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Practice:

  • Corporate
  • Technology Transactions
  • Technology Companies Group

Mary Bates Project Attorney Corporate, Technology Transactions

Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)

Mary is a member of the Orrick Analytics Group. She is an experienced corporate lawyer focused on transactional matters and strategic counsel to leading life sciences and technology companies. She handles corporate issues typically overseen by in-house counsel, with an ardent awareness of in-house counsel’s need to receive exceptional work in an expeditious manner. She provides tactical guidance on managing the complete life cycle of corporate, life sciences, and technology agreements.  

Stemming from her experience and knowledge in the life sciences and technology industries, Mary has drafted and negotiated complex, industry-specific agreements such as the following: clinical trial agreements, investigator initiated study agreements, material transfer agreements, collaborative research agreements, sponsored research agreements, master service agreements and work orders, facility use agreements, nondisclosure agreements, product development agreements, joint-development agreements, and software license and technology agreements.

Mary counsels in-house business teams directly by effectively working with various departments and levels within the clients’ corporate structures to manage work for cross-functional teams on legal issues and provides guidance and practical solutions on various transactions. In addition, she creates and successfully implements contract review and negotiation policies / playbooks for clients. 

  


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Practice:

  • Public Finance

Marc Bauer Partner Public Finance

Los Angeles

Marc Bauer, a partner in the Los Angeles office, is a member of the Public Finance Department.

Marc has represented issuer and underwriter clients in transactions involving both long- and short-term, fixed and variable rate obligations, commercial paper, credit and liquidity enhancement, and revenue bonds. He has experience with financings involving cities, counties, public power agencies, school districts, and both private and charter schools. In addition, Marc’s practice includes the representation of governmental and private sector clients in post-issuance examinations by the Internal Revenue Service.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Marc was an economics consultant at Deloitte & Touche LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP.

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Practice:

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

John Bautista Partner Technology Companies Group, M&A and Private Equity

San Francisco; Santa Monica; Silicon Valley

John Bautista, a member of Orrick's Board of Directors and Technology Companies Group, leads Orrick's international Technology Companies practice connecting Silicon Valley with Europe and Asia.

John focuses his practice on advising emerging companies and investors, and represents both public and private high-tech and life sciences companies in many areas, including corporate and securities law, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, public company representation and technology licensing. 

The Recorder named John the “2019 Innovator of the Year” for his work as the chief lawyer on the Long-Term Stock Exchange, a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission-approved exchange designed to change the paradigm of traditional stock markets by rewarding entrepreneurs and investors committed to long-term business strategies. Financial Times recognized John as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Individuals of the Year in 2017, calling him “one of the most influential lawyers in the technology ecosystem of Silicon Valley.” He is ranked Band 2 by Chambers USA California, for Venture Capital and Chambers USA Nationwide, ranked him Band 3 for Startups & Emerging Companies.

John is a Board member and co-founder of the Long-Term Stock Exchange, which is creating a new stock exchange for public companies supporting long-term investors, as well as an advisor and co-founder of Clerky.com, a company automating legal work for early-stage companies. He is also recognized for his work with Y Combinator companies.

Prior to joining Orrick, John was a founding attorney of Venture Law Group and served on the Executive Committee. John previously practiced at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati. John also served as Mayor of the City of Cupertino, California and a council member from 1993-1997, where he helped build important public partnerships, including with Apple Computer, the Mid-Peninsula Open Space Preserve, and San Jose and California Water Companies.

Andrew Baw Chief Pricing Officer

Silicon Valley

Andrew Baw is Orrick’s Chief Pricing Officer. He develops, tailors and executes creative pricing arrangements for our clients, and he coaches partners internally on actionable steps to deliver engagements on time and on budget.

Andrew previously served for seven years as the Chief Practice Officer for Orrick’s Corporate Business Unit.

Andrew was formerly a partner at Gunderson Dettmer, where he specialized in emerging companies, including venture capital financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. His background also includes experience in venture capital, as a member of the investment team for Storm Ventures, in investment banking, as part of the corporate finance team at Piper Jaffray, and as the Vice President of Business Development and General Counsel for Mobio Networks, a venture-funded start-up.

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Practice:

  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Sheila Baynes Managing Associate Supreme Court & Appellate

Washington, D.C.

Sheila is a member of the firm's Supreme Court and Appellate practice, where she represents clients in appellate and trial-level litigation.

Prior to joining Orrick, Sheila was an Honors Attorney at the Department of Justice.  At DOJ she handled all aspects of litigation in a diverse array of matters, from shepherding complex cases through discovery to briefing and arguing dispositive motions in federal courts coast to coast.  Sheila has also successfully briefed and argued appeals in the Fifth and Ninth Circuits.

Sheila graduated from Harvard College and NYU School of Law, where she was an Articles Editor on the New York University Law Review and won the Maurice Goodman Memorial Prize for overall achievement.  Immediately following law school, she served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 

Before becoming a lawyer, Sheila had a decade-long career in education and leadership development, including teaching high school in coastal Alaska and coaching leadership and wilderness skills for students of all ages in remote settings throughout North America.

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Practice:

  • Public Finance

Elaine Bayus Counsel Public Finance

San Francisco

Elaine R. Bayus, resident in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Public Finance Department. She concentrates her practice in municipal finance work.

Elaine has particular experience in financings for housing, student loans, educational facilities, power facilities, prepaid natural gas, and public facilities financed with general obligation and revenue bonds.

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Practice:

  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits
  • Corporate Governance

Gregory Beaman Partner Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits

New York

Greg is a commercial litigator based in New York. He represents leading financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies in complex, high stakes litigation involving sophisticated financial products, business torts, contract disputes and class actions. Greg has played key roles representing financial institutions in major RMBS and CMBS cases nationwide, including, most recently, one of the few RMBS cases that has been tried to completion. He also has extensive experience representing energy companies in litigation and arbitration, as well as fintech companies and app providers in privacy-related class actions.

Recent representative matters include:

Financial Institution and Business Litigation

  • Part of a trial team representing Credit Suisse in numerous RMBS cases throughout the country.
  • Represented major investment banks in connection with M&A litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • Represented Barracuda Networks in M&A litigation involving disputed claims to an earn-out in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • Represented Bank of America in several CMBS repurchase suits in federal courts nationwide.
  • Secured early summary judgment for payments provider, BillingTree, in Delaware Chancery Court litigation over its disputed claim to a post-merger escrow fund.

Energy & Infrastructure Litigation

  • Lead counsel to Spanish solar energy provider, TSK Electronica y Electricidad, S.A., in Delaware litigation against solar panel manufacturer for breach of warranty.     
  • Counsel to Denver Transit Partners in its high profile contract dispute with the Regional Transportation District relating to the $2 billion Eagle P3 Denver commuter rail project.

Class Actions

  • Secured dismissal on the pleadings of numerous TCPA and other privacy class actions against mobile app providers, including Life360 and Everalbum, and payments provider Paya.
  • Secured the voluntary withdrawal of TCPA class action claims against payments provider, Cayan, after briefing and oral argument at summary judgment.
  • Obtained dismissal of class action claims against Johnson Controls for alleged violations of wiretapping laws arising out of its installation of security cameras at the VA Medical Center.

Arbitration

  • Lead counsel to Shanghai-based manufacturer of solar power modules in AAA arbitration arising out of dispute over parent guaranty. 
  • Lead U.S. counsel to Spanish energy provider in ICC arbitration arising out of construction of power plants abroad.

While in law school, Greg served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Ronna Lee Beck of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and as a law clerk in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland.

Greg has also co-authored numerous articles appearing in publications such as the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, New York Law Journal, and Law360.

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Practice:

  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions
  • Global Investigations
  • FCPA & Anti–Corruption
  • Ethics & Compliance
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

Lily Becker Partner White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions

San Francisco; Seattle

Lily is a strategic advisor and advocate in high stakes criminal enforcement, internal investigations, and civil disputes. She has particular experience in fraud, FCPA, and internal controls matters. Through her robust compliance practice, she helps companies prevent and respond to fraud and bribery within their own organizations.

When Boards of Directors or Companies are presented with sensitive problems, they turn to Lily for strategic advice and zealous representation in civil and criminal cases.  She has represented executives, directors, and companies in connection with DOJ and SEC enforcement.  She has also led corporate internal investigations in the United States and around the world to assess allegations related to bribery, embezzlement, fraud, corporate governance, and securities laws issues, among others.  She served on the Monitor Team for three SEC and DOJ FCPA Monitorships or Consultancies, involving a banking technology company and two medical device companies, and helped a medical device company navigate a Monitorship.  

All of these types of engagements have given her insight into the internal and public ramifications of these types of actions, which she brings to her compliance and internal controls practice.  She advises clients on anti-corruption and anti-fraud compliance programs at all stages, including developing policies and procedures and conducting assessments of well-established programs.  Lily has particularly experience in helping build out cross-functional collaboration between Compliance, on the one hand, and Internal Audit and IT on the other.  This focus can help companies enhance their approach to meeting the DOJ and SEC's expectations relating to Compliance's access to data and maintaining accurate books and records.  Her compliance advice is geared towards helping companies identify long term savings and efficiencies, and helping compliance become stronger and more empowered within the corporation.

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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Compensation & Benefits

Laura L. Becking Partner Employment Law & Litigation, Compensation & Benefits

New York

As companies around the world expand and contract, they require expert guidance on the resulting HR and compensation issues. Laura Becking has devoted her career to facilitating this process. Her guidance empowers companies, regardless of size or stage, to align their workforce and business objectives.

Her practice is unique in the market. In addition to leading Orrick’s Global Employment & Equity Compensation practice; she is also integrated into the firm’s top-tier employment practice and compensation and benefits practice, enabling her to offer comprehensive solutions for the modern workplace.

Her strategies extend beyond regulations and compliance, into the company’s overall culture and societal nuances of their local workforce. By blending these elements, her targeted plans address a wide range of issues, including hiring, performance management, terminations, discrimination, reclassification, HR data privacy compliance, employee handbooks and policies. She also helps implement employee equity and other compensation and benefits arrangements outside the U.S., and covers all aspects of securities, foreign exchange and tax filings triggered by such rollouts. Whether working with a pre-IPO start-up or an international corporation, Laura remains focused on her client’s human capital.

Laura’s distinctive approach places her in high demand for corporate transactions, in particular IPOs and acquisitions. She advised on the employment and/or equity compensation aspects of Facebook’s and Cisco’s global acquisitions; various global transactions for GoPro, Sabre, and Snap; the pre- and post-merger integration for Digicert’s acquisition of Symantec’s Website Security Business; as well as the global acquisitions and global tender offers for a large number of pre-IPO clients. She has also advised companies such as Pinterest, Elasticsearch, GitHub, Nvidia, Optimizely, Scale, Splunk, Twist, Viasat, Vice and VMWare on global employment and equity compensation matters and transactions.

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Practice:

  • Public Policy

Edward R. Bedrosian Jr. Partner Public Policy

Boston

Former Executive Director of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Edward R. Bedrosian Jr., draws on more than 25 years of public sector experience to advise clients navigating the fast-developing sports betting market.

Ed was appointed head of the Massachusetts gaming regulatory system just a few years after the state legalized gaming. As Executive Director, Ed guided the opening of the state’s two major resort casinos which have a combined investment of over $3.4 billion. He advised Commissioners on regulatory compliance issues and worked with host and surrounding communities to address any impacts of casino openings. He also guided one of the most robust responsible gaming programs in the country. Additionally, Ed was responsible for regulating Thoroughbred and Standardbred horse racing as well as simulcasting in Massachusetts.

In addition to overseeing both civil and criminal litigation as the First Assistant Attorney General in the office of the Massachusetts Attorney General, Ed was the Attorney General’s top legal advisor. He oversaw appellate strategy, approved indictments and personally negotiated settlements. He was designated by the state’s Supreme Judicial Court as a member of Massachusetts Court Management Advisory Board where he served as an advisor on management issues to members of the Massachusetts trial court. Ed also advised the Attorney General on healthcare, environmental, energy, and antitrust law and regulatory issues. He served as the Attorney General’s point of contact on terrorism issues and was a member of the local multi-agency Anti-Terrorism Activation Committee.

At the Attorney General’s office, he managed two large bureaus plus the State Solicitor’s office, the Division of Gaming Enforcement, and the Division of Open Government, and was responsible for all Special Assistant Attorney General appointments. He was also frequently an advisor to large state agencies on litigation and regulatory matters. 

Prior to his service in the Attorney General’s office, Ed was a Deputy District Attorney with the Middlesex County District Attorney’s office. He tried hundreds of cases, including white collar fraud, narcotics and homicide cases. He also managed a Special Investigations Unit that focused on organized crime and career criminals.

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Practice:

  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Oil & Gas
  • Energy
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • White Collar
  • FCPA & Anti–Corruption
  • Africa

Mark Beeley Partner International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Oil & Gas

London

Mark Beeley acts as advocate and counsel in international arbitrations (both commercial and investor-state) and in litigation in the English and DIFC courts. He has particularly deep experience in energy disputes, but also regularly acts in construction, technology, insurance, shareholder and white-collar/civil fraud matters, as part of a broader commercial practice.

Mark has acted in arbitrations under the ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICC, HKIAC, SIAC, LMAA, DIAC, AAA and other arbitration rules in disputes seated around the globe concerning multiple governing laws and is recognised in the leading directories for arbitration and natural resources disputes. In addition, he sits as arbitrator (including both as chairman and sole arbitrator). He previously practiced in Dubai as a Registered Foreign Lawyer and maintains a practice as advocate (and solicitor) in both the English and DIFC Courts (along with supervising cross-border litigation in multiple jurisdictions). Mark has been recognised as a foreign expert in disputes in both the UAE and India by Chambers.

He has a particular interest in energy sector disputes, including those in the upstream and LNG areas (he was described by Chambers & Partners UK 2018 as “an excellent litigator” knowing “oil and gas inside out” and is recognised in Who's Who Legal for Energy), but has dealt with matters across the industry, running the gamut from seismic acquisition agreements through to IP disputes involving refined products, carbon trading agreements and the construction of renewable projects. He currently leads the AIPN Model Form Revision sub-committee focusing on the dispute resolution aspects of the model form JOA.

Beyond energy, Mark has acted in the infrastructure/construction, technology, insurance, crypto-currency, fintech, pharmaceutical, telecoms, insurance and finance sectors (amongst others) and also advises extensively on white-collar/fraud matters, including money laundering, bribery, sanction and export control issues.

Originally called to the English Bar and now practicing as a solicitor-advocate, Mark frequently publishes and speaks on arbitration and energy matters, including on questions of sovereign immunity, res judicata, arbitration procedure, the award of interest and other questions on damages. He features in two categories of Who’s Who Legal, Arbitration and Energy 2020.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Restructuring
  • Corporate

Ben Boi Beetz Associate M&A and Private Equity, Restructuring

Düsseldorf

Ben Beetz is an associate and member of the M&A and Private Equity Group in our Düsseldorf office. He mainly advises on M&A transactions, private equity investments, restructuring and general corporate law.

Ben Beetz advises national and international clients on complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments. Further, he has a special focus on restructuring and counsels major corporation in restructuring processes. Additionally, he provides general corporate counselling. He joint Orrick in 2018.