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Rick advises investment funds and asset managers on structured finance, securitisation and fund financing solutions in respect of a wide range of alternative and illiquid asset classes.
He has experience with funding structures backed directly and indirectly by commercial real estate, private debt and other asset classes. He advises on fund leverage matters including warehouse lines, loan-on-loan and repo financing, as well as loan portfolios (performing and non-performing) acquired or disposed of using securitisation and structured lending techniques.Rick handles both standard and esoteric securitisations, across a wide range of specialty finance structures and asset classes.
Sydney Hargrove litigates complex disputes.
Sydney is a member of Orrick’s Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution team. Before joining Orrick, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Anna Blackburne-Rigsby, Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and to the Honorable Lynn Leibovitz of the District of Columbia Superior Court. Sydney received her law degree from UCLA School of Law, where she was an Articles Editor for the UCLA Law Review.
James Hargrove is a member of the Orrick's International Arbitration Practice Group based in Geneva, and also with an office in London, where he spends a significant part of his time. James represents clients in numerous arbitrations relating to banking and financial services, real estate, construction, aviation, shipping, trade and commodities, energy, telecoms and IT in litigation and arbitrations in various countries under the major institutional arbitration rules, including the Swiss Rules, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICSID, AAA, LME and LMAA.
Prior to joining Orrick, Mr. Hargrove practiced international arbitration and litigation at Eversheds, Linklaters and Hogan Lovells in Geneva and London. Mr. Hargrove was, among other things, head of Eversheds' Russia and CIS dispute resolution practice and has deep expertise in Russia related-disputes and investigations and associated offshore litigation, applications and asset identification, tracing and enforcement.
Rebecca is a Senior Associate in Orrick's San Francisco office who focuses on cybersecurity and privacy litigation and complex commercial litigation.
Rebecca's practice includes all aspects of civil litigation, in areas including privacy and data security breach litigation, securities enforcement and shareholder litigation, Freedom of Information Act issues, and complex commercial litigation and arbitration. She has represented multiple companies in multidistrict class action litigation, regulatory investigations, and payment card brand claims arising out of the announcement of cybersecurity and privacy incidents, from the initial investigation of a potential security incident through resolution of litigation. She has also represented clients facing investigations by the SEC, employment-related class action lawsuits, and arbitration of contractual disputes. Rebecca's pro bono practice focuses on immigration and civil rights issues.
Prior to joining Orrick, Rebecca was a business and securities litigation associate in the San Francisco office of another international law firm. She previously served as a pro bono fellow at Greater Boston Legal Services representing low-income clients in disputes over state cash and food assistance benefits.
Shani advises clients on a wide variety of environmental issues.
Her practice includes site investigation and remediation, voluntary cleanup programs, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act liability, air quality, wetlands, National Environmental Policy Act reviews, state and federal protected species, National Historic Preservation Act consultation, wastewater and stormwater discharge, hazardous waste management, toxic tort issues, drinking water protection and environmental permitting.
Shani advises clients in the transactional context, assisting clients in identifying, quantifying, and allocating environmental liabilities that arise in energy, business, and real estate transactions. She drafts and negotiates the environmental terms in purchase and sale agreements, lease agreements, and other contracts. Shani also provides regulatory counseling and representation, helping clients to comply with state and federal environmental regulations, representing clients in state and federal enforcements matters, drafting comments on proposed regulations, and drafting petitions to challenge final rules.
A partner in the Public Finance Department, Greg Harrington has particular expertise as bond counsel for cities, school districts and special districts; he also serves as underwriters counsel for a diverse group of national and regional investment banks.
Seth counsels clients through all stages of a privacy or data security incident, navigating the array of legal issues that arise, managing the response and investigation of an incident and defending clients against resulting litigation and regulatory investigations. He is also a trusted advisor of top U.S. companies on cyber risk insurance, leveraging his experience to provide a nuanced understanding when evaluating cyber risk insurance contracts.
Seth collaborates with colleagues firmwide on privacy and cybersecurity compliance and on incident response, applying lessons learned from significant incidents to help clients ensure compliance and effective planning.
Seth also has experience representing clients in connection with claims by credit card brands and financial institutions around payment card-related data breaches. He advises clients on the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards and negotiation of agreements implicating payment card data.
Elizabeth M. Harris is an associate in the San Francisco office and her practice focuses primarily on global employment and equity compensation matters for both public and private companies.
Elizabeth's practice involves the representation of U.S. and international public and private companies in connection with employment and employee compensation and benefits matters. She advises on the design, administration, and implementation of executive compensation and equity compensation arrangements, including severance arrangements, stock option plans and executive employment agreements.
Elizabeth regularly works with large and fast-growth U.S.-based multinational companies on day-to-day global/local offer letters and employment contracts, termination and settlement agreements, HR policies and handbooks, and data privacy issues. She also counsels on employment, tax and equity-related implications in the context of U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining Orrick, Elizabeth was a federal law clerk to the Honorable David Gustafson at the United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C.
Stacy is an experienced trial lawyer, who practices complex business litigation for clients in the entertainment industries, with an emphasis on intellectual property, licensing, unfair competition, business torts, and breach of contract claims. She also represents financial institutions and property owners in real estate disputes.
Stacy counsels high-profile artists, producers and talent in accounting and profit-participation, licensing, and other disputes involving the television and motion picture industries.
She also has represented numerous other producers and artists, including a film production company, defeating a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit filed by an individual claiming to have co-written screenplay; well-known artists prosecuting a copyright infringement and right to publicity action for defendants' improper use of performance sound recordings; and a film financier regarding investments in several independent films.
Her work for clients in the commercial and residential real estate, banking, and financial services industries focuses on partnership disputes and representing secured creditors in judicial and non-judicial foreclosure actions and bankruptcy proceedings. She has represented numerous real estate developers and property owners, including Ronald A. Simms and the Simms/Mann Institute for Education and Community Development in connection with various disputes. She also has represented financial institutions in bankruptcy proceedings, including adversary proceedings, regarding priority lien disputes and other business issues.
In addition, Stacy regularly presents at on-line webinars on a variety of topics affecting litigators worldwide.
While she is always prepared to try any case, Stacy firmly believes that resolution of certain matters outside of court sometimes are in the best interests of her client. As such, she is highly skilled in representing clients in alternative dispute resolution through mediations and arbitrations and was elected an Alternative Dispute Resolution Neutral for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 2006.
In keeping with her commitment to philanthropy, Stacy currently serves on the Board of the Pacific Clinics Foundation, which works to advance the mission of Pacific Clinics and to generate support for the non-profit organization's behavioral healthcare services. She previously served on the Pacific Clinics Board of Directors. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library.
Sally Harrison, a chartered legal executive lawyer in the London office, is a member of the Real Estate Group and focuses predominantly on commercial residential property transactions.
Sally has extensive experience acting for both private developers and social housing providers on the sales of development land, i.e. plot sales including the creation of the sales package and associated infrastructure agreements, transfers of part, leases and shared ownership leases.
Legal Chartered Executive lawyers specialise in a particular area of law and will have been trained to the same standard as a solicitor in that area of law.
Silicon Valley; San Francisco
Silicon Valley; San Francisco
John Harrison is a partner in the Technology Companies Group and focuses his practice on advising high growth technology companies and venture capital firms in many areas, including formation, venture capital financings, mergers & acquisitions, IPOs and other corporate and securities law matters.Prior to joining Orrick, John was a senior associate in the corporate/ mergers & acquisitions practice of Latham & Watkins LLP in Silicon Valley.
Mason is a Managing Associate in Orrick's Houston office. He represents clients in the acquisition, development, financing and disposition of energy projects across the United States.
Mason represents clients in a variety of energy transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, financings and project development. His work in these transactions includes drafting purchase and sale agreements and complex commercial agreements, as well as managing teams of associates in the completion of diligence and other matters.
Mason has a particular focus on real property matters, both in the context of energy project acquisition and development and in more traditional real estate transactions. Mason’s real estate experience includes drafting energy project leases and easements, negotiating title insurance policies and surveys, and coordinating title curative work.
Mason also spent several months on secondment with a major oil and gas company drafting and negotiating sales and procurement contracts.