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Mitchel C. Pahl, a Senior Counsel in Orrick’s New York office, is a
member of the Compensation & Benefits Group. Mitch represents
public companies, financial institutions, government institutions, private equity groups and high
net-worth individuals in the areas of employee benefits and executive
Mitch has particular expertise relating to ERISA fiduciary and private equity matters, M&A transactions, compensation and benefit plan compliance, and the special issues encountered in connection with globally mobile executives. His extensive experience includes work in such diverse fields as technology, financial services, pharmaceuticals, real estate, energy, banking, retail, healthcare and the food & beverage industry.
Mitch's private equity experience focuses on “ERISA Title I” matters (investment vehicle and fund formation and operation) as well as the tax, employment and other issues raised by upper tier management compensation arrangements maintained by partnerships and LLCs. This enables Mitch to provide comprehensive counseling to clients in connection with their day-to-day business activities and also their in-house operations.
Throughout his career, Mitch has been involved in numerous high profile corporate transactions, many of which raised cutting edge compliance issues involving employee benefits and executive compensation. Notable engagements have included those for eBay, Dell, BlackBoard, Datalogic S.p.A., J.P. Morgan, Talbots and King Pharmaceuticals, among others.
Mitch is widely recognized for his work relating to global executive compensation matters. He is the co-author of the “Multinational Executives” chapter of the leading Executive Compensation treatise, one of the first widely circulated publications to cover the topic. He has worked with clients in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North, South and Central America.
Currently, Mitch serves as a member of the ABA’s Joint Committee on Employee Benefits (JCEB) and its Subcommittee on Continuing Legal Education, and he has served as the Chair of the Business Law Section’s Subcommittee on International Executive Compensation. Mr. Pahl has also taught about taxation of employee benefits as an Adjunct Professor at the Lubin School of Business of Pace University.
John Palmer, a partner in Orrick's San Francisco office, focuses his practice on financing for cities, counties, community college districts and school districts.
His practice includes serving as bond and disclosure counsel on revenue and tax-supported bond transactions in a variety of financing structures, including fixed rate bonds, variable rate bonds, synthetic fixed rate bonds and conduit issues.
Alessio Palumbo is a senior associate in the Banking & Finance team based in the Rome Office.
He specializes in securitization of a wide variety of assets including RMBS, CMBS, performing and non performing loans.
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.
Aurélien Parent is a banking and finance lawyer in Orrick's Paris office
Aurélien advises French and international banks and financial institutions as well as borrowers on French and cross-border structured finance transactions.
Prior to joining Orrick, Aurélien was an associate for two years in the Banking & Finance department of Herbert Smith Freehills.
San Francisco; Silicon Valley
San Francisco; Silicon Valley
Warrington S. Parker is a partner in Orrick's San Francisco office, and a member of the White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance Group.
Warrington's practice involves the representation of clients in both civil and criminal matters. These matters typically include government involvement or claimed violations of state and federal regulations or statutes. Thus, Warrington has represented clients in False Claims Act matters, claims brought by the Federal Trade Commission, employment discrimination cases involving a federal research facility, allegations of fraud and breach of contract brought against a client by a state, and allegations that a school board inappropriately spent bond monies in violation of California law.
Warrington has conducted criminal and civil investigations, both nationally and internationally, including FCPA and financial irregularity investigations in China, Japan and India. Warrington has handled and managed state and federal civil cases from the filing of complaints to discovery and trial. Since joining Orrick in 2008, Warrington has tried two criminal cases and multiple civil cases.
From 1992 to 1996, Warrington was Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney's Office, Central District of California, Criminal Division in Los Angeles.
Before joining Orrick, Warrington was a shareholder at Heller Ehrman.
Mark S. Parris, partner in the Seattle office, is a member of the Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Groups.
"An outstanding trial lawyer, very strategic, very responsive and very creative," according to Chambers USA's Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
His experience includes representing Fortune 500 and other clients from various industries (e.g. technology, financial services, chemical/manufacturing, energy, retail). The litigation has involved IP, Securities, Insurance, Employment, Products Liability, Class Actions and significant contract disputes in Federal and State courts and before arbitration panels throughout the United States. He has been a speaker nationally at various seminars on litigation, arbitration, mediation and trial techniques. Mark has tried dozens of cases – both jury and non-jury trials – and mediated and arbitrated 75-plus cases. He has argued numerous appeals in Federal Circuits across the country and has served as an expert witness on multiple occasions. Mark has also served as National Counsel to a number of clients involved in multi-state litigation. He is one of two IP litigators in Washington selected as an Amazing Attorney by Washington CEO magazine and was recently recognized as one of the top 30 trial lawyers in Washington.
In addition, Mark is a member of the firm’s Insurance Recovery Group. He has been named as the leading policy-holder side attorney in Washington State. He has represented several Fortune 500 companies as well as the State of Washington, the Washington Association of Municipal Attorneys and several cities, counties and port authorities in insurance coverage disputes.
Prior to joining Orrick, Mark was a partner at Heller Ehrman.
Amy Pasacreta is a senior associate in Orrick’s Restructuring Group.
She advises investment banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds and other financial institutions on legal issues related to the purchase and sale of domestic and international par and distressed assets, including bilateral and syndicated loans, loan participations and derivative structured products. Amy also works with clients to structure deals involving preference, administrative and unsecured trade claims and assists clients in enforcing their rights in the bankruptcy case after the claims are purchased. She represents buy side and sell side clients in connection with private transfers of debt and equity securities, special situations investments, and transactional matters relative to in-court and out-of-court restructurings. Amy also has experience representing lenders on secured and unsecured financing transactions across a wide array of industries, including shipping, airline, energy and infrastructure.
Amy is a consensus builder with industry knowledge and working relationships with all major market players. She has extensive experience in the preparation and negotiation of bespoke documents under the LSTA and LMA regimes, and is routinely involved with cross-border transactions throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America and the United States. A seasoned practitioner, she coordinates efforts and resources across the firm to ensure transactions are handled efficiently.
Amy is an active member of the industry’s loan associations and provides training for in house counsel and operations teams at financial institutions.
Parag is a member of the firm’s Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice. As a financial services advisor, Parag’s practice focuses on payments, financial technology and banking issues.
He assists banks, non-bank lenders, payments and technology companies, and their vendors with regulatory, compliance, supervision, enforcement, anti-fraud and anti-money laundering, and transactional matters. Parag has significant experience advising clients on compliance with the banking and financial services regulations, including FCRA, GLBA, ECOA, EFTA, TILA, FDCPA, and Dodd-Frank.
Prior to joining Orrick, Parag was senior counsel at Capital One, where he served as the company-wide legal subject matter lead for payments. He also was associate counsel at Funding Circle, where he focused on legal issues related to peer-to-peer lending and financial technology.
Adrian’s practice focuses on public finance and public law matters.
In public finance matters, he serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriters counsel for revenue and/or general obligation bonds for cities, counties, school districts, state agencies, university systems, transit authorities and special districts.
In public law matters, Adrian represents political subdivisions as general counsel, advising with respect to numerous issues, including development, procurement, elections, compliance, the Open Meetings Act and the Public Information Act.
Roza Patterson helps clients navigate the complex world of employment litigation. She brings an innate curiosity to her cases, carefully examining each matter’s risks and opportunities.
Roza is also an avid public speaker. She was selected to give the student commencement speech at her high school, college, and law school.
In addition to her employment practice, she uses her pro bono and community involvement to give hope to the voiceless and enact social change. She focuses on a wide rage of issues, such as public school integration, diversity initiatives, and immigration. Prior to Orrick, she also served in a number of community leadership roles.
From 2017-2018, Paige served as a law clerk for the Honorable Dora L. Irizarry, Chief United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York. Prior to clerking, Paige worked as an associate at a global law firm, engaged in complex commercial litigation, arbitrations, and investigations.