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Abhijit Narayan is a member of the M&A/Private Equity Group.
Abhijit is an India qualified and U.S. educated lawyer and focusses on advising Indian clients across different sectors on their business activities in Germany and beyond.
He has broad experience in advising both Indian investors as well as Indian corporates on outbound investments in Europe and especially in Germany. This inter alia includes M&A, private equity, venture/tech and joint venture transactions including the post-merger/post-acquisition integration but also setting up subsidiaries for Indian companies .
Further to his India focus, Abhijit also has significant experience in advising clients from the Middle East.
Prior to joining Orrick, Abhijit worked with J. Sagar Associates (in India), Hengeler Mueller (in Germany) and Slaughter and May (in the United Kingdom).
John Narducci is a partner in the New York office and the leader of the firm's Tax Practice Group in New York. John's practice focuses on the tax aspects of securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, transactions in the energy market, financings, derivatives, as well as a broad range of other transactions.
John has extensive experience in stock and asset acquisitions, including tax-free reorganizations. He has represented purchasers, sellers and lenders in structuring acquisitions and negotiating the tax aspects of stock purchase and asset purchase agreements. Many of these acquisitions involved cross-border transactions.
Working with issuers, underwriters and investment funds, John has advised clients on numerous securities offerings, including securitization transactions, tender option bonds and high yield debt. Such offerings involved issuers in more than 40 countries.
John regularly works on the restructuring of transactions, including structured financings, project financings and energy and infrastructure projects. He advises on the tax planning aspects of such transactions.
Mr. Narducci has been involved in the development of tax-efficient financial structures, particularly in the cross-border context. For example, he has created tax-efficient structures for several investment funds. He also advises several financial institutions with respect to derivatives transactions, including the tax aspects of ISDA Master Agreements.
He also works with regulated and unregulated participants in the energy market on financings and a wide range of other transactions. Some of these transactions involve rural electric cooperatives.
John also advises on the tax aspects of pass-through entities, project financings and a broad range of other matters. He worked on the sovereign debt restructurings of Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Nigeria, Poland and Vietnam.
Washington, D.C.; New York
Washington, D.C.; New York
Daniel Nathan uses his deep enforcement and regulatory experience to represent U.S. and international financial institutions and individuals before financial regulators.
With a combined 25 years as a senior enforcement official with the SEC, CFTC and FINRA, three of the country’s leading regulatory and enforcement authorities, Dan is a particularly effective advocate for those facing investigations and/or enforcement action by those regulators. He is also active in advising and representing companies who issue or transact in cryptocurrency and is co-chair of Orrick's Blockchain and Cryptocurrency group.
Daniel’s intimate knowledge of broker-dealer regulation provides clients facing SEC or FINRA examinations and enforcement investigations with experienced counsel related to broker-dealer supervisory procedures, sales practices, anti-money laundering, ETF regulation, product disclosure and supervision, and securities and broker registration. His extensive experience includes the JOBS Act and Dodd-Frank Act, and he has led extensive efforts to help foreign banks establish programs for complying with the Volcker Rule. He also represents individuals and entities facing investigations by the CFTC or derivatives exchanges.
Previously, Daniel served as the Vice President and Regional Enforcement Director of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), where he oversaw 70 lawyers across 15 offices responsible for bringing up to 900 disciplinary actions annually against broker-dealer firms, registered representatives and associated persons. This included many of FINRA’s most significant nationwide enforcement actions, including actions and sweeps involving mutual fund breakpoints, structured products sales practices and supervision, and private placement due diligence and disclosure.
In his 12 years at the SEC, Daniel served as Assistant Director in the Division of Enforcement, where he supervised federal securities investigations of insider trading (including the investigation that resulted in the seminal case US v. O’Hagan), market manipulation, financial fraud and accounting misconduct. In nine years with the CFTC, he served as Deputy Director of Enforcement, with responsibility for oversight of the agency’s Enforcement Division. In that role, he supervised significant actions regarding market manipulation, trade practices, commodity trading advisor practices and foreign exchange dealer practices.
An oft-quoted authority on complex financial, legal and business issues, Daniel is frequently sought after to speak and write on the important issues confronting financial institutions, including broker-dealer sales practices and compliance, complex products, ETFs, the Volcker Rule, derivatives, cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, and anti-money laundering. He is Co-chair of the ABA SEC Enforcement Subcommittee and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Investment Compliance.
Rachelle Navarro represents financial institutions, corporations and individuals in white collar criminal defense, internal investigations and litigation.
Rachelle focuses her practice on internal investigations, government investigations and litigation matters. She has experience representing clients in AML, sanctions and tax evasion matters, and has defended clients in front of the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc., and the Federal Trade Commission.
Rachelle is also an experienced trial lawyer and has represented clients in three criminal trials, resulting in an acquittal of the top charge in each trial.
London; New York
London; New York
Sushila Nayak is a member of the firm’s Banking & Finance Group, based in London. Dual-qualified in New York and England and Wales, Sushila works with financial institutions, public and privately owned companies, asset managers and alternative lenders on complex, multidisciplinary financings.
She has a broad range of experience in debt financing transactions, including corporate finance, structured finance and project finance. She represents issuers, arrangers and collateral managers in connection with the issuance and restructuring of various structured finance products, derivatives transactions and debt offerings in Europe and the United States.
Sushila also provides counsel to several technology companies on trade finance matters, including receivables financing arrangements, vendor financing, and supply chain financing. Active in pro bono work, she leads the London office’s pro bono efforts.
Matthew's practice specializes in energy, transport and infrastructure projects, particularly alternative delivery projects (public-private partnerships (PPP/P3) and design-build (DB). Prior to practicing law, Matthew worked as a hedge fund analyst and chief of staff in New York State government.
Matthew's prior experience in finance and government enhances his ability to deliver legal advice through a commercial lens for private and public sector clients. Matthew has advised clients across a full spectrum of energy and infrastructure assets, including telecoms, rail, highways, airport, intermodal transit, combined heat and power, social infrastructure, and waste to energy. Matthew has also advised several key state and local governments on the sufficiency of their laws to produce P3 projects in their jurisdictions.
Kelly D. Newsome is a Senior Associate in the White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group.
Kelly advises individuals and corporations in white collar criminal and regulatory matters across the globe with a focus on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption laws and regulations.
Kelly frequently advises clients on a wide range of anti-corruption compliance matters, including internal investigations, U.S. and foreign government investigations, M&A and joint venture due diligence, government-imposed monitorships, and risk assessments.
An active member of Orrick's Africa practice, Kelly also works on a variety of legal matters across several African jurisdictions in the areas of anti-corruption, extractive industry transparency, illegal detention, and transitional justice.
Prior to joining Orrick, Kelly was an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP where her practice also included complex commercial and securities litigation matters. Prior to her legal career, Kelly was a fundraising and management consultant for faith-based and nonprofit organizations.
Mark Nguyen is an associate in the San Francisco office and a member of the firm's Corporate Business Unit.
Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)
Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)
Michael Nicolella is a Career Associate at Orrick's Global Operations & Innovation Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. As a member of the Restructuring Group, he is adept at solving commercial legal problems.
Michael advises investment banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds, and secured lenders on purchases and sales of domestic and international bankruptcy trade claims, distressed syndicated debt, post-restructuring equity, notes, bonds, and alternative investments. He has extensive experience with negotiating and drafting bespoke transaction documentation for numerous types of assets, and works closely with clients and counterparties to settle complex transactions.
Michael also assists creditors in foreclosures, secured transactions, and bankruptcy proceedings nationwide to improve their recoveries of value owed to them.
During law school Michael completed an internship with the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Marco Nicolini is Partner of Orrick, Member of the European Management Board of Orrick and Head of the Italian team of M&A and Private Equity.
He provides legal assistance in corporate transactions and mergers and acquisitions and is an international advisor to leading U.S. multinationals.Thanks to his extensive experience in corporate matters, he has been involved in numerous M&A projects concerning acquisitions and divestitures of Italian companies by Italian and foreign investors. In this context, his activities include the establishment of joint ventures, the drafting of shareholder agreements, corporate reorganization, project finance, leasing contracts, banking and financial consulting, securitization and capital market transactions.
He has assisted Italian and foreign companies in listing on regulated markets, in the initial offer of shares to the public, in the placement of securities and bonds, dealing with the legal aspects, including the preparation of prospectuses and the offering circular for private and institutional investors, he has handled relations with the relevant supervisory authorities, in particular with Consob and Borsa Italiana.
He has provided legal assistance to the Ministry of the Economy and Finance in activities related to the recapitalisation and strengthening of the capital of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena.
As a specialist in the privatisation of public companies, he has been responsible for the disposal procedure and the listing of the shares of Telecom Italia, Mediocredito Centrale and Cofiri through a public offering.
As a former programmer and financial data analytics developer, Weimin blends her technical background, computer science degree and language skills to provide insight and develop litigation strategies on a range of intellectual property matters involving cutting edge technology.
One of the unique aspects of Weimin's background stems from her technical experience across multiple industries, including semiconductor, financial services, consumer products and automotive. During that time, she provided leadership for implementing enterprise level data warehouse platform and offered the ability to collaborate with business stakeholders. Now as an IP litigator, she uses those skills in analyzing various issues surrounding patent and trademark disputes.
Weimin's representative matters include:
Weimin has also been active in pro bono practice, representing clients in immigration and criminal expungement matters.