Andrew Orr recently joined Denver-based litigation boutique Taylor Anderson LLP from Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York. Before and since beginning a demanding complex litigation career, Andrew has been committed to improving the lives of others. His recent commitments include serving as a college essay tutor for first-in-family college applicants (all of whom were accepted to prestigious universities) and representing pro bono clients in matters involving civil rights and LGBT issues (all of which resulted in favorable outcomes for Andrew’s clients).
Andrew is actively involved in alumni fundraising for Cornell Law School where, as a student, he contributed to the Regulation Room project aimed at making the federal rule-making process more accessible. For more than a decade, Andrew has been involved in the political process at the grassroots level through both fundraising and organizing. Before law school, he served as a reading tutor for ESL elementary school students in Jackson Hole, and as a writing tutor for ESL college students at Colby College.
Andrew believes that thoughtful communication is the bedrock of democracy, and that the health of our meritocracy of ideas requires constructive discourse.
Bettina is an independent film producer based in Austin, Texas. Bettina and her producing partner, Lily Rabe, have optioned the rights to a novel from New York Times best-selling author, Chuck Klosterman called Downtown Owl and are currently developing the script. Bettina has four additional feature films in development and is currently in post-production on two short films. Before becoming an independent producer, Bettina was a lawyer at a large, international law firm in Los Angeles, specializing in entertainment and employment law. Her background in the creative arts, namely her experience as a professional actress, inspired Bettina to exit the legal world and pursue her passion for film and theater.
In addition to her work in film, Bettina has been very involved with UNICEF, most recently as the Co-Chair of UNICEF Next Generation Los Angeles. She is also a member of Film Independent, Austin Film Society, and The Contemporary art museum in Austin, Texas.
Jay Pierrepont is a principal and president/COO of Asset Management at Equilibrium, whre he executes and defines the management processes for the firm’s products, funds, and strategies. He is a principal with the Wastewater Opportunity Fund (WOF), is a member of the WOF investment committee, and is on the investment committee of ACM Permanent Crops, LLC.
He believes strongly that sustainable investment is becoming a cornerstone investment strategy.
Being an early adopter is very much within Pierrepont's character. He was an early investor in the private equity industry and helped form, oversee, and manage the growth of Pantheon, one of the first global private equity fund-of-funds, which grew to over $23 billion of assets under management (now part of the Affiliated Managers Group). He was an early employee at Pantheon, starting in their London office in 1985, and then co-founded the US office in 1987. In this capacity, he helped supervise the firm’s rapid expansion and was instrumental in forming and managing several very successful early pioneering strategies and funds, including Pantheon Global Secondary Fund. He also was responsible for all marketing and client service functions in North America. Prior to joining Pantheon, he was a commercial banker at The Northern Trust in their agriculture lending division.
Pierrepont also serves as the head of the development committee for the Golden Gate Audubon Board. He has a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.