Orange County

Our Orange County lawyers are litigators. We assist clients in all phases of litigation, including investigations, discovery and trials.

We focus on two core areas: 

  • Intellectual Property. Team members have engineering backgrounds, and deep knowledge of the challenges confronting the medical device, biotechnology, electronics and telecommunications industries. We understand the complex issues STEM companies face when protecting their most innovative work. We have extensive experience representing biomedical and IT startups, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and other players in the high-growth space. Nearly all members of the Orange County IP team are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and we frequently advocate for clients before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. We collaborate with colleagues across the U.S. and in China, Japan and Taiwan, with a particular focus on serving Taiwan-based businesses in electronics and technology.
  • Commercial Litigation. Our Orange County litigators represent clients in complex commercial litigation across the country at both the trial and appellate levels, including in consumer class actions, unfair competition, trade secrets theft and product liability claims. Our team has handled disputes over a broad range of subjects, from amplifiers and art to school construction. Recently we’ve successfully defended Xponential Fitness against an Anti-SLAPP motion and helped BBB Industries with a trade secret dispute. And we’re at the forefront of the new wave of “cost of insurance” litigation, acting for institutional investors that invest in life insurance in the secondary markets.

Our Office and Our Community

Our office is located in beautiful Irvine, California – quite literally at the center of Orange County and only a short drive from the area’s renowned beaches, golf courses and adventure parks. World-famous attractions – including Disneyland, Angel Stadium, Mission San Juan Capistrano, the Nixon Library and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts – are in our backyard. When not hard at work, we can be found on the field playing softball for Team Orrick and socializing with friends and family at events such as our annual Halloween celebration. Our associates are among the happiest in the nation – we ranked #4 for job satisfaction in The American Lawyer’s 2018 Midlevel Associate Survey.

The Orange County office shares our global commitment to making a positive impact on people in need. We start in our community, doing thing such as building bicycles and supporting programs for children in foster care, and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. Since 2011, we have collaborated with University of California Irvine School of Law and the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles on the Permanency Project, an award-winning pro bono initiative that helps undocumented victims of crime and domestic violence obtain permanent resident status and be free from their abusers. Our work on the Permanency Project has been honored with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles’ Pro Bono Service Award and the Legal Services Corporation’s Pro Bono Service Award.

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