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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.

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Practice:

  • 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.
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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation

Soumaya Ouzzani Senior Associate Employment Law & Litigation

Paris

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.

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Practice:

  • 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.

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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation

Nadège Owen Partner Employment Law & Litigation

Paris

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.

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Practice:

  • 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.

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Practice:

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

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

Paris

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.

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Practice:

  • Corporate
  • M&A and Private Equity

Onur Öztürk Associate Corporate, M&A and Private Equity

Düsseldorf

Onur is an associate in the Düsseldorf office and a member of the M&A and Private Equity practice group.

He advises German and international clients in all aspects of corporate law. His focus lies on domestic and cross-border M&A and Venture Capital transactions.

During his legal training Onur worked at the M&A practice of a Big Four accounting firm and the legal department of a major German technology company in Germany and Canada. He joined Orrick in 2018.

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Practice:

  • Public Finance

Damon Pace Senior Counsel Public Finance

New York

Damon C. Pace, a senior counsel in the New York office, is a member of the Public Finance Department.

He has practiced in the area of public finance for more than 15 years, serving as bond counsel, underwriters’ counsel and borrower counsel in various revenue bond financings, including those related to public power, sewer and storm water, tobacco, higher education, student loans, hospitals and multi-family and single-family housing. He is also bond counsel to various issuers relating to their commercial paper programs. 

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Practice:

  • Corporate

Noel Pacheco Consultant Corporate

San Francisco

Noel Pacheco, an associate in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Corporate Group. He practices general corporate law and advises both public and private companies in commercial finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law and corporate governance matters.

Prior to law school, Noel served nearly three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine and taught English in Costa Rica.

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Practice:

  • Real Estate
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Nichola Padget Of Counsel Real Estate, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

London

Nichola Padget, of counsel in the London office, is a member of the Real Estate Group.

Nichola specialises in real estate disputes and acts for investment funds, property companies and corporate occupiers dealing with matters such as service charge and dilapidations disputes, consents, rent reviews, break options, forfeiture and lease renewals.

Nichola's practice also covers development matters such as rights of light and preparing vacant possession strategies. She also has experience advising in connection with property related insolvency acting on numerous retail administrations and advising LPA receivers on their powers and duties.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Zac Padgett Senior Associate M&A and Private Equity, Technology Companies Group

Portland

Zac helps clients buy and sell businesses. He counsels a wide range of companies involved in M&A and investment activity, including public corporations, closely-held industrial firms, private equity portfolio companies and tech startups.

Zac assists clients with negotiating the terms of business purchase agreements and manages transactions. Zac also works with investors in preferred stock financings and with growth-stage companies in investments and equity matters. 

Zac's experience includes:

  • Tech company sales, acquisitions and mergers
  • Industrial firm acquisitions and mergers
  • Convertible note and preferred stock financing rounds
  • Bank and insurance company acquisitions 
  • Intellectual property transfers
  • Joint development agreements and partnerships
  • Board and executive advice and guidance