Harry J. Moren

Managing Associate

San Francisco

Harry Moren is a lawyer in Orrick's San Francisco office who specializes in commercial litigation. Harry also counsels corporate policyholders on insurance issues and helps them resolve disputes with their insurers. Harry has advised energy companies on regulatory issues.

Harry writes regularly for several Orrick blogs, including Trust Anchor (Cybersecurity & Data Privacy) and Trade Secrets Watch. Harry also writes for Orrick’s Weekly Auditor Liability Bulletin and wrote for the Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter.

Pro bono is an important part of Harry's practice. He advocates for immigrants' rights through individual representations and national policy reform. Harry represented a lawful permanent resident facing deportation before the Ninth Circuit. Harry has also successfully represented low-income tenants in partnership with the San Francisco Bar Association’s Justice and Diversity Center.

Prior to joining Orrick, Harry worked on the legal team of Greenpeace International in Amsterdam. As a law student, he interned with the Administrative Law Judge Division of the California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco.

Before attending law school, Harry developed custom software for e-commerce platforms, enterprise management systems, and call center automation for companies including Amazon, Intel, ADT, Cable & Wireless, and Lucent Technologies.

  • Harry’s recent representations include:

    • Represented Pacific Pulmonary Services in a bad faith action against its D&O insurer in the Northern District of California. Achieved partial summary judgment establishing the insurer's duty to advance defense costs for a False Claims Act investigation.  Resolved other claims through settlement.
    • Represented biotech entrepreneurs against claims of breach of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements in arbitration. Achieved a complete defense award.
    • Represented Microsoft before the Second Circuit in a high-profile challenge to the federal government's attempt to force Microsoft to turn over a customer's email content stored on a server in Ireland. Achieved a unanimous ruling in favor of Microsoft. (Statement by Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith)
    • Represented an education technology company against a breach of contract action in federal court. Resolved through settlement just before trial.
    • Represented a restaurant franchisee against its franchisor in arbitration.  Won a preliminary injunction to prevent franchisor from closing franchisee's restaurant.  Resolved through settlement during discovery.
    • Represented telecommunications executives against an SEC enforcement action alleging misstatements related to revenue recognition. Resolved through settlement.
    • Advised a major gas and electric public utility on regulatory issues.
    • Advised a major construction company on insurance and product liability issues.
    • Advised a rideshare technology company on insurance issues.