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Quirec focuses on public and European law.
Quirec specializes in public contracts and procurement (particularly PPPs and concessions) and intervenes in infrastructure, energy and mining projects in both France and Africa. He also works on regulatory matters (in particular in the energy, health, defense and transport sectors as well as on export control, data protection, foreign investment control) and has developed a specific expertise on litigation. Quirec has experience with public persons and public law arbitrations (arbitration proceedings and appeal of arbitration awards).
Before joining Orrick, Quirec was a legal intern at two French law firms, a White Shoe firm, and also at public institutions (the supreme administrative court and legal counsel of the French Government – Conseil d’Etat, the French Ministry of Defence and the European Parliament). He has published numerous articles in his fields of expertise and currently serves as a lecturer European and public law at Sciences Po.
Alessandro De Nicola is member of Orrick's Global Board of Directors, Senior Partner of the Italian offices in Milan and Rome, and has acted as European Corporate Group Leader.
Alessandro has extensive experience in commercial and corporate law, M&A, competition law and corporate governance. He has worked on complex domestic and cross-border corporate transactions including acquisitions and corporate restructurings for some of the most important players in the market. He leads extensive corporate governance projects with a particular focus on Legislative Decree 231.
Alessandro has pleaded in front of the Italian Antitrust Authority (AGCOM), Consob (the public authority responsible for regulating the Italian securities market), ECB (European Central Bank), Bank of Italy and civil and administrative courts.
John focuses on energy projects, carbon finance and trading, and infrastructure law, with a particular emphasis on renewable energy and distributed generation both conventional and unconventional.
John's experience began with UK wind projects and has moved into a broad spectrum of global renewable energy projects, including onshore/offshore wind, biomass, large hydro, run-of-river hydro, energy-from-waste and PV (ground and rooftop). John acts for developers, banks, equity providers, employers and contractors in this field. He has advised on projects around the world, including Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Eastern Europe and across the European Union.
Chambers UK ranks John as a leading individual in the Energy and Natural Resources field and Legal 500 UK positions him as “a highly regarded figure in the renewables space.” Clients describe John as a “strong negotiator” who can “easily defuse contentious situations.”
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Craig Dean serves as Orrick’s Chief Information Officer and is responsible for the firm’s global technology services and for developing dynamic approaches for the firm's business challenges. He is based in Orrick’s Global Operations Center, located in Wheeling, W.Va.
With more than 30 years of experience in applying innovative technology solutions, Craig's experience includes serving as Orrick's Director of Technology since 2012 where his responsibilities included technical infrastructure operations and architecture, security and governance, Web development, applications management, business development technology, help desk, and project management.
Previously, Craig served as CIO at a large medical device company where he oversaw all global information technology needs and managed the strategic technology direction of the organization. He also served as Director of Corporate Strategy and Development at a top pharmaceutical corporation where he was responsible for developing the company's growth strategy through internal initiatives, strategic planning and acquisitions.
A former Ninth Circuit clerk, Kory DeClark represents clients in appeals and dispositive motions.
Prior to joining Orrick’s Supreme Court and Appellate practice, Kory was a trial lawyer at the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of California. Before that, he served as a Liman Fellow at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, where he worked toward bail reform in California. Kory has handled more than 100 felony and misdemeanor cases across all stages of litigation. He has tried cases to verdict in both state and federal court—winning acquittals on a broad range of criminal charges—and has argued before the Ninth Circuit.
Before his work as a Federal Defender, Kory served as a law clerk to the Honorable William A. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and as student director of Yale Law School’s Criminal Justice Clinic. He also holds a Ph.D. in political philosophy from the University of Southern California and a vegan culinary degree from the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City.
Marcus focuses his practice on assisting clients in taxable and tax-exempt public finance matters, including general obligation debt issuances, revenue-backed financings and lease purchase transactions, among others.
His experience includes the representation of school districts, municipalities, counties, junior colleges, universities, special authorities and other political subdivisions in a variety of roles, including bond counsel, disclosure counsel and issuer’s counsel. In addition, he regularly represents underwriters and purchasers of both public and privately placed debt, regularly serving as underwriters’ counsel and bank counsel.
Complementary to his core practice, Marcus is also able to provide his clients guidance on derivative transactions and liquidity facilities, election law matters, and municipal and school law issues.
Before joining Orrick, Marcus clerked for the Colorado Court of Appeals and subsequently practiced as an associate and then a partner with several international law firms.
Jose DeJesus is a paralegal in the Finance Business Unit and the Public Finance practice group. He has participated in financings in which the firm has served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and borrower counsel for various tax-exempt and taxable municipal and project financings. He works mainly for the Energy and Infrastructure Group. His duties include preliminary drafting of documents and UCC financing statements, preparation for and assisting with closings as well as post-closing matters. He has been with the firm since 1995 and has been working as a paralegal since 1984.
Nicolò Del Dottore is Of Counsel at Orrick and member of the Finance team.
He focuses on structured finance transactions, financings, debt restructuring, assignment and factoring of receivables mainly due by public bodies. In particular, he has gained significant experience on securitization and covered bonds transactions.
He is also skilled in public finance advising domestic and international banks in relation to finance transaction with public entities.
He graduated with honors at the University of Siena, he gained a LL.M at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Michael Delikat, a partner in the New York office, serves as Chair of Orrick’s Global Employment Law Practice, which has employment law teams in the European Union, Asia as well as the United States.
He also is the founder of the firm’s Whistleblower Task Force. He previously served as the Managing Director of Orrick’s Litigation Division.
Under Mike's leadership, Orrick’s Employment Law & Litigation group was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California for the fourth consecutive year by The Recorder, the premier source for legal news, in recognition of their significant wins on behalf of leading multinational companies on today’s most complex and challenging employment law matters. The practice group has also been chosen as one of the top national employment law practices by Law 360. In recognition of Mike's practice, Chambers USA and Chambers Global awarded him a Band 1 ranking, noting he is "sought out by premier clients to handle high-stakes employment litigation and investigations," and "a very persuasive advocate who knows the law inside out and is able to get to the heart of the issue very quickly."
He represents a broad range of major corporations in all facets of labor and employment law. Mike has an active trial, arbitration and appellate practice and handles a number of high-visibility class action and impact cases. Mike has extensive experience with litigation arising from trade secret misappropriation and the enforcement of post-employment restrictions, EEOC systemic investigations and litigations, wage-and-hour collective actions and other class actions based on gender and race, with particular expertise representing companies in the financial services industry.
Marco Dell'Antonia, a partner in the Milan office, is a member of the European Corporate Group. Marco has a specific experience in local and cross-border M&A transactions, commercial contracts, general corporate and corporate governance.
He advises primary Italian and international banks, financial institutions and major Italian and multinational corporations, working on complex corporate transactions including banking, industrial and manufacturing clients.
Marco's expertise is recognized by Italian and international clients in the field of corporate governance in general and in particular in the application of the Italian Legislative Decree 231/01 relating to the criminal liability of legal entities deriving from specific crimes identified by the decree.
Marco assists or is member of a substantial number of Vigilance Bodies of companies (also listed and regulated).
Marco is scientific coordinator of the legal area of NIBI - Master in Business Internationalization promoted by Camera di Commercio di Milano (Chamber of Commerce of Milan); he is a regular lecturer of the Master in Law organized by Il Sole 24 Ore Business School and of the Master "Corporate Counsel" organized by LUISS Business School; he has been adjunct professor at the IULM University in intellectual property law until 2009 and competition law until 2012.
He is member of the Board of the Association of the Members of the Vigilance Bodies pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree 231/2001.
Prior to joining Orrick, Marco developed his experience in international M&A transactions at Studio Legale Associato Laghi & Tabacchi in Treviso.
Karen Dempsey, a partner in Orrick's San Francisco office, is a member of the Corporate Group. She works with a broad range of public and private companies, venture capital firms and investment banks.
Karen is involved in a full range of corporate legal projects for high growth technology companies including venture financings, public offerings, public company securities law compliance matters and mergers and acquisitions. She also regularly advises public companies and board of directors on corporate governance issues. Karen's clients include private and public companies in the biotechnology, real estate, finance and Internet related industries. She also represents underwriters in initial public offerings and follow-on offerings and venture capital firms in investment transactions.
Karen is a frequent speaker on corporate and securities law topics including Initial Public Offerings, Corporate Governance and Sarbanes-Oxley matters. She is also Co-Editor of Part III of Venture Capital & Public Offering Negotiation, published by Aspen Law & Business.
Before joining Orrick, Karen was a shareholder at Heller Ehrman LLP and was chair of their firmwide corporate governance practice group.