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  • Corporate
  • M&A and Private Equity

Hayat Makhloufi Associate Corporate, M&A and Private Equity


Hayat Makhloufi is associate in the Düsseldorf office and member of the M&A and Private Equity Group. 

She advises national and international clients on M&A/Privat Equity transactions, intragroup crossborder restructuring measures and general corporate law. 

Prior to joining Orrick in 2020, Hayat Makhloufi worked in another international law firm where she advised German companies on international investments and transactions and foreign investors on business activities in Germany, Europe and in particular in the Middle East. 



  • Mass Torts & Product Liability
  • Public Policy
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

C. Anne Malik Of Counsel Mass Torts & Product Liability, Public Policy

Washington, D.C.

Anne Malik is Of Counsel in Orrick's Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm's Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. With a focus on mass torts and product liability, Anne's practice involves defending companies in a variety of industries against complex tort suits. She also works with Orrick's Public Policy group advising clients on strategies for solving key state legislative issues.

Anne represents clients in product liability cases with high potential damages, multiple jurisdictions and plaintiffs, and significant risk to critical product lines.   She also assists clients with risk analyses involving product liability exposure related to expansions in distribution areas, cross-border sales, and new product lines.

Anne is a member of teams representing product liability clients that include a Fortune 500 chemical company, a European pharmaceutical distributor, and a key defendant in asbestos litigation across the country.  She is experienced in matters involving a wide variety of issues, including medical monitoring, stream of commerce liability (including across international borders), premises liability, and successor liability.   

Anne also works with Orrick's Public Policy group assisting clients with developing strategies to solve high-stakes issues in state legislatures, and with state Attorneys General.  Anne works with teams representing clients that include the country's biggest telecommunications company and an industry-leading satellite TV company.

In addition, Anne takes an active role in pro bono matters.  She assisted a family with obtaining compensation for the fraudulent sale of their home. 



  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance
  • Solar Energy

Shaun Malone Associate M&A and Private Equity, Technology Companies Group


Shaun Malone is an associate in our London office and a member of the corporate group. Shaun has a broad range of corporate experience and advises clients on cross-border and domestic transactions in the areas of M&A, private equity, venture capital, renewable energy, corporate governance and restructuring.

Shaun frequently acts on cross-border M&A and has done so in a range of sectors, including in the technology, renewable energy, media and hospitality sectors.

He has experience working with high growth technology companies and venture capital firms on investment deals as well as with fast growing technology startups on investment rounds.



  • Tax
  • Corporate Tax
  • Nonprofit Organizations

Steven Malvey Partner Tax, Corporate Tax

San Francisco

Steven Malvey, a partner in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Tax Group. Steve has extensive experience in complex corporate transactions as well as tax controversies, with over 30 years of experience.

He conducts a broad federal tax practice in large corporate transactions and reorganizations, corporate finance and partnership, including pre-acquisition tax structuring. He also has substantial experience in executive compensation tax planning, exempt organizations and federal tax controversies, and has written on related tax topics.



  • Corporate
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate Governance

Marco Mancino Partner Corporate, M&A and Private Equity


Marco Mancino, Partner in the Milan office, is a member of the European Corporate Group. Marco has extensive experience in M&A transactions, commercial contracts, general corporate and corporate governance.

He has a strong expertise in assisting international and domestic clients, both corporations and financial institutions, in structuring and executing M&A transactions.

Marco regularly assists clients in expanding their business in Italy and abroad. In this context, Marco developed a specific expertise in drafting joint venture, distribution, agency, franchising and commercial lease agreements, as well as in structuring clients’ corporate governance.

Marco developed an extensive experience in assisting hotel management companies in real estate deals as well as in the ordinary course of business.

Marco has also a specific expertise in the implementation of the Legislative Decree no. 231/01 relating to the criminal liability of legal entities; in this context he advises top international and domestic corporations and financial institutions.

Marco is a regular lecturer of the Master in Law organized by Il Sole 24 Ore Business School.

Prior to joining Orrick in 2006, Marco was a member of Taurini & Hazan law firm in Milan and, previously, of the corporate legal office of Siemens S.p.A.



  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate

Jon Mandel Associate Public Policy, Real Estate

New York

Jon draws upon his substantial legislative, regulatory and communications experience to counsel clients at the intersection of law and politics. He is an associate with Orrick’s Public Policy Group and sits in our New York office.

Jon has testified before a state senate committee, provided representation through an attorney general investigation, drafted legislation, lobbied lawmakers in seven states across the country, and spearheaded multiple legislative campaigns from start to finish. Current and past clients include professional sports leagues, daily fantasy sports and sports betting operators, satellite internet and television providers, energy generators and innovative companies in the sharing economy space. 

Jon brings his background in politics to his role as an advocate and advisor for Orrick clients. Early in his career, he worked for one of the largest public relations agencies in the world. Growing passionate about serving his hometown, Jon managed the campaign of D.C. Council’s current Chair Pro Tempore (Vice Chair) and served in his office as a staffer for three years, including as a legislative aide, constituent services coordinator, and communications director. In addition, Jon has over five years of experience in both local and national political campaigns, including in 2012, when he took a leave of absence from the D.C. Council to serve as a field organizer for President Obama's re-election campaign in Ohio.

Jon previously worked in Orrick’s Real Estate Practice Group, where he assisted investors, real estate advisors and developers on all aspects of commercial real estate, including acquisitions, dispositions, financing, joint venture formation and leasing. He was a summer associate in the firm's New York office in 2017.



  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Robbie Manhas Managing Associate Supreme Court & Appellate

Washington, D.C.

A former Federal Circuit clerk, Robbie Manhas is a member of the firm's Supreme Court and Appellate group.  His practice focuses on high-stakes appeals, with a particular emphasis on patent law and administrative law.  He has been the primary drafter of dozens of appellate briefs, and has presented oral argument in the Federal Circuit and the Sixth Circuit.

Robbie is a lawyer because he is passionate about legal analysis, writing, and advocacy—understanding how to properly frame and creatively answer challenging questions of law, and then communicate that understanding to others in a credible and efficient way.

Robbie's work includes wins in the Federal Circuit and other appellate courts, and spans a variety of industries and products, such as semiconductors and electronics, software, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and sporting goods.  His work has also involved a number of U.S. agencies, including the Patent and Trademark Office, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Department of Agriculture.

Prior to joining Orrick, Robbie was a Senior Associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where he was a member of its Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Government and Regulatory Litigation groups.  Before that, Robbie was a law clerk for the Honorable Richard G. Taranto of the Federal Circuit.



  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Pay Equity
  • Class Action Defense

Kathryn G. Mantoan Of Counsel Employment Law & Litigation, Pay Equity

San Francisco; Portland

Kathryn (Katie) Grzenczyk Mantoan is Of Counsel in Orrick's Employment Law & Litigation group, working across the San Francisco and Portland offices.  She focuses on high-stakes employment litigation, compliance counseling, and litigation avoidance measures.  Her practice has a particular emphasis on complex class actions and developing areas of the law including pay equity, and she co-chairs Orrick's Pay Equity Task Force.

Katie received California Lawyer’s Attorney of the Year Award in 2016 and was named a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star for seven consecutive years.  She regularly writes and publishes on pay equity developments and has presented on the topic to three separate state bar associations.

Katie started her career at Orrick in 2004 and returned in 2015. From 2011 to 2014, she was an associate at a litigation boutique in San Francisco where she handled employment and constitutional law matters.



  • Energy
  • Project Finance
  • Renewable Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • International Trade & Compliance

Xiaowan Mao Associate Energy, Project Finance

San Francisco

Xiaowan’s practice focuses on project development, acquisition and financing in the renewable energy sector.

Xiaowan has both Chinese language and culture backgrounds, having received her legal education in China and the United States. She is interested in legal issues related to cross-border trade (especially regarding solar industry tariffs) and transactions, renewable energy, data privacy and general corporate practice. During law school, Xiaowan held multiple legal intern positions in US and China, including at a globalsemicionductor company, a global insurance company’s Chinese subsidiary, a China-based law firm, and a global law firm. Prior to joining Orrick, Xiaowan worked at another national law firm where she focused on renewable energy project development and M&A.



  • Structured Finance
  • Corporate
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Mortgage Related Securities
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • Fintech

Dora Mao Senior Counsel Structured Finance, Corporate

San Francisco

Dora Mao, senior counsel in the San Francisco office, has extensive experience in complex capital markets transactions, including securitizing personal loans, small business loans, PACE (property assessed clean energy) assessments, commercial mortgage loans, franchisee loans, home equity loans, reverse mortgages, utility receivables, equipment leases, trade receivables, insurance premiums, consumer debt and agency and non-agency residential mortgage loans. Her clients include issuers, underwriters, borrowers and lenders in structured finance transactions.

In addition, she advises financial services clients regularly in connection with Dodd-Frank Act compliance, Regulation AB and other securities law and regulatory compliance matters, warehouse facilities, purchase and sale agreements and template development, servicing rights and repurchase facilities.  She has also advised nonprofits in connection with financing affordable housing and economic development.

In 2012, she was seconded part-time to a finance company client, where she assisted in drafting and implementing compliance policies and procedures and related training materials.

Dora is also experienced in a broad range of securities and commercial transactions, including private and public offerings of equity and debt, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial loan origination. She has represented both issuers and investors in a wide variety of equity and debt issuances.    

Dora was Partner-in-Charge of the San Francisco office of the firm from 2000 through 2003 and serves on the firm’s Opinion Committee and Professional Development Committee.   She served on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Northern California from 2004 through 2012 and the Board of Trustees of San Francisco University High School from 2007 through 2014.



  • Patents
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • U.S. International Trade Commission

Lillian J. Mao Senior Associate Patents, Trade Secrets Litigation

Silicon Valley

Lillian Mao's practice focuses on patent and trade secret litigation involving complex technologies. She has helped clients obtain favorable results at all stages of litigation, including a clean sweep jury verdict for MobileIron in the company's first patent trial.

Lillian has worked on matters for companies including  Oracle, Sandisk, MiTAC, Toshiba, and NVIDIA, covering technologies such as flash memory, GPS, LEDs, image and video compression, and enterprise mobility management. She has practiced in California state court, in multiple federal district courts, before the International Trade Commission, and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.



  • Tax
  • Tax Advocacy

Rudy Marouani Managing Associate Tax, Tax Advocacy


Rudy Marouani is a Tax lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.

His practice focuses on domestic and international transactional taxation for French and foreign multinational corporate groups and private equity funds. He advises on French and international development, mergers and acquisitions, refinancings and restructurings. He also assists on tax inspections and litigations.

In addition, He assists natural persons with the management and conveyance of their assets and liabilities.

Before becoming an associate at Orrick Rudy was an intern in the tax department, he also interned at Baker & McKenzie as well as Orrick and in the tax department of Allianz.