Emmanuel Fua is a senior associate in Orrick's Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. 

Emmanuel has represented clients in high-stakes litigation in federal and state courts across the country in cases involving a wide range of issues, including securities fraud, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, products liability, environmental contamination, celebrity endorser liability, and issues arising under chapters 9 and 15 of the Bankruptcy Code.  He has both trial court and appellate court experience, having been a member of multiple trial teams and having co-authored briefs in the Second, Fifth, and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.  He has also represented clients in international arbitrations under the UNCITRAL arbitration rules.

Emmanuel's experience also includes non-public representations and internal investigations of clients in the finance and retail industries alleged to have violated the Bank Secrecy Act, False Claims Act, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

From 2016-2017, Emmanuel served as a law clerk for Chief Magistrate Judge Debra Freeman of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York.

    • Emmanuel successfully argued in opposition to a motion to dismiss in the Complex Commercial Division of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware on behalf of an Italian financial services firm against a major U.S. automotive manufacturer.
    • Emmanuel was a member of a cross-practice team that represented several oil rig holding companies in chapter 15 U.S. bankruptcy proceedings, including an evidentiary hearing, in connection with an application for recognition of Cayman Islands restructuring proceedings.  He was also a member of a team that secured the dismissal of a fraudulent conveyance action brought in the High Court of the Republic of the Marshall Islands by former creditors of one of the reorganized holding companies.
    • Emmanuel was a member of a trial team that obtained a federal jury verdict of $22.3 million in compensatory damages and $17.4 million in punitive damages, followed by a court award of an additional $13.1 million in exemplary damages, in a trade secret misappropriation, business tort, and breach of contract case in the railroad industry.  The Daily Journal and Law360 hailed this victory as one of 2014's top defense and trade secrets verdicts.
    • Emmanuel was a member of a team that secured the dismissal of former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann from a putative class action lawsuit alleging false advertising with respect to one of Mr. Theismann's celebrity endorsements.  Emmanuel was also part of the appellate team that secured an order from the Ninth Circuit, affirming Mr. Theismann's dismissal from the case.
    • Emmanuel was a member of two trial teams that represented the City of Stockton, California in its successful chapter 9 bankruptcy eligibility and confirmation cases against various creditors.  Stockton is the largest California city ever to seek bankruptcy relief.

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