Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Q1 | 2023

Orrick is a global law firm focused on serving the technology & innovation, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors. Founded more than 150 years ago in San Francisco, Orrick today has offices in 27+ markets worldwide. Clients worldwide call on our teams for forward-looking commercial advice on transactions, litigation and compliance matters. In each of the past 7 years, Financial Times has named the firm among the top 3 most innovative law firms, and Fortune has named Orrick to its list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. We bring distinctive quality, teamwork and value to the table – and innovate in everything we do.

In Tech & Innovation, we help clients compete globally and thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic landscape. Our clients include more than 4,000 tech and life sciences companies, 10 of the world’s 15 largest public tech companies, 100+ unicorns and leading VC investors globally. We partner with clients on virtually every transaction type – formation through going public – and achieve outstanding litigation and regulatory outcomes for them. As dedicated business partners, we focus on helping clients set their strategic agendas, shape key employment strategies, manage cyber risk, lobby for innovation-friendly public policy and establish effective ESG oversight.

We offer a comprehensive global Energy & Infrastructure platform – working across renewables, power, oil & gas and infrastructure. Clients turn to us for revolutionary projects in energy transition and energy technology, and we guide them in the development of some of the most impactful infrastructure modernization projects across the planet. We are a pioneer in the infrastructure and public private partnership markets globally and work hand in hand with governmental agencies to realize their transformational and sustainable energy, infrastructure and mobility roadmaps. We also deliver strong results across litigation, arbitration, regulatory and proactive compliance engagements.

We have a long and rich history of serving the Finance sector. We've acted for global banks, funds and leading financial institutions at the forefront of innovation in the private and public sectors – from creating new financial products to resolving high-stakes litigation, enforcement and compliance matters. Harnessing the talents of our diverse finance, restructuring, securitization, real estate, M&A, capital markets and tax lawyers, we partner with our clients to develop strategies for bespoke challenges and opportunities in today’s fast-paced financial markets. We combine our market knowledge with a deep bench of leading trial, appellate, regulatory and compliance lawyers to help financial institutions navigate complex litigation and enforcement matters.

With regulatory and enforcement uncertainty at an all-time high, finance and tech converging, and financial litigation and investigations picking up pace – our clients tell us that the need has never been greater for forward-looking, synthesized regulatory advice – combined with litigation and transactional counsel. Our Strategic Advisory & Government Enforcement team includes 270 lawyers in 19 markets across the United States, Europe and Asia who are dedicated to delivering synthesized advice, drawing on financial & fintech (regulatory, enforcement, transactional), white collar, privacy & cybersecurity, competition, public policy, trade and technology transactions perspectives. Through our 2023 combination with Buckley, the firm offers the highest quality advice to help clients see around regulatory corners. Our team has experience working at the SEC, FTC, CFPB, DOJ, FTC – including former state Attorneys General, federal prosecutors and trial attorneys, and U.S. attorneys. Law360 honored Orrick teams as both Banking and Fintech Group of the Year for 2022, and the Buckley team has long been recognized for its “band one” consumer finance compliance, enforcement and litigation practices (Chambers & Partners). Orrick has Top 10 practices in asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities (Asset-Backed Alert), one of the most active direct lending practices and a broad view of the fintech market informed by more than 700 clients.

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