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Victoria ("Tori") Downey is an Associate in Orrick's internationally recognized Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice group. Her practice focuses on the intersection of privacy, security and data management.
Tori partners with clients to navigate through the patchwork of global laws impacting privacy and cybersecurity. She also helps clients reduce the risk of privacy and security incidents.
Prior to joining Orrick, Tori served as an in-house data privacy & security law clerk at a pharmaceutical company in Boston, at a large non-profit corporation in New York City, and at an international oil and gas company in Beijing. She also worked on data privacy matters in the Office of the General Counsel of Northeastern University. Having worked across and within a broad array of industries, she brings an in-house perspective to her client matters.
Vince Paparo is a versatile lawyer with broad experience in a wide range of domestic and cross-border financings and restructurings.
The core of Vince’s practice is debt financings, with an emphasis on senior secured, second lien, unitranche, mezzanine and subordinated loans. Both lenders and corporate borrowers have turned to him on a wide array of lending transactions including syndicated transactions, acquisition finance, recapitalizations, and specialty financings. His clients include financial institutions, investment banks, investment funds, private equity funds, distressed debt investors and alternative credit providers. Vince also has extensive experience with sovereign debt restructurings, particularly in Latin America.
Washington, D.C.; Seattle
Former Deputy Attorney General of Wisconsin Andrew Cook has vast experience in the areas of government investigations, administrative law, appellate litigation and public policy. Andy splits his time between Orrick’s Washington, D.C. and Seattle offices.
In 2014, Andy was appointed Deputy Attorney General of Wisconsin, the principal legal advisor to Wisconsin Attorney General Brad D. Schimel. As Deputy Attorney General, Andy oversaw the day-to-day operations of the 700 employees at the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ); directed litigation strategy; negotiated, reviewed, and approved settlements; drafted and reviewed attorney general opinions; managed the agency’s budget; oversaw civil and criminal investigations handled by DOJ; and managed DOJ’s legislative agenda.
Andy has advised Fortune 500 companies involving state Attorney General and state regulatory matters, including antitrust investigations, consumer protection cases, and cybersecurity and privacy investigations. Andy also has legislative experience drafting and enacting complex civil liability reforms before the Wisconsin Legislature, including: changes to Wisconsin’s product liability laws; amendments to the Wisconsin Rules of Civil Procedure; adopting Daubert standards for cases tried in Wisconsin involving expert opinion and evidence; eliminating the controversial “risk contribution” theory for lead paint cases created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in the 2005 Thomas v. Mallett decision; placing caps on punitive damages; and providing transparency in lawsuits involving asbestos related claims.
Prior to joining Orrick, Andy was an in-house legal counsel for the largest Washington state business association and an appellate attorney for a firm where he practiced land use, environmental, and administrative law.
A former law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge David Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Kelsi Corkran has served as lead counsel in dozens of federal and state court appeals. Kelsi has presented argument before the U.S. Supreme Court and 11 of the 13 U.S. Courts of Appeals, including the en banc Ninth Circuit. She also frequently strategizes with trial teams on significant legal questions that arise during earlier stages of litigation.
Kelsi maintains a generalist practice mirroring the wide range of subject matters that appellate judges confront on their dockets. Her constitutional and administrative law experience includes litigating challenges involving the First, Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments; the Appointments Clause; the Bill of Attainder Clause; separation of powers; statutory interpretation; and regulatory overreach. She has also handled appeals involving copyright, class action certification, civil fraud, breach of contract, financial services, bankruptcy, and employment discrimination, to name a few. Rather than structuring her practice around narrow subject areas, Kelsi’s passion is translating complex disputes into compelling stories that persuade the court to rule in her client’s favor.
Prior to joining Orrick, Kelsi was with the Civil Appellate Staff at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she served as lead counsel for the federal government in more than 30 appeals representing a wide array of federal agencies, including the Copyright Royalty Board; the Federal Communications Commission; the Department of Transportation; the Department of Agriculture; the Social Security Administration; the Department of Housing and Urban Development; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; the Department of Health and Human Services; and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Kelsi previously worked in the Communications Office of the White House’s Executive Office of the President, where she assisted with judicial nominations, including the confirmation hearings of Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Before law school, she was a social worker in Philadelphia’s foster care system.
Kelsi serves on the Board of Trustees for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia and on the Board of Directors for the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.
William D. Berry, a compensation and benefits senior counsel in the San Francisco office, has a broad practice in the area of employee benefits, including qualified retirement plans, nonqualified deferred compensation and welfare benefits.
William also has substantial experience with the employee benefit aspects of sales and acquisitions of businesses (including bankruptcy transactions), the restructuring of defined benefit pension plans, the defense of ERISA class action litigation, and public pension plan matters.
His clients include a wide range of large and medium-sized corporations, as well as individual and public clients. He also provides tax and retirement planning advice to many of Orrick's corporate clients.
William has been a frequent lecturer on employee benefits and related individual tax and fiduciary topics for the American Law Institute-American Bar Association; California Continuing Education of the Bar; the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans; the Practicing Law Institute; the Western Pension & Benefits Conference; various Bay Area Estate Planning Councils; and other organizations.
William became a senior counsel in 2013 after having been an Orrick partner since 1999. Before joining Orrick, William was a partner at the law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop LLP in San Francisco.
San FranciscoYvonne T. Nyborg is an Employee Benefits Analyst with 28 years of experience providing sophisticated legal services to large clients with multiple complex tax-qualified retirement plans. As an Employee Benefits Analyst, she provides high level legal services at reduced rates.
Nell Scott regularly advises her clients on M&A and private equity, international capital markets and corporate finance transactions, as well as corporate governance and disclosure issues, with a particular focus on emerging markets investments.
Nell’s clients have included major investment banks and financial institutions, public and private companies and sovereign governments. Nell lived and worked in Russia from 1993 to 1997 and has supported companies operating globally.
Jie (Jeffrey) Sun, a partner in Orrick’s Shanghai and Beijing offices, is a member of the Corporate Group. Jeffrey represents Chinese and international clients from multiple industries, including technology, renewable energy, life sciences, financial services and consumer/retail, in a broad range of M&A, capital markets and corporate matters.
Jeffrey has extensive experience representing both Chinese enterprises in fund raising and investing abroad and foreign investors investing in China.
He regularly represents issuers and underwriters in the U.S. and Hong Kong public securities offerings, including initial public offerings (IPOs) and Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings for PRC-based companies.
In addition, he is experienced in handling complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, strategic alliances, joint ventures and regulatory compliance matters for numerous foreign investors and Chinese companies. He also counsels global private equity funds on their investment activity throughout Greater China and across Asia.
Some clients he has represented include Bright Food, JD.com, Trina Solar, China Sunergy, Perfect World, ReneSola, Tudou, Pactera Technologies and some international investment banks and private equity funds.
Jeffrey is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer for China M&A by prestigious legal publications such as Chambers Asia, Asia-Pacific Legal 500 and IFLR1000. Clients recognizes him as “an excellent business partner, above his legal counsel role”, who “gives practical advice not only based on legal proficiency, but really helpful for our business”.
Prior to joining Orrick, Mr. Sun worked with a major international law firm, and he was a former partner in a local law firm based in Shanghai.
San Francisco; Silicon Valley
San Francisco; Silicon Valley
Bill Hughes leads Orrick’s Capital Markets practice. He focuses on securities offerings, counseling public and late-stage private companies and securities law compliance.
Bill counsels public and late-stage private companies on general corporate and transactional matters, including advising on initial public offerings, follow-on equity offerings, investment grade debt offerings and convertible debt offerings. Bill also regularly advises companies on disclosure and reporting obligations under U.S. federal securities laws, corporate governance issues and stock exchange listing obligations.
Viktor is Associate in our Munich office and a member of the practice group M&A and Private Equity. Viktor advises national and international clients on all aspects of corporate law with a focus on domestic and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions, venture capital investments as well as ongoing legal advice.
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.
Mike is a transactional lawyer whose principal areas of practice are tax, energy and infrastructure.
He regularly advises his clients on energy tax credits, government incentive programs, project developments and financings, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and all forms of leasing transactions. Mike represents investors and developers in tax equity financings across the renewable energy sector. He also assists clients in a broad range of federal income tax matters, including domestic and cross-border M&A, restructurings, financings, private equity and securities offerings.