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  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Intellectual Property
  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Insurance Recovery

Norman Hile Senior Counsel Antitrust & Competition, Intellectual Property


Norman C. Hile focuses his practice in business and government litigation with an emphasis on complex litigation and counseling.

Norm, who has extensive experience in government, intellectual property, securities, antitrust and environmental litigation, practices at all levels of the civil litigation process and has litigated complex cases in state and federal court before arbitration panels and under the judicial arbitration provisions of California’s Code of Civil Procedure. Norm has prosecuted appeals successfully through the California appellate process to the Supreme Court of California and through the federal appellate process to the Supreme Court of the United States. 



  • Public Finance

Nikki Hill Managing Associate Public Finance


Nikki Hill is an associate with the Public Finance group in our Houston office.

Nikki serves as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, disclosure counsel and bank counsel on a variety of transactions including general obligation bond financings and revenue bond financings for cities, counties, transportation authorities, school districts and junior college districts. Nikki also works with governmental clients on general public finance matters, including elections.



  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Technology Transactions

Colin Hinds Managing Associate Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation, Technology Companies Group


Colin is a Managing Associate in our Cyber, Privacy and Data Innovation practice, based in London.

Working with clients particularly in the technology and data-rich sectors, Colin advises on data privacy and cybersecurity matters including cross-border transfers; data breach, cyber-incident response and regulatory investigations; privacy impact assessments and audits; global compliance strategies; and data governance matters.

In particular, Colin regularly advises clients with their commercial activities which involve utilizing and exploiting data, and personal data, on a large scale. This includes drafting and negotiating agreements, including data processing and data sharing agreements and identifying and advising on legal and regulatory risks.

Colin helps clients address their privacy and consumer protection obligations as they relate to direct marketing activities, profiling, online behavioural advertising and the use of cookies and similar technologies.

Colin also has experience in M&A and capital markets transactions, assisting deal teams by advising on privacy, data protection and other deal-related requirements.

Prior to joining Orrick, Colin worked for a U.S. regulatory consulting firm, supporting clients with regulatory issues relating to data privacy, cybersecurity and antifraud.



  • Equity Capital Markets
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Public Finance

Lynne T. Hirata Of Counsel Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets

San Francisco

Lynne Hirata is an of counsel in the San Francisco office and a member of the Capital Markets Group with more than 12 years of experience with representing public company issuers in equity and debt financings.  Her practice also  covers Rule 144A offerings for public and private companies, issuer tender offers, and public and private company mergers and acquisitions.  She also advises clients on corporate governance matters, proxy statements and annual and quarterly report filings. 

She also has extensive experience in public finance transactions as company counsel and bond counsel.



  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Ned Hirschfeld Senior Associate Supreme Court & Appellate

New York

Ned Hirschfeld is a Senior Associate in the firm's Supreme Court and Appellate Practice.  He provides strategic advice to clients facing cutting-edge legal issues in federal and state courts, with a focus on high-stakes appeals.

Ned specializes in appellate litigation.  He has authored successful merits briefs and petitions for certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as dozens of briefs in federal and state appellate courts.  Ned's work has covered a wide range of subject areas, including patent, constitutional law, and complex commercial litigation.  He has also counseled Fintech clients on novel issues confronting the industry.

Ned maintains an active pro bono practice focused on immigration and criminal justice matters, including a successful appeal in the Second Circuit that vacated an arbitrary change to the meaning of "moral turpitude" under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Prior to joining Orrick, Ned served as a law clerk to Judge Robert Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge Kimba Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  During law school, he served as an Articles Editor for the Yale Law Journal.



  • Compensation & Benefits

J. T. Ho Senior Associate Compensation & Benefits

San Francisco

Justin Ho is a senior associate in Orrick's Compensation and Benefits Group. He is based in the San Francisco office.

Mr. Ho is an experienced advisor on a wide range of employee benefits and compensation matters. In particular, his practice focuses on advising clients in connection with initial public offerings, Form 10-Ks, annual proxy statements and other periodic SEC reports, public and private company acquisitions and designing public and private equity incentive plans. Mr. Ho also has experience with the sale of restricted securities and the sale of securities by insiders, disclosure issues and corporate governance issues.



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

William Ho Of Counsel M&A and Private Equity, Technology Companies Group

Hong Kong

William Ho, an of counsel in Orrick’s Hong Kong office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group. He has extensive experience in the areas of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, privatizations, and strategic investments.

Will regularly represents major private equity funds in their investments across Asia, with a strong focus in the tech space. Over the years, he has been actively involved in the start-up scene in Greater China and Southeast Asia, and has built a reputation for advising early-stage start-ups on their capital raisings, financings and general corporate matters.

Will’s practice also includes advising a number of Hong Kong-listed issuers and investment banks on a wide range of capital markets and M&A transactions, including privatizations, security offerings (primary and secondary), as well as private investments into public equity (PIPE) transactions.

Prior to joining Orrick, Will began his career at Slaughter and May before moving to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

In addition to being admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong, Will is also admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia (currently non-practicing).



  • Employment Law & Litigation

Necia Hobbes Employment Law Career Associate Employment Law & Litigation

Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)

Necia Hobbes is a member of the firm’s employment law group at Orrick’s Global Operations Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. She has a broad range of experience litigating in federal, state and administrative courts.

Prior to joining Orrick, Ms. Hobbes worked in the Business and Tort Litigation Practice Group of Jones Day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she litigated cases involving the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the False Claims Act, the Sherman and Clayton Antitrust Acts, as well as breach of contract and related claims. She also participated in internal investigations, and provided counsel regarding employee privacy and immigration regulations. While at Jones Day, Ms. Hobbes acted as lead counsel in approximately 50 cases in federal, state and administrative courts.

Additionally, Ms. Hobbes served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable D. Michael Fisher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and obtained a graduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy & Management. She previously consulted with the Office of High School Reform for the Pittsburgh Public Schools, served as a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs with the Coro Center for Civil Leadership in Pittsburgh, PA, and worked as a project manager and writer at a market research firm.

Ms. Hobbes is dedicated to pro bono and community service, and has volunteered on immigration cases assisting refugee children fleeing violence in Central America, civil cases helping prisoners pursue their constitutional rights, and state court petitions for transgender legal name changes.  She has volunteered in the past with women’s rights and immigration advocacy organizations, and teaching English in Kathmandu, Nepal.



  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Technology Companies Group

Katherine K. Hogan Managing Associate Compensation & Benefits, Technology Companies Group

Santa Monica

Katherine’s practice focuses primarily on executive compensation and employee benefits issues for technology companies.

She advises clients on the tax and securities issues related to equity-based compensation, including stock options, restricted stock, employee stock purchase plans and deferred compensation arrangements for both private and public companies as well as in the context of initial public offerings and acquisitions.

Eric Holcomb Analyst

Los Angeles

Mr. Holcomb has worked in Orrick's Legal department on risk management issues since September 2010.  Prior to that, Mr. Holcomb worked in San Francisco's Securities, General Litigation, Tax and Employment departments and in the Los Angeles' General Litigation and Environmental departments.  He has around 25 years of paralegal experience.

Mr. Holcomb assists Orrick's internal and external world-wide risk management audits, prepares the Legal department's budget, monitors risk management related expenses, responds to client stock trading requests and tracks outside board membership requests.  He assists the Public Finance department's responses to requests for proposals and drafts Orrick's responses to industry and insurance surveys.   Mr. Holcomb tracks claims made against the Firm and works with Orrick's insurance carrier.  He drafts and monitors Orrick's preservation notices, lifts and reminders and coordinates the organization of Orrick and subsidiary formation and partnership documents.

Prior to or when not working at Orrick, Mr. Holcomb was a paralegal in the Legal department of Mission Insurance Company Trust and in the Employment department of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.



  • Restructuring
  • Distressed Assets & Alternative Investments
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Banking & Finance

Evan C. Hollander Partner Restructuring, Distressed Assets & Alternative Investments

New York

Evan Hollander, Senior Partner in Orrick’s New York office, is a member of the firm’s Restructuring group.

Evan Hollander has over 25 years of experience representing debtors, secured creditors, holders of fulcrum securities, distressed asset acquirers, and independent directors in complex U.S. and cross-border restructuring matters. Mr. Hollander is equally comfortable in the courtroom as he is at the negotiating table and the boardroom, and has extensive experience crafting and implementing restructuring plans. He frequently writes on insolvency related topics and routinely appears on panels at industry conferences.