New Orrick Partners Eye 'Solar Valley' Projects

Law360, New York (August 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Hoping to capitalize on increasing worldwide investment in renewable energy projects, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced Thursday that four new partners have joined the firm's energy and project finance group in San Francisco.

One of the new partners, Mark Weitzel, said Thursday that with 120 lawyers in the Bay Area the firm hopes to work on turning Silicon Valley into “Solar Valley.”

As transaction lawyers, the four are experts in “emerging companies finance.” They'll team with Orrick's projects financing lawyers to provide legal services for...
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