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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
777 SOUTH FIGUEROA STREET
SUITE 3200
LOS ANGELES, CA 90017-5855
CALIFORNIA
United States

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

Securing strong praise from clients and peers alike, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP houses a deep and broad practice that excels before federal and state appellate courts nationwide, including the US Supreme Court. According to sources, its ‘written work product and oral advocacy are among the best’, with its collaborative approach also a recurring theme among interviewees. Enjoying strong relationships with major corporations, including Johnson & Johnson and Gilead, the team also frequently handles cases concerning human rights on behalf of death row inmates, veterans and others. The practice is driven out of New York by highly regarded appellate expert Joshua Rosenkranz, who recently reversed a $325m verdict against Johnson & Johnson in talc litigation alleging that plaintiff’s use of Johnson’s Baby Powder caused cancer. In Washington DC, Mel Bostwick represented Kevin George, a disabled veteran, before the Supreme Court in a high-profile case concerning veteran benefits. In another major SCOTUS matter, Washington DC’s Robert Loeb represented David Ramirez and Barry Lee Jones in a highly technical case discussing prisoners’ rights to present evidence in federal court. Other key names in Washington DC include Eric Shumsky, who is sought after for IP and technology-related appeals, Mark Davies, who has argued 50 appellate cases, and senior associate Jeremy Peterman. In San Francisco, newly promoted Elizabeth Moulton ‘is a force to be reckoned with when at the podium’.

Practice head(s):

Joshua Rosenkranz

Testimonials

The partners I’ve worked with in Orrick’s appellate team are top notch. Their written work product and oral advocacy are among the best I’ve ever seen.’

Orrick provides a nicely integrated appellate experience, with expertise in many substantive areas.  I have worked with them as co-counsel on many matters and they are always professional, collaborative, and responsive.’

Orrick stands out for its use of technology in managing litigation dockets, which is especially valuable for technology clients. They are the industry leader in this area with top in-firm expertise. They are familiar with all the best legal tech.’

For years, we have retained Josh Rosenkrantz and his team to argue our most challenging appeals. It likely goes without saying in view of his credentials, but it bears repeating that Josh is brilliant.’

The practice exhibits exemplary teamwork and coordination, and seamless work product and service.’

The team was very responsive and had excellent communication skills. Josh Rosenkranz was a fantastic collaborator and invaluable partner on the project.’

Elizabeth Moulton is a smart, level-leaded, lawyer who works tirelessly in support of her clients. She has good instincts and is a force to be reckoned with when at the podium.’

Mark Davies has a terrific grasp of intellectual property law in addition to general appellate litigation.’

Key clients

Apple

Basin Electric Power Cooperative

BB Energy USA, LLC

Boeing

Broad Reach Power/Broadview Solar

Central Garden & Pet Company

Cheniere Energy

ConocoPhillips

Cox Communications

Credit Suisse

DISH Network, LLC

Facebook

Gilead Sciences

Instacart

Johnson & Johnson

Kars 4 Kids Inc.

Kohler Co.

Lyft

Micron Technology Inc.

Microsoft

Regents of the University of California

The Renco Group, Inc.

RingCentral

Sonos, Inc.

Sunny Balwani

Synopsys, Inc.

Twitter

Unicolors, Inc.

Walmart

Apple

Basin Electric Power Cooperative

BB Energy USA, LLC

Boeing

Broad Reach Power/Broadview Solar

Central Garden & Pet Company

Cheniere Energy

ConocoPhillips

Cox Communications

Credit Suisse

DISH Network, LLC

Facebook

Gilead Sciences

Instacart

Johnson & Johnson

Kars 4 Kids Inc.

Kohler Co.

Lyft

Micron Technology Inc.

Microsoft

Regents of the University of California

The Renco Group, Inc.

RingCentral

Sonos, Inc.

Sunny Balwani

Synopsys, Inc.

Twitter

Unicolors, Inc.

Walmart

Work highlights

  • Successfully obtained a reversal of a $325m verdict against Johnson & Johnson in talc litigation alleging that the plaintiff’s use of Johnson’s Baby Powder caused cancer.
  • Obtained a 6-3 victory for Unicolors at the US Supreme Court in a case involving the rights of creators who rely on the US copyright registration system to protect their IP.
  • Successfully represented Kite Pharma in an appeal involving the reversal of a $1.2bn patent-infringement verdict against it.

Dispute resolution > E-discovery Tier 1

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is a prominent firm in the e-discovery space, fielding a team of thought leaders practiced in innovative techniques. The group advises multinational clients from the technology, banking, and telecoms industries in information governance and litigation, with experience handling high-stakes domestic and international matters. Team lead Wendy Butler Curtis, based in Washington DC, works alongside IT professionals and risk managers to develop information practices in the face of mergers, acquisitions, and data transfers. Curtis is highly regarded for her work in product liability cases and class action litigation, with particular strength in the pharmaceutical industry. Jeffrey McKenna, in San Francisco, is a key name for complex discovery and privacy issues, particularly those involving cross-border and international elements. Based in the firm’s Wheeling WV office are senior e-discovery associate Logan Herlinger, who has particular strength in information governance matters, and senior e-discovery associate Kelly Cullen, whose practice covers all areas of discovery. Senior e-discovery attorney Alicia Hawley joined the DC office from Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP in May 2022, and brings more than 20 years’ experience in both routine and complex e-discovery matters.

Practice head(s):

Wendy Butler Curtis

Other key lawyers:

Work highlights

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

Noted for its ability to try and win high-stakes litigation throughout the country, an approach which was recently further enhanced by the arrival of William Oxley  and Meghan Rohling Kelly in June 2022 from BakerHostetler, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is a popular choice among many high-profile clients facing down potentially reputation-threatening toxic tort litigation. As well as handling more conventional and settled law relating to toxic poisoning, drugs and disasters, the team, which is centred primarily out of its East and West coast offices, has also been at the vanguard of new claims brought by the plaintiffs’ bar, including regarding climate change litigation. In this regard, New York-based partner James Stengel continues to serve as national coordinating counsel for Marathon Oil with respect to various complex and high-profile claims related to climate change involving the states of Rhode Island and Delaware, the cities of Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland, and Anne Arundel County in Maryland, and a group of private fishermen’s associations. As part of his versatile litigation offering, New York-based trial lawyer Peter Bicks has had successes in private and government-initiated litigation across a range of toxic tort matters, including as it relates to asbestos contamination and PFAS exposure.

Practice head(s):

Jessica Perry

Other key lawyers:

Peter Bicks; James Stengel; Meghan Rohling Kelly; William Oxley; Lisa Simpson; Anne Malik

Key clients

Johnson & Johnson

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

China National Building Material Company (CNBM)

Union Carbide Corporation

Renco

Marathon Oil

Microsoft

Work highlights

  • Representing the NCAA in its student-athlete concussion litigation.
  • Representing Marathon Oil with respect to various complex and high-profile claims related to climate change involving the States of Rhode Island and Delaware, the Cities of Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland, and Anne Arundel County in Maryland, and a group of private fishermen’s associations.
  • Representing the China National Building Material Group in a multi-district litigation and series of class actions stemming from allegedly defective gypsum-based drywall.

Energy > Renewable/alternative power Tier 1

Jointly steered by Blake Winburne , Dahl Thompson  and Les Sherman, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP ‘s practice is well regarded for its ‘largely unmatched experience, connections and industry knowledge’  and is named a ‘one-stop shop’ by its high-profile clients. With its multidisciplinary hydrogen task force, the team is noted for its capabilities in matters related to a clean energy transition. Winburne’s broad expertise covers M&A, joint ventures, financing, and project development. With a particular strength in solar and energy storage, Kristin Seeger assists clients, including asset managers, funds, and renewable energy developers, with the acquisition and sale of domestic and international renewable energy projects in the U.S. and Canada. She recently advised Intersect Power on securing a $750m growth investment to build out its renewable energy portfolio. The practice expanded in 2022 with the hire of David Aaronson from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Adam Griffin from Baker Botts L.L.P., Teresa Hill from K&L Gates, Julia Balas from Morrison Foerster  and Jared Joyce-Schleimer from Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Practice head(s):

Blake Winburne; Dahl Thompson; Les Sherman

Testimonials

‘Orrick can take a project from offtake, to procurement, to financing, to operations, and provide all relevant support in between. Truly a one-stop shop.’

‘Largely unmatched experience, connections and industry knowledge.’

 

Key clients

Apex Clean Energy

Elawan Energy

Ares Management

Enlight Renewable Energy

CleanCapital

Total

Consolidated Edison Development

Recurrent Energy

Distributed Solar Development

Clearway Energy

Generate Capital

State Street Bank & Trust

Sempra Energy

Macquarie Capital

Pattern Energy

RWE/E.On Renewables

ENGIE North America

Orsted

sPower

Calpine Corporation

BP Wind Energy North America

Eurus Energy

Intersect Power

Broad Reach Power

Algonquin Power

Work highlights

  • Advised Apex Clean Energy  on an agreement to sell a majority stake in the company to funds and other accounts managed by Ares Management Corporation.
  • Advised Intersect Power on a US$750 million growth equity investment from TPG Rise Climate, Climate Adaptive Infrastructure, LLC. and Trilantic Energy Partners North America.
  • Advised Wunder Company on the creation of a cash equity joint venture with ClearGen LLC, a Blackstone subsidiary.

Finance > Financial services regulation Tier 1

Following its merger with Buckley LLP, the team at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP‘s focus lies in the regulation of consumer financial services, covering a wide range of issues encompassing mortgages, credit cards, auto lending, short-term credit, payments and digital currency. The team, led by Los Angeles-based Clinton Rockwell and Christopher Witeck, handles fair lending matters involving enforcement agencies at a federal and state level and discriminatory allegations brought by municipalities as additional key areas of expertise. Rockwell, a co-managing partner at the firm, is highly sought for his experience advising mortgage companies, fintech lenders and secondary market loan purchasers, with founding partner Joseph Kolar also noted for his knowledge of mortgage and consumer loan contracts. Additional standout members include John Kromer and Jeffrey Naimon noted as key contacts for a variety of matters. Former managing partner Benjames Klubes departed the firm in May 2022 to become principal deputy general counsel at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. All named lawyers are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

Clinton Rockwell; Christopher Witeck

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The Buckley team are experts in mortgage regulatory issues, with deep experience handling complex issues and representing lenders and servicers in supervisory and enforcement actions and litigation.’

‘Their decades of experience handling complex mortgage regulatory issues and representing lenders and servicers makes them unique and why our company relies on them as a critical business partner.’

Key clients

Cross River Bank

Work highlights

  • Advised Cross River Bank in a variety of partnerships with highest-profile fintech firms offering online loans and payments.

Finance > Fintech Tier 1

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP‘s already strong reputation for fintech work, particularly on the technology company and investor side, was given a major boost following its takeover of the law firm Buckley, a firm which had built up an enviable reputation for representing a broad range of banks and payment providers. The combined forces now offer a comprehensive service that caters to all corners of the fintech market. Legacy Buckley partners include Christopher Witeck, who now co-leads the global strategic advisory and government enforcement unit, John Kromer, a leading consumer financial services specialist, and Clinton Rockwell in Santa Monica, who now co-lead’s the firm’s financial and fintech advisory practice. They work alongside legacy Orrick partners such as the ‘intelligent, patient, prudentJosh Pollick in Santa Monica, who co-heads the global technology companies group.  Other key partners include New York corporate partner Robert Moyle, crypto and blockchain specialist Joseph Perkins  in Silicon Valley, and litigator David McGill. Daniel Forester in New York heads the global fintech group. All partners based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Forester

Testimonials

‘Always standing for the interest of the company.’

‘Very involved, like an extended team of our company.’

‘The team is always willing to help navigate complex and unique issues that arise in the ever-changing landscape.’

‘Josh Pollick is an intelligent, patient, prudent lawyer who is always available to provide guidance.’

Key clients

Dave

Deel

Betterment

Beacon Platform

Accrue Savings

Capchase

Vise

SoFi

Shopify

PayPal

Karat

LendingClub

Affirm

Chime

Green Dot Corporation

Sagent Lending Technologies

Lockerverse

Invoice2Go

Nomad (Illusory Systems)

Easygo Gaming

DressX

Chainalysis

AtoB

Ondo Finance

Slope Tech

Simpl

Work highlights

  • Advised fintech unicorn Deel on multiple major acquisitions and $581 million of financing.
  • Advised Coatue Management on $1.44 billion of investments into various fintechs in the last 12 months.
  • Advised crypto trading platform Ondo on its $20 million Series A, DAO formation and token launch, distribution and overseas public sale.

Finance > Project finance

Praised as ‘one of the few true, one-stop shops’, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP‘s energy & infrastructure group advises on the whole range of project financing, including bank loans and capital markets debt in the energy and infrastructure sector, with strong experience in advising developers, financial institutions and public agencies on complex PPP transactions, such as Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) and Private Activity Bonds (PABs) financings. In Houston, global sector lead for energy and infrastructure Blake Winburne is reputed for his expertise in the electric power sector, including oil, gas, wind and solar, landfill gas and biomass energy, while Houston-based global head of the energy and infrastructure practice Dahl Thompson‘s experience extends to a wide range of complex commercial transactions. With ‘exceptional knowledge of the PPP business’, New York’s Matthew Neuringer, who was promoted to partner in 2022, is praised by clients for his ‘exceptional knowledge of the PPP business’, and is well-versed on the whole range of PPP projects, such as telecoms, rail, highways, airport, detention centers, school and energy. In San Francisco , lead of the renewable energy practice Les Sherman is well-versed in advising on wind and solar energy projects, as well as battery storage.  Global co-head of infrastructure Daniel Mathews and lead infrastructure partner Young Lee, both based in New York, are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Blake Winburne; Dahl Thompson; Les Sherman; Daniel Mathews; Young Lee

Other key lawyers:

Matthew Neuringer; Rohit Sachdev; Chris Moore

Testimonials

‘Time after time, Orrick team can react quickly and efficiently do deal with all our transactional issues. Be it existing investments, those requiring restructuring or opportunities always find that Orrick can deliver.’

‘Dan Mathews has been our go to lead partner. He surrounds himself with great team members those with the right knowledge to deal with issues at hand.’

‘Knowledge of the industry, from the perspective of customers, developers, and contractors.’

‘Matthew Neuringer – Exceptional knowledge of the P3 business, able to help us position ourselves well with sponsors.’

‘The finance capabilities of Orrick dovetail beautifully with their overall projects expertise, allowing them to guide projects through a wide range of financings with relative ease.’

‘Rohit Sachdev, on the projects side, works beautifully with finance gurus like Chris Moore to shepherd projects through financing. Orrick’s broad range of capabilities in the renewables space makes them one of the few true, one-stop shops.’

 

Key clients

Apex Clean Energy

Elawan Energy

Ares Management

Enlight Renewable Energy

CleanCapital

Total

Consolidated Edison Development

Recurrent Energy

Distributed Solar Development

Clearway Energy

Generate Capital

State Street Bank & Trust

Sempra Energy

Macquarie Capital

Pattern Energy

RWE/E.On Renewables

ENGIE North America

Orsted (formerly Lincoln Clean Energy)

sPower

Calpine Corporation

BP Wind Energy North America

Eurus Energy

Intersect Power

Broad Reach Power

Algonquin Power

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Macquarie Asset Management

Meridiam Infrastructure North America

IFM Investors Pty Ltd

ACS Infrastructure Development

Fluor Enterprises, Inc.

DIF Infrastructure

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Transurban

New York City Health + Hospitals Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Intersect Power on securing $3.1bn in project financing to fund the construction and operation of a 1.5 GW solar plus 1 GWh storage portfolio.
  • Advised Primergy on deploying utility-scale and distributed solar and battery energy storage projects across North America.
  • Advised PANYNJ on the the $13bn redevelopment and expansion of John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): municipal Tier 1

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s restructuring practice, chaired by Raniero D’Aversa in New York, works closely with the firm’s public finance department to offer clients considerable municipal bankruptcy expertise. The practice represents debtors, creditors, financial institutions, and bondholders in relation to high-profile restructurings both in and out of court. Thomas Laryea and Lorraine McGowen, in Washington, D.C. and New York respectively, are leading a multidisciplinary team representing the bondholder committee in the $850m Suriname debt restructuring. McGowen played an important role in the Puerto Rico restructuring, while Laryea specializes in sovereign debt restructuring and has also recently led a team representing the Belize bondholder creditor committee in relation to the government’s buyback of $553m in bonds, involving several novel ESG aspects. Marc Levinson in San Francisco has extensive experience representing cities in connection with chapter 9 filings, and is notable for his work in the real estate space.

Practice head(s):

Raniero D’Aversa

Key clients

Suriname Bondholder Committee

Belize Bondholder Committee

PG&E Equity Holders

City of Beaumont, California

Work highlights

  • Representing the bondholder committee on the restructuring of US$850million of Suriname government bonds.
  • Advised the bondholder creditor committee on the Belize government’s buyback of its $553-million bonds due 2034.
  • Advising bondholders on a sovereign debt restructuring for Venezuela, which has amassed about $150 billion in public debt, much of which is in default.

Finance > Structured finance: securitization Tier 1

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP offers a robust credit securitization practice, with demonstrable experience in commercial and residential mortgage-backed securities, in addition to transactions involving esoteric and PACE assets. Other key areas of expertise include auto loan securitization programs and aircraft pooled lease securitizations. In the firm’s New York office, Robert Moyle leads the team and acts as transaction and underwriters’ counsel on American Express’ registered and unregistered securitization transactions, while Leah Sanzari spearheads the esoteric ABS practice in both the private placement and 144A markets. The New York office is also home to Janet Barbiere, who advises on CMBS transactions, and Howard Goldwasser, who focuses on structuring US CLOs and CDOs. Washington DC-based Michael Mitchell is a key figure in the consumer ABS arena, leveraging previous experience at the US Securities and Exchange Commission. New York-based William Cullen and Washington DC’s Mitchell Naumoff, who handles credit card-backed securities and other consumer receivables, are also key contacts in the group.

Practice head(s):

Robert Moyle

Key clients

Bank of America

Citigroup

Invictus Capital Partners

Morgan Stanley & Co.

Bank of Montreal

Rule 4(a)(2) ABS Investors (Oil and Gas Securitizations)

American Express

Rule 4(a)(2) ABS Investors (TV and Music Copyrights and Trademarks)

Issuer’s Counsel for C-PACE Originators

Nissan Auto ABS Underwriters

Ally Financial Underwriters

Centerline Logistics Corporation

Rule 4(a)(2) ABS Investors (Solar Farm Ground Leases)

Work highlights

  • Represented investors on the $125 million securitization by Syco Entertainment of intellectual property in the “Got Talent” franchise.
  • Represented the private placement ABS investors in connection with the rated $425 million tranche of a $750 million securitization of oil and gas well assets primarily on lands owned by the Bureau of Land Management, located in Wyoming’s Green River Basin and operated by Jonah Energy.

Industry focus > Native American law Tier 1

Intellectual property > Patents: licensing Tier 1

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is well regarded for its comprehensive patent licensing capabilities, regularly handling commercial licensing agreements and strategic intellectual property transactions for high profile life sciences and technology companies across the entire corporate life cycle. The team is led by reputed technology expert Daniel Yost, whose work lies at the intersection of technology transactions and clean energy technology. He leads the firm with Sarah Schaedler, who is known for her ability to execute complex distribution agreements and cross-border collaborations. Both attorneys are based in San Francisco, while New York’s Daniel Forester advises on data licensing and NFTs, alongside working with blockchain and cryptocurrency clients.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Yost; Sarah Schaedler

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Weta Digital

Occidental Petroleum Corp.

Luminar

Fulcrum BioEnergy

Trimble

Turn/River Capital

Shopify

Gap

Mina Foundation

Twist Bioscience

Bayer

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Volastra Therapeutics

Descartes Labs

Serve Robotics

Work highlights

  • Advised Weta Digital on the IP licensing aspects of the sale of its VFX technology division to Unity Software.
  • Advised Fulcrum BioEnergy on negotiating and drafting a master suite of development, custom engineering and catalyst supply agreements to Fulcrum for purposes of developing Fulcrum’s waste to fuel plants.
  • Advised Luminar Technologies on its merger with Gores Metropoulos, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) sponsored by an affiliate of The Gores Group and by an affiliate of Dean Metropoulos of Metropoulos & Co.

M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m) Tier 1

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is particularly active on sell-side M&A and possesses notable strength in the energy, life sciences, and tech sectors. Co-head David Ruff in New York advises a diversity of clients, including private equity funds and their portfolio companies, on joint ventures, minority and majority investments, as well as an assortment of other significant transactions. He coordinates the team with Mark Seneca, who is based in Silicon Valley, and has overseen numerous buy and sell-side mandates involving high-profile unicorns and high-tech serial acquiring companies. In the same office, Matthew Gemello assists technology clients and their financial sponsors in domestic and multijurisdictional transactions, such as spin-offs and business carveouts. Tony Chan is a new arrival in Washington DC, who arrived from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in February 2022, and is particularly proficient in corporate deals involving life sciences and tech companies.

Practice head(s):

David Ruff; Mark Seneca

Other key lawyers:

Tony Chan; Matthew Gemello; King Milling; Leah Recht

Key clients

Apex Clean Energy

Banneker

Ryzac, Inc., aka Codecademy

Enlight

Aptean, Inc.

Sizewise

Novitium Pharma

Superior Plus

NextCaptial Advisers, Inc.

Industrious

Aledade

Catalyst Biosciences

Shopify

Avaya Holdings Corp.

Workday

Juniper

PCF Insurance Services

Clutter

Invoice2go

Trimble

When I Work

Enlight Renewable Energy

Ryzac

Clever

Arcus

Aspen Designs

Dave

COVA Acquisition Corp.

Weta FX Limited (previously Weta Digital)

Work highlights

  • Advised Clutter Inc. on its merger with MakeSpace.
  • Advised Ryzac, Inc. on its $525m acquisition by Skillsoft.
  • Assisted Clever Inc. in its $500m acquisition by Kahoot!.

M&A/corporate and commercial > Venture capital and emerging companies Tier 1

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has an excellent pedigree within the technology sector where it represents over 4,000 venture-backed companies and over 100 unicorns. In addition to its company-side work, where newly established unicorns such as Athletic Greens, Merama and Unstoppable Domains, have featured prominently in the team’s workload over the past year, the firm is also strong on the investor front. Clients on this side of the table range from market-leading accelerators such as Y-Combinator, through to big ticket funds including Coatue. Santa Monica-based co-practice head Josh Pollick, is backed by an extremely experienced team of partners, including technology co-head Stephen Venuto (Facebook’s first lawyer), John Bautista in Silicon Valley, and corporate partner Amanda Galton in San Francisco. Samir Bakhru  in New York and Laura Bloxham  in Seattle are also forging prominent reputations. Firm chairman Mitchell Zuklie in Silicon Valley remains a prominent figure.

Practice head(s):

Josh Pollick; Amanda Galton; Stephen Venuto; Mitchell  Zuklie

Other key lawyers:

John Bautista; Samir Bakhru; Laura Bloxham

Key clients

Coatue

Solugen

Unstoppable

Supabase

CelLink

Anthropic

Curebase

Bessemer Ventures

Fuse Venture Partners

Athletic Greens

Industrious National Management Company

Bright Machines

Merama

Griffin Gaming Partners

Marcy Venture Partners

Samasource

Dave

Getaround

Work highlights

  • Advised Coatue on more than $5bn in financings.
  • Advised Solugen, a Texas based company that is the developer of a specialty chemicals platform designed to replace petroleum-based products with plant-derived substitutes, in its US$200 million Series D financing.
  • Advises Getaround on its $1.2bn SPAC Merger.

Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) Tier 1

Shannon Yavorsky, in San Francisco, and Boston-based Heather Egan Sussman co-head Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s cyber, privacy and data innovation practice. Leader of the strategic advisory and government enforcement team, Sussman, focuses on mitigating the risks of security incidents and complying with government investigations and response procedures. Yavorsky is the key contact for global regulatory advice, such as the CPRA, GDPR and e-privacy directive. With Boston-stationed seasoned litigators and regulatory enforcement defense attorneys Douglas Meal and Michelle Visser on the team, the full scope of cyber law mandates is handled by the practice. Emily Tabatabai in Washington DC is the first port of call for child- and student-directed service providers for compliance advice with COPPA, SOPIPA and CalOPPA regulations. Co-chair of the life sciences group Thora Johnson, also based in Washington DC, works with clients in the biotechnology, healthcare and pharmaceuticals industries in order to structure HIPAA compliance and incident response programs. Stationed in the Seattle office, Aravind Swaminathan covers the full spectrum of contentious cyber law mandates, namely incident response strategies and litigation defenses for clients in the technology and financial services sectors. Boston-posted Seth Harrington remains a key cyber law dispute resolution practitioner. The group completed a merger with Buckley LLP in February 2023, adding a number of partners including former department co-heads Elizabeth McGinn and Amanda Lawrence, both of whom are based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Shannon Yavorsky; Heather Egan Sussman

Key clients

Block, Inc.

Carnival Corp.

Dermalogica, LLC

FanDuel, Inc.

Interactive Advertising Bureau

Microsoft Corporation

Shopify Inc.

Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

Zillow Inc.

ZoomInfo Technologies Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing Microsoft in a biometric privacy class action pending in the Northern District of Illinois alleging that Microsoft violated the Illinois BIPA by failing to get informed consent from Uber drivers in Illinois when Uber used Microsoft’s Face API to verify the drivers’ identities.
  • Represented Shopify in a CCPA class actions.

Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

At Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, market abuse as well as securities and bank fraud matters in the financial sector form the core of the firm’s white-collar and corporate investigations work. The firm recently merged with Buckley LLP at the beginning of 2023, thus adding a practice group to its ranks which is highly reputed in advising individuals on white-collar matters. Acting on behalf of both corporates and individuals, the practice is also reputed for its FCPA expertise across jurisdictions; this focus is mirrored by Joseph Walker, who is based in Washington DC and a key point of contact for a number of financial services institutions and global businesses. Former federal prosecutor Amy Walsh is skilled in advising clients on matters such as international trade sanctions violations and securities fraud out of the firm’s New York office. Another name to note that joined the firm as part of the merger is David Krakoff in DC. Former chair of the group Robert Stern left the firm in 2022.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The Orrick team takes a business approach to matters and works well as in integrated team with in-house staff.’

‘Great legal team.’

Key clients

Zimmer Biomet

Sunny Balwani (Theranos)

Stephen Buyer

Michael Curtler

Christopher C. Miller, Former Acting Secretary of the Department of Defense

Gregoire Tournant

Donald R. Schneider

John Holland

Justin W. Keener d/b/a JMJ Financial

Anthony Stimler

Charles Keiser

Work highlights

  • Representing Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, former Theranos President and COO in federal prosecutions and a related SEC case.
  • Representing former Acting Secretary of the Department of Defense Christopher C. Miller in connection with the congressional (Senate and House of Representatives) inquiries regarding the Department’s role with respect to the January 6 incident at the Capitol.
  • Representing Gregoire Tournant, the former Chief Investment Officer and head of Allianz’s largest hedge fund strategy in the U.S., who was indicted in May 2022 by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York on allegations of securities fraud in what the government has called a $6 billion scheme

Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes Tier 2

Recently bolstered by its merger with Buckley LLP, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP routinely advises clients in the financial services, technology, and consumer product sectors. Jessica Perry in Silicon Valley leads the team and is supported by New York’s Peter Bicks, who handles a wide range of cases including product liability, mass torts, and intellectual property disputes. Also in New York, Richard Jacobsen regularly represents longstanding clients Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs. William Oxley in Los Angeles has defended manufacturers against Proposition 65 claims and New York-based Marc Shapiro is often engaged in class actions, multi-district litigation, and mass joinders.

Practice head(s):

Jessica Perry

Key clients

ADATA Technology Co., Ltd.

China National Building Materials

Credit Suisse

Duetto Research, Inc.

Goldman Sachs

ExamWorks Group, Inc.

Fisker Inc.

Freedom Holding Company, Elite Worldwide Group (EWG) and Silvio Scaglia

Deloitte Global

Deloitte US

LinkedIn

Marathon Oil

McDonald’s Corporation

Micron Technology Inc.

Microsoft

Ocwen

Work highlights

  • Represented Credit Suisse on all of Credit Suisse’s litigation related to its legacy residential mortgage-backed securitization (RMBS) business.
  • Represented Freedom Holding Company, Elite Worldwide Group, in their litigation against reality star Julia Haart in a case involving control of a leading international model and talent company.

Energy > Energy transactions: electric power Tier 2

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is noted for its 'incredible depth and range of experience in renewable energy’, alongside its work in advising on innovative and market-shaping matters, such as project financing of a 527 MW natural gas-fired Carlsbad Energy Center in California. Team members understand the legal aspects of power transactions, providing expertise to clients such as developers, private equity sponsors, strategic investors, utilities, government, multilateral agencies and lenders. The firm has broad expertise in M&A and equity investments, development and finance, Blake Winburne is a partner in the Houston office, and is recognized as a leading energy and natural resources lawyer for work in first-of-its-kind and innovative transactions across multiple jurisdictions. Dahl Thompson is the head of the energy and infrastructure group and is a seasoned practitioner in development, sale and acquisition of renewable power assets, portfolios and platforms. Louise Gibbons, based in San Francisco, is noted for her work in project finance and M&A work on transformative, first-in-kind renewable energy projects.

Practice head(s):

Blake H. Winburne; Dahl Thompson

Other key lawyers:

Les Sherman; Rohit Sachdev; John Donaleski; Matt Archer; Louise Gibbons; Kristin Seeger; Lisa Magged; Dao Huynh

Testimonials

‘Incredible depth and range of experience in renewable energy, partners are for the most part highly accessible and communicate frequently regarding billing.’

‘Kristin Seeger is our go-to for renewable energy M&A and the entire business has appreciated her organization, responsiveness, efficiency and know-how. She is a terrific advocate and always a consumate professional.’

Key clients

Apex Clean Energy

Elawan Energy

Ares Management

Enlight Renewable Energy

CleanCapital

Total

Consolidated Edison Development

Recurrent Energy

Distributed Solar Development

Clearway Energy

Generate Capital

State Street Bank & Trust

Sempra Energy

Macquarie Capital

Pattern Energy

RWE/E.On Renewables

ENGIE North America

Orsted (formerly Lincoln Clean Energy)

sPower

Calpine Corporation

BP Wind Energy North America

Eurus Energy

Intersect Power

Broad Reach Power

Algonquin Power

Work highlights

Intellectual property > Copyright Tier 2

Leveraging the bench strength of its national presence, the copyright team at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP represents major multinationals in tech, media and telecoms involved in high-stakes litigation. Headed by intellectual property group leader Clement Seth Roberts in San Francisco and IP business co-chair Alyssa Caridis in Los Angeles, the practice’s full service extends to complex class action suits and preliminary injunctions. In San Francisco, Annette Hurst provides experience in software disputes and recently successfully represented LinkedIn in a case involving the ‘scraping’ of its website and member data. In Boston, veteran trial lawyers David Hosp acts for tech and media companies such as Microsoft and the New York Times. Robert Uriarte in Silicon Valley counsels start-ups on security and internet law issues. Nathan Shaffer in San Francisco, who was a member of the trial team in Oracle v. Google and who specializes in dispositive motion practice and damages determinations, was promoted to partner in April 2022.

Practice head(s):

Clement Seth Roberts; Alyssa Caridis

Key clients

LinkedIn Corporation

Cox Communications

Maplebear Inc. d/b/a Instacart

Unicolors

Synopsys

Rocket Resume

Microsoft

Work highlights

  • Representing Unicolors in securing a 6-3 victory at the US Supreme Court in a case involving the rights of creators who rely on the US copyright registration system.
  • Representing LinkedIn against hiQ, getting an earlier preliminary injunction dissolved and all of hiQ’s claims dismissed on summary judgment.
  • Representing Cox Communications in the appeal of a recording industry jury verdict of over $1bn against Cox for the infringement of over 10,000 songs by subscribers using Cox’s network.

Intellectual property > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters) Tier 2

The ‘highly competent and technical’ interdisciplinary team at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has a particular specialism in trade secret matters involving employee mobility, with a notable example the team’s representation of ExamWorks Group Inc., wherein multiple employee defendants have been accused of misappropriating confidential data. Expertise in developing technologies is evident across the team. It has a strong reputation for its abilities handling work involving the misappropriation of trade secrets and the enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements. Its client portfolio consists of such notable names as Microsoft and McDonald’s Corporation, alongside other major businesses in a wide range of industries. Leading the team are Boston-based Sheryl Garko, Silicon Valley’s ‘top class’ Amy Van Zant, New York-based James McQuade, and experienced litigator Catherine Lui, who is based in San Francisco.

Practice head(s):

Sheryl Garko; Amy Van Zant; James McQuade; Catherine Lui

Other key lawyers:

Rob Shwarts

Testimonials

‘Orrick’s people are highly competent and technical. They were all personable and sensitive to our specific case. We had a very diverse team and things were always seamless, regardless of who was involved. They were always on top of all the issues and always prepared. They also prepared us appropriately for what was coming next.’

‘Amy Van Zant is top class. She was always available and present for whatever we needed. She was one of the top lawyers I have ever worked with. She is incredibly technical and experienced, and her style is so contemporary. She felt like an extension of our team, not like have a third party involved.’

Key clients

Microsoft

ExamWorks

PCF Insurance Services

Duetto Research

McDonald’s Corporation

ADATA Technology Co.

Fisker Inc.

Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation Tier 2

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP marshals the bench strength of locations across the US, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region, to represent major brands involved in domestic and multi-jurisdictional disputes. The team is led in San Francisco by veteran IP litigators Clement Seth Roberts and tech sector expert Alyssa Caridis in Los Angeles. In Boston, Mark Puzella devises legal strategies for developers of emerging technologies, David Hosp specializes in the media sector, and Sheryl Garko brings expertise to proceedings on behalf of start-ups and established brands before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and the International Trade Commission (ITC). In Silicon Valley, seasoned trail lawyer Diana Rutowski acts for clients in takedown campaigns to pinpoint trademark infringements online. Nathan Shaffer in San Francisco, who was promoted to partner in January 2022, brings strength to acting for tech sector clients.

Practice head(s):

Clem Roberts; Alyssa Caridis

Testimonials

‘The entire trademark litigation team at Orrick did an incredible job of bringing about a successful resolution to our case.’

‘The team is a true team in every sense of the word. Each time legal issues arise, the team does a fantastic job of addressing them, with each team member knowing their responsibilities and handling them perfectly.’

‘The lawyers I work with on the team show a very distinct interest in our business and understand what is affecting us in the marketplace. They make significant efforts to help us forecast not just legal issues affecting our day-to-day operations, but also long-term issues.’

‘The trademark litigation team at Orrick is top-notch. They have a deep knowledge of the law and show creativity and tenacity.’

‘The standouts in the group are David Hosp, Mark Puzella, and Sheryl Garko. All excellent litigators and a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

BBAM US LP

Nreal Technology Limited

Salvestrin Wine Co., LLC

Synopsys, Inc.

Anker Innovations

Infmetry

CoorsTek Bioceramics, LLC

Mahindra

Williams-Sonoma

New Balance

Brand Design Company/House Industries

BIC

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Nreal, an award-winning start-up that develops ready-to-wear mixed-reality glasses, in a trademark litigation filed by Epic Games challenging the Nreal trademark.
  • Representing BBAM, a manager of leased commercial jets, in a trademark infringement litigation against four defendants who started using BBAM’s trademarks.
  • Successfully represented Loeffler Randall in an ITC Investigation initiated by Crocs, Inc. involving claims of trademark and trade dress infringement related to certain design elements of Crocs’ clog-style footwear.

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

The team at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is experienced in handling wage and hour class actions, pay equity disputes, discrimination matters, internal investigations, and PAGA claims. Head of the team Julie Totten, who splits her time between Sacramento and San Francisco, is highly experienced in complex litigation and compliance matters, and advises clients such as Pinterest and Spotify. Notable names in New York include Mike Delikat, who is experienced in sensitive internal investigations and is the founder of the firm’s whistleblower task force, and Lisa Lupion and Jill Rosenberg, who specialize in internal investigations and discrimination claims respectively. In Silicon Valley, Jessica Perry is especially proficient at advising clients in the technology, financial, and retail industries, while Julia Riechert advises notable companies in the tech space. In the same office, Lynne Hermle is experienced in complex discrimination and wage-and-hour class actions, particularly in retail and technology. Senior associate Mark Thompson in New York is a key contact for employment litigation.

Practice head(s):

Julie Totten

Key clients

Microsoft

Twitter

Oracle

Sephora

Morgan Stanley

Williams-Sonoma

PIMCO

Spotify

Hofstra University

The Related Companies

JP Morgan

Nomura

GitHub

Carta

US Foods

Barclays

Deutsche Bank

Alcon

Pinterest

Splunk

Synopsys, Inc.

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Delta Dental

Zendesk

Holland & Knight

BlackRock, Inc.

American Express

Bank of the West

Media, technology and telecoms > Technology transactions Tier 2

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has built up an enviable client base which includes some of the world’s largest technology companies, from major global giants to recent startups and disruptors. The team’s breadth ensures that it can handle the full range of needs, with advice on transactional IP and licensing, outsourcing and service agreements, as well as corporate finance support in M&A, joint ventures and financings. The team is regularly advises on emerging technologies including AI-driven products, cryptocurrency and NFTs, and autonomous driving. The energy tech side has also been busy, with the firm advising Fulcrum BioEnergy on its development, custom engineering and catalyst supply agreements for developing waste to fuel plants. Daniel Yost  and Sarah Schaedler jointly lead the team, which includes corporate partners Colleen McDuffie and David Schulman in Washington DC, IP licensing partner Shana Solomon in Boston, and Daniel Forester in New York.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Yost; Sarah Schaedler

Key clients

Weta Digital

Occidental Petroleum Corp.

Luminar

Fulcrum BioEnergy

Trimble

Turn/River Capital

Shopify

Gap

Mina Foundation

Twist Bioscience

Bayer

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Volastra Therapeutics

Descartes Labs

Serve Robotics

Work highlights

  • Advised Weta Digital on the sale of its VFX technology division to Unity Software for $1.625 billion in a combination of cash and Unity stock.
  • Advised Occidental Petroleum, a market leader in underground storage and enhanced oil recovery, on the commercialization of Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage technology to capture CO2 from the air and permanently sequester it underground.
  • Advised Luminar Technologies, a leading lidar autonomous driving technology company, on its merger with Gores Metropoulos, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP excels in representing clients including Microsoft and LinkedIn on issues at the intersection of antitrust and tech. The team is headed up by Amy Ray in Washington DC, who has recently defended litigation clients in the technology and financial services industries. Also in DC is Eileen Cole, who is a specialist in global cartel investigations and pharmaceutical antitrust cases. Anna Aryankalayil, formerly at the FTC, joined the firm in DC in November 2022. Jay JurataRussell Cohen and Howard Ullman departed from the firm in February 2023.

Practice head(s):

Amy Ray

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Microsoft Corporation

ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Delta Dental Plan of California

LinkedIn

Work highlights

  • Represent LinkedIn in a high-profile federal case contending that it improperly sought to stop plaintiff hiQ from scraping LinkedIn profiles.
  • Representing Microsoft as a third party in the DOJ and state AG investigations into potentially anticompetitive monopolization by Google of online search, digital advertising or related products and services.
  • Defending ANI Pharmaceutials in direct purchaser and indirect purchaser class actions and direct retailer actions alleging that patent litigation settlements between Forest, the then manufacturer of the drug Bystolic, and certain generic manufacturers violated federal and state antitrust laws and state consumer protection laws by allegedly delaying market entry of generic versions of Bystolic.

Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense Tier 3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s managing partner Michael Torpey in San Francisco leads the practice now that former practice head Robert Stern in Washington DC moved to Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Torpey is highly experienced in SEC investigations, securities class actions and breach of fiduciary duty-related matters. The firm retains outstanding talent James Kramer and emerging partner talent Alex Talarides in San Francisco, who both acted for Apple in a securities class action and parallel shareholder derivative action arising from Apple’s announcement in January 2019 that it was lowering its revenue guidance for the first quarter of FY2019 to $84bn from the previously-provided range of $89-93bn. Paul Rugani, who works out of the New York, Los Angeles and Seattle offices, is another up-and-coming partner with experience in advising financial institutions, accounting firms, and public companies on securities litigation.

Practice head(s):

Michael Torpey

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Apple

PayPal Holdings, Inc.

LendingClub

Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani (Theranos)

James Monsees (JUUL)

Credit Suisse

Momentus Space

ZocDoc, Inc.

Thought Convergence, Inc.

Kimmarie Sinatra (Wynn Resorts)

Work highlights

  • Representing Apple in a securities class action and parallel shareholder derivative action arising from Apple’s announcement in January 2019 that it was lowering its revenue guidance for the first quarter of FY2019 to $84 billion from the previously-provided range of $89-93billion.
  • Successfully represented PayPal in a string of securities class actions.
  • Represented LendingClub and its directors and officers in a securities class action in the Northern District of California, and shareholder derivative action in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Energy > Energy regulation: oil and gas Tier 3

The energy and infrastructure team at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP assists a diverse range of oil and gas clients in navigating regulatory and permitting mandates before the FERC, DOE and other federal institutions. In the firm's New York office, Lisa Tonery leads the team and advises on critical matters in the LNG sector, representing major players in the industry, including Cheniere Energy and New Fortress Energy. The New York office is also home to senior associate Mariah Johnston, who handles on regulatory strategy, compliance and transactional matters. Based in Houston, global head of the energy and infrastructure practice Dahl Thompson is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Dahl Thompson; Lisa Tonery

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Cheniere Energy, Inc.

Midship Pipeline Company, LLC

Freeport LNG Development, L.P.

Tellurian Inc.

Penn America Energy Holdings LLC

EcoEléctrica, L.P.

Braskem S.A.

Enstor Gas, LLC

New Fortress Energy

Work highlights

  • Advised Freeport LNG and its affiliates in proceedings before FERC, DOE and other agencies to obtain authorization to construct and operate the Freeport Liquefaction Project, the first liquefaction and export terminal authorized in the state of Texas.
  • Advising New Fortress Energy in a proceeding before MARAD and the U.S. Coast Guard in connection with an application for all Federal authorizations required for a license to own, construct, and operate a deepwater port for the export of LNG, as well as in a proceeding before DOE for associated export authorizations.
  • Avised Cheniere Energy, Inc. in proceedings before FERC and DOE to expand the Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project, as well as the Corpus Christi Pipeline.

Energy > Energy transactions: oil and gas Tier 3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s energy and infrastructure group operates at the forefront of innovative transactions, with considerable experience across the upstream, midstream and downstream markets. Key areas of focus include natural gas infrastructure, securitizing producing assets, oilfield services, water infrastructure projects and joint ventures, in addition to energy sustainability, with a strong track record in the carbon capture and hydrogen markets. Global head of the firm’s energy and infrastructure group, Blake Winburne acts for private equity funds and global corporates on transactions concerning midstream transportation infrastructure, exploration and storage facilities. Based in Houston, Winburne jointly leads the team alongside Dahl Thompson.

Practice head(s):

Blake Winburne; Dahl Thompson

Other key lawyers:

Joe Roger; Jonathan Ayre; Bradford Gathright; Adam Kowis; Adam Griffin; David Aaronson

Key clients

Equinor

TotalEnergies

ConocoPhillips

Chevron

Occidental Petroleum Corp. (Oxy)

Nuveen, investment manager of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America

BP Corporation North America

NOVA Chemicals

Ares Management

ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC

Superior Plus

Ocean Rig UDW, Inc.

Schlumberger

WGL Midstream

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp

Vega Energy

Kuvare

AIG

Liberty Mutual

Work highlights

  • Represented ArcLight Capital Partners in the sale of Enstor, Gas to Infrastructure Investments Fund (IIF).
  • Advised investors on the first joint 144A / 4(a)(2) oil and gas wellbore securitization by PureWest Energy. The offering, valued at $600 million comprised a combination of $300 million 144A Class A1 Notes and $300 million of Class A2 Notes offered and sold as a 4(a)(2) private placement.
  • Advised Superior Plus, a Canadian based distributor and marketer of propane and distillates, in its acquisition of Kamps Propane, High Country Propane, Pick Up Propane, Kiva Energy, Competitive Capital and Propane Construction and Meter Services.

Finance > Structured finance: derivatives and structured products Tier 3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP acts for financial institutions and global corporations in negotiating and structuring derivatives transactions in the fixed-income and energy sectors, in addition to handling regulatory matters and enforcement actions relating to exchange-traded derivatives, counting the likes of Microsoft and Goldman Sachs among its key list of clients. Al Sawyers assists clients entering into various swaps agreements, including interest rate, credit default, currency and equity swaps, while Nikiforos Mathews has expertise in derivative instruments and swap agreements, as well as negotiating hedging transactions relating to leveraged loans and infrastructure deals. Sawyers and Nikiforos lead the New York-based team alongside Robert Moyle, who focuses on securitizations. Of counsel Jonas Robison is another key contact in the group and advises on issues concerning derivatives regulations and CFTC mandates.

Practice head(s):

Al Sawyers; Nikiforos Mathews; Robert Moyle

Other key lawyers:

Jonas Robison; Alan Knoll

Key clients

Microsoft

Goldman Sachs

Insurance > Advice to policyholders Tier 3

The financial and technology sectors form the basis of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP‘s insurance recovery practice, representing banks and institutional investors in trials and settlement discussions. In particular the firm is noted for its work in handling cost of insurance litigation, taking on a number of insurers that raised their monthly deduction rates in addition to handling complex monoline insurance claims. Splitting time between San Francisco and New York, practice head Barry Levin advises on insurance recovery, including on matters arising out of mortgage-backed securities and associated lending practices. Khai LeQuang, based in Orange County, handles trials and appeals in state and federal courts, advising on issues of product liability and life settlements. Former practice co-head Darren Teshima left the firm in August 2022.

Practice head(s):

Barry Levin

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is extremely efficient and very bright.’

‘Khai LeQuang is a calm advisor with great negotiation skills. He has a unique understanding of the life insurance industry, paired with great legal skills.’

Key clients

EFG Bank

Erste Abwicklungsanstalt

Credit Suisse

Abe Khader and Abe Financial Services, Inc.

BroadRiver Asset Management

MHR Fund Management

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

The patent litigation team at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has continued to secure impressive victories for a wide range of clients in 2022, including for Micron in the Federal Circuit, Microchip in the Western District of Texas, and Carnival in inter partes review proceedings. The practice has grown significantly, with the arrival in Los Angeles of David Gindler, Gary Frischling, Lauren Drake, and John Lu in November 2022 from Milbank. Clement Seth Roberts in San Francisco co-heads the team alongside Los Angeles-based Alyssa Caridis, who frequently handles complex patent and copyright litigation, open-source licensing, and IP counseling. Silicon Valley-based litigators Jason Lang and Travis Jensen are integral lawyers in the team.

Practice head(s):

Clement Seth Roberts; Alyssa Caridis

Testimonials

‘Even if several companies involved in the litigation, Orrick team always provide reasonable advice. Their legal advice is easy to understand.’

‘Steve Routh is excellent for patent negotiation and also for US patent litigation. Especially, he can handle any complicated matter like as including multiple defendants.’

 

Key clients

Sonos

Realtek Semiconductor

Micron Technology

DISH Networks

Fédération Internationale de L’Automobile

Microchip Technology

RingCentral

Panasonic

Oracle

PayPal

Zynga

Check Point Software Technologies

Continuous Composites

Canon

Carnival Corporation

Work highlights

  • Represented Sonos in its victory over Google before the ITC.
  • Represented Realtek Semiconductor in the ITC following a trial in 2021 against Koninklijke Philips.
  • Represented RingCentral and its customer, Howard Energy Partners, in successful proceedings against Estech Systems in the Western District of Texas.

Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (International Trade Commission) Tier 3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has had a busy year in the ITC arena, active concurrently in a number of major investigations, most notably representing Sonos in a landmark victory against Google, with Google found to have infringed five of the Sonos patents at hand. Another prominent victory was achieved for Realtek Semiconductor against Koninklijke Philips. The appellate team at the firm has recently been getting increasingly involved with the ITC team. The leadership of the team is based in California, with Clement Seth Roberts in San Francisco, and Alyssa Caridis in Los Angeles. Jordan Coyle in Washington DC is vital to the ITC practice, significantly having expanded the volume and profile of the firm’s work.

Practice head(s):

Clem Roberts; Alyssa Caridis

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team at Orrick was well staffed, efficient and knowledgeable. A matter before the ITC was new for our Company and the work of these great professionals helped ease any concerns. Billing was efficient as possible in these situations and the team was very proactive to any cost concerns on the horizon. The entire experience was positive including the end result, which was fantastic.’

‘A great team at Orrick lead by Jordan Coyle. Jordan is an exceptional attorney specializing in matters before the ITC. In a unique but critical matter for the Company, Jordan and the team were patient and thorough in explaining the intricacies of ITC procedure and always one step ahead of our adversary. In a must win litigation, Jordan and the team delivered a knock out victory.’

‘Jordan Coyle leads Orrick’s ITC practice and is not only great to work with but also exhibits a mastery of the subject matter that few in the industry possess.’

‘Jordan Coyle’s understanding of case precedent as well as his ability to roll up his sleeves and get into the minutiae of the investigation is commendable. He knows the case instead and out by the time trial starts.’

‘The team is competent and experienced in ITC procedures.’

Key clients

Sonos, Inc.

Micron Technology, Inc.

Realtek Semiconductor

Altice USA, Inc.

Loeffler Randall

Hella Corporate Center USA

Delta Electronics, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Sonos against Google in the ITC, which found all five Sonos patents valid and infringed, forcing Google to abandon the infringing technology.
  • Represented Micron it in its ITC case against Bell Semiconductor.
  • Represented Realtek Semiconductor in the ITC following a trial in 2021 against Koninklijke Philips.

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

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP marshals the experience of its team to advise such household names as Airbnb, Visa, and Vera Wang, on the enforcement and management of their global trademark portfolios. The team is led in San Francisco by veteran intellectual property litigators Clement Seth Roberts and tech sector expert Alyssa Caridis in Los Angeles. At the San Francisco office, Beth Goldman, who assists clients across the renewables, biotech, clothing, consumer products, and food and beverages industries, and Betsy Wang Lee, who handles matters in retail, financial services, and pharmaceuticals, bring expertise in global portfolio prosecution and international licensing. In Portland, Oregon, of counsel Kristin Cornuelle provides extensive experience in appearing in proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the TTAB.

Practice head(s):

Clement Seth Roberts; Alyssa Caridis

Key clients

Airbnb

Instacart

Vera Wang Group

Salesforce.com

VISA International

Viking River Cruises

Urban Zen by Donna Karan

BIC Corp.

Anika Therapeutics

Beyond Meat

Asana

Alit Wines

Stoller Vineyards

Heron Therapeutics

Dynavax

BrightSource Energy

Boston Trust Walden Company

Visual Supply Company

Adore Me

Work highlights

  • Advising Vera Wang on its worldwide trademark portfolio, including clearing, filing, and maintaining all marks, managing oppositions and cancelations throughout the world.
  • Advising Salesforce on the clearance, prosecution, filing, and enforcement of its global portfolio.
  • Advising Hotel Tonight on global trademark portfolio and enforcement strategy.

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

Noted for its expertise in the technology and miscellaneous manufacturing industries, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP provides a comprehensive service on all compensation aspects of SPAC mergers and equity-sponsored acquisitions, with the firm’s client roster including notable international companies such as Barclays, Beyond Meat, and Microsoft. Juliano Banuelos chairs the compensation and benefits group from San Francisco, routinely advising public and private corporations on executive compensation and governance matters, while Jason Flaherty handles benefit aspects of high-value SPAC mergers. New York-based Laura Becking’s expertise lies in supporting international corporations on global HR and compensation matters, and in Silicon Valley, Christine McCarthy counsels on equity and executive compensation plans. Operating out of San Francisco, J.T. Ho provides support on securities law compliance and executive compensation.

Practice head(s):

Juliano Banuelos

Other key lawyers:

Laura Becking; Jason Flaherty; Christine McCarthy; J.T. Ho; Michael Yang; Michael Wiesner

Key clients

Cisco Systems

Dave Inc.

Getaround

SOC Telemed

Workday, Inc.

Local Bounti

Keysight Technologies

Varian Medical Systems

Warburg Pincus

Barclays

Oracle Corporation

Williams-Sonoma

Beyond Meat

Betterment

Microsoft

Luminar

HCW Biologics

Getaround

Volta

Work highlights

  • Advises Microsoft on equity compensation, including drafting SEC comment addressing issues with new process regarding Section 16 filings and equity plan proposal and S-8 registration statement.
  • Advised Betterment, a goal-based online investment company since 2016 on all aspects of its employee compensation needs, including executive transition matters.

Real estate Tier 3

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has extensive expertise assisting real estate private equity funds on all transactional activity, financings, asset management and leasing and operations. Its strong hospitality focus has seen it act for brands such as The Ritz-Carlton, Hyatt and Marriott; notably, a team led by Michael Liever in San Francisco and Seattle’s Katherine Jones advised Lawrence Investments on the $345m acquisition of the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort. Practice co-heads Randolph Perry and Gerard Walsh are based in Los Angeles.

Practice head(s):

Gerard Walsh; Randolph Perry

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Ascend Real Estate Partners

Blackstone

Broadreach Capital Partners

BlueMountain Capital Management

Calmwater Capital

Cirrus Real Estate Partners

DWS/RREEF

Hackman Capital Partners

KEB Hana Bank

Lawrence Investments

Lift Partners

Local Bounti

Macquarie (formerly GLL Real Estate Partners)

New York Life

PNC Bank

Prometheus Real Estate Group

Sagehall Partners

Skylight Real Estate Partners

Stockbridge Capital Group

Superior Plus

University of California

Walton Street Capital

Westbrook Partners

Zephyr Partners

Work highlights

  • Representing Westbrook Partners on the $1+ billion mixed-use development project at 706 Mission in the Yerba Buena arts and cultural district of San Francisco.
  • Advised the Board of Regents of the University of California on the $620 million UC Davis Aggie Square mixed-use development project, located on the UC Davis Sacramento campus.
  • Represented Skylight Real Estate Partners on a complex, multi-layered joint venture with Panther Capital Management, Arden Group and upper tier investors, and the venture’s $15 million in financing that was used to acquire a 1-acre site in Miami’s up-and-coming Edgewater neighborhood.

Tax > US taxes: non-contentious Tier 3

Antitrust > Cartel Tier 4

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP stands out for its expertise in finance-, tech- and consumer electronics-related antitrust cases, counting major industry actors such as Microsoft and Sonos among its clients. Amy Ray now heads the firm’s overall antitrust group, representing clients across the financial services and fintech industries in US and international contentious and non-contentious cartel matters, while former DOJ official Jim Tierney takes point on tech-related matters. The firm expanded its life sciences, regulatory, and private litigation capacities with the arrival of Eileen Cole, Craig Falls, and Anna Aryankalayil from Dechert LLP in 2022. Russell Cohen and former practice head Jay Jurata left the firm in 2023. All mentioned lawyers are based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Amy Ray

Key clients

Microsoft Corporation

Delta Dental of California

Sonos Inc.

Cerence

Continental Corporation

Gary Merlino Construction Company

Investment Company Institute

Work highlights

  • Representing Microsoft as a third party in the DOJ and state AG investigations into potentially anticompetitive monopolization by Google of online search, digital advertising or related products and services; Epic’s lawsuit against Google, including related consumer class actions and the State AG lawsuit concerning Google Play; and enforcement against Meta by the US FTC and litigation by private putative class representatives.
  • Representing Sonos in conjunction with litigation and multiple trans-Atlantic antitrust investigations into alleged anticompetitive conduct by both Google and Amazon related to smart speakers.
  • Representing Cerence as a third party in multiple trans-Atlantic antitrust investigations and/or litigation into Google concerning potential anticompetitive conduct related to voice assistants.

Antitrust > Merger control Tier 4

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP specializes in complex merger control cases for tech clients including software and robotics companies, advising on FTC and DOJ oversight of innovative strategic acquisitions, as well as advising clients on other regulated industries such as energy and pharma on merger filings, investigations, and regulatory actions. Eileen Cole offers deep experience of technology regulation, while Craig Falls has a successful record in DOJ, FTC, and state attorneys general merger processes. Amy Ray now leads the team and is also active in the tech space, as well as picking up work for new clients including Superior Plus US Holding. The team was bolstered in November 2022 by the arrival of antitrust investigations specialist Anna Aryankalayil from the FTC. All lawyers are based in Washington DC. Jay Jurata left the firm in February 2023.

Practice head(s):

Amy Ray

Key clients

Microsoft Corporation

Novitium Pharma LLC

Superior Plus US Holdings

Clutter

Ipsen

Starbucks

Vicarious

Work highlights

  • Advised Novitium Pharma, a pharmaceutical company with development, manufacturing, and commercialization capabilities, in its $163.5 million acquisition by ANI Pharmaceuticals.
  • Advised Superior Plus on its $240 million acquisition of retail competitor Kamps Propane and wholesale competitors Kiva Energy, among other related entities, operating in Northern California.
  • Advised Ipsen SA, a French specialty and generic drug manufacturing company, in its $247 million acquisition of Epizyme.

Dispute resolution > Leading trial lawyers Tier 4

Peter BicksOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Based in New York, Peter Bicks‘ hallmark is the diversity of cases he tries, from high-stakes IP litigation and commercial disputes to major torts and product liability cases. Bicks continues to achieve success for major clients, having represented Silvio Scaglia, owner of the world’s largest modeling company Elite Worldwide Group, in a shareholder dispute regarding Freedom Holding that resulted in a complete trial win for Scaglia Lynne HermleOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s strength in capital markets historically centred on the West coast, but recent growth in New York has given it additional weight on the East coast. It remains especially noted for its work in the technology and life sciences sectors, particularly in convertible debt offerings. It also has a fine record in both issuer and underwriter engagements, including many of the bulge-bracket investment banks. San Francisco and Silicon Valley partner William Hughes leads the capital markets team. San Francisco’s Brett Cooper and New York partner Alice Hsu are also experienced capital markets specialists, while Marsha Mogilevich and Mark Mushkin are emerging talents in New York.

Practice head(s):

William Hughes

Key clients

Dave

Getaround

Weave Communications

Local Bounti

Clover Health Investments

Luminar Technologies

Fisker

Keyarch Acquisition Corporation

890 5th Avenue Partners

Equinor Ventures

Twist Bioscience

Genesis Growth Tech Acquisition Corporation

Volta Industries

VNV Services

Ally Financial

Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings Tier 4

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has maintained its presence in public offerings, de-SPAC and PIPE transactions. It is best known for its work in the technology and life sciences sectors. Traditionally stronger on the West coast, the practice has achieved impressive growth on the East coast, where the firm has been expanding its New York capital markets team. William Hughes leads the group from San Francisco/Silicon Valley, while Alice Hsu, Marsha Mogilevich and Mark Mushkin are key names in New York, along with Albert Vanderlaan in Boston. Jamie Evans joined the firm's Seattle office from Fenwick & West LLP in early 2023.

Practice head(s):

William Hughes

Key clients

Dave

Getaround

Weave Communications

Local Bounti

Clover Health Investments

Luminar Technologies

Fisker

Keyarch Acquisition Corporation

890 5th Avenue Partners

Equinor Ventures

Twist Bioscience

Genesis Growth Tech Acquisition Corporation

Volta Industries

VNV Services

Ally Financial

Work highlights

  • Advised Dave, a banking and personal finance app, on its business combination with VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings III.
  • Advised Getaround on its definitive agreement to become publicly traded via a merger with InterPrivate II Acquisition Corp.
  • Advised Weave Communications on its $120m IPO.

Healthcare > Life sciences Tier 4

The team at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is well equipped to assist clients with the full spectrum of life science mandates spanning the digital health, research, biotech, and pharmaceutical industries. Stephen Thau co-heads the practice from New York, regularly advising bioscience companies on the sales of their portfolios, and series financings for medical device companies. Washington DC-based co-chair Thora Johnson focuses keenly on health information privacy; she often assists health IT vendors with the setting up and operation of cyber security programs, and the permitted use and disclosure of health information for innovation. Also based in Washington DC, Anne Murray advises international medical device manufacturers on SEC and DOJ declination letters, and routinely represents clients in both government and internal investigations.

Practice head(s):

Stephen Thau; Thora Johnson

Other key lawyers:

Anne Murray; Gargi Talukder

Key clients

Bayer

Catalyst Biosciences

Volastra Therapeutics

64-X Bio

Kite Pharma, Inc.

Medical Microinstruments, Inc.

Ferring International Center SA

Aledade, Inc.

Sosei Heptares

Kineta

Ipsen

SOC Telemed Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised Bayer on its three-year strategic partnership with biotech company Ginkgo Bioworks to develop biological solutions in areas such as nitrogen optimization, carbon sequestration, and next generation crop protection. In addition to the partnership, the transaction included the divestment of Bayer’s West Sacramento Biologics Research & Development site and its internal discovery and lead optimization platform to Ginkgo Bioworks for $83 million.
  • Representing Kite Pharma, Inc. in an appeal involving a huge patent-infringement verdict against the lifesaving cancer therapy of the client.dan The jury agreed and awarded US$780 million. The judge enhanced the jury verdict by 50%, increasing the judgment to US$1.2 billion.
  • Advised Medical Microinstruments, Inc. (MMI) in its US$75 million Series B financing.

International Trade > CFIUS Tier 4

Driven out of Washington DC, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s CFIUS offering sits within the firm’s wider trade and investment practice. Among its sweet spots, the team is particularly active in handling the CFIUS aspects of renewable energy transactions and technology company equity financings, while the manufacturing and financial services sectors are also significant sources of work. Harry Clark fronts the group and combines strength in foreign investment reviews, customs, and export controls and economic sanctions matters. Other key contacts include Jeanine McGuinness, who has a focus on cross-border trade and investment regulations including CFIUS, and newly promoted partner Elizabeth Zane.

Practice head(s):

Harry Clark

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

ASML US, LLC and ASML Netherlands B.V.

AXA Real Estate Investment Managers US LLC / AXA REIM France

Baidu

Bayer AG

Bechtel

Bureau Veritas S.A.

ConocoPhillips

Danaher

Deltek

Dentsply Sirona

EDP Renewables North America

Ellucian

Hemisphere GNSS, Inc.

Illusory Systems

Louis Dreyfus

Macquarie Capital

NVIDIA Corporation

PayPal Holdings, Inc.

Planet Labs

Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)

Shopify

Synopsys

TDK Ventures

Telenor

Twist Biosciences

Vinci Concessions

Work highlights

  • Advising major semiconductor equipment company, ASML, on export controls, economic sanctions, CFIUS, the CHIPS Act and lobbying requirements.
  • Providing CFIUS advice to Baidu in connection with potential investments in the United States.
  • Advising Opentrons Labworks on CFIUS matters connected to SoftBank’s investment in the company.

Investment fund formation and management > Private equity funds (including venture capital) Tier 4

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP‘s longstanding cross-country offering in investment funds is adept at assisting with complex cross-border matters, and has standout expertise in the technology and finance sectors, wherein it acts for a host of venture capital funds. Its work in that area is particularly focused on forming early-stage funds, which is a strength of San Francisco-based department head Dolph Hellman. On the private equity side, the team is engaged in complex structuring and heavily negotiated issues. Mary Wallace‘s practice in Washington DC focuses on representing institutional investors in closed ended funds and funds-of one, as well as co-investments in transactions involving combinations of debt and equity. New York’s Perry Teicher is noted for his expertise in impact finance, and Kenneth Rasamny strengthened the investment management experience at Orange County, joining from Dechert LLP in October 2022. Former co-head of the practice Quinn Moss retired in 2022.

Practice head(s):

Dolph Hellman

Other key lawyers:

Mary Wallace; Perry Teicher; Ken Rasamny; Andrew Vogeler

Key clients

New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYSCRF)

PayPal

Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (OPERF)

Washington State Investment Board (WSIB)

San Francisco City and County Employee’s Retirement System (SFERS)

Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate Tier 5

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is involved in a wide range of matters, specializing in representing lenders and investors in relation to the restructuring of distressed life settlement and premium finance investment vehicles. With experience advising DIP lenders, secured lenders, bank groups, and hedge funds in connection with formal bankruptcies, out-of-court restructurings, and creditors’ rights issues, New Yok-based Raniero D’Aversa heads the practice, which has recently advised Lane Gate Advisors as the DIP lender and plan sponsor in the Chapter 11 cases of Consolidated Wealth Holdings, which also saw a key role for Khai LeQuang in Orange County. B.J. Rosen in New York is also active on DIP lender advice and Chapter 11 cases.

Practice head(s):

Raniero D’Aversa

Other key lawyers:

B. J. Rosen; Khai LeQuang; Laura Metzger; Lorraine McGowen

Key clients

Credit Suisse; Column Financial

Lane Gate Advisors LP

Petroserv Marine, Inc.

Galaxy Digital LP

SFJ Pharmaceuticals X, Ltd.

State of Oregon Retirement Fund

NOVA Chemicals Corporation

Pyramid Management Group LLC

Liquidators of Greensill Limited

Whitehawk Capital Partners

Work highlights

  • Representing SFJ Pharmaceuticals X, Ltd in the PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Representing Galaxy Digital LP as a prospective DIP lender and potential purchaser of certain assets that the debtors in the Celsius Network LLC bankruptcy plan to sell.
  • Advised Petroserv Marine Inc in the restructuring of $882 million of existing financial indebtedness and the incurrence of an additional $120 million of new super senior financing.

International Trade > Customs, export controls and economic sanctions Tier 5

Dispute resolution > Financial services litigation

Following its merger, the team at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (formerly known as Buckley LLP) represents clients on supervisory matters relating to consumer finance including mortgage lending, military and student lending services and other consumer finance products, focusing on increasing CFPB and FTC enforcements and investigations, as well as operating a consumer class action defense practice for financial institutions. The firm’s consumer finance practice is co-led by Amanda Lawrence, James McGuire and Fredrick Levin. John Coleman is a key name in supervisory and enforcement matters by regulatory bodies. McGuire and Levin, both based on the West Coast in San Francisco and Los Angeles respectively, focus on consumer class action defense for banks and financial services companies. Lawrence and Coleman operate out of the Washington DC office. Former managing partner Benjamin Klubes, and Jonice Gray Tucker both recently departed the firm.

Practice head(s):

Amanda Lawrence; James McGuire; Fredrick Levin

Other key lawyers:

John Coleman; Ali Abugheid

Testimonials

‘The strength of Orrick is simple. It is all with their people. They are highly knowledgeable about the consumer finance industry and are ultra responsive. Furthermore, they know how and when to be aggressive to obtain the best results for their clients.’

‘Fredrick Levin and Ali Abugheida are incredible advisors and litigators. We know that they are always there and ready to act whether it be counsel or filing the appropriate action.’

Key clients

General Motors Financial Corporation

Cadence Bank, N.A.

Opportunity Financial, LLC

Ygrene Energy Fund, Inc.

Renew Financial Group, LLC.

Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC

PNC Bank, National Association

Capital One

US Bank

Union Bank

Gate City Bank

Work highlights

  • Advising Ygrene Energy Fund, Inc. and Renew Financial Group, LLC. in cases in which the Plaintiffs are attempting to re-characterize PACE obligations as loans or retail installment contracts subject to additional consumer protection laws that would not otherwise apply, potentially affecting thousands of existing transactions as well as future PACE originations in California.
  • Defending Union Bank and U.S. Bank in putative class actions asserting challenges to several of its fee practices, initially prevailing on motions to compel arbitration and subsequently litigating novel questions that have arisen from the California Supreme Court’s decision in McGill v. Citibank.
  • Represented automobile finance company GM Financial in a substantial multi-year consumer protection investigation by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.

Energy > Energy regulation: electric power

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has a history with FERC regulatory work, with lawyers such as Cory Lankford, Adam Wenner and Kayla Grant having experience managing FERC and NERC compliance programs on behalf of clients. The team routinely represents clients in the regulatory aspects of major transactions.

Orrick is a modern, inclusive, global law firm focused on serving the Tech & Innovation, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance sectors. Based in 25+ markets worldwide, we help our clients grow and innovate, we protect them and we help them win. We prioritize diversity (Mansfield Plus Certified for four years in a row), innovation (Financial Times Top 3 Most Innovative firms for eight years in a row) and being a best place to work (Fortune Best Companies To Work For also for eight years in a row). And these values help us attract and develop top talent and inspire collaboration in order to provide forward-thinking advice to the world’s most innovative companies.

In Tech & Innovation, we help clients compete globally and thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic landscape. Our clients include more than 3,700 tech and life sciences companies, 6 of the 10 largest public tech companies, 300+ VC investors and 80+ unicorns. We partner with clients on virtually every transaction type – formation through going public – and achieve outstanding litigation and regulatory outcomes for them. And as dedicated business partners, we focus with them on setting their strategic agendas, shaping key employment strategies, managing cyber risk, lobbying for innovation-friendly public policy and establishing effective ESG oversight.

We offer a comprehensive global Energy & Infrastructure platform – working across renewables, power, oil & gas and infrastructure. Clients turn to us for revolutionary projects in energy transition and energy technology, and we guide them in the development of some of the most impactful infrastructure modernization projects across the planet. We are a pioneer in the infrastructure and Public Private Partnership markets globally and work hand in hand with governmental agencies to realize their transformational and sustainable energy, infrastructure and mobility roadmaps. And we deliver strong results across litigation, arbitration, regulatory and proactive compliance engagements.

We have a long and rich history of serving the Finance sector. We’ve acted for global banks, funds and leading financial institutions at the forefront of innovation in the private and public sectors – from creating new financial products to resolving high-stakes litigation, enforcement and compliance matters. Harnessing the talents of our diverse finance, restructuring, securitization, real estate, M&A, capital markets and tax lawyers, we partner with our clients to develop strategies for bespoke challenges and opportunities in today’s fast-paced financial markets. We combine our market knowledge with a deep bench of leading trial, appellate, regulatory and compliance lawyers to help financial institutions navigate complex litigation and enforcement matters.

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