SAN FRANCISCO, 18 August 2004 Legal news, law news, law firm news …

SAN FRANCISCO, 18 August 2004 Legal news, law news, law firm news & research at LAWFUEL – Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced today that Elizabeth Lefever has joined the firm as of counsel in the firm’s corporate department, resident in the San Francisco office. Lefever, previously of counsel in the San Francisco office of Clifford Chance, reunites with a number of lawyers who joined Orrick earlier this summer from Clifford Chance’s West Coast offices.

Lefever’s practice is focused on public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and advising boards and executives on corporate governance matters.

“Libby’s strong track record advising clients on complex transactions and SEC regulatory matters will significantly enhance our growing West Coast corporate practice. We’re delighted that Libby has chosen Orrick,” said Stephen M. Graham, chair of the firm’s 120-lawyer corporate practice.

Lefever also joins new San Francisco corporate partner Jim Black, who moved to Orrick in early August from Perkins Coie, where he was managing director of their San Francisco office.

Prior to joining Clifford Chance in 2002, Lefever was a corporate associate at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison for four years, and prior to that, was a corporate associate at Thacher, Proffitt & Wood, in their New York offices.

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an international law firm with approximately 700 lawyers in North America, Europe, and Asia. The firm focuses on litigation, complex and novel finance, and innovative corporate transactions. Orrick clients include Fortune 100 companies, major industrial and financial corporations, commercial and investment banks, high-growth companies, governmental entities, start-ups, and individuals. The firm’s 13 offices are located in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Orange County, Pacific Northwest, London, Milan, Paris, Rome, and Tokyo.

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