Alums on the Move


In Memoriam

Orrick mourns the passing of Seattle M&A and Private Equity partner Sam Haviland.  A talented lawyer and cherished colleague, Sam will be greatly missed.

We also sadly note the loss of Eric Kitcho (Compensation and Benefits/Wheeling), who was an associate at Babst, Calland, Clements & Zomnir, PC in Pittsburgh, PA, at the time of his death.

Alumni News

We are happy to share these updates received over the past several months.  We love sharing good news, so please send us yours!  [email protected]

D. Isabel Ajuria (Technology Companies Group/San Francisco) has joined Certified Employee-Owned in San Francisco as the director of membership.

Parsa Ansari (Public Finance/San Francisco) has joined Massumi + Consoli LLP in Los Angeles as an associate.

Alyssa Anzalone-Newman (Litigation/New York) has joined the New York State Attorney General‘s Office in New York City as an assistant attorney general.

Dylan Bensinger (Litigation/Los Angeles) has joined the United States District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles as a law clerk.

Agnes Bizard (International Arbitration/Paris) has joined King & Spalding LLP in Paris as an associate.

Melinda Blake Glastein (Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution/Los Angeles) has joined Warner Bros. in Burbank, CA, as senior counsel.

Sandra Bouchouareb (M&A and Private Equity/Paris) has joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Paris as an associate.

Amy Byrd (Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution/Los Angeles) has joined Hulu in Santa Monica, CA, as associate product counsel.

David Chang (Corporate/Silicon Valley) has joined Supercell in Helsinki, Finland, as legal counsel. Dave was previously counsel, legal affairs and business strategy at Riot Games.

W. Eugene Chang (Energy & Infrastructure/Tokyo) has joined K&L Gates LLP in Seoul, South Korea, as a partner.

Sitthikit Chariyasatit (Employment Law/Silicon Valley) has joined Instacart in San Francisco as employment counsel. Steve was previously senior associate at Arent Fox.

Pauline Chisto (Structured Finance/New York) has joined Goldman Sachs in New York City as vice president. Pauline was previously an associate at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.

Bruce Czachor (Banking & Finance/New York) has joined Piedmont Lithium Limited in New York City as vice president and general counsel. Bruce was previously of counsel at Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

Anjali Dalal (Litigation/New York) has joined the American Civil Liberties Union in New York City as staff attorney.

Hon. Lauri Damrell (Employment Law/Sacramento) has been appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to serve as a judge for the Sacramento Superior Court.

William D’Angelo (Corporate/Silicon Valley) has joined Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Los Angeles as a partner. Bill was previously co-managing partner at RedWillow Capital Partners, LLC.

Paul Denham (Banking & Finance/London) has joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in London as a partner. Paul was previously a partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

Sebastian Deschler (Global Finance/Washington, D.C.) has been named general counsel at CrossBoundary Group in Washington, D.C. Sebastian was previously senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary at TerraForm Power.

Julian Dirksen (M&A and Private Equity/Dusseldorf) has joined the legal team at Bird & Bird in Dusseldorf.

Zahra Egal (Energy & Infrastructure/New York) has joined Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets in New York City as vice president and counsel.

David Elkind (Insurance Recovery/Washington, D.C.) has joined Anderson Kill in Washington, D.C., as senior counsel. David was previously a partner at Lowenstein Sandler.

Jeremy Erickson (Compensation and Benefits/San Francisco) has joined Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in San Francisco as counsel. Jeremy was previously senior corporate counsel at Apple.

Jason Ervin (Litigation/New York) has joined Sloss Eckhouse LawCo LLP in New York City as an associate.

Melissa Frayer (Capital Markets/San Francisco) has joined Data Driven Safety LLC in Huntersville, NC, as general counsel.

Alessia Frisina (Structured Finance/Rome) has joined Rimini Street in London as corporate counsel. Alessia was previously senior legal counsel at Cisco.

David Goldstein (Antitrust/San Francisco) has joined Farmer Brownstein Jaeger & Goldstein in San Francisco as a partner.

Nicholas Green (Public Policy/New York) has joined Duffy & Young LLC in Charleston, SC, as special counsel.

Arthur Haubenstock (Litigation/San Francisco) has joined the California Efficiency + Demand Management Council in Santa Rosa, CA, as executive director. Arthur was previously vice president, policy and strategy, at 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC.

Sherry Haus (White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance/Sacramento) has joined Downey Brand LLP in in Sacramento, CA, as partner and assistant general counsel.

Wesley Helmholz (Technology Companies Group/Silicon Valley) has joined Google, Inc. in Mountain View, CA.

Patricia Higgins (Employment Law/Sacramento) has joined Shaw Law Group, PC in Sacramento, CA, as principal.

Benjamin Hofilena (Patent/Los Angeles) was awarded the Philippine American Bar Association’s Distinguished Leadership Award 2018. Ben is currently senior counsel at Twentieth Century Fox Films in Los Angeles.

Frederick Holden (Restructuring/San Francisco) has opened his own law office, Frederick Holden, Attorney at Law, in Grass Valley, CA.

Nishat Hossain (Intellectual Property/Silicon Valley) has joined Nixon Peabody LLP in San Francisco as an associate. Nish was previously an associate at Goodwin Procter LLP.

Matthew Ingles (Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution/Los Angeles) has joined Greenberg Gross LLP in Los Angeles as counsel.

Joshua Jacobs (Employment Law/New York) has joined Re:Sources, A Publicis Groupe Company, in New York City as counsel. Josh was previously an associate at Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP.

Edward “Ted” Johnson (M&A and Private Equity/Tokyo) has joined Zelus Tech Global in Tokyo as president.

George Kanabe (Intellectual Property/San Francisco) has joined McAfee, Inc. in Santa Clara, CA, as senior director of intellectual property.

Ajay Koduri (Capital Markets/San Francisco) has joined Goodwin Procter LLP in San Francisco as an associate.

Simone Lucatello (Banking & Finance/Rome) has joined Simmons & Simmons LLP in Milan as of counsel.

Igor Margulyan (Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution/New York) has joined Kobre & Kim LLP in New York City as a lawyer.

Michael McElroy (Structured Finance/Washington, D.C.) has joined Mayer Brown LLP in Washington, D.C., as a partner.

Jack Mead (Restructuring/London) has joined Kirkland & Ellis in London as an associate.

Joshua Naylor (Employment Law/New York) has joined UBS Financial Services in Weehawken, NJ.

Brian Neilinger (Corporate Department/New York) has joined Ellington Management Group in Old Greenwich, CT, as managing director. Brian previously spent some time as a self-employed consultant and was managing director at Full Circle Capital Corporation prior.

Dermot O’Riordan (Technology Companies Group/London) has joined The Reserve in London as vice president of operations and strategy.

Grace Pan (Intellectual Property/New York) has joined Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP in New York City as a partner. Grace was previously a partner at Holland & Knight LLP.

Bindiya Parmar (Corporate/London) has joined Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in London as an associate.

Myra Pasek (Intellectual Property/San Francisco) has joined Ouster in San Francisco as general counsel. Myra was previously general counsel at Impossible Foods Inc.

Monica Perrigino (Restructuring/New York) has joined the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in New York City as a law clerk.

Cammie Phan (Intellectual Property/Silicon Valley) has joined Oculus VR, LLC in Menlo Park, CA, as lead counsel. Cammie was previously senior counsel at GE Digital.

Arnold Pinkston (Corporate/San Francisco) has joined CoreLogic in Irvine, CA, as chief legal officer and corporate secretary. Arnold was previously general counsel at Allergan Inc.

Allison Pitigoi (Employment Law/Silicon Valley) has joined South Bay Development Company in Los Gatos, CA, as vice president. Allison was previously managing director at Newmark Cornish & Carey.

Jeffrey Prokop (Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution/Washington, D.C.) has joined Alcon Laboratories, Inc. in Fort Worth, TX.

Salvatore Riso (Global Finance/New York) has joined Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors, LLC in Chicago, IL, as president and chief executive officer. Torey was previously president and chief executive officer at Care Investment Trust LLC.

Avi Rosenblit (White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance/San Francisco) has joined Eventbrite in San Francisco as product and policy counsel.

Sanam Saaber (Technology Companies Group/Silicon Valley) has been promoted to vice president of legal at Box Inc. in Redwood City, CA. Sanam was previously senior director of legal.

Shannon Seekao (Employment Law/Silicon Valley) has joined AppDynamics in San Francisco as director of legal, employment.

Alexander Shavelev (International Arbitration/Dusseldorf)  has joined Pinsent Masons LLP in Munich as an associate.

Lawrence Sommerfeld (Corporate/Silicon Valley) has joined Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta, GA, as a partner. Larry previously served as chief of appeals and legal advice for the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Georgia.

Jeremy Spector (Tax/New York) has joined Cozen O’Connor in Philadelphia, PA, as of counsel. Jeremy was previously executive director of the New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority.

David Spencer (Commercial Litigation/Sacramento) has joined the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California as an assistant United States attorney.

Benjamin (Ben) Spitz (M&A and Private Equity/Tokyo) has joined QUOINE in Tokyo as senior legal counsel.

Diana Stern (M&A and Private Equity/Silicon Valley) has joined Baker & Hostetler LLP in New York City as legal innovation designer.

Anthony (Tony) Tartaglio (Intellectual Property/Silicon Valley) has joined Paul Hastings LLP in Palo Alto, CA, as an associate.

Kristina Trautmann (Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution/New York) has joined The Nature’s Bounty Company in Ronkonkoma, NY, as senior litigation counsel.

Michelle Van Oppen (Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution/Los Angeles) has joined Viacom Media Networks in Hollywood as counsel, litigation & intellectual property.

Sid Venkatesan (Intellectual Property/Silicon Valley) has been named chief operating officer and general counsel at Komline-Sanderson in Peapack, NJ. Sid was previously executive counsel and chief intellectual property counsel at GE Digital in San Ramon, CA.