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Yuliya A. Oryol


T 415.398.3600
F 415.398.2438
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San Francisco, CA 94111

Yuliya A. Oryol is Co-Chair of the Public Pensions and Investments Practice Group at Nossaman LLP and serves on the Firm’s Executive Committee. Ms. Oryol has nearly two decades of experience representing institutional investors and government agencies in a broad range of investment, corporate and real estate matters. She focuses her practice primarily on representing public pension plan investors in California, nationally and internationally in connection with public market and private market investments.  Ms. Oryol appears before boards of trustees to present on issues related to investments and works with investment officers and in-house counsel on investment transactions. She also regularly speaks at industry conferences and publishes on the subject of alternative investments and other investment related matters. Ms. Oryol is the current Chair of the Investment Section of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys.

From 2000 to 2003, Ms. Oryol worked in Seoul, South Korea where she represented American, Asian, and European entities, including South Korean institutional investors. 

Prior to private practice, Ms. Oryol was a Judicial Intern for the Hon. Daniel M. Hanlon, California Court of Appeals, First Appellate District and a Judicial Extern for Chief Magistrate Steele Langford, U.S. District Court, and Northern District of California.

Ms. Oryol is fluent in Russian and proficient in Spanish.

Representative Work

Representative Work:  Ms. Oryol primarily focuses her practice on representing public pension plans and other institutional investors in all aspects of their alternative investment programs in public market and private market transactions. Ms. Oryol represents institutional investors in connection with their investments in different asset classes such as private equity, venture, hedge, buyout, distressed debt, energy, timber, and infrastructure funds, as may be recommended by the investors’ advisors and selected by their boards. Ms. Oryol has extensive experience in representing investors in domestic and off-shore commingled vehicles, co-investments, joint ventures, strategic alliances, captive funds, funds of one, separate accounts, and secondary transactions.  She also assists with investment related contracts such as investment management agreements, collective investment trusts, custody agreements, consulting agreements, commodity futures customer agreements,  and counterparty  derivatives agreements.  In addition, Ms. Oryol represents institutional investors with investments in open-ended and closed-ended real estate funds, as well as direct investments in real estate including acquisitions, dispositions, mortgage financing, leasing, tenant relations and asset management.  

Representative Clients:  New York State Teachers' Retirement System; State of Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System; Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System; Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions; Los Angeles Water and Power Employees’ Retirement Plan; Los Angeles County Employees’ Retirement Association; San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System; Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System; San Diego County Employees’ Retirement System; San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System; Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association; Marin County Employees’ Retirement Association; Merced County Employees’ Retirement Association, Tulare County Employees’ Retirement Association; San Jose Police and Fire Department Retirement Plan; Children’s Hospital & Research Center Foundation and Retirement Plan (UCSF); San Jose Police and Fire Department Retirement Plan; San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority; Bank of the West; Bank of Guam; Industrial Bank of Korea; Office of the Treasurer, State of Connecticut; and California State Teachers’ Retirement System.

Yuliya A. Oryol
Yuliya A. Oryol



J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law, 1996

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1993, magna cum laude



Professional Affiliations

President, University of San Francisco School of Law, Women Lawyers Committee

Chair of Investment Committee, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys (NAPPA)

Board Member, Refugee Transitions

Pension Real Estate Association

American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Institutional Investors Committee

State Bar of California

San Francisco Bar Association

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