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Jennifer Jacobs Grew is a Public Finance associate in Orrick's New York office.
Jennifer has experience as bond counsel, borrower's counsel, underwriter's counsel, and disclosure counsel on municipal bond transactions in the not-for-profit, higher education, affordable housing, public power, health care and charter school sectors. She regularly serves as bond counsel to The Trust for Cultural Resources of The City of New York, the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Jennifer's most recent experience includes serving as borrower's counsel to educational and not-for-profit institutions, including Georgetown University, the University of Vermont and the USTA National Tennis Center, as well as private schools and charter schools in New York City.
Prior to joining Orrick, Jennifer worked in New Orleans as a Legal Fellow with Louisiana Appleseed, a non-profit organization dedicated to effecting policy-level change to provide access to justice, education and opportunity across the State of Louisiana. Immediately after law school, she participated in a fellowship with the Counsel’s Office of the New York City Office of Management and Budget.
Chris Grew helps entrepreneurs and investors drive technological innovation throughout Europe. With more than three decades of experience delivering growth and funding, Chris is uniquely positioned to navigate high-tech’s interconnected commercial, financial and legal challenges and the disruption it brings to worldwide markets.
Drawing from his comprehensive experience, network and passion for all things geek, Chris forms an integral part of the European tech ecosystem. Chris advises companies in venture capital transactions, public offerings and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. He also advises high-growth companies, investment banks, and venture capital firms on fundraising, international business operations and transactions.
As noted in the engagements below, Chris works closely with those powering the next generation of technology, from revolutionary AI companies to influential investors. His track-record and industry-wide reputation were noted in the most recent Legal 500 edition, which describes Chris as “excellent.”
Chris also serves as a Seedcamp mentor and judge, and represents many of the Seedcamp winning companies.
With more than 30 years of government and in-house experience, John helps clients manage their most critical compliance, internal investigations, and regulatory matters across a variety of industries.
Before joining Orrick, John served for six and a half years as in-house counsel to Weatherford International, one of the world’s largest multinational oil and natural gas services companies, where he acted as Associate General Counsel and led a team as Head of Investigations Group. He closely collaborated across the large organizational structure to supervise Weatherford’s internal compliance investigations and compliance audits, perform risk assessments and develop improved compliance processes and procedures. John leverages this insider knowledge to assist clients facing similar compliance and risk management challenges across a variety of industries.
John served in Federal government for more than 26 years, most of which he was an Assistant United States Attorney or Senior Trial Attorney, focusing on prosecuting white-collar criminal matters. John’s service included the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., the Department of Justice, Criminal Fraud Section in Washington, D.C., and the United States Attorney’s Office in Des Moines, Iowa. In these positions, John handled a wide variety of criminal matters involving fraud, conspiracy, bribery, money laundering and FCPA offenses. John handled more than a dozen jury trials, several bench trials, appeals and numerous hearings as a prosecutor. John provided various presentations to the National Advocacy Center, the FBI Academy and Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council. Based on his outstanding contributions and successful prosecutions, he received commendations from the Attorney General, the FBI Director and several Inspectors General. Before serving as a criminal prosecutor, John gained valuable experience in civil and administrative matters as a Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice’s Tax Division and as an attorney in the General Counsel’s office of the Department of Agriculture.
Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)
Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)
Gregg Griner is a partner in Orrick’s Technology Companies Group. His practice encompasses all areas of general corporate and securities law, with extensive experience in corporate finance, including public offerings and private placements of equity and debt, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital fund formation.
Gregg represents companies in all stages of their life cycles, from start-ups to public companies, and in a variety of industries including, software, hardware, information services, financial services, financial technology, consumer goods, fashion, media, energy, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. He advises these companies in many aspects of their businesses including financings, corporate governance, employment matters, acquisitions, divestitures, licensing and distribution arrangements, and joint ventures and strategic partnerships.
Gregg also represents venture capital firms in their formation, fundraising efforts and maintenance, as well as in their investments in early and later stage operating companies and in complex leveraged transactions and restructurings. Gregg has worked with a number of leading technology and life science companies in connection with their initial and follow-on public offerings, M&A activities and leading investment banks in their underwriting of public equity and debt offerings.
Tami Grosko is an attorney in our Washington, D.C. office.Tami manages the Court Services Department, which consists of the East Coast Managing Attorney's Offices and the West Coast Calendar Department. Tami advises on a range of issues related to civil and appellate procedure and court rules.
Before joining Orrick, Tami was an Assistant County Attorney for Miami-Dade County for three years defending the county and its employees in tort actions brought in federal and state courts.
Employment litigator Kayla Delgado Grundy blends creativity and tenacity to fiercely protect her clients.
Companies are often unwittingly out of compliance, particularly those which operate in states such as California, which have rapidly evolving, employee-friendly regulations. To prevent individual discrimination or harassment allegations from spiraling into class actions, Kayla finds innovative solutions to quickly and quietly resolve such matters. She applies that same finesse when handling highly sensitive trade secret matters, which also require quick and decisive action to preserve her client’s reputation.
In addition to resolving problems before they escalate, Kayla also helps clients succeed in litigation when necessary. Undaunted by opposing counsel, government agencies or difficult fact patterns, she successfully defends clients from a variety of employment claims in state and federal court.
Prior to joining Orrick, Kayla participated in Berkeley Law’s Death Penalty Clinic, a clinic designed to enable law students to provide high-level, supervised representation to clients facing capital punishment. Through her work in the clinic, and through similar pro bono work in her legal practice, Kayla received hands on experience in appellate litigation and investigations.
Amy is based in our London office and leads our pro bono practice and community responsibility programme in our 13 international offices across the UK, Europe and Asia.
Amy works with a variety of international, national and local non-profit organisations and charities to identify their legal needs and to develop and facilitate tailored pro bono legal training, assistance, advice and representation. She also builds strong partnerships and networks with these clients and other partners such as law centres, academic institutions, government institutions and UN agencies to collaboratively develop high impact pro bono projects that use the law, policy and advocacy as tools for social change and development in the areas of human rights, conservation, rule of law and access to justice.
Amy also leads on the further development of the impact finance and social enterprise pro bono practice across the international offices, facilitating legal services to clients seeking to achieve positive social and environmental impact alongside financial returns.
Amy contributes to the continued development of the pro bono sector in the UK, helping to lead on initiatives such as the UK Collaborative Plan for Pro Bono and UKAdemy Pro Bono Training Programme. She also works to involve the firm's commercial clients as trusted partners in select pro bono projects, supporting the development of in-house pro bono.
Amy has many years’ experience advising the private legal sector on the strategic development and management of pro bono programmes across a number of jurisdictions. An Australian qualified lawyer, Amy holds graduate and post-graduate degrees in the areas of law, human rights, international development and psychology.
Franziska Gräfin Grote is a member of the International Arbitration Group in the Düsseldorf offices of Orrick. Her practice focuses on national and international arbitration as well as commercial litigation.Franziska advises and represents clients in arbitration proceedings related to corporate law, post M&A disputes, construction law, energy law and investment law and she has acted under various rules, e.g. ICC Rules, DIS Rules, ICSID Rules and in ad hoc proceedings. In addition, she is regularly appointed as arbitrator. Further, she acts as counsel for global enterprises in disputes before the national German courts.
Alex Guerra, an Associate in the Sacramento Office, is a member of the Employment Law & Litigation Group.
Alex focuses her practice on employment litigation and counseling. Alex defends employers in class action, multi-plaintiff, and single
plaintiff lawsuits on a variety of issues, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, misclassification,
and wage-and-hour claims. Orrick's Employment Law & Litigation group was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California by The Recorder in recognition of their significant wins on behalf of leading multinational companies on today's most complex and challenging employment law matters.
Before joining Orrick, Alex was active in California politics. She helped manage presidential, congressional, and supervisorial campaigns and held leadership positions within the youth arm of a major political party. Alex also interned for high-ranking members of the legislature, to include the Majority Whip of the California State Assembly and the President pro Tempore of the California State Senate. These experiences put Alex in a position to understand the complexity of California’s employment laws and the varied interests motivating these policies.
Daniel Guerra is a career associate in the White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance Practice Group in Orrick’s San Francisco Office.
San Francisco; Santa Monica
San Francisco; Santa Monica
Anik Guha is a partner in the Technology Companies Group, which advises technology companies and venture capital firms. Anik represents emerging growth technology companies and venture capital firms.
Anik Guha, a partner in Orrick’s Technology Companies Group, represents high-growth technology companies in many industries through all stages of the life cycle. Anik has advised companies on hundreds of financing transactions, dozens of mergers and acquisitions, and numerous strategic and governance matters.
Anik’s clients include Betterment, Blokable, Carrot Fertility, Clutter, Confluent, Convoy, Desmos, Expanse, Frontier Car Group, GoldieBlox, HashiCorp, Heap, HingeTo, Hustle, Inspire Energy, Jibe, Lambda School, Mux, Mylio, Nanotronics Imaging, Oiselle, Pinterest, Sourcegraph, Two Chairs and Waking Up. Selected companies that Anik represented through exit include Connectifier, Cove, Credible Labs, Doppler Labs, Elance, Gowalla, Nest Labs, Powerset, Upworthy, Wavii and Yammer. Anik regularly represents Kapor Capital in investment matters. He has been recognized by The Legal 500 for his work with technology companies. Anik helped open Orrick’s tech-focused office in Santa Monica, and led the opening of a workspace in Oakland to better serve Orrick clients located in the East Bay.
Anik is on the advisory board of Peer Resources, an organization that serves high school and middle school students in the San Francisco Unified School District. A native Ohioan and former New Yorker, Anik now lives with his family in Berkeley.