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Practice:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Corporate
  • M&A and Private Equity

Frank A. Paz Managing Associate Corporate Governance, Technology Companies Group

New York

Frank Paz is a Corporate associate in the New York office.

His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, formation and equity financings for early-stage companies, and advising on corporate governance matters.
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Practice:

  • Patents
  • 3D Printing
  • Intellectual Property
  • U.S. International Trade Commission
  • Inter Partes Review (IPR)
  • Automotive Technology & Mobility

T. Vann Pearce, Jr. Partner Patents, 3D Printing

Washington, D.C.

Vann wins difficult intellectual property disputes, and helps clients use their intellectual property to build their companies.

As a litigator of patent infringement and related matters, he has obtained judgments, dismissals, and favorable outcomes in federal district courts, the Federal Circuit, the ITC, and in inter partes review proceedings. As a counselor on patent licensing and portfolio development, Vann crafts precise strategies which minimize legal threats and capitalize on emerging industry trends. Whether resolving today’s disputes or helping his clients plan for the future, Vann understands how to lead teams to successful outcomes, on budget, and in demanding circumstances.

Like his clients, Vann approaches his work with an entrepreneur’s mindset. Vann co-founded and is Co-Chair of Orrick's 3D Printing practice. Vann frequently speaks at conferences and universities around the world about the intersection of 3D printing/additive manufacturing and intellectual property law.

Vann draws upon his technical background to quickly understand complex inventions ranging from semiconductors, to imaging and displays, to chemistry. He holds a chemical engineering degree and worked in the medical device and biotech fields before law school.

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Practice:

  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Public Policy

Julie Pearlman Associate Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Public Policy

New York

Julie is an associate in Orrick's New York office, where she is a member of the Public Policy Group.

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Practice:

  • Corporate

Livia Maria Pedroni Associate Corporate

Milan

Livia joined the firm in 2015 and currently is a Managing Associate at Orrick.

Livia obtained her law degree in 2014 from Bocconi University with 110/110 and was admitted to the Italian Bar in 2016.

She currently cooperates with the chair of Commercial Law (Diritto Commerciale) of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, Faculty of Banking, Finance and Insurance Sciences, Prof. Michele Mozzarelli.

Livia has wide experience both on local and cross-border M&A transactions, including industrial and Private Equity deals. Livia is also experienced with venture capital deals having assisted VC funds, angel investors and founders in a wide number of deals and she is member of the Tech Group of the firm.

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Practice:

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

Will Peifer Associate Corporate, Capital Markets

New York

Will Peifer assists companies at every stage of their life cycle, from incorporation to closing acquisitions and accessing public markets. He is an associate in Orrick's New York office.

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Practice:

  • Public Finance

Helen Pennock Managing Associate Public Finance

New York

Helen Pennock is a Public Finance associate in Orrick's New York office.

Helen has participated as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, disclosure counsel and borrower's counsel on municipal bond transactions in the affordable housing, not-for-profit, higher education, charter school and health care sectors.

Prior to joining Orrick, Helen was an Assistant Counsel at New York State Homes & Community Renewal.  Immediately after law school, she was an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP in the structured finance group.

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Practice:

  • Structured Finance
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Banking & Finance

Roberto Percoco Associate Structured Finance, Debt Capital Markets

Rome

Roberto Percoco  is an Italian qualified lawyer, Managing Associate in the Finance Team, based in the Rome Office.

He specialises in finance transactions with particular emphasis on debt capital markets, including Covered Bonds and Mini-Bonds, on which he has gained significant expertise.

In these areas, he advises major banks acting as arrangers and lead managers, and issuers.

He graduated in law at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", with 110/110 and obtained a Master's degree in Corporate Counsel at the LUISS Business School University in Rome in 2012.

He is Italian mother tongue and fluent in English.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Restructuring
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Federico Perego Associate M&A and Private Equity, Restructuring

Milan

Federico Perego has an extensive background in corporate and commercial law and dispute resolution matters. In recent years, he has been involved in several energy projects and in corporate reorganizations, out-of-court restructurings, insolvency and liquidation matters.

Prior to joining Orrick, Federico was associate at Agnoli Bernardi and, before, at Pavia e Ansaldo.

In 2006, he obtained a LL.M. in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of London.

Besides being admitted to the Milan Bar Association, Federico was admitted to the Roll of England and Wales as a solicitor (non practicing).

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  • D: +1 650 289 7188

Practice:

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

Joseph Perkins Technology Companies Group, Japan

Silicon Valley

Joseph Z. Perkins, a partner in Orrick's Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Technology Companies Group, which advises emerging companies and venture capital firms.

Joseph focuses his practice on providing private venture financing and merger and acquisition services to Internet, high tech, and clean technology companies in the United States and Japan.

Prior to receiving his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, Joseph spent four years as an officer of a company that provides language and travel services to Japanese travelers.

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Practice:

  • Restructuring

Monica Perrigino Managing Associate Restructuring

New York

Monica Perrigino, a Managing Associate in Orrick’s New York office, is a member of the Restructuring Group.  Monica represents a variety of financial institution creditors in restructuring-related matters.

Monica Perrigino was a summer associate in the firm's New York office in 2014.  From 2018 to 2019, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sean H. Lane in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Class Action Defense
  • Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
  • Pay Equity

Jessica Perry Partner Employment Law & Litigation, Wage and Hour

Silicon Valley

Jessica R. Perry, Managing Partner, Practice and Sector Alignment, is a member of Orrick’s senior leadership team. She also leads Orrick’s Litigation practices worldwide.  As an employment litigator, she represents tech, retail and financial industry leaders in their most significant class, collective, representative and multi-plaintiff actions.

Jessica defends employers from discrimination and harassment claims on the basis of gender, race, religion, disability, age and other protected categories. She recently defeated class certification in cases alleging discrimination against women in technical roles for Microsoft and Twitter, earning her The American Lawyer’s "Litigator of the Week” award. She also won a complete defense verdict for Kleiner Perkins in the highly publicized gender discrimination and retaliation case Pao v. Kleiner Perkins, which the Daily Journal named the year’s ‘Top Verdict.’ Her trial victories also include winning defense judgments in cases involving claims of religious discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination. Jessica also specializes in pay equity matters, including in designing analyses and advising on compliance and risk mitigation. Clients interviewed by Chambers note, “She's very thorough and knows the details and procedure, without allowing anything to fall through the cracks."

Jessica has a winning record in beating back class certification in high stakes wage-and-hour actions in federal and state court, including those brought under the Private Attorney General Act. Having led over 150 high-stakes wage-and-hour class action matters, Jessica has broad experience on virtually every theory of relief. She also offers strategic guidance to help businesses avoid wage-and-hour litigation, particularly companies in the gig economy industry which can be significantly impacted by such matters.

In addition to litigation and counseling, Jessica has successfully guided clients through investigations and audits by the Department of Labor, California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and California Employment Development Department, and helped develop compensation policies and measures to reduce potential exposure.

Jessica is also an expert in generational workplace issues and frequently speaks on employment engagement in a multi-generational workforce.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate

Christopher Perry Associate Technology Companies Group, M&A and Private Equity

London

Chris is an associate in Orrick's Technology Companies Group. He advises on a wide variety of corporate law issues affecting early to late stage technology companies and those who invest in them, with a particular emphasis on venture capital, private equity, mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Orrick, Chris trained and worked at a major international law firm where he advised on several large M&A transactions as well as a number of private equity and venture capital investments.