Orrick’s Washington, D.C., office focuses on complex litigation, energy and
infrastructure projects, intellectual property, restructuring, and international corporate and finance transactions.
Our litigation lawyers represent leading global companies in high-stakes commercial disputes, with a particular focus on antitrust and competition, bankruptcy, intellectual property (including ITC proceedings), insurance, Supreme Court and appellate, securities, class actions, mass tort and multi-district product liability litigation. We also have lawyers with extensive experience handling high-profile criminal defense cases and undertaking corporate internal investigations.
Particularly well known for our work in the renewable energy and transport sectors, the office’s energy and infrastructure group advises clients in all aspects of the development, construction, financing, restructuring and acquisition or sale of power, industrial and infrastructure projects globally, including the Virginia Capital Beltway High Occupancy Toll Lane project outside Washington, D.C.
Our finance practice includes restructuring, structured finance, asset-securitizations and public finance. On the restructuring side, our team represents lenders, creditors, investors, and fiduciaries in bankruptcy and restructuring matters, with particular expertise in financial, energy, IP and mass-tort bankruptcy proceedings. The team also advises major issuers and underwriters in the U.S. asset-backed securitization markets and state and local governments, including the District of Columbia and financial institutions in tax-exempt financings.
Our corporate practice represents multinational corporations, counseling them on cross-border acquisitions, joint ventures, tax matters, and international trade and investment regulations.
In addition to serving our clients, the office has a deep commitment to the local community. Our lawyers and staff volunteer regularly at local charities and, in 2011, donated more than 8,500 hours to pro bono causes.