A former Supreme Court and D.C. Circuit clerk, Thomas Fu is a member of Orrick's Litigation Group and Supreme Court and Appellate practice.
Prior to joining Orrick, Thomas served as a law clerk for Justice Elena Kagan of the U.S Supreme Court and Judge Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Thomas graduated from Stanford Law School, where he worked on merits stage briefing in two cases (one as a party and one as an amicus curiae) as a member of the school's Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. Thomas also holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.
Thomas is admitted only in Maryland, and his practice is limited to matters in federal court.
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.
Los Angeles; Santa Monica
Los Angeles; Santa Monica
Businesses of every size and type turn to David Fuad in times of crisis. Regardless of the facts or legal issues, David transforms complex details into compelling narratives for judges and juries.
Whether representing global leaders like Apple or Silicon Beach startups, David specializes in delivering efficient and favorable results through negotiation, litigation, arbitration, and mediation. He has resolved a wide range of commercial matters, from breach of contract to real estate disputes to trade secret misappropriation. David has also litigated both single-plaintiff and class action employment matters involving wage and hour, misclassification, and discrimination and harassment claims.
In addition to his busy legal practice, David devotes his energies to pro bono work. He recently helped secure a favorable judgment in a federal civil rights class action, barring indigent criminal defendants unable to pay court-imposed fines and fees from being jailed in a system that was described as a “modern-day debtors' prison.”
While attending law school, David served as an extern for two Los Angeles Superior Court judges and was a member of the Loyola Entertainment Law Review.
Masao Fujino is a specialist of Japanese patent, trade secret, privacy and antitrust laws.
Masao provides Japanese patent, trade secret, privacy and antitrust law advice to companies thinking about and doing business in Japan.
He prepares privacy policies and terms and conditions for companies entering to the Japanese market and also provides contract analysis from the perspective of Japanese antitrust law. He is also familiar with dispute resolution procedures including Japanese court proceedings especially related to patents and trade secrets.
He especially provides advice to companies in the IT, software and electronics industries.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, he was an engineer in a Japanese software company. While he was a legal trainee after passing the Japanese bar examination, he studied at the Japanese space agency (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and the IP division of the Tokyo District Court. He also studied at Stanford Law School as a Fulbright scholar (US government scholarship).
Hitoshi Fujisaki is an associate the Tokyo office and a member of the Real Estate Group.
His practice focuses on domestic and overseas financial institutions, real estate funds, real estate developers and other companies. He works mainly on transactions involving special purpose companies and finance related transactions with SPC and Trust schemes. He also gives legal advice on international corporate trades, finance related transactions, real estate related transactions and general corporate matters.
Ric Fukushima is a California litigation attorney and is a member of the firm's Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution group. Ric is an experienced trial lawyer and his practice covers all stages of the litigation process. Ric represents clients in a variety of litigation matters, including product liability, general commercial litigation, and intellectual property matters. Ric has represented clients before California superior courts and various state and federal district courts.
Ric is also an alumnus of the Orange County District Attorney's Office Trial Attorney Partnership ("TAP") program. With the TAP program, Ric first-chaired two criminal jury trials to verdict and conducted numerous felony preliminary hearings.
Ric started his career at Orrick as a summer associate in 2009. Before joining Orrick, Ric was an intellectual property intern at San Diego-based medical device company, NuVasive, Inc., where he assisted patent counsel on matters relating to patent prosecution and freedom-to-operate assessments.
Peter Fusco is a partner in Orrick’s Technology Companies Group and leads the firm’s New York Tech Companies practice. He represents venture funds and tech companies throughout all stages of their life cycle, from pre-incorporation planning to angel, seed and growth rounds to exit in M&A.
Pete serves as senior outside legal advisor to many startups, growth stage companies and venture funds. Pete also works closely with NYU/Poly’s Future Lab’s incubator ecosystem and its related programs (such as Future Labs AI accelerators), Bunker Labs (Veterans in Tech) and BMW/Mini Urban-X accelerators.
Prior to joining Orrick, Pete represented tech companies and funds as a partner at Lowenstein Sandler LLP and an associate at Brown Raysman LLP. Prior to practicing law, Pete was a rifleman and crew-served weapons instructor in an Infantry unit in the Army Reserve and graduated as the Distinguished Honor Graduate for his class from the United States Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Pete also co-founded a rock band called LongRoad that was featured on college stations around the U.S. and opened for Buckcherry, Candlebox and Cracker, among others.