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Corporate Lending

Orrick’s Banking & Finance team takes a creative approach to counseling many of the world’s leading corporations, investment and commercial banks, investment funds and alternative credit providers in sophisticated corporate finance transactions, including syndicated credit facilities, asset finance, leasing, receivables financing and securitization transactions.  We also advise clients on structured and asset-based financings, restructurings and securities offerings such as investment grade and high yield debt/equity offerings. Our team is focused on delivering business-pragmatic and often ...

Insurance Recovery

According to Chambers USA, clients describe us as "top-notch lawyers who provide great customer service and are practical. They understand our business concerns and can help us balance the pros and cons of various paths." We represent the interests of policyholders exclusively, working tirelessly to secure recoveries for our clients. We litigate coverage claims when necessary, but focus on developing innovative, non-litigation solutions for our clients’ complex coverage disputes. To proactively avoid disputes, we provide risk management counseling and insurance advice to our clients on all of ...

Defense Energy Projects

This adds up to significant opportunity – and some important challenges.  Most renewable energy projects in the United States are developed, built, and financed on a “project finance” model.  In contrast, the contracting functions at the DoD are largely structured around a traditional government contracting procurement approach.  Our team helps our clients bridge that gap and assists them in taking on the most challenging issues related to developing and financing DoD projects.    Our team includes members of our energy project development and finance practice and our government contracting ...

3D Printing

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, makes objects by joining materials layer by layer based on a digital 3D model. Many different types of 3D printing technology exist, including material extrusion, stereolithography, and selective laser sintering. The 3D printing market is growing rapidly, as is the development and refinement of new 3D printing technologies. Our Team Our lawyers Vann Pearce and Chris Higgins possess deep insight into the 3D printing industry’s intersection with intellectual property. Vann and Chris have been featured speakers at 3D printing conferences in the U.S. and ...

Qualified Retirement Plans & ESOPs

Our Compensation & Benefits lawyers help our clients establish and maintain their qualified plans. We draft and amend the plans for our larger clients, and prepare applications and submit plans to the IRS for determination letters.  We do more than just draft and amend clients' plan documents and submit IRS applications, however. We counsel our clients about all aspects of their qualified plan design and administration. We understand the complex relationships among lawyers, clients, plan trustees, investment advisors and record keepers. Our experience helps our clients make creative, ...

Public Policy

We are the group that CEOs and GCs call when they need to pass legislation in their 10 most important states or respond to a multistate AG investigation that could land them on the front page of The Wall Street Journal. Need more proof? Just ask Financial Times, which singled us out in its 2014 North America Innovative Lawyers report for our novel "litigation avoidance strategy that helps clients solve company matters in the state legislature rather than the courtroom." Or ask DraftKings, FanDuel and Zenefits – all of which have turned to us when faced with existential threats from state AGs, ...

The End of the California Legislative Session: Which CCPA Amendments Passed?

by Heather Sussman, Emily S. Tabatabai, David Curtis, Nicholas Farnsworth and Maria Rouvalis | September.17.2019

With the January 1, 2020 effective date of the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”) rapidly approaching, all eyes have been on the California legislature’s consideration of a robust suite of amendments that would clarify ambiguities and address discrepancies underlying the prominent privacy statute. As the 2019 California legislative session came to a close last Friday, six CCPA amendments were passed and will now be delivered to the Governor, while the rest have either failed or will have to wait until next year for further consideration. The Governor has until October 13th to decide ...

Public Power Financing

Since 1985, members of the Public Power Group have participated in more than 575 tax-exempt financings aggregating more than $106 billion in twenty-five U.S. states and territories, plus more than 95 taxable financings aggregating more than $55 billion for Federal power agencies and rural electric cooperatives. Orrick works with a broad range of issuer clients such as state agencies, small and large cities, districts, and joint action agencies, as well as with 9 of the 20 largest public power systems. We also work with the largest electric utility in the country (the Tennessee Valley ...

Compensation & Benefits M&A

We have advised clients on all types of transactions, including traditional stock and asset acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs and multinational joint ventures. We work with each client to achieve maximum tax and financial results, while reducing liabilities and attaining employee retention and incentive goals. Orrick lawyers also help companies structure transactions at the early planning stages of an acquisition. Our counseling extends well beyond legal documentation as we assist clients with quantitative analyses on the different approaches to a transaction and provide practical and ...