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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate

Siegfried Elsing, Prof. Dr. LL.M. (Yale) Partner M&A and Private Equity, International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Düsseldorf

Siegfried H. Elsing, based in Orrick's Düsseldorf office, is a globally recognized international arbitration lawyer with more than 30 years experience acting as counsel, party-appointed arbitrator, sole arbitrator or chairman. He represents private investors, international companies, sovereign states and state agencies on a national and international level.

Siegfried has acted in more than 250 arbitrations, including ad hoc proceedings as well as arbitral proceedings under the rules of leading arbitral institutions such as DIS, HCCI, HKIAC, ICC, ICSID, SCC, VIAC and others. From 2011 to September 2017, he served on the Panel of Conciliators for the Administrative Council of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Siegfried's experience extends in particular to complex disputes involving M&A and corporate transactions, investment protection, energy law, infrastructure disputes, financing arrangements, insurances, joint ventures, distributorship agreements and IP disputes. He also advises on transactional matters, financing, licensing, construction, joint ventures and M&A transactions.

He is dual qualified, admitted in both Germany and New York, and is fluent in German, English and French. He has appeared as a legal expert witness in the German, U.S. and UK courts (on German law matters) and before other foreign law-making institutions.

Market commentary in Chambers Global 2017 states "the outstanding" Siegfried Elsing "is a leading German arbitrator who receives many international appointments" and he is lauded for his "excellent diplomatic abilities" in Chambers Europe 2016.

Siegfried's experience as arbitrator gives him the perspective of the decision-makers, which he can apply when acting as counsel. He takes a pragmatic approach.

Siegfried co-founded German law firm Hölters & Elsing in 1989 and oversaw the firm's merger with Orrick in 2008.

In 2013 Siegfried was selected to serve as Honorary Consul of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Joshua Emmett Associate Tax

New York

Joshua Emmett, an associate in Orrick's New York office, is a member of the Tax Group.

Josh focuses his practice on a broad range of federal income tax matters, with an emphasis on renewable energy investment and energy tax credits.  He has represented both lenders and borrowers in various financing transactions, and also sponsors in renewable energy transactions.

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Practice:

  • Tax

Carsten Engelings Associate Tax

Düsseldorf

Carsten Engelings is an associate in the Düsseldorf Office and a member of the practice group tax.

Carsten advises on all sorts of German tax and accounting issues arising for industry clients, financial institutions and private equity funds. Mainly focusing on corporate and real estate transactions and restructurings. He also advises and represents clients with respect to tax field audits and in tax litigation against the fiscal administration and before German fiscal and civil courts. Prior to joining Orrick Carsten completed his legal traineeship in both national and international law firms.



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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Capital Markets
  • Technology Companies Group

Julianne English Managing Associate M&A and Private Equity, Capital Markets

New York

Julianne, a Managing Associate in Orrick’s New York office, is a member of the firm's M&A and Private Equity Group.

Julianne advises public and private technology, energy and life sciences companies and private investment funds and their portfolio companies in a broad range of strategic transactions, including debt and equity investments, acquisitions and dispositions and other complex transactions. Julianne also counsels domestic and international issuers in public offerings of equity securities and SEC compliance matters.
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Practice:

  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

Alison Epperson Associate White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

New York

Alison JW Epperson is a member of the firm's White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group in the New York office.

Alison's practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, global investigations across a broad range of industries, and developing anti-corruption compliance programs.

In addition, Alison has experience with the firm's Structured Finance group, specifically on asset-backed securities transactions, including PACE lien securitizations. She has also worked with Orrick's Public Policy group, helping with various multi-state campaigns.

Alison remains committed to serving her community through pro bono representation and has experience in asylum matters, death penalty cases, and a range of other constitutional issues.

Prior to joining Orrick, Alison graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. In addition, while pursuing her undergraduate degree from Centre College, Alison worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., specifically in the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee.

In 2016, Alison co-founded the non-profit, CTE Hope, an organization dedicated to addressing the issues and research of traumatic brain injures and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • M&A and Private Equity

Andrew Erskine Partner Technology Companies Group, M&A and Private Equity

Santa Monica; Los Angeles

Andrew is a partner in the Technology Companies Group at Orrick, advising high-growth companies, their founders, and the investors that support them.

Andrew works closely with founders, directors and venture capitalists in L.A., Silicon Valley and other U.S. tech hubs on the formation, operations, fundraising and successful exits of technology and other venture-backed companies. Leveraging a unique professional background and skill set as well as the premiere, full suite of services of our global law firm to devise strategic and creative solutions for his clients, Andrew shares their vision for change, and helps them build the vessel that delivers that vision to the world.

Prior to joining Orrick, Andrew served as a legislative adviser to Congress, a lobbyist for the University of Illinois, and a tax fellow for Deloitte advising companies on Sarbanes-Oxley tax compliance and building internal control systems.

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Practice:

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

Gisele Esteves Guedes Associate Technology Companies Group, Corporate

Paris

Gisele Esteves Guedes is an M&A and Private equity lawyer in Orrick’s Paris office.

Gisele helps startups and high growth technology companies successfully raise capital and build their businesses from formation through exit. She has significant M&A expertise following her years as a private equity, mergers and acquisitions and commercial agreements lawyer in Brazil.

Gisele has represented early and late stage companies in venture financings in France and has advised clients in M&A transactions in Brazil.

Before joining Orrick, Gisele worked at Lobo de Rizzo Advogados, BMA Advogados and L. O. Baptista Advogados in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Practice:

  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

Shawn Maria Estrada Associate White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

San Francisco

Shawn is an associate in the General Litigation group of Orrick's San Francisco office.

Shawn's practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, government investigations, and anti-corruption compliance. She has particular experience with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, including conducting internal investigations and representing companies and individuals in FCPA investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. She has also worked with companies to develop and enhance their corporate compliance programs.


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Practice:

  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Rebecca Evans Associate Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

London

Rebecca Evans is an Associate in the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team. Rebecca advises on a wide range of litigation and dispute resolution matters including High Court litigation, professional discipline actions and internal and regulatory investigations.

Rebecca joined Orrick as a trainee in August 2014 and also has experience working in the Competition, Real Estate, Corporate and Energy groups.

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Practice:

  • Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising
  • Intellectual Property

Paul Fakler Partner Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising, Intellectual Property

New York

Copyright attorney Paul Fakler works at the intersection of music, technology and business. He draws upon two decades of copyright, computer, and music industry expertise to help streaming, media and software companies advance their business.

Although he assists clients with issues relating to many different types of content, Paul has especially deep experience in the music industry as it has adapted to fundamental changes brought by digital media. As music evolves into a cutting-edge digital industry, those businesses require an equally innovative legal approach. Paul offers creative ways to adapt copyright laws to the latest technology, through litigation, counseling and government relations. He has devoted his practice to this unique field, as well as to handling software copyright litigation, a natural fit given his experience as a copyright lawyer, former software developer and amateur musician.

Litigation & Licensing

He has litigated numerous high-profile copyright cases involving digital media, copyright and the Internet. He routinely represents digital music services, as well as other media and software companies, in negotiations and disputes with record labels, music publishers, and other rights holders. His clients in these ground-breaking cases have included MP3.com, Yahoo!, Veoh, MediaNet, Sirius XM Radio, Bill Graham Archives, and Music Choice.

Paul is one of the few attorneys with significant experience handling copyright royalty rate-setting proceedings, including proceedings before the Copyright Royalty Board and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music, Inc., (BMI) rate courts. He obtained the only two royalty rate reductions ever granted by the Copyright Royalty Board (or its predecessors).

Paul also routinely represents clients in bet-the-company copyright infringement litigation across many industries, often making new law on issues such as the DMCA safe harbor and fair use.

Counseling

Paul counsels clients with respect to copyright, trademark, right of publicity, entertainment, computer, and Internet law issues in diverse industries including the music, motion picture, publishing, software development, and digital media industries.

Government Relations

He also advises on strategies for shaping copyright policy and represents clients’ interest before government entities that impact the copyright ecosystem, such as Congress, the Copyright Office, and the Department of Justice.

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Practice:

  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Ethan P. Fallon Managing Associate Supreme Court & Appellate

Washington, D.C.

Ethan is a member of the firm's Supreme Court and Appellate practice.

Prior to joining Orrick, Ethan served as a law clerk to Judge Denny Chin on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Judge John Gleeson on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar on the Supreme Court of California. 

Ethan graduated from UCLA Law School where he served as Senior Editor for the UCLA Law Review and participated in the school's Supreme Court Clinic.

Before law school, Ethan worked as a middle school teacher in East Palo Alto, California.

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Practice:

  • Corporate
  • Capital Markets
  • Technology Companies Group

Niki Fang Partner Corporate, Capital Markets

San Francisco

Niki Fang is a partner in Orrick’s Capital Markets practice.

Niki concentrates her corporate practice on representing issuers and underwriters in public offerings and capital markets transactions.  Niki also regularly counsels public and late-stage private companies on securities law compliance, disclosure matters, SEC reporting obligations, corporate governance and stock exchange listing obligations. In addition, Niki’s practice includes venture capital financings and advising start-up companies on general corporate matters. She represents a wide range of technology and life sciences companies, from privately held start-ups to publicly traded corporations.

Prior to joining Orrick, Niki was at Fenwick & West LLP and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.