Helmlinger Joins Orrick as Public Finance Partner



Healthcare finance lawyer Robyn Helmlinger joined law firm Orrick as a partner in the Public Finance Group. Helmlinger will be based in San Francisco.

For two decades, Helmlinger has been advising issuers, borrowers and underwriters involved in issuing municipal bonds, with a focus in the U.S. healthcare industry. She counsels clients on implementing complex financings and debt programs and developing new financial structures. Most recently, Helmlinger advised a newly created hospital authority on its first borrowing, which included restructuring its treasury management services, and counseled a nonprofit healthcare system on a two-phase restructuring of its existing debt, in order to implement a new master debt structure.

She joins the firm from Squire Patton Boggs where she led their healthcare finance initiative.

“I am simply thrilled to join this dominant practice in public finance and in the healthcare sector – and one known for innovating and driving market changes,” said Helmlinger.

Helmlinger is a Fellow of the American College of Bond Counsel, a member of the National Association of Bond Counsel and a founding member and advisory committee member of Women in Public Finance – Northern California Chapter.

“Robyn is widely recognized as one of the top healthcare finance lawyers in the country. She has built a substantial practice and developed institutional relationships that will add strength on strength. We’re thrilled to welcome yet another leading woman to the team,” said Jenna Magan, who recently became co-leader of Orrick’s Public Finance practice with Roger Davis.

Magan took over for Justin Cooper, who has stepped into the role of Finance Sector Leader.

Orrick, for the 20th year, was the nation’s #1 bond counsel for 2018, as well as the #1 disclosure counsel and #2 underwriters counsel nationally. The team works with many of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the United States and has served as bond, disclosure, issuer or underwriters counsel on more than 400 healthcare issues totaling $40 billion since 1998.

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