Matthew D. LaBrie Managing Associate, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
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Matthew D. LaBrie is a litigation associate in Orrick's Boston office. His practice focuses on complex commercial disputes as well as cybersecurity and incident response.
In his commercial litigation practice, Matthew routinely assists clients at all stages of the litigation process, through motions practice, discovery, witness preparation, and trial. His litigation experience is broad, including data security litigation, securities litigation, shareholder derivative litigation, and class action defense, as well as commercial arbitration.
In his cybersecurity practice, Matthew counsels clients across the globe through all stages of a privacy or data security incident, navigating the relevant legal regimes, managing the response to and investigation of an incident, and handling any litigation or regulatory investigation resulting from the incident. Matthew spent a year based in Orrick's London office developing and coordinating Orrick's worldwide data breach incident response capabilities.
Matthew maintains an active pro bono practice. He has assisted individual clients with family law matters, advocated on behalf of veterans' rights, and represented human trafficking survivors in a series of federal cases*.
Brendan LaFountain, a Managing Associate in the Sacramento office, is a member of the Public Finance Department. Brendan has served as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriters’ counsel and issuer’s counsel on tax-exempt and taxable financings.Brendan focuses on California local government financing structures, including general fund lease revenue bonds and mello-roos bonds. Brendan also focuses on tax-exempt healthcare finance for 501(c)(3) organizations, including both stand-alone hospitals and hospital systems, and serves as issuer’s counsel to the California Statewide Communities Development Authority for its 501(c)(3) conduit financings.
Douglas Lahnborg's practice focuses on EU and UK Antitrust and Competition Law.
Douglas has represented clients before the European Commission and the Competition and Markets Authority for more than 20 years in all areas of competition law. He provides multinational clients with innovative solutions on high-profile complex matters including merger control, abuse of dominance, private damages actions and cartel investigations, often involving multiple jurisdictions. He founded our Brussels office.
Douglas has acted for clients in a broad range of industries, including software, technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, consumer goods, energy, healthcare, defence and national security.Douglas features in both the Chambers UK and Chambers Europe editions where he is recognised as a leading antitrust and competition practitioner. He is known for being "skilled, easy to work with and very service-minded" Douglas is also ranked as a leading competition lawyer in Legal 500.
Frédéric Lalance, Office Leader of the Orrick Paris office, is also the Head partner of the Paris Litigation Group. He focuses on commercial, corporate, banking, and merger and acquisition related disputes before the French courts, as well as arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.
Recognized by Chambers & Partners as a top litigator in France, Frédéric Lalance is praised by clients for being “a very sharp and intelligent lawyer” and “able to take a quick overview of situations and creative in finding new solutions." He has been involved in many of the highly publicized corporate cases over the past few years. He notably advised CDR on the Executive Life Matter and recently successfully argued, before the French Court, the Asian Development Bank’s absolute immunity from jurisdiction as an international institution.
On the international scene, Frédéric Lalance has a broad experience advising and representing French and foreign clients on multi-jurisdictional matters. He has also experience in Africa, where he currently represents several players in the mining industry in shareholders’ disputes related to joint ventures agreements.
Frédéric’s wide range of expertise also includes international investigation and compliance, as well as Internet fraud litigation.
Frédéric Lalance was a Litigation partner at the premier French boutique Rambaud Martel before it combined with Orrick’s global platform in 2006. Frédéric previously served at Cleary Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP.
Karen Lam, a managing associate in Orrick’s Hong Kong office, is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group.
Karen has extensive experience in a broad range of business disputes, with a focus on complex commercial litigation. She regularly conducts litigation in the High Court of the Hong Kong SAR.
Karen also handles regulatory, FCPA, SFC and internal investigations, arbitration, employment and data privacy law issues. She is an accredited general mediator since 2012.
Her clients include private and listed companies, state-owned enterprises, multinationals and conglomerates in the financial services, insurance, electronics, energy, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical sectors.
Prior to joining Orrick, Karen was an associate at Sidley Austin in Hong Kong.
Wheeling, W.V. (GOC)
Wheeling, W.V. (GOC)
Dawn Pinault is a member of the Orrick Analytics group. The group specializes in using technology and project management discipline to assist firm attorneys with litigation and transactional tasks, particularly tasks that involve large volumes of data and documents.
Dawn works with litigation attorneys and third party vendors to manage the review and production of documents relevant to investigations and litigation. Dawn's work includes using early case assessment technology to analyze, categorize and cull data. She also manages teams of specialists performing document review, redaction, analysis, production and drafting privilege logs. Dawn assists the litigation team to prepare for trial, including drafting deposition summaries, factual memoranda and exhibit charts. Dawn also works with practice office attorneys on transactional tasks, including contract review and due diligence.
Dawn is the leader of the Lean In Circle at Orrick’s Global Operation Center In this role she acts as a facilitator, organizer, and mentor for fellow women in an effort to inspire and support women to develop their leadership and communication skills.
Prior to joining Orrick, Dawn was a tax preparer for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. She also worked at Lundy, Flitter, Beldecos & Berger, P.C., in Narberth, Pennsylvania.
Silicon Valley; Portland
Silicon Valley; Portland
Peter Lamb, a partner working across our Silicon Valley and Pacific Northwest offices, is a member of the Corporate Group. Pete advises both emerging and well-established private and public technology and life sciences companies, as well as private equity sponsors.
Peter advises private equity funds and their portfolio companies on M&A and minority and majority investments, particularly in enterprise software companies. He also advises a range of late-stage private technology companies, including Aptean, Cortexyme, Duetto Research, Sagent Lending Solutions, Stripe and Trax Retail.
He has advised on the IPOs of companies such as Twist Bioscience, Elevate Financial, AVG Technologies, Pandora Media, Chegg, Portola Pharmaceuticals, Versartis and ZS Pharma. He also recently advised Planet Labs in its acquisition of Google’s Terra Bella satellite business, IronPlanet on its dual track IPO/M&A process that resulted in its sale to Ritchie Brothers. His experience includes a wide range of public and private company M&A, growth equity and public market financings for tech, life sciences and private equity clients, including numerous cross-border buy- and sell-side M&A presentations, including the US$1.3 billion sale of AVG Technologies to Avast Software.
Prior to joining Orrick, Peter was with Davis Polk & Wardwell.
Toni is an attorney in Orrick's San Francisco office and a member of the Employment Law Group.
Orrick’s Employment Law Group was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California by The Recorder, the premier source for legal news, in recognition of their significant wins on behalf of leading multinational companies on today’s most complex and challenging employment law matters.
Toni's practice covers various aspects of employment law and complex business litigation, including claims for discrimination, harassment, non-competition agreements, unfair business practices, and wage-and-hour claims. Through Toni's pro bono practice, Toni offers employment counseling to nonprofits, assists clients with criminal record expungements, and represents clients seeking asylum. Toni also serves as the Associate Chair of Orrick's global LGBTQ Affinity Group.
Before joining Orrick, Toni served as a Public Interest Public Service Fellow, where she focused on juvenile rights and child custody matters.
Franco Lambiase is an English qualified solicitor based in our Milan office.
Franco advises on a broad range of finance and capital markets transactions including securitisation, Eurobonds and EMTN, derivatives and general lending.
He concluded his legal studies in London, earning a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 2014 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in 2015.
Franco is bilingual (Italian and English).
Jason Lang is a member of the Patent Litigation practice. Mr. Lang’s practice includes both litigation and counseling in a wide spectrum of technologies, including semiconductor devices, communication technologies, and software applications. With respect to semiconductor devices, Mr. Lang has been working on circuit, fabrication, and memory matters consistently for the last 10 years, including for clients such as Micron, Intel, Hitachi and Maxim.
Mr. Lang has litigated cases before district courts, state courts, and the International Trade Commission. He also been lead counsel in, and managed, parallel patent office proceedings, including inter partes reexaminations, ex parte reexaminations and inter partes reviews. He has been a top-filer in inter partes reviews. Recent matters include work with memories (DRAM, Flash and hard drives), semiconductor packaging, and design software.
His counseling work includes developing defensive and offensive intellectual property strategies in view of potential competitor litigation. He also assists clients in product launches, patent acquisition, licensing and portfolio management.
Before focusing on intellectual property litigation and counseling, Mr. Lang spent a year working for the District Attorney’s Office in Atlanta, Georgia, where he had considerable exposure to numerous trials.
Mr. Lang’s public service commitments include steady work for the San Jose Housing Clinic. Mr. Lang recently first-chaired a four-day trial for a client of the clinic.
Cory focuses on matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Before joining Orrick, Cory served as an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at FERC, where he provided expert counsel on a variety of issues arising under the Federal Power Act, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005, and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. During his tenure in the Office of the General Counsel, Cory led numerous multidisciplinary teams in rulemaking proceedings establishing revisions to the pro forma Open Access Transmission Tariff and evaluating national and regional mandatory reliability standards proposed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation.
Cory also was instrumental in the development and drafting of many Commission orders addressing Regional Transmission Organizations, compliance with open access requirements, transmission, interconnection and qualifying facility certification.
Among his accomplishments, Cory coordinated with staff at the U.S. Department of Energy to draft the National Action Plan on Demand Response and the corresponding Implementation Proposal to Congress. He also managed the development of a landmark order addressing the Commission’s jurisdiction over a non-jurisdictional transmission provider.