May 19, 2016 - Orrick is pleased to announce that partner William Molinski has been appointed the leader of the firm's Los Angeles office. In this role, Bill will set strategy for the firm's LA office, which is one of 25 offices worldwide and includes nearly 70 lawyers with market leading practices in litigation, technology, finance and real estate. Bill succeeds Michael McAndrews, who steps into the role of the firm’s global real estate practice group leader. Orrick's real estate team advised on more than $14 billion in deals in 2015.
Previously the head of Orrick's Commercial Litigation practice, Bill is a seasoned trial lawyer who acts for clients such as Dish Network, Pricewaterhouse Cooper and Applied Materials. He was named one of California Lawyer's 2011 "Attorneys of the Year".
"We have terrific momentum on our Los Angeles practice and I am excited to work with the team to take our practice to the next level," said Bill.
Mike McAndrews, who led the firm's LA office for 14 years, represents real estate investment funds, private equity funds, financial institutions and corporate clients in engagements including financings aggregating in excess of $4 billion.
Orrick is an AmLaw 50 firm focused on serving the technology, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors. Chambers Global 2015 rates the firm for excellence across 45 transactional, litigation and IP practice areas. Founded more than 150 years ago in San Francisco, Orrick today has offices in major markets worldwide. Approximately a quarter of Orrick's practice is outside the United States, led from offices in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, China and Japan, as well as an affiliated office in Côte d'lvoire. In-house counsel selected the firm to BTI's 2016 Client Service A-Team for the second year in a row. The American Lawyer named Orrick among the top 10 firms in its 2016 Litigation Power Rankings and selected the firm as 2016 IP Litigation Department of the Year. The firm also ranks in the top 10 on American Lawyer's 2015 A-List, reflecting its leadership in client service, associate satisfaction, diversity and pro bono legal service. Financial Times has selected Orrick as one of the most innovative firms in North America in each of the past five years.