Yuliya Oryol is co-chair of the Pensions, Benefits & Investments Group at Nossaman. She has more than two decades of experience representing institutional investors and government agencies in a broad range of investment matters nationally and internationally. Yuliya focuses her practice primarily on representing investors in alternative investments in different asset classes and related regulatory work. Yuliya has extensive experience in representing investors in domestic and off-shore commingled private funds, separate accounts, co-investments, funds of one, continuation funds, secondary transactions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances. Yuliya appears before boards of trustees to present on issues related to investments and works with investment officers and in-house counsel on investment-related transactions. She also regularly speaks at industry conferences and publishes on the subject of alternative investments and other investment related matters.

Yuliya is the current Chair of the Investment Section of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys. From 2000 to 2003, Yuliya worked in Seoul, South Korea where she represented American, Asian and European entities, including South Korean institutional investors.

Prior to private practice, she 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.



Yuliya represents public pension plans and other institutional investors in all aspects of their alternative investment programs in public market and private market transactions. She counsels institutional investors in connection with their investments in different asset classes such as private equity, venture, real estate, hedge, buyout, distressed debt, energy, timber and infrastructure funds, as may be recommended by the investors’ advisors and selected by their boards.

Yuliya 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.

Representative Clients

  • Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association

  • California Public Employees’ Retirement System

  • Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund

  • City of Phoenix Employees’ Retirement System

  • Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association

  • Delaware Public Employees’ Retirement System

  • Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

  • Imperial County Employees' Retirement System

  • Kern County Employees Retirement Association

  • Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System

  • Los Angeles County Employees’ Retirement Association

  • Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions

  • Los Angeles Water and Power Employees’ Retirement Plan

  • Marin County Employees’ Retirement Association

  • Maryland State Retirement and Pension System

  • Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board

  • Merced County Employees’ Retirement Association

  • New Mexico State Investment Council

  • New York State Common Retirement Fund

  • New York State Teachers' Retirement System

  • Office of the Treasurer, State of Connecticut

  • Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund

  • Orange County Employees Retirement System

  • Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System

  • San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association

  • San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System

  • San Diego County Employees’ Retirement System

  • San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System

  • San Joaquin County Employees’ Retirement Association

  • San Jose Police and Fire Department Retirement Plan

  • San Luis Obispo County Pension Trust

  • Stanislaus County Employees’ Retirement Association

  • State of Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System

  • State of Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund

  • State Universities Retirement System

  • Texas Municipal Retirement System

  • Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation

  • Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation

  • The Regents of the University of California

  • Tulare County Employees’ Retirement Association

  • Ventura County Employees' Retirement Association



Speaking Engagements



Community & Professional

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

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

Refugee Transitions, Board Member

Pension Real Estate Association

American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Institutional Investors Committee

State Bar of California

San Francisco Bar Association


Honors & Recognitions

Individual recognition for Investment Funds: Investor Representation by Chambers USA, 2024




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