Jason Cabot Associate, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
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Jason Cabot joined Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in 2012. He was previously a summer associate at Orrick in 2011, and before that he interned at the Boston regional office of the Securities & Exchange Commission, in the enforcement division.
At Orrick, Jason has enjoyed a varied practice, successfully representing clients in securities litigation matters, as well as in appellate matters, arbitrations, commercial litigation, and insurance litigation. While at Orrick, Jason has practiced in Federal and California state courts.
In law school, Jason was a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. As a student attorney, he was certified to practice in Massachusetts courts and represent low-income individuals, and argued both bench and jury trials in various divisions of the Massachusetts trial courts. Jason also frequently appeared in court on motions and other hearings. Additionally, Jason successfully prosecuted an appeal in the Massachusetts Appeals Court. At Orrick, Jason has continued representing clients in varied pro bono matters.
Before law school, Jason was an analyst for a large financial services organization located in Texas. Jason is also a private pilot.
Dustin Calkins, a real estate partner in Orrick’s San Francisco office, focuses his practice on private, public and international equity fund investments across the United States.
Drawing on his experience in representing some of the largest and most sophisticated public and private real estate investors, Dustin uses his expertise to advise clients on their financing, acquisition, disposition, development and leasing of commercial properties.
Dustin also has significant experience representing various consortia of investors and pension funds in connection with portfolio acquisitions and dispositions, retail, office and multifamily developments, and the formation of joint venture vehicles.
Recognized for his real estate work across the United States by Chambers USA, Dustin impresses his clients with "his knowledge and understanding of what is important from a business perspective.” In addition, they note that “he also has a very good demeanor as a negotiator."
Dustin’s representative clients include Bentall Kennedy, CalPERS, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, Gerding Edlen, GLL US Office, L.P., Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association, Stockbridge Real Estate Funds, Swift Real Estate Partners and USAA.
Joseph A. Calvaruso is a partner and head of the Intellectual Property Group in New York. Joe, a veteran intellectual property law specialist focusing on patent litigation, has extensive experience at the trial and appellate levels.
Joe also has litigated cases involving trademarks, trade secrets, false advertising, antitrust and unfair competition.
Joe has an enviable track record of getting excellent results for his clients. For example, Joe successfully defended his client Canon USA in a patent case and obtained summary judgment of noninfringement from the Federal Court in the Eastern District of Texas. In 2012, he won two other cases for Canon, both summary judgment of no infringement. Similarly, he successfully defended Cannon Avent Group PLC obtaining summary judgment that one patent in suit was not infringed while the other patent in suit is invalid.
Joe was the lead trial attorney for Columbia HCA in a much publicized trademark action involving the mark "Columbia," brought in the Federal Court in the Southern District of New York by Columbia University. Following trial, Joe won a favorable judgment for his client in all respects including a judgment of noninfringement and unenforceability based on laches and estoppel.
As one client put it, "Joe Calvaruso is exceptional, his work has been truly excellent." (Legal 500, 2010)
Another client offered: "He's like a defenseman on a hockey team or an NFL linebacker - tough as nails. But he's always fair and a good person on your side to or go up against. He just gets the technology as well." (IAM 1000)
Intellectual Asset Management ("IAM") rates Joe as a "practical commercial lawyer, he has talent for resolving disputes early, together with the courtroom skills to prevail at trial...."
Joe has experience in diverse fields including consumer electronics, optical equipment, medical devices, electronics, telecommunications, electro-mechanical devices, coin discrimination equipment, semiconductor devices and fabrication, computer hardware and software, sound abatement apparatus, pharmaceutical products, chemical processes, automotive systems and components, food science, tobacco products and financial services.
Delphine Camboulives is a corporate lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.
Her practice focuses on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and securities and stock exchange regulations. She also deals with commercial litigation.
Before joining the firm, Delphine worked as an intern at Orrick Rambaud Martel and Salans. She also served for a year in the legal department of the banking services of Caisse des Dépôts.
Alexandra Cambouris is a corporate lawyer based in our London office with broad transactional experience spanning public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity, capital markets and corporate governance matters.
Alexandra is a New York-qualified attorney whose practice focuses on representing multinational corporations, global investment banks and private equity funds in a wide variety of corporate transactions with a cross-border focus. She has particular experience in the technology, media and telecommunications space.
Her M&A experience includes the representation of a global telecommunications company in a series of multijurisdictional distressed asset sales, a digital financial media company in a cross-border strategic acquisition, a biotech company in connection with a business combination transaction and redomestication to Ireland, a natural resources company in a strategic merger of equals, as well as acting as counsel to global investment banks acting as financial advisors on cross-border M&A transactions.
On capital markets transactions, Alexandra has represented an emerging markets telecommunications and digital media company in connection with multiple high-yield debt offerings and a private equity firm, as a major shareholder in connection with the IPO of a portfolio company. She has also advised an emerging markets sovereign and multinational corporations on U.S. securities law matters.
Prior to joining Orrick, Alexandra was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York.
Jose Campos, an associate in the London office, is a member of the Technology Companies Group, which advises high growth technology companies and venture capital firms.
Jose's practice focuses on advising on venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation and governance, and other general corporate matters.
Prior to joining Orrick, Jose worked as an associate in the Silicon Valley office of an international firm.
Laura Cappiello, a special counsel in the Milan office, is a member of the European Corporate group.
Laura has extensive experience in M&A, corporate and business law, Bank of Italy regulatory framework, and corporate criminal law. Her practice focuses on national and multinational companies operating in various sectors including energy, gas, automotive and public utilities, asset management companies, advising on the formation and authorization procedures of asset management companies and investment firms before the competent Italian authorities.
Before joining the firm, Laura was a member of Studio Legale Tributario in Milan, a law firm associated with Ernst & Young International.
Charles Cardall, a partner in the San Francisco office, is the Chair of the Tax Department and is a member of the Public Finance Department. Chas primarily focuses his practice on municipal finance tax and nonprofit corporation tax matters.
He also has legal expertise relating to both charter schools and the federal income tax classification of governmental and quasi-governmental entities. He has consulted on thousands of tax-exempt, build America and tax credit bond issues and has developed deep expertise in almost every tax aspect of municipal finance. Private activity bonds for multifamily housing, solid waste, charter schools and independent schools are areas of particular focus in his practice, as are higher education, short-term and long-term working capital and the various forms of pooled financings. Chas also has advised numerous clients experiencing financial distress or bankruptcy in tax matters relating to their municipal bonds. Representative active clients include the State of California, the University of California, the Bay Area Toll Authority, and Charter School Capital.
As a legal and policy advocate, Chas represents both government and non-government clients in federal tax rulemaking matters and in IRS proceedings, including the various types of tax-exempt bond audits, voluntary compliance (VCAP) requests and requests for private letter rulings. He has successfully closed IRS examinations relating to solid waste, water and wastewater, working capital, healthcare, pooled, multifamily housing, and industrial development bond financings. He has obtained multiple private letter rulings and technical advice memoranda and has been integrally involved in numerous regulation and legislative projects. He has found that a close working relationship with IRS and Treasury Department personnel often is critical to obtaining good results for clients.
Chris is a litigator in the Supreme Court and Appellate and Litigation Groups. His practice involves high-stakes appeals and trial-level litigation in federal and state courts across the country.
Chris has experience in a wide range of subject areas, including IP,
bankruptcy, antitrust, telecommunications, trade secrets, contract law,
constitutional law, economic torts, immigration, criminal law, and class
actions. He has co-authored briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court, federal and state courts of appeals, and federal district courts. He
also has experience in complex commercial litigation, helping to craft
dispositive motions, witness declarations, evidentiary objections, and jury
Chris is both an active pro bono practitioner and member of the bar. He is currently handling appeals in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and New York State's Appellate Division, and he participates in the Homeless Youth Legal Assistance Project. Chris is also Co-Chair of the New York County Lawyer's Association's Appellate Courts Committee and a member of the Federal Bar Council's Public Service Committee.
Prior to joining Orrick, Chris was a law clerk to Judge Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Chief Judge Carol B. Amon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Ellen Caro is a litigation associate in Orrick’s San Francisco office. Her practice focuses on complex commercial and antitrust litigation. She also has experience with employment litigation, including discrimination, harassment and trade secret disputes.
While in law school, Ellen served as a legal intern in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California and the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. Before law school, she worked as a paralegal for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in San Francisco.
Colton counsels technology clients at all stages of development, from the formation and financing of high growth companies to complex partnerships and merger transactions for established corporations.
He regularly advises both companies and funds on debt and equity financings, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, complex technology agreements and corporate governance matters.
Colton's domestic and transnational M&A practice includes public and private company transactions involving consideration of up to $800,000,000.
Having lived in France for over two years, including earning his LL.M. in International and European Law from a French university, Colton enjoys transactions involving businesses and operations in French-speaking countries.
In addition to his corporate practice, Colton's commitment to pro-bono legal services and community engagement is strong, with a focus on the legal needs of non-profit arts entities. His interest in the arts is wide-ranging, having visited museums, opera houses and symphony halls in cities all over North America and Europe. While in law school, Colton worked extensively on advising local arts organizations on young professional patronage, and was selected as a 2010 Seattle Art Museum Volunteer of the Year Honoree.
Prior to joining Orrick, Colton was an associate at Dorsey & Whitney LLP's Minneapolis and New York offices.
Eugene Carron, Senior Counsel in the Los Angeles office, is a member of the Public Finance Department.
Gene has worked in the area of public finance since 1975 and has extensive experience in all aspects of tax-exempt financing as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter's counsel and developer's counsel with particular emphasis on electric and water utility financings and conduit financings on behalf of both commercial and nonprofit entities. He has also served as counsel in power and other projects developed by private entities in cooperation with public utilities.
He has assisted public power clients such as the Department of Water and Power of the City of Los Angeles, the Northern California Power Agency, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, the Transmission Agency of Northern California, the M-S-R Public Power Agency, the City of Anaheim, the City of Riverside, the City of Roseville, the City of Healdsburg, the City of Ukiah, the City of Lodi and the City of Redding in connection with both traditional and innovative financing structures.
Gene has served as bond counsel and underwriters’ counsel in conduit financings by the California Educational Facilities Authority and the California Statewide Communities Development Authority for educational and cultural facilities throughout California.
In addition to legal representation, he has experience as an investment banker serving as the head of the Los Angeles office of Banc of America Securities LLC.