mel served as a law clerk to Judge Timothy B. Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Judge Thomas B. Griffith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

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Practice:

  • Public Finance
  • Tax

Bill W. Bothwell Senior Counsel Public Finance, Tax

Los Angeles

Bill Bothwell, a partner in Orrick's Los Angeles office, is a member of the firm's Public Finance Department.

Bill was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1980 and the California Bar in 1984. He has practiced in the area of public finance his entire career, initially with a major public finance firm in Colorado, and since 1984 with Orrick. Bill has served as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriter's counsel in numerous tax-exempt financings. He has a broad range of expertise, which includes substantial experience in both traditional enterprise and general fund financings for various types of public entities, including cities, counties and districts, as well as private activity financings for housing and non-profit corporations. In addition, he has devoted substantial time to structuring and analyzing the tax aspects of such financings.    

Bill also frequently speaks and writes on matters related to public finance, develops new financial products and drafts legislation which has been enacted in several states to facilitate borrowing by public entities for a wide variety of projects and programs. 

In addition to being admitted in California, Bill is also admitted in Colorado (inactive).

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Practice:

  • Antitrust & Competition

Lena Boucon Managing Associate Antitrust & Competition

Paris

Lena Boucon is a Competition lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.

Lena's practice focuses on all aspects of French and EU competition law, including both transactional and litigation cases: merger control, antitrust, and state aid. She has worked on cases involving various sectors, including retail, energy, and financial services.

Lena also focuses on EU internal market law (fundamental freedoms and regulatory aspects), which was the subject of her doctoral thesis.

Prior to joining Orrick, Lena was an associate with Allen & Overy's Paris office. She previously interned with the competition department of Clifford Chance (Paris office), and with the legal service of the European Commission.

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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation

Hélène Boukez Senior Associate Employment Law & Litigation

Paris

Hélène Boukez is an Employment Law lawyer in our Paris office.

Hélène advises French and international firms on all employment matters.

Prior to joining Orrick, Hélène was an associate in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for six years.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Equity Capital Markets

Etienne Boursican Partner M&A and Private Equity, Corporate

Paris

Etienne Boursican, partner in Orrick’s Paris office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group.

Etienne specialises in public M&A and capital markets. In that context, Etienne regularly advises investors or listed companies on tender offers, sale and purchase of equity stakes, private placements and public offerings including initial public offerings (IPOs). He also has significant expertise in private M&A transactions, acting indifferently on the buy-side or the sell-side.

Etienne also has particular experience in corporate governance matters. In this regard he advises issuers as well as minority shareholders in proxy fights, and represents issuers and individuals in stock market-related litigation.

Etienne’s clients include industrial groups active in a variety of sectors ranging from automotive or agribusiness to energy, real estate or retail. Some of his recent notable engagements include advising Peugeot’s historical shareholders FFP and Etablissements Peugeot Frères on the car manufacturer’s EUR 3 billion capital increase and partnership with China’s Dongfeng Motor Group, or advising Alstom’s board of directors in the company’s EUR 12.35 billion sale of its energy division to General Electric. Private M&A transactions include the sale by UK-based investment fund Patron Capital of a 20,000 square meter office building complex in the Paris suburbs hosting the headquarters of Edenred, or the acquisition by Spain-based fashion and fragrance business Puig of the control of Jean Paul Gaultier’s fashion house (including the buy-out of Hermès).

Etienne is recommended as a leading lawyer for mergers & acquisitions by Legal 500 EMEA

Prior to joining Orrick in November 2013, Etienne was a partner at King & Wood Mallesons from 2009. He began his career in 1998 at Jones Day before joining Willkie Farr & Gallagher in 1999 where he became counsel in 2006.

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Practice:

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

Heather M. Boylan Clark Senior Litigation Career Associate and GOC Career Associate Manager Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Mass Torts & Product Liability

Wheeling, W.V. (GOC)

Heather M. Boylan Clark is a member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution group at Orrick's Global Operations Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. Ms. Boylan Clark's practice focuses on general commercial litigation, insurance recovery and product liability.

Prior to joining Orrick, Ms. Boylan Clark worked in the Trial Practice Group of Jones Day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she litigated cases involving the Fair Credit Reporting Act, breach of contract, breach of warranty, fraud, defamation and negligence claims.  She also has significant experience defending class actions, and has acted as lead counsel for one of the big three national credit reporting agencies in more than 40 cases.
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Practice:

  • Energy
  • Infrastructure

Victoria Boyne Senior Associate Energy, Infrastructure

New York

Victoria focuses on advising project developers, sponsors, issuers, lenders and governmental authorities in a wide range of financing, project development and infrastructure transactions.

Victoria has represented clients in connection with the development, project financing, procurement, acquisition and sale of a wide-range of domestic energy and infrastructure projects, including project development, debt and equity financings for renewable and conventional energy projects; large infrastructure projects using public-private partnerships; and securities offerings.

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Practice:

  • Real Estate

Sara Branch Of Counsel Real Estate

London

Sara Branch, Of Counsel in the London office, is a member of the Real Estate group. Her practice focuses on commercial property work and landlord and tenant matters.

A large part of Sara's practice is acting for large RSL clients on their more complex acquisition and development projects involving development and construction agreements; tax structures to accommodate stamp duty savings; exit strategies; security issues; complex joint venture and profit sharing arrangements; as well as covering all fundamental planning and construction issues.

Sara's practice also covers commercial lettings and associated transactions at some of the UK's prime/major shopping centres and investment property acquisitions and disposals (residential, commercial and mixed use buildings).

Sara is recognised in Chambers for Social Housing. Clients describe her as "a very good negotiator who is on the ball and willing to fight your corner." Legal 500 UK 2015 describes Sara as "an excellent property lawyer."

Before joining the firm, Sara was an associate at Coudert Brothers' London office.


Practice:

  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

Aaron Brecher Managing Associate White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

Seattle

Aaron Brecher is a member of Orrick's White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation, and Compliance Group. He's passionate about helping individuals and companies through some of their most difficult and sensitive challenges: investigations that could lead to government enforcement actions and resulting litigation.

Aaron has defended investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Washington Attorney General's Office, and other state and federal agencies. He has also represented defendants in civil and criminal litigation brought by the government and by relators. And he has conducted internal investigations on matters ranging from data breaches to harassment to suspected environmental testing fraud. 

Aaron maintains an active pro bono practice that has included:

  • Presenting a successful petition for clemency to the Washington Clemency and Pardons Board on behalf of a prisoner serving life without parole
  • Representing an indigent criminal defendant charged with federal arms export offenses
  • Briefing and arguing an appeal of the dismissal of a prisoner's civil rights claims before the Ninth Circuit, winning a partial reversal and a remand

To keep up with the latest white collar developments, Aaron co-founded and regularly contributes to Target Letter, a blog focused on white collar crime and other government enforcement issues. He is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist through ACAMS.