Alums on the Move

As of April 27, 2021

In Memoriam
Orrick mourns the loss of our friend and San Francisco Public Finance partner John Knox,
who died in February after a courageous battle with cancer.

Shaika Ahmed (Silicon Valley/Technology Companies) has joined Sidley Austin LLP in Menlo Park, CA, as an associate.

Stephanie Albrecht (Los Angeles/White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance) has joined Greenberg Gross LLP in Los Angeles as a counsel.

Shani Alexander (Washington, D.C./Energy & Infrastructure) has joined Organon & Co. in Washington, D.C., as director of legal - manufacturing.

Craig Beazer (New York/Public Finance) has joined Lincoln Financial in Radnor, PA, as executive vice president and general counsel. He was previously executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at KeyBank.

Spencer Bruck (New York/White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance) has joined the New York State Attorney General’s Office in New York City as special assistant attorney general.

Walt Brown (San Francisco/White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance) has joined Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in San Francisco as a partner.

Samuel Castic (Seattle/Antitrust) has been named chief privacy officer at Blackhawk Network in Pleasanton, CA. Prior to joining Blackhawk, Samuel was senor director of privacy and associate general counsel at Nordstrom.

Alex Chachkes (New York/Intellectual Property) and Nick Setty (Seattle/Intellectual Property) have formed Setty Chachkes PLLC, a law firm with offices in New York City and Seattle.

Joseph Choi (New York/Banking & Finance) has joined Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC in New York City as a partner.

Julian S. H. Chung (New York/Banking & Finance) has joined Turnberry Associates in Aventura, FL. Julian was previously a partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.

Glynna K. Christian (New York/Technology Companies) has joined Holland & Knight LLP in Chicago as a partner.

Kelsi Corkran (Washington, D.C./Supreme Court & Appellate) has joined Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy & Protection in Washington, D.C., as a senior fellow.

Kelsi Ann Cronkhite (New York/Banking & Finance) has joined Morrison Cohen, LLP in New York City as an associate.

Amira Day Dallafior (San Francisco/Employment), assistant general counsel for global labor and employment at Pinterest, was a panelist at Ark Group’s 15th Annual Women Legal Summit, entitled “Generational Perspectives and Navigating Career Opportunities: What has Changed? And What Remains the Same?”  The panel was moderated by conference chairperson Pat Gillette (San Francisco/Employment), author and JAMS arbitrator, who also gave opening remarks.

Hélène Daher (Paris/Employment) has founded Daher Avocats in Paris. Prior to forming the firm, Hélène worked at Vivant Chiss.

Kathryn Ellen Doi (San Francisco/Litigation), a partner at Hanson Bridgett LLP in Sacramento, has been reappointed to the California New Motor Vehicle Board by California Governor Gavin Newsom. Kathryn has served on the board since 2013.

Marie-Elise Douge (Paris/Energy & Infrastructure) has joined the legal department at Neoen, a leading independent producer of renewable energy, in Paris.

Maria Frangeskides (London/Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution) has joined Addleshaw Goddard LLP in London as a partner.

Rebecca “Rosie” Gorn Vail  (San Francisco/White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance) has joined Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in San Francisco as a partner.

Hannah Garden-Monheit (Washington, D.C./Supreme Court & Appellate) has joined the National Economic Council in Washington, D.C., as a senior policy advisor. Hannah previously held a similar position with the Congressional Oversight Commission in Washington, D.C.

Lars Garling (Düsseldorf/M&A and Private Equity) has joined Bird & Bird LLP in Düsseldorf as an associate.

Hannah Junkerman Ghaffari (Silicon Valley/Employment) has joined Plaid, Inc., a financial software company, in San Francisco, CA, as employment counsel.

Anne-Sophie Gidoin (Paris/International Arbitration) has joined Bolloré Transport & Logistics, a major international transport and logistics operator, in Paris, as a legal counsel.

Congratulations to Robert Gloistein (San Francisco/M&A and Private Equity), who retired from Orrick at the end of February, after 12 years with the firm. All the best, Bob!

Melissa Haag (San Francisco/White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance) has joined Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in San Francisco as a partner.

Tal Hacohen (New York/M&A and Private Equity) has joined Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in New York City as a partner.

Samuel Harbourt (San Francisco/Supreme Court & Appellate), California Deputy Solicitor General and a former clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, made his first U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in February representing the state in Lange v. California. The case was a Fourth Amendment challenge on whether the pursuit of a person whom a police officer has probable cause to believe has committed a misdemeanor categorically qualifies as an exigent circumstance sufficient to allow the officer to enter a home without a warrant.

Kenneth P. Herzinger (San Francisco/White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance) has joined Paul Hastings LLP in San Francisco as a partner.

Ulysses S. T. Hui (Silicon Valley/Intellectual Property) has joined Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in San Francisco as a partner in the technology, communications, privacy & security practice. Uly was previously with Japan Display Group in San Jose where he served as general counsel, chief risk management officer, compliance manager and assistant secretary.

Andrew Kim (Los Angeles/Intellectual Property) has joined Facebook, Inc., in Playa Vista, CA, as lead counsel, VR Platform.

Lauren Kootman (Washington, D.C./White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance) has joined the United States Department of Justice in the Fraud Section, Criminal Division, in Washington, D.C., as a trial attorney.

Michael Levin (Santa Monica/Technology Companies) has joined SPZ Legal in Santa Monica, CA, as an associate.

Stephen Lieberman (New York/Chief Financial Officer) has joined EY in Chicago as principal.

Robin Linsenmayer (San Francisco/White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance) has joined Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in San Francisco as a partner.

Randy Luskey (San Francisco/White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance) has joined Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in San Francisco as a partner.

Alisa M. Mall (New York/Real Estate) has been named managing director at Foresite Capital, a life sciences venture firm, in San Francisco. Alisa was previously managing director of investments at Carnegie Corporation.

Elizabeth Marshall (Washington, D.C./White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance) has joined the Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement, in Washington, D.C., as a staff attorney.

Michael Maruca (Washington, D.C./Energy & Infrastructure) has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency in Washington, D.C., as an attorney/advisor.

Michael J. Masri (New York/Tax) has joined Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York City.

Brigid McCurdy (Silicon Valley/Technology Companies) has joined Y Combinator in San Francisco as legal counsel.

Stephen McNeill (London/M&A and Private Equity) has joined LOGOS Legal Services in London as an associate.

Jennifer Prentiss Morrill (Silicon Valley/IP Licensing & Tech Transactions) has joined San Francisco-based Rev.com, a speech-to-text service utilizing artificial intelligences and human transcribers, as deputy general counsel.

Kara Moskowitz (New York/Structured Finance) has joined Pagaya Investments in New York City as a structured products counsel.

Rachelle Navarro (New York/White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance) has joined the litigation team at EY in New York City as assistant general counsel.

Mark Thuy-Vinh Ngugyen (San Francisco/Capital Markets) has joined Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo in San Francisco.

Mary Shen O’Carroll (San Francisco/Profitability Analysis) has joined Ironclad, a maker of enterprise software for managing contracts, as the company’s first chief community officer. Mary was previously director of the Legal Operations, Technology and Strategy team at Google in Mountain View, CA. She is also the co-founder and former president of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC), a global organization of legal operations professionals devoted to driving innovation and positive change within the legal industry.

Ejemen Ofoman (New York/Energy & Infrastructure) has joined Olaniwun Ajayi LP in Lagos, Nigeria, as a senior associate in the firm’s finance, energy & infrastructure practice.

Alexander P. Okuliar (Washington, D.C./Antitrust) has been named global antitrust co-chair at Morrison & Foerster in Washington, D.C. Previously, Alex was the deputy assistant attorney general for civil enforcement in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

Paolo R. Olavario (New York/Structured Finance) has joined Skadden LLP in New York City as an associate.

Yoon Jung Park (New York/Structured Finance) has joined Citigroup in New York City.

Warrington Parker (San Francisco/White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance) has joined Crowell & Moring LLP in San Francisco as a partner.

Mandy Perry (London/Employment) has joined Simmons & Simmons LLP in London as a partner.

Tracy Preston (San Francisco/Litigation) has been named general counsel at Hanesbrand Inc., headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Tracy was previously the executive vice president, chief legal officer, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer at Neiman Marcus Group in Dallas, TX.

Celaena Powder (Los Angeles/Real Estate) has joined Seismic Software Inc. in San Diego, CA, as vice president. Celaena was formerly an associate at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP.

Dr. Richard Rahm (San Francisco/Employment) has joined DLA Piper as an employment partner in San Francisco. Richard was previously a shareholder at Littler Mendelson P.C. in San Francisco.

Gabriel Salinas (Houston/M&A and Private Equity) has joined Shearman & Sterling in Houston as a counsel in the firm’s private equity practice and Latin America affinity group. Gabriel was previously general counsel and chief compliance officer at Avant Energy in Houston.

Gary D. Samson has retired from McGuireWoods LLP, where he was a partner. Best wishes, Gary!

Daniel Saposnik (Silicon Valley/M&A and Private Equity) has joined Goodwin Procter LLP in Redwood City, CA, as a counsel.

Nikolaus Schmidt-Hamkens (Düsseldorf/M&A and Private Equity) has joined KNPZ Rechtsanwälte in Hamburg, Germany.

Zayn Siddique (New York/Supreme Court & Appellate) has been named senior advisor to the White House deputy chief of staff by President Joseph Biden, becoming the first Bangladeshi-American to be named to a senior position in the Biden administration. Prior, Zayn was the chief of staff for the Domestic and Economic Team of the Biden-Harris Transition and was also a member of then Vice President-elect Harris’s prep team for the 2020 vice-presidential debate.

Daniel Silverberg (San Francisco/Litigation) has joined Capstone LLC in Washington, D.C., as managing director of the firm’s corporate practice and co-lead of Capstone’s National Security Team. Daniel was previously the National Security Advisor at the Office of the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives.

Dr. Andreas M. Skupien (Düsseldorf/Tax) has joined McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP in Dusseldorf as an associate.

Ashlie Smith (Boston/Intellectual Property) has joined Quarles & Brady LLP in Phoenix, AZ, as a trademark and copyright associate.

Randall C. Smith (Washington, D.C./Supreme Court & Appellate) has joined the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser in Washington, D.C., as an attorney adviser.

Matthew Steranko (Wheeling/Orrick Analytics) has joined Dauntless Discovery, an eDiscovery service provider in Pittsburgh, as a senior project manager.

David J. Stevens (San Francisco/Public Finance) has joined Holland & Knight LLP in Atlanta, GA, as a senior counsel. David was previously a deputy city attorney with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office.

Heather Stewart (Portland/Energy & Infrastructure) has been named a partner at Stoel Rives LLP in Portland, OR. Heather was previously an associate at the firm.

Maria Stracqualursi (Boston/Technology Companies) has joined Rich May, P.C. in Boston as an associate.

Michael Sugarman (Los Angeles/Structured Finance) has joined Invictus Capital Partners in Washington, D.C., as a senior associate general counsel.

Adam N. Tabor (Seattle/Public Policy) has joined K&L Gates LLP as an associate.

Hélène Taberlet (Geneva/International Arbitration) has joined Lalive in Geneva as an associate. She was previously senior legal counsel at Philia S.A.

James Thompson (San Francisco/White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance) has joined Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP in San Francisco as a partner.

Katherine Treistman (Houston/Litigation) has joined Arnold and Porter Kaye Scholer LLP as a partner in Houston. Katherine was previously a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Siddhartha “Sid” Venkatesan (Silicon Valley/Intellectual Property) has been named as chief legal officer at Embark Trucks, Inc., a leading developer of self-driving trucks, in San Francisco. Prior to joining Embark, Sid served as general counsel, chief operating officer, and corporate secretary at Komline-Sanderson in Peapack, NJ.

Margaret Wheeler-Frothingham (New York/Intellectual Property) has joined Mayer Brown LLP in San Francisco as an associate.

Kayla Wieche (New York/Technology Companies ) has joined DoorDash in New York City as an associate commercial counsel.

Besorah Won (Los Angeles/Public Finance) has joined Automobile Club of Southern California in Costa Mesa, CA, as a corporate counsel.

Arshak Zakarian (San Francisco/Energy & Infrastructure) has joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in San Francisco as an associate.

Philippe Zeller (Paris/Energy & Infrastructure) has joined the newly opened Paris office of bureau Brandeis, an Amsterdam-based plaintiffs litigation boutique. Philippe formerly was a partner at DS Avocats in Paris.