Blake L. Osborn

Managing Associate

Los Angeles

Blake Osborn is a managing associate in the Los Angeles office and a member of the White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation and Compliance Group.  He represents clients in complex civil litigation in state and federal courts, including class actions, business disputes, securities fraud claims, shareholder derivative suits, investment disputes, and SEC enforcement actions.


Blake's practice in complex litigation matters focuses on defending companies, officers and directors in class actions, business disputes and regulatory proceedings and investigations in state, federal, and appellate courts throughout the country.  He has represented these companies, directors and officers in various arenas, including matters involving emerging tech companies, software, securities fraud, public entities, accounting fraud, insider trading, and alter ego. 

Blake has also dedicated significant time to pro bono representations in civil rights, unlawful detainer and domestic violence cases.  His pro bono work has included first chairing a Section 1983 trial and oral argument before the California Court of Appeals.

Before joining Orrick, Blake worked as a Deputy Public Defender in Orange County.  In that capacity, Blake individually tried 12 misdemeanor cases, argued more than 20 motions, and managed an extensive case load by representing clients at pretrial conferences.

  • Notable representations include:

    • Representation of leading self-driving tech startup in business dispute and related merger and acquisition.
    • Representation of leading media and digital video recording company in business dispute.
    • Representation of owner and chairman of a leading entertainment and media company in corporate governance litigation.
    • Representation of major software and hardware company in issues related to a patent-infringement trial.
    • Representation of emerging electronic commerce company in business dispute.
    • Representation of major software company in shareholder derivative action in Delaware.
    • Conducted internal investigation on behalf of public entity concerning potential violations of whistleblower protection act and allegations of misconduct.
    • Representation of international trust entities and Singapore-based public company in action alleging alter ego and RICO liability.
    • Representation of former President and COO of Countrywide Financial Corp. in connection with various federal and state securities lawsuits.
    • Representation of founder and CEO of United Kingdom-based automobile service and repair business in shareholder litigation.
    • Representation of Big Four accounting firm in state court litigation stemming from the Madoff fraud.
    • Representation of city employee in connection with SEC action over alleged misstatements in connection with the issuance of municipal bonds.
    • Representation of mobile device company in connection with securities shareholder class action and derivative action.
    • Representation of medical device company in connection with shareholder class action alleging violations of securities fraud.
    • Representation of global venture investor in various business litigation disputes.

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