Alan G. Benjamin

Co-Chair, Banking & Debt Capital Markets Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Alan G. Benjamin

Alan G. Benjamin

Co-Chair, Banking & Debt Capital Markets Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Biography

Alan Benjamin is a partner in Orrick's Los Angeles office and is former co-chair of the firm’s Banking & Finance Group. Mr. Benjamin has been practicing banking and commercial law for 35 years.

Mr. Benjamin concentrates his practice on complex financial transactions and restructurings, including secured and unsecured loan transactions, project financings, leveraged buy-outs, dividend recapitalizations and insolvency matters. He has extensive experience in lending to the gaming industry, including lending to Native American tribes.

In addition to his practice responsibilities, Mr. Benjamin has held many firmwide positions. Mr. Benjamin is currently Managing Director, Finance for the firm (in charge of the firm’s finances) and sits on the firm’s Management Committee. As Managing Director, Finance, Mr. Benjamin chairs the firm’s Finance and Audit Committee having served as its chair since its inception. Previously, Mr. Benjamin was a managing director having responsibility for the oversight of all of Orrick’s offices in the United States and around the world from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Benjamin was also a member of Orrick’s Executive Committee (the predecessor to the Board) from January 1997 until December 2001; he was the chair of Orrick’s Private Finance Group from January 1996 until December 2000; he was chair of the firm’s Banking and Finance Group from January 2001 until December 2011; and he was the firm's Chief Financial Officer from 2009 to 2010.

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Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Chairman at New York Legal Assistance Group

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Former Head of the Finance Practice at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Chair, Global Trade Secrets Practice Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Managing Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Managing Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Chair, Housing Finance Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Co-Chair, Banking & Debt Capital Markets Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Education
JD, Order of the Coif
Class of 1977

UCLA School of Law is the youngest top law school in the nation. After more than 60 years, our school has never felt bound by outmoded ideas of how law should be taught or studied. Instead, beginning in the 1950s, UCLA created its own tradition - a tradition of innovation.

MBA in Finance, Beta Gamma Sigma
Class of 1977

Founded in the depth of the Great Depression, UCLA Anderson School of Management now ranks among the top-tier business schools in the world. An award-winning faculty renowned for research and teaching, highly selective admissions, successful alumni and world-class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary learning environment in the heart of Southern California.

AB in Economics, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1974

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Member
Current

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Member
Current

Financial Lawyers Conference is a non-profit organization which comprises of attorneys from Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties. The firm sponsors monthly dinner meetings, usually on the first Thursday of each month and guest speakers and panels discuss current issues relating to finance, banking, commercial law and bankruptcy. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Career History
Co-Chair, Banking & Debt Capital Markets Group
Current

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an international law firm founded in San Francisco, California. Orrick traces its roots back to 1863, making it the oldest continuously operating law firm in San Francisco. The firm is focused on serving companies in the technology, energy & infrastructure and financial sectors and practices in five core areas: Corporate, Energy & Infrastructure, Finance, Intellectual Property and Litigation.

Boards & Committees
Member, Management Committee
Current

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an international law firm founded in San Francisco, California. Orrick traces its roots back to 1863, making it the oldest continuously operating law firm in San Francisco. The firm is focused on serving companies in the technology, energy & infrastructure and financial sectors and practices in five core areas: Corporate, Energy & Infrastructure, Finance, Intellectual Property and Litigation.

Political Donations
$250
2014

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 26th District, Julia Brownley

$250
2013

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 26th District, Julia Brownley

Awards & Honors
1974
CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
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