Dolph Hellman

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP


Dolph Hellman, a partner in the San Francisco office, is the Co-Chair of the firm's Private Investment Funds Group and a member of the firm's Corporate Department. Mr. Hellman concentrates his practice on private equity investor representation and fund formation as well as representing financial institutions and corporations in privately negotiated debt transactions (including leveraged transactions). Mr. Hellman counsels some of the largest public pension plans in the U.S. and other institutional investors in various U.S. based and international alternative investments (including funds focused on real estate, buy-out, venture capital and mezzanine investment opportunities) as well as sponsors in fund formation. In addition, Mr. Hellman has a broad range of experience in commercial lending transactions, including secured financings, unsecured and asset-based financings, vendor and customer financings, subscription credit facilities, project financings, venture debt financings, letters of credit, receivables purchase financings, aircraft financings and leasing.

Mr. Hellman received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Denver in 1986 and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1989. In addition to moderating this panel, Mr. Hellman is a frequent speaker in the area of private investment funds, and recently moderated a number of panels on topics including starting a first time fund, cross-border investment opportunities and predicting institutional limited partner investing levels in 2011 and beyond. Mr. Hellman is a member of the National Association of Public Plan Pension Attorneys and the American College of Investment Counsel.