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Tobacco Securitizations

In part, this is because Orrick is one of the few firms with the combination of resources required for such financings – public finance, securitization, tax and bankruptcy.  From the first transaction for the city of New York in November 1999 through some of the most recent, we have been counsel on more than 65 tobacco securitizations (including three pools) aggregating more than $30 billion. We are thoroughly familiar with, and have crafted disclosure and rendered required opinions about, the Master Settlement Agreement, the Model Statute, the Consent Decree and other related documents, ...

Financial Services Litigation

Named one of the nation’s top litigation departments in 2016 by The American Lawyer, and the winner of numerous litigation practice group awards, our litigators on both the East and West coasts and in offices worldwide have established a winning record across a variety of forums for our financial institution clients. We have particular strength in securities and other claims related to complex financial products; the full range of employment disputes, including novel Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower issues and high-profile discrimination claims; Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money ...
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Banking & Finance

Both lenders and borrowers have turned to us for over 100 years for counsel on a wide array of loan transactions, from acquisition finance to recapitalizations, work-out financings to asset based lending facilities, municipal lending to project finance, and all manner of other lending arrangements. Our large international group of Banking & Finance lawyers works as a cohesive team across North America, Europe and Asia to deliver flawless execution on the most demanding loan transactions. Whether they’re bulge bracket investment banks, new alternative lenders, large corporate borrowers or ...
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Structured Finance

Over the past three years, our Structured Finance team has counseled clients on nearly 500 financings worldwide, with an aggregate value of over $252 billion. We act as counsel for numerous major issuers and underwriters in the structured finance market, and we have a leading presence in CMBS, RMBS and CLO transactions; marketplace lending, credit cards, auto loan/lease and dealer floorplan transactions; and tender option bonds. We pioneered the innovative mini-bond structure in Italy and are also pioneering the securitization of a wide range of esoterics, including tax liens, Property ...
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Restructuring

Creditors, debtors, committees, lenders and other parties value the practical, commercial solutions we bring to every matter. We’ve been on both sides of the table, and that enables us to understand and address the goals and motivations of all parties. We offer distinctive strength in niche industries and products, and our record of success includes some of the most complex bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructurings in the United States, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, China, Japan and Korea. Our team is honored to be recognized for our restructuring work. In 2017, Chambers’ ...
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Share Scheme Services

We offer a full service to businesses wishing to either create an equity incentive plan or to build on existing arrangements, and we advise both purely UK based clients and also businesses with cross-border needs. The UK is currently a relatively costly personal tax environment, and such incentive plans can not only carry significant commercial advantages in motivating key personnel, but can also offer very valuable tax savings. Enterprise Management Incentives The most popular UK share option scheme for emerging companies with UK–based employees is the tax favoured Enterprise Management ...

Senior Living Finance

We handle a range of transactions, everything from: tax-exempt or taxable; fixed or variable rate; new money; refunding or working capital; credit enhanced or self-liquidity; rated or unrated; public offering or private placement; and everything in between. Our team addresses critical issues and collaborates with the entire working group to provide successful results for each Senior Living provider.  Scope We regularly act as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter’s counsel and direct purchaser’s counsel for Senior Living finance transactions around the country. Our practice ...

Charter School Finance

We have assisted a wide variety of charter schools throughout the United States, developed innovative school bond financings and participated in policy and legislative activities designed to meet unique challenges and achieve a comprehensive range of purposes. We have worked with the financing and refinancing of a wide variety of charter school projects, including working capital projects such as teaching specialists, administrative staff, Internet access, after-school and summer programs, pupil transportation, kindergarten programs, extracurricular offerings, information technology, and ...

Compensation & Benefits

We have those lawyers. We are unique. With over 15 experts in London, New York City, Paris, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Wheeling, we work with clients on both domestic and global compensation & benefits matters. It’s all about you. As one client told Chambers USA: "They have good foresight – not just reacting in a transactional sense, but also looking at the trends and the bigger picture and being proactive in working with you to avoid a problem before it happens. The attorneys are incredibly responsive to our needs and are always able to assist when asked." Supporting Your Strategy We ...
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Whistleblower & Corporate Investigations

We’ve worked on precedent-setting cases, including Livingston v. Wyeth, one of the leading cases to date that address what constitutes "protected activity" under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. And we helped Broadcom secure a complete dismissal of a Dodd-Frank whistleblower claim brought by an in-house attorney in Davies v. Broadcom. Along the way, we’ve played an integral role in the development of whistleblower law. We authored the leading treatise on Whistleblower defense, Corporate Whistleblowing in the Sarbanes-Oxley/Dodd-Frank Era. Our clients include multinational employers across a wide range ...
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Antitrust (Cartels)

Cartel expertise Competition authorities worldwide are dialing up their anti-cartel efforts and heightening cross-border collaboration, with synchronized "dawn raids" mounted across jurisdictions. Companies can expect more of the same going forward – perhaps much more. Critical to risk management is an aggressive response that proactively addresses compliance alerts and other indications of anti-competitive conduct. Speed and agility can also mean the difference between amnesty or leniency and catastrophic sanctions. The choice of cartel counsel is thus a crucial decision point in protecting ...
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Equity Capital Markets

In addition to representing issuers, we have acted as underwriters’ counsel for all of the leading investment banks:           - Barclays - BOC Internatonal - BMO Capital Markets - BofA Securities     - CCB International - Citi   - Credit Suisse - Deutsche Bank Securities     - Goldman Sachs - Guotai Junan Capital - Jefferies - JP Morgan ...

Orrick Advises Rocket Pharmaceuticals on Convertible Notes Refinancing

February.20.2020

Orrick represented Rocket Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Rocket”) in private exchange transactions of $39.35 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2021 (the “Old Notes”) for $39.35 million aggregate principal amount of its newly issued 6.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2022 (the “New Notes”). In connection with the transactions, Rocket also received the requisite consents of noteholders to amend the indenture in respect of the Old Notes to, among other things, eliminate the debt covenant. The transactions closed on February 20, 2020. Rocket (Nasdaq: RCKT) is a ...