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Christine has participated as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel and disclosure counsel on transactions including single-family and multifamily mortgage revenue bonds, general obligation bond issues for local government and state agency clients, water and wastewater financings, and tax and revenue anticipation financings for local agencies and school districts.
Garret Rasmussen, a partner in the Washington, D.C., office, is a member of the Antitrust and Global Competition Group. He specializes in antitrust and consumer protection matters before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice.
Garret's practice also includes counseling and litigation regarding mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, product distribution and marketing, privacy, telemarketing and advertising issues.
Garret was featured in a front page story in The Legal Times, as well as the book The Jury by Stephen J. Adler. He has also been quoted numerous times in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, as well as other national publications.
Prior to joining Orrick, Garret was a partner for 22 years with Patton Boggs LLP in Washington, D.C. He was also a trial attorney with the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, and served as a Lt. J.A.G. in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
Jackson Ratcliffe is the Technology Architect for Orrick Labs – a team with the mission of powering technology innovations at Orrick.
Jackson has designed and implemented innovative technology solutions for firms ranging from Venture Law Group to Simpson Thacher, as well as Goldman Sachs. A long time programmer and systems developer, his greatest skills are in bridging the gap between technology and the people who need to use it for business purposes. He is especially passionate about the potential of today’s technology to transform the practice of law.
Jackson previously served as the Chief Technology Officer at Dominican University of California and was responsible for all technology services. He was one of the founders of Virtual Law Partners and was with Venture Law Group when they formed. When he is not at a computer, he is an avid mountain biker and is on the board of two non-profits advocating for fair and reasonable access to our public lands.
Amy Ray represents clients in high-profile U.S. and international antitrust matters. She focuses on transactions, litigation, investigations, and counseling with a competition nexus.
She regularly advises on substantive antitrust analyses of business combinations and antitrust compliance, including vertical pricing and distribution issues. Amy has substantial counseling experience in strategic transactions as well as in providing advice to financial investors on issues related to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.
Global Competition Review featured her as one of its “40 Under 40 – Class of 2016” antitrust lawyers in its global survey.
Amy is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. She has recently defended litigation clients in antitrust suits spanning the municipal derivatives, credit default swaps, precious metals, and technology industries.
Among her other notable representations are transactional matters at the intersection of antitrust and technology, including her key role in Microsoft Corporation's acquisitions of LinkedIn, the largest in Microsoft’s history (winner of Global Competition Review's “Merger Control Matter of the Year – Europe” in 2017); the company’s acquisition of Skype (winner of Global Competition Review's “Merger Control Matter of the Year – Europe” in 2012); and in the clearance of numerous intellectual property acquisitions.
Her pro bono matters include a case for which the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs recognized her case team for its contribution to fair housing litigation. She also served for several years on the prestigious U.S. National Women's Law Center Leadership Advisory Committee.
Amy is a member of the inaugural Law360 Competition Editorial Advisory Board. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was an Equal Justice Fellow, and a B.A. from the University of Virginia with Highest Distinction.
Taylor is an Associate with the Public Finance Group in our Austin office.
Her practice focuses on public finance, which includes representing local governments, state agencies and school districts in connection with infrastructure, financings and related projects. Our public finance lawyers provide bond and disclosure counsel services for issuer clients and also serve as underwriter counsel and bank counsel for major national and regional banking firms.
Taylor successfully completed the Fullbridge Program in September 2017.
Matt is a Marine Corps veteran with hundreds of hours of courtroom experience; his litigation practice focuses on securities litigation, financial regulatory enforcement actions, internal investigations, and white collar criminal defense.
Before joining Orrick, Matt litigated dozens of criminal cases as a Marine Corps prosecutor, worked as a staff member to a U.S. Senator, served as a legal advisor in a combat zone and served as agency counsel to defend the Department of the Navy in high-profile civil matters.
He has an LL.M. with a concentration in business and financial regulation. He teaches as an adjunct professor in American University Washington College of Law’s nationally recognized trial advocacy program, and has numerous scholarly publications relating to anti-corruption, white collar crime, and corporate governance and compliance.
Before attending law school and joining the Marine Corps, Matt was a professional musician, and has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra.
Inspired by the passion, energy and creativity of founders, Aubrey enjoys advising companies throughout their lifecycle as part of Orrick's Technology Companies Group. She has counseled hundreds of companies and investors at all stages and sizes, from throughout the United States as well as Europe.
Aubrey has advised hundreds of companies in various industries on a range of general corporate matters, guided companies and private equity firms through mergers and acquisitions and managed contracts for a large public company. She focuses on counseling technology companies on various corporate matters and advising companies and investors in early to later stage financings.
Aubrey is also especially interested furthering women entrepreneurs in the technology industry, as well as working with local animal organizations.
Aubrey lives in Menlo Park, California with her husband, two daughters and two dogs.
Andrew is a managing associate in Orrick's Technology Companies Group. He works with tech companies from formation through equity and convertible debt financings and general corporate matters all the way through to exit. And particularly enjoys partnering with new and exciting companies to help them bring their visions to reality.
Andrew advises tech companies on a wide variety of matters, including angel and venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities matters.
Cécile Renaud is a corporate lawyer admitted as an Avocat at the Paris Bar and as a Solicitor of England and Wales
Cécile’s practice covers mergers and acquisitions, private equity, restructuring operations and corporate-related issues.
Her work includes advising investment funds, groups and companies in several industry sectors, including renewables.
Cécile has notably acquired experience in advising on the acquisition and disposal, by French or foreign investors, of French companies active in the sector of the renewable energies (solar and wind) and on group restructuring. She has also gained international experience, particularly on cross-border transactions involving the carve-out and disposal of multi-jurisdictional activities.
Dr. Stefan Renner, a Partner in Orrick's Düsseldorf office, is a member of the European Corporate Group. Stefan's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, including private equity and venture capital, as well as corporate restructuring.
He also regularly advises on general civil and commercial law matters including litigation. In addition, Stefan is experienced in real estate transactions.
Before joining Orrick in 2009, Stefan worked as an associate with Bird & Bird LLP in Frankfurt and was an associate in the Frankfurt office of Hölters & Elsing.