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  • Structured Finance

Bola Oloko Partner Structured Finance

New York

Bola Oloko is a structured finance lawyer based in Orrick’s New York office, focused on the financing, acquisition and disposition, and securitization of financial assets. He has a particular emphasis on commercial mortgage loans and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS).

Bola has extensive experience representing leading financial services firms and other institutions, acting as counsel to issuers, underwriters, and other capital markets participants in a wide range of transactions.

Bola’s experience also includes advising clients in multi-lender CRE transactions (including pari-passu and A/B loan arrangements), secondary loan trading transactions (LSTA and non-LSTA), ISDA derivatives transactions, and securitization litigation and disputes, including loan repurchase claims and derivatives-related disputes.

Prior to joining Orrick, Bola was of counsel at Winston & Strawn, where his practice was focused on real estate capital markets and structured finance/securitization.



  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation

Yumiko Olsen Associate Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation


Yumiko advises on data privacy, IP and IT related matters as well as on unfair and deceptive trade practices law.

For Yumiko the law is where her passion for innovation meets technology and research. With a background in scientific research she has experienced the importance of legally protecting data and ideas. Yumiko understands the creation process and companies turn to her for advice at the intersection of data privacy, intellectual property and technology.

As a privacy advisor, Yumiko partners with clients globally to navigate complex data protection issues. She advises clients on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data processing and transfer agreements. She councels clients to tackle challenging privacy questions by giving practical advice to craft data guidelines and policies including privacy policies and incident response plans.

As an intellectual property and technology advisor, Yumiko advises companies on their license agreements, and company contracts, and issues in relation to unfair anddeceptive trade practices. She also advises on due diligence assessments.

With a German/Japanese background, Yumiko has a focus on working with Japanese clients. She is trilingual in German, Japanese and English. She studied at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn, Germany and Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.

Prior to joining Orrick, Yumiko worked as a scientific researcher at Bonn University and as an associate in the field of IP/IT and data privacy with another international law firm.



  • Intellectual Property

Olamide Olusesi Associate Intellectual Property

Washington, D.C.

Olamide Olusesi is an Intellectual Property Litigation associate in Orrick’s Washington, D.C., office. His practice focuses on intellectual property matters.

Olamide works on matters involving copyright, patent, and trademark litigation before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and federal district courts. He also has experience with post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Olamide’s practice involves a diverse range of technologies including medical devices, electronics, and communications software, such as voice over IP software.

Olamide graduated with honors from The George Washington University Law School, where he served as an Associate of The George Washington University Law Review and Vice President of Finance of the Student Bar Association. He also interned at the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Prior to law school, Olamide attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics. While at UNC, he worked as a research assistant in a biological physics laboratory and served as Student Counsel in the Student Attorney General’s Office for the University Honor System.



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

Asami Ono Associate M&A and Private Equity, Technology Companies Group

New York

Asami Ono is an associate in the New York office and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Group.

Her practice focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, international joint ventures, and advising on corporate governance matters.

Prior to joining Orrick, Asami spent over seven years working at the Legal Division at Panasonic Corporation, where she focused on various aspects of antitrust/competition law, including government investigation, complex litigation, and compliance.  She also worked as an extern at the Federal Trade Commission during law school.

Kathleen Orr Senior Innovation Counsel

Washington, D.C.

Kate Orr is Senior Innovation Counsel for Orrick.

Orrick has been named by the Financial Times as the Most Innovative Law Firm in North America from 2016-2018 and runner-up in 2019. Kate is key member of Orrick’s innovation team. She works closely with clients and attorneys to implement novel products, streamlined processes, and technology solutions, all with an eye for higher quality and more efficient service.

Kate also leads CaseStream, Orrick's homegrown case management system, which streamlines the day-to-day management of litigation and transactions. The Financial Times recognized CaseStream as the #1 most innovative New Product and Service in 2017.

Kate represented commercial clients in complex trial and appellate litigation throughout the United States at Orrick. She remains active in numerous pro bono matters and was awarded the first annual Orrick Pro Bono Award. Kate also served as an adjunct professor of Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy at the University Maryland School of Law.

Edwin Oswald Partner Tax

Washington, D.C.

Edwin Oswald, a partner in the Washington, D.C., office, is a member of the Tax Group. Ed's practice concentrates in the taxation of municipal finance including healthcare, charter schools, public power, higher education and non-profit issues, housing financing, airports and refinancings.

His practice also includes advising on post-issuance tax compliance matters including working with non-profit borrowers of tax-exempt bonds on new IRS Schedule K annual reporting matters.

He served in the Office of Tax Legislative Counsel at U.S .Treasury Department, where he developed policy, legislative initiatives and regulations affecting public finance and structured finance.



  • Intellectual Property

Chris R. Ottenweller Senior Counsel Intellectual Property

Silicon Valley

Mr. Chris Ottenweller, a partner in the Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Intellectual Property group. His practice focuses on patents, copyrights, trade secrets and complex technology disputes.

Chris has served as first-chair counsel in more than 75 cases, successfully resolving virtually every one of them; and has tried many cases to judgment, in all types of forums, including jury trials, bench trials, the ITC and arbitrations. His cases involve cutting-edge legal issues and run the full gamut of technologies, including data storage, mobile devices, semiconductors, computers, graphical user interfaces, flash memory and many other technologies.
Chris has been recognized by clients, peers, and multiple publications as a leading lawyer in the IP field. He has been honored by The National Law Journal as one of "50 Intellectual Property Trailblazers and Pioneers," by IP Law360 as an Intellectual Property MVP, by Managing Intellectual Property as an "IP Star," by Chambers USA as a Leading Attorney in Intellectual Property, and by The Daily Journal as one of the "Top 75 IP Litigators" in California. A number of his victories have been profiled by The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal and National Public Radio.


  • Employment Law & Litigation

Soumaya Ouzzani Senior Associate Employment Law & Litigation


Soumaya Ouzzani is an Employment lawyer in Orrick’s Paris office.

She advises French and international companies on all employment law matters. She intervenes on collective and individual dismissals, as well as litigation and pre-litigation issues. 

Prior to joining Orrick, Soumaya was a lawyer in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for four years.



  • Employment Law & Litigation

Nadège Owen Partner Employment Law & Litigation


Nadège Owen is an employment Partner in Orrick’s Paris office. 

Nadège advises French and international companies on all employment law matters with a recognized experience on employment law aspects of corporate transactions. She regularly deals with employment law related issues arising in the context of restructurings (in particular social plans), mergers and acquisitions as well as more generally on all employment law aspects for domestic and international clients, regarding day to day issues, executive severance and relations with employee representatives and trade unions.  

Prior to joining Orrick, Nadège was an associate for eight years in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.



  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Robert Owen Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution Career Associate Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)

Robert is a Career Associate in Orrick's Global Operations Center in Wheeling, West Virginia, where he is a member of the Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group.  Robert's practice at Orrick focuses on defending product liability, mass tort, and toxic tort litigation. 

Prior to joining Orrick, Robert was a Senior Associate in the Pittsburgh, PA office of the global law firm Reed Smith LLP and a Senior Attorney at Houston Harbaugh, P.C., also in Pittsburgh.  At Reed Smith and Houston Harbaugh, Robert represented clients in a wide range of complex commercial litigation, with a focus on product liability, mass/toxic tort defense, and commercial contract disputes, including insurance coverage matters.  Robert has represented numerous companies in environmental, toxic tort, and asbestos litigation on a national level.  Robert also has represented both policyholders and insurers in insurance contract litigation.  He has extensive experience litigating complex matters in state and federal courts, as well as alternative dispute resolution.



  • Public Policy

Kathleen M.K. Owen Senior Public Policy Career Associate Public Policy

Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)

Kate is a Senior Career Associate in Orrick’s Global Operations Center in Wheeling, West Virginia, where she is a member of the Public Policy Group.  Kate's practice at Orrick includes assisting with compliance issues related to insurance regulations, estate and claims administration for insurance conservation and liquidation matters, and state legislative strategies.   

Previously, Kate was a Senior Associate at Reed Smith LLP in Pittsburgh. She was a member of the firm’s Insurance Recovery group and an affiliate member of the Commercial Litigation group, where she began her practice. At Reed Smith, Kate represented clients in a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters, and she gained substantial experience coordinating and handling discovery, including eDiscovery. She also represented policyholders in insurance coverage disputes, including counseling, negotiation, litigation and dispute resolution related to a variety of insurance policy forms. Kate’s pro bono legal work focused on adoption cases.

After practicing law at Reed Smith and prior to joining Orrick, Kate taught two semesters of an online “Business and Organizational Writing” course for Chatham University as an adjunct instructor.



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

Tunde Oyewole Associate International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Tunde Oyewole is a Litigation and International Arbitration lawyer in Orrick's Paris office. He has represented investors, developers, States and energy companies in arbitrations under the ICC, SCC, CRCICA, LCIA, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules of arbitration.

His extensive international experience includes disputes involving countries in the Americas (Brazil, Chile, Peru, Venezuela and Canada), the Middle East and North Africa (U.A.E., Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Kuwait, Algeria and Morocco), Asia (China, India and Japan), and Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the Ukraine).

He has handled post-M&A disputes, corporate shareholder disputes, foreign investment disputes and intellectual property disputes in a number of sectors (engineering and construction, power and energy, mining, cement, real estate, and insurance).

Tunde is a Member of the New York Bar, and passed the Paris Bar Exam in March 2014 (Article 100). Before joining Orrick, he practiced as an associate with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris, where he worked closely with Jan Paulsson and Georgios Petrochilos on their forthcoming book on the 2011 UNCITRAL rules of arbitration.