The law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced in recent days that Sam Millar and Tony Katz, both financial services regulatory experts, joined the firm as partners in its London office.
Millar and Katz both join from Liquid Capital Group; Millar served as General Counsel and Katz served as Group Head of Compliance.
Anne O’Neill, head of Orrick’s London office was quoted as saying in a press release at the firm’s website: “Financial institutions comprise more than one-third of Orrick’s practice globally and this addition responds to our clients’ increasing demand for seamless global regulatory and dispute resolution advice.”
Orrick has successfully litigated many of the defining issues arising out of the financial crises on behalf of clients such as Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse, Bank of America and Morgan Stanley, and has market-leading financial institutions practices in a variety of areas including capital markets, project finance, and structured finance.
Both Millar and Katz have significant experience advising leading financial institutions and funds and FTSE listed companies in contentious and non-contentious matters, including regulatory investigations and commercial litigation.
For four years, Katz served at the Financial Services Authority as a Manager in the Retail Policy and Conduct Risk Division. At Liquid Capital Group, the global options market making firm and a long-time Orrick client in London, Millar and Katz guided the firm’s expansion and restructuring in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Hong Kong, Chicago and New York. The pair’s non-contentious work includes supervisory inquiries, assisting and managing relationships with exchanges and regulators, compliance systems, strategic advice and reviews, internal investigations, and financial services related agreements and employment advice.
Millar started his legal career with Ashurst and Jones Day; this included a secondment to Goldman Sachs International. He studied law at Cambridge University, and has an LLM from the University of Illinois as a Fulbright Commission Travel Scholar. He also served as a Judicial Assistant at the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.
Katz began his career in South Africa at Edward Nathan Sonnenberg. He then practiced in London with Slaughter and May for six years before serving with the FSA. He received a BBusSc, with honors, and an LLB from the University of Cape Town.
A leading global law firm with offices spanning the United States, Europe and Asia, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has over 1,200 lawyers across 23 offices and 8 countries, and offers practices of the highest quality, including a mix of transactional, litigation and regulatory expertise.
Chambers & Partners ranks Orrick’s lawyers and its practices among the world’s finest. The 2011 Chambers Global profiles Orrick’s strengths across 37 practice areas and 11 markets, and names 60 Orrick lawyers as leading practitioners worldwide. Law 360 recently recognized Orrick among its “Global 20,” a list of the most successful firms as measured by US and international expansion and results achieved for clients. In addition, The Financial Times includes Orrick on its list of the most innovative U.S.-origin law firms, recognizing the firm’s finance and litigation work.