Donald S. Field

Mr. Field

is a partner in Orrick's Public Finance Group and the co-chair of Orrick’s School and Community College Finance/General Obligation Bonds Practice Group. He is also a member of Orrick's Leasing Practice Group, Assessment/Mello-Roos Practice Group, Revenue Practice Group and Redevelopment Practice Group.

Mr. Field has extensive experience as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriter's counsel in the financing techniques used by school and community college districts, cities, counties and redevelopment agencies in California. His practice focuses on local governmental infrastructure financing, including general obligation bond financing, municipal lease financing, land-secured financing and redevelopment financing, as well as tax and revenue anticipation note (TRAN), pension obligation and other post-employment benefit (OPEB) obligation financings. Mr. Field serves as the lead attorney for the California School Boards Association's annual tax and revenue anticipation note pool, which consisted of 149 participants in 2009.

Mr. Field has appeared as a speaker at the following conferences and seminars.

California School Boards Association's Annual Conference (December 2009; December 2010; December 2011)
Vanir Construction Management, Inc. PM/CM Conference (November 2009)
Coalition for Adequate School Housing's Annual Conference (February 2006; February 2007; February 2008; February 2009; February 2010)
Coalition for Adequate School Housing's Facilities Leadership Academy (November 2007; November 2008; November 2010)
Coalition for Adequate School Housing's Fall Conference (October 2011)
Coalition for Adequate School Housing's Spring Conference (May 2007; March 2009)
California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators’ Annual Conference (July 2011)
California Community College League's Annual Conference (November 2008)
California Community College League's Trustees Annual Conference (May 2006; May 2008)
California Society of Municipal Finance Officers' Legislative Seminar (May 2006)
California Newspaper Editor's Association/Associated Press News Editor's Council Conference (June 2006)
California Redevelopment Association's Fall Conference (September 2006; September 2007)
League of California Cities Financial Management Seminar (December 2006)

Mr. Field was named as one of the Top 25 Municipal Lawyers of 2011 in California by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) School Finance, 2) Charter School Finance, 3) General Obligation Bonds, 4) Assessment and Special Tax Bonds and Land Secured Financing, 5) Pension Obligation Bond Financing and 6) Revenue Bond Financing
Law School J.D., magna cum laude, Southwestern University School of Law, 1993
Admitted Year 2000
Education B.A., Economics, University of California, Irvine, 1990
Bar Member / Association State bar of California
Most recent firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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