Firm Profile > Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP > New York, United States

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
51 WEST 52ND STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10019-6142
United States

Dispute resolution > Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal)

The ‘outstanding appellate practice’ at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is known for handling innovative claims in the technology sector. Building upon last year’s victory for Oracle at the Federal Circuit, New York-based practice co-head Joshua Rosenkranz is leading a large team in defending the client in Google LLC v Oracle America Inc. – a case in which the US Supreme Court has taken on the hefty task to determine whether copyright protection extends to a software interface. Away from New York, but equally prominent in the high-tech field, Mark Davies leads the appellate group in Washington DC and is praised for his ‘unparalleled Federal Circuit experience’. The group's caseload demonstrates an undeniable strength in the financial services sector, a recent example of which was Robert Loeb's win for Credit Suisse in a $3.8bn case concerning residential mortgage-backed securities at the New York State Court of Appeals. Gender discrimination issues are also featured in the team’s work, and in this area, Eric Shumsky prevailed in California's First District Court of Appeal, acting for Twitter in litigation arising out of the client’s employment and promotion practices. Reflective of its growth trajectory and high demand in the tech sector, the group strengthened its capabilities in Seattle through the appointment of senior counsel Carolyn Frantz, who joined from a senior in-house position at Microsoft.

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Testimonials

Orrick is our go-to firm for federal appeals. The depth of talent is second to none. The team has expertly handled appeals for us in a variety of substantive areas, including intellectual property, regulatory, and employment, among others. The group maintains great relationships with the clients — the entire team does an excellent job of brainstorming issues, receiving and incorporating client input.

Excellent research and writing abilities. The team took an unfamiliar subject and worked with us to produce a winning en banc brief to overrule existing precedent.

Orrick has a well-rounded team of attorneys who have strong appellate experience as well as specialist expertise in the underlying subject matter of the litigation.

Orrick has an outstanding appellate practice. What sets Orrick apart is the firm’s commitment to its clients. Whether a pro bono matter or a bet-the-company case, the firm brings the same passion and excellence to client representation.

Mark Davies has unparalleled Federal Circuit experience.

Josh Rosenkranz and Eric Shumsky are two of the finest appellate litigators in the nation. Their pre-trial analysis and strategizing are excellent. Their routine for preparing for trial is remarkable and their presentation at oral argument itself is a sight to behold — I have never seen either miss a beat.  Both are outstanding at presenting our story.

Joshua Rosenkranz is one of America’s top appellate lawyers.

Robert Loeb in the Washington office is an outstanding appellate practitioner. What sets Bob apart is his strategic insight into what makes for a winning appeal. Bob has the ability to analyze complex cases and package them in a way on appeal that maximizes the client’s chances for success.

Key clients

Apple

Credit Suisse

Cisco

Dish Network

Eni

Ericsson

Gilead Sciences

Johnson & Johnson

KBC Bank

Microsoft

Netflix

Oracle

Twitter

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort Tier 1

As well as acting in international disputes, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is experienced representing clients as national and trial counsel in multidistrict litigations. The firm assists chemical, pharmaceutical, medical device, automotive, and manufacturing companies in a range of product liability issues. Darren Teshima leads the complex litigation and dispute resolution practice from San Fransisco and specializes in the technology and finance sectors. His team includes New York-based Peter Bicks, who is prominent in representing Johnson & Johnson as national trial, appellate, and coordinating counsel in the company’s colossal docket of nationwide talc litigation.

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Key clients

Johnson & Johnson

The Dow Chemical Company

Union Carbide Corporation – asbestos litigation

Union Carbide Corporation – contamination case

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials

China National Building Material Company (CNBM)

Marathon Oil

Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): municipal Tier 1

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's competitive advantage in this area lies within the depth of its finance, bankruptcy, and restructuring practice, the ability to work in unison with the firm's enviable public finance group, and its first-hand involvement in challenging and high-profile cases – among which Puerto Rico and PG&E are particularly relevant. Remarkable practitioners complete the picture: Raniero D’Aversa leads the practice from New York; Douglas Mintz in Washington DC is lauded for his 'strong analytical' skills and 'deep thinking'; while senior counsel Marc Levinson (in San Francisco) stands out for his advice in relation to Chapter 9 and Chapter 11 restructurings.

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‘The restructuring and bankruptcy team at Orrick set themselves apart from other firms through their thorough and balanced analytical work and unbiased advice. In addition, the team brings multiple resources to bear for clients across the firm’s many practice areas and geographies’

‘Douglas Mintz – strong analytical and deep thinking through complex issues. Balanced, well thought-out advice. Always prepared and well thought-out tactics and strategy in court’

Key clients

PG&E Equity Holders

COFINA Senior Bondholder Coalition

Cantor-Katz Collateral Monitor

Centerbridge Partners

EDF Renewables

City of Stockton, California

City of Beaumont, California

Scoggin Capital

Finance > Structured finance: securitization Tier 1

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's ABS practice is underpinned by core strength in the mortgage-backed securities market. Key contacts for CMBS work include William Cullen and Janet Barbiere, who has a particularly strong relationship with Citigroup. Also recommended is Leah Sanzari, who has acted for Bank of America as trust counsel in numerous issuances by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae. Structured finance practice head Alan Knoll handles a range of work including aviation finance securitizations, and has remained active in the credit card securitization space, where he serves as relationship partner for American Express. Howard Goldwasser heads the firm's CLO practice, having joined from Arnold & Porter in February 2019.

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‘Excellent ABS team at Orrick – very professional and commercial. Very customer oriented and have the right expertise to provide valuable advice to clients.’

‘The team’s industry knowledge and ability to quickly issue spot sets them apart from other firms. In addition, they are very responsive and efficient.  We are always confident that they will provide us with relevant and timely advice even for the hardest issues at hand. The team is made up of extremely bright, innovative thinkers who can appreciate not only the legal matter at hand, but also the associated business initiatives or concerns.’

‘The department as a whole is fantastic and I know that we are in very good hands with anyone on the Team that is staffed to one of our transactions. Senior attention is always accessible. Professional advice and counsel is always on topic, thorough and delivered in a timely, completely intelligible manner.’

‘Robert Moyle is an excellent partner.’

‘Alan Knoll is an extremely capable attorney with solid judgment, deep knowledge and a client-focused attitude. He is always available and always thorough in his analysis and advice. Our board of directors trusts completely in his experience and in his judgement.’

Key clients

Bank of America

Greenworks Lending

Twain Financial Partners

PACE Loan Group

Harley Marine Services

Citigroup

C-III Commercial Mortgage

Ladder Capital Finance

Morgan Stanley

Cantor Commercial Real Estate

Invictus Capital Partners

Ditech Financial

American Express

Credit Suisse Securities

Oportun

Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power Tier 1

Led out of San Francisco by Les Sherman and also able to call upon renewables-specific M&A, financing, environmental, regulatory and litigation expertise throughout the firm's domestic network of offices, including New York and Washington DC,  Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has a 'very strong reputation' across the project life cycle of matters relating to solar, wind, hydro, geothermal and battery storage. Sherman manages the firm's relationship with many of the most important clients in the space, including EDF Renewables and Macquarie Capital, advising the latter on the establishment of its Green Investment Group (GIG) platform (and in its subsequent M&A activity). Noted for his tax and cash equity financing of solar and wind space projects, Mark Weitzel has also recently handled a significant amount of work for GIG, including acting for it on the acquisition of the solar and energy storage unit of Tradewind Energy. Although he is active across a range of renewable energy work for developers and investors, Eric Stephens has a particular niche in relation to distributed solar projects. All practitioners named are based out of the firm's San Francisco office.

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Key clients

Recurrent Energy

Sempra Renewables

Macquarie Capital

Pattern Energy

EDF Renewable Energy

Energy Investors Funds / Ares Capital Corporation

ConEdison Development

E.On Renewables

Direct Energy

ENGIE North America

MEAG

sPower

Calpine

BP Wind Energy North America

Solar Frontier

Intersect Power

Eurus Energy

Clearway Energy, Inc.

Lincoln Clean Energy

Intellectual property > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters) Tier 1

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's trade secrets team brings together lawyers across several of the firm's practice groups to provide clients with comprehensive support. The multi-disciplinary approach puts the team in a strong position to handle complex trade secrets matters which involve non-competes, restrictive covenants, and also white-collar crime. Some of the team's core activity has been in the growing areas of technology, biotech, and software. Headline work in 2019 included representing former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick in a trade secret dispute related to driverless cars. The practice group is jointly led by Michael Weil and Cathy Lui in San Francisco, and James McQuade in New York. Also recommended is Amy Van Zant in Silicon Valley, who was noted by one client as 'extremely insightful'.

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‘This was my first interaction with Orrick, and I have nothing but great things to say about our experience. We actually started this work with another firm and transferred to Orrick because of their expertise with trade secrets. Our lead partner was extremely well-versed in trade secret law and related litigation. She was very proactive and communicative during our entire process. I found that everyone I worked with at Orrick was well-informed about the related law, our case specifics and even our company and competitors.’

‘I worked mostly with Amy Van Zant who was the lead partner. She was always available and always extremely insightful about what was going on in the case, as well as what we should expect next, so we were always prepared. Amy also brought in Mike Weil who not only had a lot of experience on these types of cases, but was involved with in a similar case that included the same defendant. He had phenomenal understanding of the exact issue and defendant we were dealing with. Amanda Maya was an associate on the case who was always supremely prepared. She literally knew every detail of the case when we were preparing. She was an absolute rock for us as well as the Orrick team.’

Key clients

Collateral Analytics

OpenTV

Netflix

adMarketplace

Eastdil Secured

Travis Kalanick (former CEO of Uber)

Xponential Fitness, Cycle Bar and Ryan Junk

Xponential Fitness

Toshiba

Fisker

Venafi

Couchbase

Liberty Woods

Robert Briles

Applied Materials

Advice Interactive Group

Intertrust of The Netherlands

Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's cyber, privacy and data innovation team is praised for its understanding of 'the practical implications associated with data privacy practices and data protection' and its 'insights into regulators and reputational risks'. In addition to incident response work, the group also advises on a range of regulatory and compliance matters, including issues relating to emerging technology, fintech and the use of biometrics. Of particular note in 2019, the firm established a Boston office following the arrival of Douglas Meal and Heather Sussman from Ropes & Gray LLP in January 2019. Meal and Sussman jointly lead the practice alongside Seattle-based Aravind Swaminathan, who has experience advising on cyber attacks and data breaches, as well as on cybersecurity risk management and incident response planning. Other names to note include Washington DC-based Emily Tabatabai, a contact for regulatory issues associated with innovative uses of data, and San Francisco-based Michelle Visser, who was also formerly at Ropes & Gray LLP, and is well-regarded for handling complex and high-profile cybersecurity incidents.

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In short, the understanding of the team about the practical implications associated with data privacy practices and data protection. The unparalleled experience working on some of the most sensitive data breach cases in the US, which has provided the team with real insights into regulators and reputational risks that are further applied by the team to general advice or real case involvement.

One individual that stands out from any other privacy lawyers we have worked with is Aravind Swaminathan, his assertiveness, pragmatism, intelligence, and ability to quickly decipher complex, multi-dimensional risk scenarios is outstanding. Aravind’s ability to understand the business context and speak the business language is also outstanding and not common among law firms yet, in particular in the data privacy and protection practice.

Emily Tabatabai: her thoroughness and deep level of expertise combined with her ability to provide pragmatic, solid advice is also outstanding. Great commitment to dive in and helping us getting things done.

Very focused on solutions, very practical advice tied to your specific facts and industry and risk tolerance. I love them and know I can trust them with essentially any legal issue in this area and get a workable solution.

Anthony Kim, Aravind Swaminathan, Emily Tabatabai and David Curtis (associate) are phenomenal. They can give precise solutions, ask incisive questions, and can work within your company’s specific set of challenges to provide really workable solutions.

Key clients

Microsoft

Hilton Worldwide

Nordstrom

Blackboard

Arby’s Restaurant Group

Grubhub

Premera Blue Cross

Target

Lending Club

The TJX Companies

Media, technology and telecoms > Fintech Tier 1

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP attracts praise for its 'broad substantive knowledge' and 'ability to distill issues and provide a real-world experienced-based responses'. The cross-departmental team is 'able to provide a full spectrum of services' to its impressive client roster, which includes innovative disruptors, established players and industry associations such as Revolut, Stripe, American Express and Innovative Lending Platform Association. Barrie VanBrackle is rated for her 'detailed knowledge of the regulatory environment and the business environment', particularly in the payments space; she jointly heads the practice from Washington DC alongside New York-based Christopher Austin, an 'innovative thinker' who specializes in capital markets transactions and cryptocurrency matters, and Howard Altarescu, who has 'deep experience relating to structured transactions, products and securitizations'. The group further strengthened its data privacy and cybersecurity capabilities with the addition of Heather Sussman, who joined the Boston office from Ropes & Gray LLP.

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Orrick’s standout team of lawyers consistently delivers thoughtful, thorough, tailored advice that reflects a deep understanding of the challenges presented by our technology and business. Their advice is both strategic and pragmatic, and they work closely with us to provide relevant guidance based on our particular set of priorities and risks.  They work efficiently, drawing from expertise in other practice areas as needed. We have benefited from their good counsel at every step in the devleopment of our business.

Relationship management is off the charts and they have breadth of expertise and candidly tell you when they don’t have the expertise you need.  Extremely compelling and effective regulatory practice – connections to all the regulators at state and federal level.  They are extremely trusted advisors in this area.

Orrick brings a practical, solutions oriented approach to the table.  They are sensitive to our relationship dynamic with counterparties and the level of urgency for different deals and questions.  We particularly appreciate their ability to provide guidance on market terms from comparable deals and their experience in fintech generally.

Broad substantive knowledge; strong website and tools for clients that allow for automation.

Orrick, and the partner I deal with specifically, are deeply embedded in our industry.  They know all the relevant participants in the ecosystem, and have contacts at all the key players. The advice they provide is crucial not only from a legal perspective, but from a commercial perspective as well.

Orrick has been able to provide a full spectrum of services which is imperative for a client such as us – we have a multi-faceted business and require advice on topics ranging from Investment banking advisory work to broker-dealer questions arising out of a counterparty facing trading business.  Regardless of the question, Orrick is quickly and easily able to direct us to the appropriate person.  Additionally, our business is in a very nascent industry and Orrick’s depth of knowledge in the space has been unbelievably impressive.

The team is deeply knowledgeable, but also has the judgement and intellectual horsepower to deliver excellent counsel in fast developing areas of the law for which there is little precedent. Other firms tend to rely on experience within their areas of subject matter expertise. But ‘fintech’ moves fast and crosses subject matters in ways often not seen before. This requires both expertise within verticals and the ability to work across verticals as well. Orrick and Chris Austin do a wonderful job doing this.

This law firm is unique among the law firms used by me due to its breadth of experience and ability to distill issues and provide a real-world experienced industry based response. In other words they provide clear practical business-based options in light of what is going on in our industry and provide a clear path forward.

Every lawyer we have worked with in this practice (and the firm overall) has been knowledgeable, thoughtful and responsive.

Chris Austin, and the team he has assembled both within the practice and more broadly (including Ed Eisert, Will Peifer, and Andrew Wallach) has expertly helped our company navigate through a highly complex and uncertain set of novel issues. Chris is an insightful, innovative thinker with an impressive ability to help us manage risk based on a keen understanding of both the broader context in which we operate and the nuanced details of our business that make us – and our concerns – different from other clients.

They help strategize and think through issues in a way that is beyond just legal counsel – they really partner with in-house counsel to understand the nuances of the business and to make a very bespoke (not just technical, legal) strategy to respond.

Rob Moyle and Joanna Hernandez are fantastic, particularly the level of their high quality work and creative solutions to tough problems.

Peter Cohn has a great deal of knowledge in advising private companies on corporate governance and equity raises.

I have worked with Barrie VanBrackle for 15 years plus, and she is simply superior to anyone else who works in this space in terms of her detailed knowledge of the regulatory environment, the business environment, and the strengths and weaknesses of all the major participants. Her extensive network of contacts and clients give her, and by extension our company, instant credibility when negotiating transactions.

Howard Altarescu has been a partner to our business for the entirety of our existence. His deep knowledge of financial institutions, deep experience relating to structured transactions, products and securitizations has been instrumental in our growth. Howard provides really thoughtful and insightful feedback to each new transaction or idea we bring to him.

Chris Austin is a stellar mind, and has the intelligence to flex across emerging regulated fields and provide terrific counsel. He’s got excellent judgment and interfaces exceptionally well with the business directly when needed.

Standout partner is Barrie Von Brackle who handles our account and provides advice on our fintech issues.

Key clients

Stripe

Oportun

Robinhood

LendingClub

Artory

Hedera Hashgraph

Galaxy Digital Ventures

Revolut

Innovative Lending Platform Association

Earned

Chime

Social Finance (SoFi)

Prosper Marketplace

American Express

Evolve Bank

Dispute resolution > E-discovery Tier 2

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's group benefits from an in-house analytics team that includes data analytics attorneys, statisticians and data architects, allowing the group to process data efficiently. The department is led by Washington DC's Wendy Butler Curtis ('a very practical lawyer and a joy to work with') who regularly appears in court for clients such as Microsoft as e-discovery counsel, while also coordinating the analytics team, alongside which she advises on project management, process mapping, strategic staffing and the deployment of technology n her clients' businesses. The group has a number of e-discovery-focused associates, including Wheeling's Kelly Cullen, who serves as director of the firm's global operations center in West Virginia, and has experience negotiating discovery matters involving custodian selection and contentious privilege issues.

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Outstanding specific expertise in both technical and legal aspects of the e-discovery practice. Very practical advice.’

Wendy Butler Curtis is a very practical lawyer and a joy to work with.’

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Microsoft

Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes Tier 2

With strong experience in financial services, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has a track record of securing victories for clients in cases with upwards of $1bn on the line. In a recent victory for Crédit Suisse in New York Appellate Court, Richard Jacobsen and Barry Levin put to bed a decade of RMBS-related litigation alleging billions in damages. Another major institution to benefit recently from the firm's trial advocacy was KBC Bank; in New York Federal Court, Peter Bicks ended a long-running $1.5bn RICO battle against the bank arising from disputes over a defaulted loan and alleged conspiracies. The tech industry also seeks out the firm for some of its biggest, bet-the-company disputes. In Seattle, cybersecurity specialist Aravind Swaminathan is representing DomainTools in litigation brought by New Zealand’s domain name registry, DNCL. Also of note are Elyse Echtman at the New York office, and litigation team co-leader Darren Teshima in San Francisco, who specializes in insurance coverage disputes. A key arrival was former federal prosecutor and regulatory expert Jeffrey Coopersmith, who joined from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in October 2019.

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Testimonials

Orrick does a tremendous job, writes tight briefs and really knows my company.’

Josh Rosenkranz is a lawyer’s layer. He is erudite, a brilliant writer, and an outstanding oral advocate. Eric Shumsky is also an outstanding writer and oral advocate. Peter Bicks is a first-rate trial lawyer. Elyse Echtman is a fierce advocate and great writer.

When comparing Orrick to other firms used by us, either currently or historically, it is difficult to near impossible to match the incredible legal skill, unquestionable judgement and overall superior knowledge in the industry in which we operate. In addition to its skill and knowledge, the reputation this firm has is second to none with the courts, opposing council or any other adversaries. They want us to succeed not only in a particular matter but as a company.

All of the individuals that I work with at Orrick have demonstrated exemplary legal abilities regardless of whether they are a partner or a first year associate. Their professionalism and knowledge have provided a level of comfort that we made the right decision on retaining Orrick. Rich Jacobsen is always available and willing to do what is necessary in any situation. His knowledge of the industry and more importantly where we fit in the industry has paid tremendous dividends from a legal representation perspective. I have not dealt with an attorney from any other firm that had the combination of knowledge, ability, reputation and judgement that Rich has. Rich is the main reason Orrick is the go-to firm for us in any significant legal matter.’

Very strong advisors and litigators. They take the time to understand the business and personalities involved and give practical advice.

Richard Jacobsen: razor sharp intellect, strong advisor and always very responsive.

Key clients

Oracle

Credit Suisse

Goldman Sachs

Microsoft

Ocwen

KBC Bank

PwC

City of Seattle

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

adMarketplace

DISH Network

Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani

Washington Bankers Association

American Bankers Association

Blucora

Nordstrom

DomainTools

BNSF Rail

CLA Estate Services

TD Ameritrade

Former CFO of Och-Ziff

Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense Tier 2

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 'has some of the top attorneys in this field in many locations', remarks a client who notes that the firm is 'particularly formidable on the West Coast'. The firm has a nationwide practice that counts Apple, Johnson & Johnson and PayPal among its clients. Whether acting for Fortune 500 or smaller companies, the firm features strongly in both regulatory enforcement actions and investigations, and securities litigation. Robert Stern in Washington DC and Walter Brown in San Francisco lead the practice. In San Francisco, experienced partner James Kramer, along with younger partners Alex Talarides and Amy Scott who are making a big impression in the practice, are recommended. So, too, is Michael Tu in Los Angeles. In DC, Kenneth Herzinger, who handles both SEC enforcement matters and litigation, and Robert Morvillo are the lead partners. The 'highly creative and brilliant attorney' Daniel Dunne in Seattle also stands out.

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Orrick has some of the top attorneys in this field in many locations. They are particularly formidable on the West Coast, with excellent lawyers based in San Francisco and Seattle.

Walt Brown in San Francisco is perhaps more of a white-collar lawyer, but he has worked on securities litigation matters and would be one of the best in the country for defending an SEC enforcement action. Paul Rugani in Seattle is an overall great lawyer with excellent judgment. Dan Dunne in Seattle is a highly creative and brilliant attorney.

This is a well-regarded force in securities litigation defense. Building from their San Francisco base, they have developed a national presence with particularly strong offices in New York and Washington. Their more recent acquisition of an SEC defense firm has added considerable substance to their offering.

Rich Morvillo is a major player in the SEC defense bar. Dan Nathan stands out for his senior experience at three regulators – the SEC, the CFTC, and FINRA.

The firm has in-depth legal knowledge and all round capabilities. It provides attentive and prompt service, and is very responsive and thorough. It has good knowledge of the subject area and its effective negotiators are very good at dealing with regulators.

Walt Brown and Ken Herzinger are very effective and knowledgeable. They are pensive yet aggressive when they have to be in their dealings with the government.

Key clients

Johnson & Johnson

Apple, Inc.

Credit Suisse

McKesson Board of Directors

PayPal Holdings, Inc.

Microsoft

TD Ameritrade

Chesapeake Energy

Travis Kalanick (Former CEO of Uber)

Sumner M. Redstone (Former Chairman, CEO and

current Controlling Shareholder of Viacom and CBS)

David Britt (Former KPMG Executive)

Kimmarie Sinatra (General Counsel of Wynn Resorts)

LendingClub

Baidu, Inc.

J.S. Oliver Capital Management

Brian Sweet (Former KPMG Executive)

Former CFO of Hanger, Inc.

Gridsum Holding, Inc.

The Elastos Foundation

Finance > Project finance

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is a major player representing sponsors on major power and renewables projects, and is also a leading choice with public sector entities on major infrastructure projects. On the energy side, the firm has developed strong relationships with major clients such as ENGIE and Clearway Energy, regularly representing them on major debt and tax equity financings. The firm's strong reputation for major infrastructure developments is reflected by its advice to clients such as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on banner projects such as the 'Gateway' redevelopment of the Hudson River underwater rail crossings. The highly rated Daniel Mathews and Blake Winburne jointly lead the team out of New York and Houston, and New York's Young Lee is developing an excellent reputation in the market. Other key individuals include Michael Masri on the tax side and Vincent Casey who both joined the team in New York in 2019 from Norton Rose Fulbright and Ashurst LLP respectively. On the flipside, the firm will miss former co-head Tara Higgins and Noreen Phelan who joined Sidley Austin LLP.

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Macquarie Capital

Fluor Enterprises

Skanska Infrastructure Development USA

I Squared Capital

Meridiam Infrastructure North America

InfraRed Capital Partners

IFM Investors Pty

Kiewit Infrastructure

Veolia North America

Star Americas

Empire State Development Corporation

Industry focus > Energy transactions: conventional power Tier 2

Benefiting from energy focused M&A and finance lawyers based in Houston and New York, in particular, and also able to tap into significant regulatory capacity out of Washington DC, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is well-placed to advise a balanced roster of stakeholders, including independent power producers, investors, and producers, across a myriad of mandates relating to the development, financing, sale and purchase of assets in the electricity space. Houston-based global head of the firm's energy and infrastructure group Blake Winburne has significant experience in the electric power sector (including fossil fuel-fired, simple and combined cycle and cogeneration generating facilities) and regularly handles work for large energy companies and private equity firms on M&A transactions, running the gamut from development stage assets through to fully operational facilities. Former co-head of the power group Tara Higgins joined Sidley Austin LLP in March 2019.

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Energy Investors Funds / EIF United States Power Fund, IV, LP / Ares Capital Corporation

ArcLight Capital Partners

LS Power

NRG Energy, Inc.

Tenaska

Carlyle Investment Management

ENGIE North America (formerly GDF Suez)

Tennessee Valley Authority

General Electric, including GE Energy Financial Services and General Electric Capital Corporation

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power

Ardian Infrastructure

Veolia

Calpine Corporation

Intellectual property > Copyright Tier 2

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is a key name for technology-related copyright, as recently illustrated by its representation of Oracle in a Supreme Court case against Google, concerning copyright infringement of the client's Java platform. That case was led by San Francisco-based practice head Annette Hurst, who is regularly involved in big-ticket disputes relating to software and the Internet. On the East Coast, Paul Fakler in New York works handles disputes and general advisory issues involving music streaming services, an area which is also a core focus for David Hosp in Boston. Hosp recently defended Sports Fans Coalition against copyright claims brought by several broadcasters relating to its free TV streaming service Locast.

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Oracle Corporation

Synopsys

Music Choice

Sirius XM

MediaNet

Sports Fans Coalition & David Goodfriend (aka Locast)

Microsoft

Applied Materials

DISH Network

Netflix

DENSO International America

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Korala Associates

Intellectual property > Patents: licensing Tier 2

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP stands out through its stellar track record of assisting start-ups and major international technology companies with their patent licensing needs. The group is among the most active advisers for clients from the start-up and venture capital space, including work for a significant number of unicorns. In addition to its busy transactional practice, the group also demonstrates strength in licensing-related disputes and in settlement agreements in the context of litigation. With clients including not only patent owners, but also underwriters and investors, the team is able to guide clients through licensing issues with a 360 degree view of potential pitfalls, ensuring a successful outcome. The firm opened a new office in Boston in 2019, specialising in cybersecurity and privacy law, and continues to expand its already extensive client base. Timothy Greene, who splits his time between the Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Silicon Valley offices, became a partner in January 2019. The Silicon Valley-based Daniel Yost and the New York-based Glynna Christian share the lead of the practice.

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The Orrick team is very experienced for IP litigation and lP licensing matters. Their legal service is efficient and reliable and based on deep analysis of the case/matter. They effectively use the competent associates whereby the fees are controlled at a reasonable level.

Key clients

Shopify, Inc

NTT DOCOMO, INC.

Verisign, Inc.

Vitech Systems Group Inc.

Tesla Energy Inc. (Tesla Motors, Inc.)

Microsoft Corporation

Airbus

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Fulcrum Bioenergy

Flex

Vital Connect, Inc.

Thales

Aptean, Inc.

Twist Bioscience Corporation

Cortexyme

Stripe

Getaround

HashiCorp

Asana

Playvs

Nanotronics

Fisker

Upstart Holdings, Inc.

StreamSets, Inc.

Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation Tier 2

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's trademarks team was significantly strengthened by the arrivals of David Hosp, Mark Puzella, Sheryl Koval Garko from Fish & Richardson P.C. A recent example of the trio's work was defending New Balance Athletics against trade dress infringement allegations brought by Converse, which alleged that the client infringed upon its Chuck Taylor shoe design. Another name to note is Peter Vogl in New York; he recently acted for Kars 4 Kids in a dispute against America Can!, in which America Can! attempted to cancel the client's registration of its phone number, 1-877-KARS-4-KIDS. DC-based Sten Jensen jointly chairs the IP business unit alongside Jared Bobrow in Silicon Valley.

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‘The team’s strengths are in its knowledge about trademark protection not only in the US but also in other parts of the world.’

‘They are also forward-thinking in terms of understanding what the business might need in the future and evaluating trademarks from that perspective.’

Key clients

New Balance Athletics

Royal DSM

DSM Marine Lipids Peru

Pharmavite

Kars 4 Kids

Mahindra & Mahindra

Mahindra Automotive North America

Humu

Emerson Radio Corp.

BIC Corporation

Williams-Sonoma

CoorsTek Medical

C5 Medical Werks

Harrell’s

Sanei International

Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense Tier 2

Clients from industries such as financial service, media, technology, consumer products and professional services industries regularly approach Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP to assist them with labor and employment disputes. The practice, which is led by Julie Totten in San Francisco, is active in wage class actions, PAGA cases, and discrimination lawsuits as well as whistleblower and retaliation matters. Mike Delikat in New York also knows trade secret and post-employment restriction litigation well. Silicon Valley's Lynne Hermle and Jessica Perry are reputed representers in contentious matters relating to gender. Jill RosenbergRenee PhillipsLisa Lupion and senior associate Mark Thompson in New York are other names to note.

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Uniquely about this practice group is its attention to the client’s company and ensuring that approaches it takes in litigation and in settlement reflect the client’s company culture and values. The practice is also exceptional at leveraging its internal strengths outside one particular practice group to provide a comprehensive array of legal expertise whenever a specialized set of knowledge or skills might be applicable to the issue.

Lynne Hermle is an exceptional trial attorney – truly one of the very best in the practice in the country.’

Andrew Livingston is a fantastic partner, able to think through and recommend solutions for thorny problems, and is in addition an excellent litigator.

Alexandra Stathopoulos is a stand-out associate. She communicates essential information quickly, confidently, and efficiently. She’s prepared, firm, and patient in depositions, with opposing counsel and with witnesses, and thinks very well on her feet.’

Key clients

Microsoft

Oracle

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Citigroup

Morgan Stanley

Genentech

AT&T and YP

Sephora

PIMCO

Netflix

UC Regents

M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m) Tier 2

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP handles public and private company M&A and other domestic and cross-border corporate deals from its coast-to-coast office network. Of particular note, the group has a growing presence in Silicon Valley, where it is active in the tech and life sciences sectors. Other areas of strength include retail, energy and infrastructure. New York-based King Milling leads the global corporate business unit; he handles domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures, and private equity and venture capital transactions. Technology and finance expert Matthew Gemello joined in Silicon Valley from Baker McKenzie LLP, though former global chair of M&A and private equity Ed Batts left the firm for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

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‘Orrick’s M&A team is responsive and highly experienced in cross-border transactions covering multi jurisdictions’

‘They were able to quickly coordinate among their offices to meet our short-notice requests, and proactively suggested necessary steps’

Key clients

ArcLight Capital Partners

Bayer

Cardiff Marine

EDP Renewables North America

Energy Investors Funds

Equinor

Gap

Getaround

NTT DOCOMO

Recurrent Energy

Seacrest Capital Group

Shopify

Superior Plus US Holdings

Veolia Environment

Zynga

Insomnia Cookies

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners

Michelin North America

Vitech Systems Group

WeWork Companies

Intersect Power

M&A/corporate and commercial > Venture capital and emerging companies Tier 2

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's practice garners praise for its 'deep expertise and experience working with tech firms', particularly US-based unicorn entities, and has been kept busy handling high-value financing mandates from clients in, among other areas, the fintech, automotive technology, and data industries. The 'incredibly responsive and knowledgeable' team is jointly led by Stephen Venuto and San-Francisco based Amanda Galton. Other notable partners are Santa Monica-based Josh Pollick ('an excellent lawyer'); Peter Fusco in New York, who advises tech clients on the whole life-cycle of a company; global chairman Mitchell Zuklie, who has extensive experience in venture capital financings; Don Keller, who is highly regarded for his expertise in advising technology companies; and John Bautista, noted for advising investor clients. Unless stated otherwise, all named attorneys are based in Silicon Valley.

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Orrick has deep expertise and experience working with tech firms‘.

The team is incredibly responsive and knowledgeable‘.

Josh Pollick is an excellent lawyer‘.

Josh Pollick has been a tremendous leader and innovative thinker. His cool, calm demeanor is extraordinarily helpful‘.

Key clients

Stripe

Coatue Management

Getaround

Darsana Capital

PagerDuty

Goodwater Capital

Clutter

FabFitFun

HashiCorp

Upstart Holdings

Asana

PlayVs

Nanotronics

Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP fields a team about which clients note 'quickly learns a company and provides action-oriented guidance to their clients', handling global investigations, criminal defense and compliance advice to a vast array of multinationals and individuals. In addition to high-profile representations, including notable FCPA matters, the group is appointed to several DOJ- and SEC-imposed corporate compliance monitorships, demonstrating the high regard it is held by the judiciary. In New York, Gregory Morvillo has built an extensive roster of insider trading representations for both corporations and individuals. Melinda Haag in San Francisco brings to bear significant trial experience. Washington DC's 'simply the best in the compliance business', Guy Singer and Billy Jacobson are noted for their monitorship work. New York's Amy Walsh is a government investigations specialist with extensive experience in fraud cases for both corporates and individuals. The group is jointly led by San Francisco's Walter Brown, who is an experienced trial lawyer and crisis management expert, and Robert Stern in Washington DC. In October 2019, the Seattle office welcomed Jeffrey Coopersmith from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, who provides a boost for handling fraud cases.

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Beyond expertise representing companies in front of the SEC and DOJ, the Orrick team offers substantial industry expertise. From their associates to Partners, the Orrick team quickly learns a company and provides action-oriented guidance to their clients.

Top-tier talent with a practical approach that are in every respect on my side through difficult issues. Well respected by regulators and practitioners alike.

The white-collar practice group at Orrick has been on every side of every issue: the group contains a number of former prosecutors as well as attorneys with in-house experience.

Guy Singer, simply the best in the compliance business, alongside Billy Jacobson makes an incredible team.

The professionalism and availability of the professionals is unique in my experience.

Key clients

Braskem

Zimmer Biomet Holdings

Lumber Liquidators

The Regents of the University of California

Carolina Liquid Chemistries Corporation

Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani (Former President and COO, Theranos)

Richard Lee (Former Portfolio Manager, SAC Capital)

Manuel Henriquez (Former CEO, Hercules Capital)

David Britt (Former Executive, KPMG)

Travis Kalanick (Co-Founder and Former CEO, Uber)

Hisao Yabe (Former Executive, Olympus)

Volkswagen Executives

Ragini Vecham

Abell Oujaddou (Celebrity Hairstylist)

Craig Lorch (Co-Chief Executive Officer, Total Reclaim)

Katherine Mogal (Former Employee, Fitbit)

Thomas Harford (Former Dean of Students, Columbia University, College of General Studies)

Finance > Structured finance: derivatives and structured products Tier 3

Based in Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's New York office, Nikiforos Mathews advises investment banks and corporates on various swaps and derivatives matters, both in connection with transactions and on a standalone regulatory basis. Looking westward, Skanthan Vivekananda joined the firm's Los Angeles office in February 2019 from Arnold & Porter; he has particular expertise in structured issuances and derivative products, including synthetic CLOs. Al Sawyers is another key figure in the global finance business unit.

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‘Nikiforos Mathews and his team are not only experts in the field who can provide counsel and negotiate documents, but they also are able to efficiently and effectively explain highly technical matters to both lawyers who are not experienced in the field as well as non-lawyers.’

‘The finance group of Orrick has a depth and breadth of experience in structured finance transactions far greater than a small handful of firms.  They are able to provide consistent and helpful advice on a myriad of different financial products, and given the size of their firm, in multiple jurisdictions. ‘

‘Nikiforos Mathews, is a fantastic lawyer with a very hands-on, commercial approach to derivatives negotiations.  He is an asset to the firm and excellent with client relationships.’

Key clients

Microsoft

Goldman Sachs

Industry focus > Energy transactions: oil and gas Tier 3

Headed from the firm's rapidly growing Houston office by Blake WinburneOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's energy and infrastructure group provides 'very commercial and practical advice' to a diverse mix of integrated and independent oil companies, petrochemicals entities, private equity sponsors and banks. The eclectic client base, coupled with the diverse array of corporate and financing work the firm handles throughout the value chain, enables the team to provide a rounded and balanced perspective on transactional work in the space. Leveraging the firm's overarching structured finance strength, the team has recently handled several innovative securitization transactions relating to oil and gas assets, including Jonathan Ayre's work for the noteholders in the first-of-a-kind securitization of proved, developed producing oil and gas wellbore working interests of Raisa Energy.

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The Houston M&A team is very commercial and practical.

Joe Roger is the best relationship partner I have dealt with at any of our outside law firms. He provides top-tier legal work, is on call 24/7, and ensures that we get practical advice for our projects. Best in class.

Key clients

Equinor (formerly Statoil)

Total

ConocoPhillips

Chevron

Wells Fargo Bank

NOVA Chemicals

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group

Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.

ArcLight Capital Partners

Ocean Rig UDW, Inc.

Borealis AG

Schlumberger

WGL Midstream

EIF Veg Midstream

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp

Vega Energy

Industry focus > Insurance: advice to policyholders Tier 3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP ‘delivers on the promise of a one-stop shop’. The insurance practice group focuses on work in the technology and finance sectors, including matters concerning private D&O coverage for tech CEOs and cyber-security matters. Another key area of work is litigation on behalf of financial institutions against monoline insurers. Barry Levin, who is based in New York and San Francisco, represented Credit Suisse in coverage litigation in connection with numerous lawsuits brought by monoline insurers and trustees of residential mortgage-backed securities trusts. San Francisco-based Darren Teshima jointly leads the practice with Levin. The group also has an office in Orange County.

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‘Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe delivers on the promise of a one-stop shop’

Key clients

Credit Suisse

Fortress Investment Group

California Earthquake Authority

Premera Blue Cross

EFG Bank

Erste Abwick Lungsanstalt

Getaround

Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage) Tier 3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP unites extensive district court and ITC experience with a remarkably successful PTAB practice, having achieved above-average outcomes for both petitioners and patent owners. Many of the team's cases are multi-venue disputes, often fought for high-profile clients from a range of sectors, including the technology, electronics and semiconductor sectors, who come to the group for its successful patent litigation track record. The client list includes a significant number of Asian multinationals, chief among them a number of global Japanese players. Following the group's patent team expansion in 2018, 2019 brought in a team of trademark and copyright specialists from Fish & Richardson P.C., further bolstering the group's IP heft in the market. Sten Jensen in Washington DC and Jared Bobrow in Silicon Valley share the lead of the firm's IP Business Unit. Richard DeLucia left for an of counsel position at Robins Kaplan LLP while Antony Pfeffer joined Tractable Ltd as general counsel. The Washington DC-based Christopher Higgins, one of the chairs of the firm's 3D printing group, joined the partnership in January 2019.  Other key offices are in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Houston and Orange County in the US as well as Taipei and Tokyo for cross-border disputes.

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Micron Technology, Inc.

Robert Bosch GmbH, Robert Bosch LLC, Bosch Automotive Products (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., Robert Bosch, Sistemas Automatrices, S.A. de C.V., Robert Bosch Ltda.

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., and Foxconn Interconnect Technology, Ltd.

H2O.ai

Stripe, Inc.

Sansi North America, LLC; Shanghai Sansi Electronic Engineering Co., Ltd.

MediaTek, Inc.

Vivo Mobile Communication Co., Ltd

Zscaler

FUJIFILM Corporation

Canon Inc.

Poynt Corporation

Nitto Denko

Netflix, Inc.

L’Oréal

Micro-Tech Endoscopy

CreateLED Electronics Co. Ltd.; CreateLED USA LLC

Yaham Optoelectronics Co., Ltd.; and Yaham LED U.S.A., Inc.

Intellectual property > Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing) Tier 3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's nationwide IP team has particular strengths in the areas of energy, technology, retail, consumer, and many more.  San Francisco-based Beth Goldman is the standout individual for transactional and advisory work; she has been busy managing the trademark portfolios for major clients such as Vera Wang, Salesforce.com and Gymboree Corporation. On the East Coast, New York-based Peter Vogl has worked for BIC Corp on a number of clearance and prosecution issues. The wider IP business unit is jointly led by Sten Jensen in Washington DC and Jared Bobrow in Silicon Valley.

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Vera Wang Group

Salesforce.com

Gymboree Corporation

Viking River Cruises

Urban Zen by DonnaKaran

Scat Enterprises

Medal

BIC Corp.

Kars 4 Kids

Anika Therapeutics

Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional Tier 3

With its solid West Coast footprint including Michael Yang in Santa Monica, along with practice head Juliano Banuelos and Jason Flaherty in San Francisco, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is suitably placed to handle employee benefits and executive compensation issues for clients in the technology, software, online payments and medtech sectors. Recent highlights saw the team handling portfolio acquisitions, spin-offs, IPOs and $1bn+ funding rounds, including for Europe-based unicorn companies. Other sectors of expertise include retail and financial services. Banuelos and Yang, respectively, have extensive practices in assisting public companies with proxy disclosure and tax-related matters for executive compensation packages. Flaherty provides experience representing senior management teams in company sales to private equity funds.

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The Orrick executive compensation practice had a depth of knowledge that I haven’t found with other firms.

Juliano Banuelos stands out as an incredible partner whose intelligence always shines through. Executive Compensation is a complicated and sensitive area, and Juliano always gets the details right.

Key clients

Cisco Systems

Visa International

Alcon

Oracle

Juniper Networks

The Gap

Barclays

Varian Medical Systems

Sonos

Williams-Sonoma

Tax > US taxes: non-contentious Tier 3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is rated by clients for it's ability to analyze tax matters both from a legal and a commercial perspective. The national tax practice is led by San Francisco-based Chas Cardall, an expert in tax issues related to public finance, tax-exempt financings and tax-driven financings. Peter Connors in New York is noted for his experience advising clients on the tax elements of corporate reorganizations, financial transactions and IP matters. John Narducci leads the New York team, and has expertise in the tax elements of securities offerings and financial products, M&A, and corporate restructurings, as well as a variety of other corporate and financing matters. Michael Masri specializes in energy tax credits, and joined the New York office from Norton Rose Fulbright in January 2019.

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‘The tax team at Orrick provides accurate advice in many areas of tax practice.’

‘The tax lawyers at Orrick look at tax issues from all sides.’

Key clients

EDP Renewables North America, EDF Renewable Energy

GE Energy Financial Services

The State of California

The Regents of University of California

Public Finance Authority

Cisco Systems

Keysight Technologies

Cortexyme

I Squared Capital

8minuteenergy

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Bayer

Gallo Winery

Aflac

Credit Suisse

Cruise Automation

JP Morgan Chase

Ladenburg Thalmann & Co.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Purdue University

Société Générale

General Electric

BlackRock

Antitrust > Cartel Tier 4

The cartel investigations group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is a go-to practice for tech giants such as marquee client Microsoft when it comes to government investigations into monopoly, abuse of market dominance or constraint of distribution channels. Additionally, Jay Jurata's team brings sector expertise in automotive, chemicals, semiconductors and software providers to the table. Based in Washington DC, the department specializes in issues at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property. Thanks to a strong background in technology and financial services, James Tierney is a very active antitrust team member. Like Tierney, Amy Ray is located in the firm's Washington DC office. Her particular strong suits are vertical pricing and distribution issues.

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‘Relevant expertise, commitment to client service and business partnership.’

‘Amy Ray stands out as someone who has worked hard to understand our business and routinely brings her considerable experience and expertise to bear on important issues for us, always with a client-service focus. A true partner.’

‘Orrick has a deep antitrust practice that can advise across industries. The team has a mix of former enforcement attorneys and civil attorneys who are very knowledgeable. They provide advice quickly and within a reasonable budget.’

‘Alex Okuliar brings a calm and thoughtful approach to the matters he advises on. He has good judgment and delivers advice in a user-friendly format. He stays current on emerging issues in antitrust law and provides a helpful perspective on areas of risk and how to best address those areas.’

‘Howard Ullman is a brilliant lawyer. He thinks strategically and assists business customers not just with identifying risk but also with designing programs that reduce or eliminate that risk.’ 

Key clients

Microsoft Corp.

Intuit Inc.

Nanya Technology Corporation

Nutanix, Inc.

Sony Electronics Inc.; Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC (Sony PlayStation)

Sony Pictures Animation Inc. and Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.

Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 4

Price-fixing cases, no-poaching agreements, standard-essentials patents (SEP) and sham antitrust claims are among the recurring appointments of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's antitrust litigators. Although the group's antitrust practice revolves largely around tech clients, the team also has experience with semiconductors, chemicals and entertainment industries. Jay Jurata in Washington DC leads the department alongside his personal practice surrounding antitrust and intellectual property. Located in the same office, Alex Okuliar litigates cutting-edge antitrust topics such as platform competition and data collection as well as media cases. San Francisco-based of counsel Howard Ullman is particularly active in price-fixing, distribution systems and intellectual property matters.

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‘The Orrick team is strong in case management, strategy and discovery.’ 

‘Karen Johnson-McKewan is amazing at depositions, discovery and oral argument. She is calm with opposing counsel, even when they are not. She is fantastic on her feet in court.’ 

‘Armed with knowledge, vision and the enthusiasm to take on complex global issues, the Orrick team stands ready to assist with matters big and small.’

‘From providing general consultation to assisting with specific matters, the Orrick team has been a strong partner to our in-house team and constantly offers creative thinking to help address complex issues that arises in the course of our business.’ 

‘The Orrick team members are likable and very easy to work with.’

‘On joint defense counsel calls they consistently appear to be the most knowledgeable and diplomatic out of the top tier firms. They are exceptionally responsive and accessible.’ 

‘This is a team that is capable of responding to the global needs of a multinational corporation and has the potential and ability to grow with a capable in house legal team.’

‘While antitrust issues often arise in a regional context, Jay Jurata has been exceedingly valuable to our company in understanding antitrust issues in a global framework.’

‘Very smart and responsive attorneys, easy to work with.’

‘Howard Ullman is very thorough and has a sharp intellect. He quickly understands his client’s business to better represent them.’

Key clients

Microsoft Corp.

Delta Dental of California

Nanya Technology Corporation

Netflix

FUJIFILM Corporation

Sports Fans Coalition NY, Inc. (Locast)

DHL Holdings

Sony Electronics Inc.; Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC (Sony PlayStation)

Sony Pictures Animation Inc. and Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc.

eBay

W.W. Grainger

Marathon Oil

Magellan Midstream

Antitrust > Merger control Tier 4

The core area of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's merger control practice revolves around advice to technology companies. On top of that, the entirely Washington DC-based US group is also heavily involved in deals in the energy sector. Jay Jurata spearheads the team and advises particularly his stellar client Microsoft on merger matters. Other key lawyers include oil and gas expert Alex Okuliar and James Tierney, who brings a strong background in financial services to the table. As part of her broad antitrust practice, Amy Ray also assists with antitrust aspects of transactions, especially in the technology and internet space.

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‘Orrick’s antitrust team has a perfect blend of former enforcers, litigators, seasoned partners and smart young associates.’

‘Jim Tierney spent more than 20 years in the DOJ Antitrust Division, which has endowed him with tremendous judgment to cut to what’s important – and what is not – in building a defense or a case in front of the agencies.’

‘Alex Okuliar brings a deep knowledge of the law and economics of antitrust, and the ability to frame that knowledge within the unique circumstances of the digital economy.’

‘Jay Jurata knows patents and antitrust, and he brings a litigator’s clarity and conciseness to every case.’

‘Amy Ray can synthesize and communicate in ways that business clients understand, and trust.’ 

Key clients

Microsoft Corp.

Nutanix, Inc.

Cisco

Bayer AG

Schlumberger

Dispute resolution > Leading trial lawyers Tier 4

Peter Bricks - Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Based in New York, Peter Bicks has core strength in product liability cases. In a particularly standout highlight, he is handling the nationwide defense of Johnson & Johnson in a slew of class actions asserting that the company's talcum powder contained asbestos, leading to numerous cases of mesothelioma. Steering away from product liability, he is also representing Oracle in a high-stakes Supreme Court appeal by Google of a judgment issued in favor of Oracle, declaring that Google committed copyright infringement by using the plaintiff's Java technology.

Key clients

KBC Bank

Oracle

Johnson & Johnson

Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

Historically stronger on the issuer side, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s practice is increasingly well weighted between issuer and underwriter-side work. The firm continues to enjoy close links with major issuers such as Ally Financial and Levi Strauss and it also recently secured mandates from a string of major investment banks. Key industry sweet spots include technology, life sciences and financial services but it is arguably best known for its record in public finance transactions. In San Francisco, Brett Cooper’s broad experience spans private and public offerings in the straight and convertible debt spaces. In New York, up-and-coming partner Stephen Ashley is a ‘real deal-maker’. The practice is led jointly by William Hughes, who splits his time between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, and Christopher Austin, who operates between New York and Silicon Valley.

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The Orrick team helped us to understand the process to issue a 144A/Regulation S bond as we were a first issuer. They took the time necessary to explain in detail, and very clearly, all key parts of the issuance process.

Stephen Ashley was very instructive. He was here for the team during negotiations and internal meetings, or available on the phone, whenever needed. He was a real deal-maker and helped move the project forward.’

Key clients

Beyond Meat, Inc.

Twist Biosciences Corporation

Cortexyme, Inc.

Morgan Stanley

Barclays Capital

Central Garden and Pet Company

Juniper Networks

Life360, Inc.

RBC Capital Markets, LLC

Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Warburg Pincus

DURECT Corporation

Silvair, Inc.

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP strikes a balance between issuer and underwriter-side representations, with technology and life sciences-related offerings forming the backbone of the practice. The firm continues to broaden its national footprint, with its 2019 Boston office launch cementing its East Coast presence, and it also remains a key player in California. Christopher Austin co-leads the global capital markets group from New York and brings to bear specialist skill sets in technology, private equity and blockchain and cryptocurrency. In San Francisco, department co-lead William Hughes focuses on advising public and late-stage private companies on IPOs and follow-on equity offerings. Peter Lamb splits his time between Silicon Valley and Portland and specializes in advising private equity funds and their portfolio companies on equity transactions.

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Beyond Meat, Inc.

Twist Biosciences Corporation

Cortexyme, Inc.

Morgan Stanley

Barclays Capital

Central Garden and Pet Company

Juniper Networks

Life360, Inc.

RBC Capital Markets, LLC

Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Warburg Pincus

DURECT Corporation

Silvair, Inc.

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Industry focus > Energy regulation: oil and gas Tier 4

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is noted for handling regulatory issues linked to oil and gas projects, particularly in the natural gas and LNG fields. As part of a renewed emphasis on the energy and infrastructure sector, the firm hired New York's Lisa Tonery and Washington DC partner Erik Swenson from Norton Rose Fulbright in 2017, which notably expanded its expertise in the oil and gas regulatory segment. The core team continues to assist with LNG terminal and gas pipeline matters; Tonery recently advised Driftwood LNG on the $15bn development of a production and export terminal on the west bank of the Calcasieu River, Louisiana. Blake Winburne leads the global energy and infrastructure group from San Francisco.

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Cheniere Energy

Midship Pipeline Company

Energy Investors Funds and Oregon Clean Energy

Freeport LNG Development

Tellurian Investments

Chevron

Commonwealth LNG

Southport Midstream Partners

Southern Company Gas/Pivotal LNG

EcoEléctrica

Braskem

Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (International Trade Commission) Tier 4

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP fields a busy ITC caseload, often acting as sole ITC counsel for clients, and made headlines in February 2019 with the addition of a five-partner trademark, copyright and trade secret team from Fish & Richardson P.C. in its Boston and New York offices to broaden its IP ITC offering. The group's track record reveals a versatile team active in a wide spread of sectors, including the pharmaceutical, electronics, automotive and technology sectors. Practice heads Sten Jensen and Jared Bobrow, in Washington DC and Silicon Valley respectively, Silicon Valley's Bas de Blank and Jordan Coyle, based in Washington DC, are key practitioners.

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Orrick is extremely versed in ITC Section 337 investigations. Their understanding of case precedent and procedure is very valuable, especially considering the quick pace associated with these investigations. Their filings are always well researched and thoughtfully prepared.

This group has a very unique skill set relating to ITC matters. They know their way around all issues relating to the ITC, which is comforting as most firms do not have the capacity or personnel to handle the intricacy and speed by which such matters progress. The team works cohesively and quickly.’

Jordan Coyle is extremely well-versed in ITC Section 337 case precedent. His understanding of Commission opinions is invaluable when strategizing options. Mr. Coyle consistently exhibits a calm demeanor at trial.

Key clients

Pharmavite LLC

Royal DSM NV, DSM Marine Lipids Peru S.A.C., DSM Nutritional Products LLC, and DSM Nutritional Products Canada, Inc.

Advanced Technology & Materials, AT&M International Trading Co., Ltd., CISRI International Trading Co., Ltd., and Beijing ZLJG Amorphous Technology Co., Ltd. (collectively, ‘AT&M’)

Robert Bosch GmbH, Robert Bosch LLC, Bosch Automotive Products (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., Robert Bosch, Sistemas Automatrices, S.A. de C.V., Robert Bosch Ltda.

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., and Foxconn Interconnect Technology, Ltd.

BIC Corporation

FUJIFILM Corporation, FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA, Inc., and FUJIFILM Techno Products Co., Ltd.

New Balance Athletics

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. & Mahindra Automotive North America, Inc.

Vivo Mobile Communication Co., Ltd

Sansi North America, LLC; Shanghai Sansi Electronic Engineering Co., Ltd.

CreateLED Electronics Co. Ltd.; CreateLED USA LLC; Yaham

Yaham Optoelectronics Co., Ltd.; and Yaham LED U.S.A., Inc.

MediaTek, Inc.

Investment funds > Private equity funds (including venture capital) Tier 4

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP maintains sponsor and investor-side client relationships, and is active across a range of structuring, formation, and fundraising matters. Among its recent work, the team has shown strengths in standard buyout funds, real estate funds, and alternative investment funds targeting illiquid assets. The practice group is jointly led by Quinn Moss in New York, who works with a variety of sponsors and investments on impact and ESG funds, as well as on infrastructure-focused funds; and Dolph Hellman in San Francisco, who specializes in venture capital fund formation, often working with first-time managers.

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Capital Dynamics

Cigna Investments

Grove Street Capital

Employees Retirement System of Texas (Texas ERS)

New York Common Retirement Fund

IMM Private Equity

Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (OPERF)

San Francisco City and County Employees’ Retirement System (SFERS)

SQN Capital Management

Washington State Investment Board

Invictus Global Asset Management

Everstrong Capital

National Community Investment Fund

Igis Asset Management

Endemium Ventures

Q Ventures

Beacon Capital

Longeavity Fund

Anarack Capital

Swan Ventures

Media, technology and telecoms > Technology transactions Tier 4

Boasting an on-the-ground presence on both coasts and a particularly active team in Silicon Valley, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is very well known for its venture capital financing work, acting for roughly a fifth of US unicorn start-ups across a wide range of industry sectors. In addition to financing, the practice group has remained active in tech company M&A and buyout transactions, and . Key figures in the global tech transactions group are joint practice heads Daniel Yost in Silicon Valley ('highly experienced and client focused'), and New York-based Glynna Christian, who is rated by clients for her performance in notably high-stakes commercial negotiations and deals. Timothy Greene was promoted to partner in January 2019; he is also in the Silicon Valley office.

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Testimonials

Highly practical advice, deep experience, knowledgeable about Silicon Valley tech transactions practices. 

Daniel Yost is highly experienced, practical, very detail-oriented and client-focused.  Glynna Christian is great in high-stakes negotiations and deals.

Tim Greene is also highly experienced in enterprise SaaS and open source software issues (among other domains); responsive, takes an ownership approach to client matters. 

Key clients

Shopify, Inc

DOCOMO, INC.

Verisign, Inc.

Vitech Systems Group, Inc.

Tesla Energy Inc. (Tesla Motors, Inc.)

Microsoft Corporation

Airbus

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Fulcrum Bioenergy

Flex 8 No Vital Connect, Inc.

Thales

Aptean, Inc.

Twist Bioscience Corporation

Cortexyme

Stripe

Getaround

HashiCorp

Asana

Playvs

Nanotronics

Fisker

Upstart Holdings, Inc.

StreamSets, Inc.

Real estate > Real estate Tier 4

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has a distinct focus on the technology sector where it represents tech companies in all forms of real estate transactions from acquisitions and financings through to developments and leasing. The group is also experienced in mortgage finance, joint venture investment and development, distressed assets and secured loan acquisitions. Noted for its 'knowledgeable and efficient' service, the team is headed by Los Angeles-based Gerard Walsh and counts institutional and private equity investors, private equity funds, lenders and developers and domestic and foreign institutional investors among its key clients. Deals in the hospitality sector are a core focus; among many recent transactions, the team advised Barings and Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association on the $224m sale of its St. Regis Princeville Resort and Makai Golf Club.

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‘The team and the individuals are knowledgeable, quick to turn documents, efficient with their time and are tough negotiators while maintaining a good demeanor.’

‘Marshall Brozost and Alykhan Shivji stand out as particularly knowledgeable, great negotiators, excellent problem solvers, and quick to turn documents all while maintaining a demeanor that is tough when it needs to be and pleasant when tough is not necessary’.

Key clients

Westbrook Partners

Walton Street Capital

State Street Global Advisors

DWS’s RREEF Property Trust

Swift Realty Partners

Stockbridge

Arel Capital

Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA)

Ascend Real Estate Partners

Hackman Capital Partners

BlueMountain Capital

Bentall Kennedy

MacFarlane Partners

Colony Capital

Maximus

Bristol Group

Roxborough Group

Calmwater Capital

Broadreach Capital

GLL Real Estate Partners

Ramsbury Property

Zynga

Rosemawr

Cardinal Group

Industry focus > Healthcare: life sciences Tier 5

Clients praise Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's 'laser sharp focus, client-oriented approach, and efficient and very quick responses'. The team is particularly strong in mass tort and product liability cases, having recently secured three defense verdicts for Johnson & Johnson in its high-profile talcum power cases. It also maintains a steady flow of venture capital, licensing and M&A transactions. Scott Iyama heads the 35-partner group from Silicon Valley and is experienced in financing, M&A, and partnering transactions, as is New York-based Stephen ThauKathleen O’Connor focuses on product liability and commercial claims, licensing and co-development disputes and government investigations.

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Laser sharp focus. Very client oriented.  Efficient and very quick responses‘.

Friendly, flexible, and reasonable in billing hours and costs‘.

Lily Becker has a pleasant personality that makes her easy to work with from a client perspective, yet she is tough and aggressively represents our firm’s best interests‘.

David Schwartz is always spot on‘.

Key clients

Johnson & Johnson

Gilead Sciences

Zimmer Biomet Holdings

Alcon Laboratories

Twist Biosciences Corporation

Cortexyme

DURECT Corporation

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Clover Health

Arsenal Biosciences

Sight Sciences

Varian Medical Systems

Bayer

CyberHeart

PhyNexus

10x Genomics

Genentech

Carestream Dental

Pharmavite

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Aledade

Cambridge Antibody

Neuspera Medical

Akina Pharmaceuticals

Partner Therapeutics

Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate Tier 6

Acting in a plethora of sectors, including energy, real estate, retail, aviation, technology, automotive, and more, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's New-York-based restructuring team - led by Raniero D’Aversa - is familiar with many forms of proceedings. In- and out-of-court restructurings, DIP loans, exit facilities, and prepackaged plans are commissioned to the firm mainly by bank institutions and other creditors.

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Testimonials

‘The team has in-depth knowledge of the US Bankruptcy process, as well as the respective industries which they serve (e.g. offshore drilling)’

‘In addition to having years of relevant experience and deep legal knowledge, partners also bring a very commercial mindset to the table. In addition, they make themselves available promptly and offer helpful insight without being forceful or antagonizing’

Key clients

Wells Fargo Bank, NA

Credit Suisse

TELUS International (US) Corporation

The Gap

EDP Renewables North America

EDF Renewables

Toyota Motor Corporation

ECN Financial

The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of ActiveCare

VMWare

Levi Strauss

Commerzbank

Tax > International tax

Leveraging 'a very solid bench and a deep understanding of international tax issues', Baker Botts L.L.P. has expertise in cross-border financing and securities transactions, M&A and equity investments, and has recently been involved in multibillion-dollar M&A for clients in the energy sector. Contacts in the Houston office include Richard Husseini, the chair of the firm-wide tax department, and Derek Green and Ron Scharnberg, who handled high-value transactions for McDermott International and WorleyParsons, respectively. The name to note in Washington DC is Don Lonczak, who has handled recent standout transactions for AT&T and American Industrial Partners. Jon Lobb (also in Houston) is a name to note on the more junior end of the partnership.

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Very solid bench and deep understanding of international tax issues confronted by U.S.-based energy companies. Derek Green is exceptional. Jon Lobb is extraordinary. Both are very responsive and knowledgable, have a lot of common sense, and are great communicators of very complex tax rules.’

Key clients

IFM INVESTORS

WORLEYPARSONS

Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Barnes & Noble

Liberty Latin America

AT&T SERVICES

AIP

MCDERMOTT INTERNATIONAL

Founded in San Francisco 150 years ago, Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy, infrastructure and financial sectors. The firm is recognized worldwide for delivering the highest quality, commercially-oriented legal advice.

The firm: Recognized by Chambers Latin America, Chambers Global, Chambers USA and Latin Lawyer, the Orrick team includes lawyers who are fluent in Spanish and English, as well as Portuguese for transactions involving Brazil, and are admitted to practice in Latin American jurisdictions. The firm knows the region’s civil law system, business practices, and regulatory and political landscapes, which allows it to add value for international clients seeking to grow their presence in Latin America. The team also works with lawyers across more than 25 Orrick offices worldwide to help Latin American clients pursue expansion strategies and obtain capital in the international markets.

Orrick guides clients through complex cross-border matters that are shaping the future of a region ripe for substantial international investment. These have included the acquisition of the Dominican Republic’s largest airport company; the development of a US$1.3bn petrochemical facility in Mexico, including negotiating to close a first-of-its kind structure with Mexico’s Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to transport low-cost natural gas from the United States to the facility in Mexico; the structuring and launching of a US$200m Mexican investment fund, which will be the first ever agrotech-dedicated fund in Mexico; and the acquisition of nine airports and three partial management contracts, including co-control stakes in Costa Rica’s two major airports.

The team has handled matters in every Latin American country and works in the region on a daily basis. Orrick has developed a strong network of contacts in the business and government sectors, connecting them with the key professionals in the region. As a result, the firm has long-standing collaborative relationships with top local law firms in Latin America that complement its strengths and reinforces the ability to counsel clients on the most complex international legal matters.

Areas of practice: M&A and private equity; corporate; power; renewables, oil and gas; infrastructure; project finance; corporate finance; real estate; restructuring; intellectual property; international trade, investigations and compliance; and technology.

Department Name Email Telephone
Partners Carlos Treistman E: ctreistman@orrick.com
Partners Rodrigo Dominguez E: rdominguez@orrick.com
Other fee-earners : 25
Partners : 30

The firm: Orrick is focused on serving clients in the Technology and Innovation, Energy and Infrastructure, and Finance sectors globally. Founded more than 150 years ago, the firm today has 1,100 lawyers in offices across the U.S., Europe and Asia. The firm provides clients with innovative approaches to their most complex transactional, litigation and regulatory matters. Financial Times singled out Orrick as the “Most Innovative Law Firm in North America” in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and Fortune has named the firm among the “100 Best Companies to Work For” four years in a row.

Main areas of practice
Technology:

  • Advised on more than 860 venture capital financings valued at over US$14.6bn for companies based in 35 countries. We helped the following companies and their investors cross the billion-dollar mark to unicorn status: Asana, Convoy, DoorDash, Graphcore, HashiCorp, Lime, Monzo, PagerDuty, Revolut, Swiggy and Warby Parker. Additionally, Orrick helped companies with their strategic exits, advising on 30 sell-side M&A deals and seven initial public offerings, including the US$70m IPO for Twist Bioscience on Nasdaq.
  • Argued on behalf of Microsoft a historic data privacy case before the Supreme Court. U.S. v. Microsoft was a globally watched clash over the federal government’s right to seize private emails stored in foreign countries. With the case pending, Congress enacted the CLOUD Act, which updated the Stored Communications Act in a way that addressed the concerns of Microsoft and the tech industry – and which was heavily influenced by Orrick’s legal position throughout the litigation. The Supreme Court declared the case moot, but it was a clear victory for Microsoft, which strongly supported the legislation.
  • Scored back-to-back wins for Microsoft and Twitter in major gender discrimination cases. Orrick’s Employment team persuaded two separate judges to reject bids for class certification of gender bias claims in less than two weeks. These cases were referred to as “the barometer for gender bias litigation in the tech industry.”
  • Represented Oracle in the appeal, retrial on remand, and second appeal of the Oracle v. Google copyright trial – one of the most closely watched IP cases of the decade. The Federal Circuit unanimously found that Google’s use of Java was not fair use as a matter of law. In overturning the jury verdict, the Federal Circuit reaffirmed important copyright protections for software developers and set the stage for a new trial to decide how much Google should pay to Oracle in damages for its unauthorized use of Java.
  • Advised Hedera Hashgraph on its US$82.5m Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (SAFT) round in August, totaling US$100m in SAFTs raised by the company in 2018. Hedera Hashgraph is the creator of a technology to overcome one of blockchain’s major flaws: that it is either fast but unsecure, or secure but slow.
  • Secured a very successful resolution in the jury trial of Desktop Metal v. Markforged, one of the most significant litigations in the rapidly growing 3D printing industry. The case involved allegations of patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, unfair trade practices and breach of fiduciary duty.

Energy and infrastructure:

  • Advised GE Energy Financial Services in a mezzanine debt financing of the 1,182 MW South Field combined-cycle, gas-fired power project in Columbiana County, Ohio. Equity and financing on the development stage project totaled US$1.3bn.
  • Advised Recurrent Energy, LLC in the sale of interests in five California solar photovoltaic projects. Pensionskassernes Administration acquired 49 percent interest in the Garland and Tranquility projects equivalent to 260 MWp. In a separate transaction, Korea Electric Power Corporation acquired interests in the Astoria (100 MWac/131 MWp), Astoria 2 (75 MWac/100 MWp) and Barren Ridge (60 MWac/78 MWp) projects.
  • Advised Clearway Renew LLC in the US$1.35bn acquisition of an approximately 4.7 GW development pipeline of utility-scale solar projects from SunPower, spanning 16 states.
  • Advised Equinor with Total in the acquisition of Cobalt International Energy L.P.’s 60 percent operating interest in the North Platte discovery in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
  • Represented Ocean Rig in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit against an attempt to overturn a New York bankruptcy court’s order recognizing the company’s Cayman Islands-based restructuring proceedings under chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code.
  • Advised Port Authority of NY & NJ in the redevelopment of the Hudson River underwater rail crossings and associated infrastructure (Gateway Project) currently in the preliminary stages of development and financing, including possible RRIF/TIFIA funding.

Financial services:

  • Secured a win for client TD Ameritrade Futures & Forex in a putative class action stemming from losses suffered by TD’s customers – traders in futures options – in connection with extreme market volatility in early February 2018. A judge in the U.S. District Court for the South District of Florida ruled in our client’s favor and denied the plaintiffs’ motion to certify a class of over 200 customers. Another ruling dismissed all but one of the claims brought against TDAFF, including all claims asserted under the Commodity Exchange Act.
  • Secured a complete victory in the Ninth Circuit on behalf of the City of Stockton, California in an appeal from an order confirming the plan of adjustment in the City’s chapter 9 bankruptcy case. The appellate win marked the latest important step in Stockton’s emergence from novel bankruptcy proceedings, which Orrick’s teams have guided for more than six years.
  • Helped bank group KBC secure a complete dismissal of a long-running US$1.5bn RICO lawsuit in the Southern District of New York. The plaintiff, diamond manufacturing and distribution company Lazare Kaplan International, alleged the theft of US$135m in diamonds from Lazare’s Belgian and other foreign subsidiaries.
  • Advised on the first-ever restructuring of a U.S. territory and the largest U.S. municipal restructuring to date by serving as co-counsel to the COFINA Senior Bondholder’s coalition in connection with its restructuring and its exchange issuance of approximately US$12bn in restructured bonds.
  • Advised on the first renewable natural gas project financing in the U.S. capital markets, a US$61.4m green bond issued by the Industrial Development Authority of the County of Pinal to finance one of the world’s largest anaerobic digester facilities in Arizona.
  • Advised a leading real estate private equity firm on the US$1+ bn mixed-use redevelopment project for St. John’s Terminal in Manhattan and on the revitalization of San Francisco’s historic Pier 70.
  • Advising online lender Oportun in its funding strategies, including all of its consumer loan securitizations, warehouse facilities and whole loan sales, in addition to providing regulatory advice.
  • Advised the initial purchasers and placement agents on the Morongo Band of Mission Indians’ US$147.5m bond offerings and US$227.5m note offering to fund portions of the construction for an expansion of the Morongo Casino Resort Spa in California.
  • Advised a leading Asset Management firm on upsizing a US$260m hybrid securitization backed by trade financing loans, finance leases and factored receivables originated or acquired in Latin America.
U.S.A. : 903
Worldwide : 1,100+