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  • 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 Of Counsel Corporate, M&A and Private Equity


Marco Mancino, of Counsel 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 is a Public Policy Associate in the New York office.

He previously worked in the 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.

Prior to law school, Jon worked for three years as a staff member to the D.C. Council’s Chair Pro Tempore (Vice Chair). In addition, he has over five years of experience in both local and national political campaigns.

Jon 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 has been named a Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2013.  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.



  • 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, PACE (property assessed clean energy) assessments, commercial mortgage loans, franchisee loans, home equity loans, 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.



  • 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.



  • Tax
  • Tax Advocacy

Rudy Marouani 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.



  • Asset Backed Securities
  • Banking & Finance

Caterina Angela Marra Associate Asset Backed Securities, Banking & Finance


Caterina is a member of the Banking & Finance team of the Rome office.

She deals with structured finance transactions, mainly focusing on securitisation in respect of a variety of asset classes and structures. She assists international and Italian investment banks, funds arrangers, originators, and servicers.

Before joining Orrick, she worked in banking & finance departments of international and Italian law firms where she gained an extensive experience in finance and corporate matters, mainly dealing with structured finance, securitisation (in translations involving consumer loans, healthcare receivables, RMBS, NPL, UTP), project finance (with a focus on renewable energy), corporate law (mainly assisting in commercial agreements, complex non-standard agreements and corporate governance processes).



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

Alexis Marraud des Grottes Partner M&A and Private Equity, Equity Capital Markets


Alexis Marraud des Grottes is an M&A and Capital Markets lawyer in Orrick’s Paris office. His practice covers both transactional and litigation advice on mergers and acquisitions, securities and stock exchange regulations and corporate law.

Recommended by Legal 500 EMEA in Mergers & Acquisitions, Alexis is a key counsel to French and international listed and non-listed companies, financing and investment banks, private equity and hedge funds, managers and families.

He was involved on some of the most publicized deals in France recently. His works includes, for instance, advising Naturex in connection with a €1.5 billion takeover bid by Givaudan, the board of directors of Zodiac for its combination with Safran for €8.5 billion, Euro Disney regarding the tender offer of The Walt Disney Company, L’Oréal on a €6 billion share buyback from Swiss-based Nestlé and a €3 billion sale to Nestlé of its stake in Galderma, Metrovacesa sale of its €1.5 billion stake in Gecina and Club Méditerranée on the tender offer by Chinese conglomerate Fosun.  

Alexis is also recognized for his expertise on the aspects of private equity, joint ventures, equity capital markets and restructuring, as well as on specific issues related to governance and shareholder disputes.

He advises in particular on cross-border and complex transactions, securities issues, strategic negotiations and sensitive litigations. He additionally deals with issues related to token and crypto-currency and crypto-assets issues, including structuring and setting up issuing entities and related services.

Alexis is a leading player, recognized for its publications, conferences and trainings on securities, corporate and takeover laws. He regularly lectures seminars at the business school EM Lyon and Paris Dauphine University. He has been a member of several working groups on Paris place, including the working group on public offers of the Legal High Committee for Financial Markets of Paris. He is a member of the Association of Lawyers in Securities Law.