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W. Clark McFadden, II Senior Counsel

Washington, D.C.

W. Clark McFadden II represents corporate clients in international trade, encompassing work in litigation, regulation and legislation.

He also practices in international corporate transactions, especially the formation of joint ventures and consortia, and international investigations and enforcement proceedings.

Clark has a broad background in foreign affairs and international trade, having experience with Congressional committees, the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Security Council.

In 1986, he was appointed General Counsel, President's Special Review Board (Tower Commission), to investigate the National Security Council system and the Iran-Contra Affair.

In 1979, Clark served as Special Counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Strategic Arms Limitations Treaty (SALT II). Previously, from 1973-1976, he was General Counsel, Senate Armed Services Committee, and was responsible to the Committee for all legislative, investigatory and oversight activities.

Clark is the secretary to the Board of Directors of the Semiconductor Industry Association and the Semiconductor Research Corporation. He is also a member of the Steering Committee for Government-Industry Partnerships for the Development of New Technologies of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Practice:

  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Technology
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Jaak Poldma International Associate Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

London

Jaak is a dual-qualified lawyer (New York and England & Wales) and represents large companies in litigation and international arbitration. Most of his clients are in the technology, energy, and infrastructure sectors. Jaak has a wide range of experience in key aspects of dispute resolution, including discovery, oral advocacy, trial proceedings, and enforcement of arbitral awards. As a former professional tennis player, he is a competitive and passionate advocate for his clients’ needs. 

Jaak is currently working on several international arbitration matters in the energy and infrastructure sector. He is representing international companies in ICC and LCIA proceedings which arise from disputes in Africa, CIS countries, and the Gulf region. When practicing in the U.S., he represented Oracle in Oracle v. Google, a high stakes copyright trial known as the "World Series of IP." Jaak is also active in Orrick's pro bono program, having acted on behalf of single mothers in the New York Family Court and a Nigerian citizen facing deportation. In addition to his disputes-related work, Jaak has written and spoken on legal issues affecting blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies and advised companies in this space.

Jaak graduated in the top 10% of his class at U.C. Berkeley and, during law school, was a judicial extern to the Honorable Jon S. Tigar at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Before his legal career, Jaak was a professional tennis player. He is a three-time NCAA champion and was a member of the Estonian Davis Cup team.

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Practice:

  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Oil & Gas
  • Corporate
  • Africa
  • Russia
  • Emerging Markets

Foucaud Jaulin Of Counsel Energy, Infrastructure

Paris

Foucaud focuses on energy and infrastructure projects across Africa, Europe and the CIS.

His work includes advising governments and state-owned entities, financial institutions, oil and gas companies and sponsors on medium and large-scale investments, with expertise in project finance, public-private partnerships, energy projects, industrial projects and corporate transactions. Foucaud acquired extensive knowledge of business practices and legal strategies in both developed and emerging countries.

Before joining Orrick, Foucaud was an associate in the French and Russian projects departments of a French law firm.

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Practice:

  • Legislative/Regulatory Participation
  • Public Finance
  • Public Policy

Jerry V. Kyle, Jr. Partner Legislative/Regulatory Participation, Public Finance

Austin

Jerry practices in the public law area. With a focus in public finance, he serves as bond counsel or underwriters' counsel in tax-exempt bond transactions.

 Jerry has been active in traditional bond financings for governmental entities such as school districts, cities, counties and special-purpose districts, advising them on general obligation, ad valorem tax-secured financings and special or limited obligation financings, such as utility system revenue-secured financings, conduit financings, financings for state agencies and financings for entities authorized to act on behalf of the State of Texas and its political subdivisions, including tax and revenue anticipation and general obligation and special-purpose facility revenue financings.
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Practice:

  • Structured Finance
  • Banking & Finance

Aurelien Parent Associate Structured Finance, Banking & Finance

Paris

Aurélien Parent is a banking and finance lawyer in Orrick's Paris office

Aurélien advises French and international banks and financial institutions as well as borrowers on French and cross-border structured finance transactions.

Prior to joining Orrick, Aurélien was an associate for two years in the Banking & Finance department of Herbert Smith Freehills.

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Practice:

  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Sarah Sloan Managing Associate Supreme Court & Appellate

Washington, D.C.

Sarah is a member of Orrick's Supreme Court and Appellate practice group.

Before joining Orrick, Sarah served as a law clerk to Justice Elena Kagan and Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court, Judge Michelle T. Friedland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Judge Alison J. Nathan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Sarah received her law degree from Columbia Law School, where she won the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Prize. 

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Practice:

  • Tax
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Renewable Energy
  • Capital Markets
  • M&A and Private Equity

Michael J. Masri Partner Tax, Energy

New York

Mike is a transactional lawyer whose principal areas of practice are tax, energy and infrastructure.

He regularly advises his clients on energy tax credits, government incentive programs, project developments and financings, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and all forms of leasing transactions. Mike represents investors and developers in tax equity financings across the renewable energy sector. He also assists clients in a broad range of federal income tax matters, including domestic and cross-border M&A, restructurings, financings, private equity and securities offerings.

Practice:

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

Patrick Driscoll Associate Corporate, Technology Companies Group

London

Patrick's practice covers a range of corporate, venture capital and private equity transactions, with a focus on technology and intellectual property-rich companies.

Patrick’s experience includes formation and early-stage corporate counselling to later stage capital financing, M&A exits and management buy-outs. He has acted for founders, investors and management teams within the software, telecommunications, fintech, renewable energy and cleantech industries.

Prior to joining Orrick, Patrick worked for five years in the Global Corporate Practice Group at an international law firm, during which he was seconded to Live Nation Entertainment where he provided legal counsel to Ticketmaster on e-commerce, advertising and consumer-rights issues.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • Fintech
  • Banking & Finance
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
  • Energy

Rebecca Kellner Associate Technology Companies Group, Fintech

London

Rebecca is an associate in the financial services regulatory team and provides advice on a broad range of financial regulation.

Rebecca has worked with regulated companies and financial institutions on, among other things, authorisation, outsourcing, systems and controls, payment services, e-money, consumer credit and anti-money laundering regulations. She also works with clients in the Fintech space, including providing advice on crypto-currencies and ICOs.

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Practice:

  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Infrastructure

Lucy Preston Associate International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

London

Based in London, international dispute resolution associate Lucy Preston primarily focuses on disputes arising out of the energy and construction sector.

She has worked with clients in a variety of sectors and in many dispute forums, with a particular focus on ICC and LCIA arbitrations.
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Practice:

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

Stephen Wallace Associate Technology Companies Group, Renewable Energy

London

Stephen is an associate in the corporate team in London and has experience in advising organisations in the areas of M&A, venture capital and renewable energy.

Stephen has advised investment funds in the renewable energy sector as well as investors and companies in the technology sector on a broad range of corporate matters including acquisitions, disposals, corporate reorganisations and investments. Stephen's training contract included a secondment to the legal department of a large US investment bank supporting the equity investment division.

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Practice:

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

Francois Lagoutte Associate Technology Companies Group, M&A and Private Equity

Paris

François is a member of the Technology Companies Group at Orrick in Paris.

He represents startups, entrepreneurs, venture capital funds, and private equity firms that launch and finance new products and technologies across a broad range of industries. From formation to exit, François advises emerging technology companies in all stages of the startup life cycle. He also provides strategic counsel to founders and investors in connection with complex transactions and other corporate issues.

François is passionate about innovation. In the United States, he was involved with Duke University’s incubator.

François studied both Law and Economics, at Paris II University, EDHEC Business School, Fudan University School of Economics in Shanghai and at Duke University School of Law.

Before joining Orrick, François worked at Shearman & Sterling and actively participated in the launch of a start up in Paris as Chief Operating Officer.