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Practice:

  • Restructuring
  • M&A and Private Equity

Raniero D'Aversa Partner Restructuring, M&A and Private Equity

New York

Raniero (Ron) D’Aversa is chair of Orrick’s Restructuring group. He is a market-leading practitioner in bankruptcies, out-of-court restructurings and creditors’ rights controversies and brings years of experience representing DIP lenders, secured lenders, bank groups and hedge funds in those capacities.

Ron is the designated restructuring counsel to many leading financial institutions such as The Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of America, Citibank, Commerzbank, Wells Fargo, Toronto-Dominion Bank and The Bank of Nova Scotia. He has represented clients in loan bankruptcies, workouts, DIP loans, distressed debt trading, bankruptcy litigation, derivatives and distressed acquisitions. Ron has represented creditor interests of financial institutions and investors in such restructuring and bankruptcy cases as Ocean Rig, Seadrill, CHC Helicopter, Erickson, Indiana Toll Road, Pocahontas Parkway, Eagle Bulk, Spyglass Films, American Airlines, Chemtura Corporation, AbitibiBowater and Mesa Airlines.

In the 2017 Chambers USA directory, Ron’s clients praise his “clear and direct advice.” Regarded as a leader in financial restructurings by clients and peers alike, Ron understands every phase of a bankruptcy and restructuring matter and knows how to effectively position a client to control opposition and maximize results.

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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation

Hélène Daher Partner Employment Law & Litigation

Paris

Hélène Daher, is an employment Partner in Orrick’s Paris office.

Hélène assists and represents French and international clients in all aspects of employment law (pre-litigation, litigation and transactional matters) as well as in their day-to-day human resources needs, including national, international and cross-border issues.

She advises a number of large-scale international companies as well as French CAC 40 companies active in particular in the Financial, Food, Pharmaceutical, and Construction industries.

Hélène has primarily developed an in-depth expertise in major collective redundancies and reorganizations, including assistance in the definition of the strategy and in its implementation, as well as in top management packages and terminations.

She has also been involved in landmark M&A transactions, both in France and cross-border, advising clients pre- and post-integration, in particular on information and consultation processes.

Hélène also handles complex disputes involving trade-unions, employee representatives and executive employees.

Before joining Orrick, Hélène was Counsel at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris. She previously worked as a lawyer at Hogan Lovells Paris LLP and Baker & McKenzie. Hélène joined Orrick Rambaud Martel in May 2016.

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Practice:

  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Africa

Janina Dahmouh Associate Energy, Infrastructure

Paris

Janina Dahmouh is a lawyer in public law in Orrick’s Paris office.

Janina Dahmouh has an important experience regarding public procurement (PPP and concessions) as well as public domain’s law.

She also intervenes on a regular basis on regulatory issues, especially in the energy sector. She works private entities as well as public entities in the development of their energy projects, in particular with respect to renewable energies.

Before joining Orrick, Janina completed several internships, including within French and international Law Firms (August & Debouzy, De Gaulle, Fleurance & Associés et Weil, Gotshal & Manges) as well as in an independent administrative authority (ARCEP).

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Practice:

  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Anjali Dalal Managing Associate Supreme Court & Appellate

New York

Anjali Dalal is a member of the firm's Litigation Group and Supreme Court and Appellate practice.

Prior to joining Orrick, Anjali served as a law clerk to Judge Robert Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Before clerking, Anjali spent time at the White House, serving as Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer and as a policy fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. 
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Practice:

  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Trials
  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • White Collar

Glenn Dassoff Partner Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Trials

Orange County

Glenn Dassoff is a first chair trial lawyer with extensive and diverse experience having successfully tried more than 50 cases in his career. His trial work has covered every major practice area of the firm, though most concentrated in the intellectual property, trademark, general commercial litigation, real estate, banking, and construction industries, where he has handled litigation for some of the best known companies in America.

For many years, Glenn has represented some of the nation’s leading high technology companies in a variety of litigation disputes involving theft of trade secrets, unfair competition, intellectual property, and joint-venture financings. He has successfully handled over a hundred trade secret cases, including more than a dozen trials and related evidentiary hearings on injunctive relief.

He has also handled shareholder class action and derivative suits, securities, government contracts, defense contracts, etc.

A sample of Glenn's experience includes the following matters:

  • Won a complete defense verdict in a $55 million identity theft case for one of the country's largest drug laboratories.
  • Won the second largest damage verdict in California after an 11-week jury trial involving breach of contract claims against a large shopping center redevelopment.
  • Won a complete defense verdict for one of the world’s largest mobile phone companies, invalidating a competitor’s LCD patents.
  • Won a complete defense verdict in an injunctive relief case involving alleged theft of trade secrets between two of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies.
  • Successful representation of key contractor in dispute over cost and completion of the military facilities in the “Green Zone” in Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Successful defense of one of the world’s largest electronics companies in licensing dispute over marketing and distribution of e-commerce software.
  • Won large settlement for one of the country’s largest tire store chains in trademark infringement case involving use of adwords in advertising on the internet.
  • Successful in representing one of the world’s largest defense contractors in a dispute involving the theft of the source code for the guidance system on the Tomahawk Cruise Missile.
  • Won one of the largest verdicts in San Diego County for this country’s preeminent tunnel manufacturing company after a 10-week jury trial. The dispute involved design and production delay issues surrounding construction of the $300 million South Bay Waste Treatment and Outfall Tunnel, located on the border between Mexico and California. The project was an outgrowth of the NAFTA treaty and has resulted in the successful cleanup of one of the world’s pollution “hot spots.”

Glenn is a popular speaker for many of the country’s leading bar groups, including the Rutter Group and the Continuing Education of the Bar, and has lectured on subjects ranging from civil procedure before and during trial, to cross-examination and jury selection. He has served as keynote speaker for the American Appraisal Institute at its National Convention.

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Practice:

  • Corporate
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Capital Markets
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Silicon Valley Europe Desk

Matteo Daste Partner Corporate, M&A and Private Equity

San Francisco

Matteo Daste is a partner in the San Francisco office and a member of the Technology Companies group and the Co-Chair of the Orrick Silicon Valley - Europe Desk. His practice focuses on strategically advising companies and entrepreneurs.

Matteo has represented dozens of domestic and foreign clients in corporate finance, governance, organizational and operational matters, as well as mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations.

As the Co-Chair of the Orrick Silicon Valley - Europe Desk, he is active in advising companies and investors in a variety of cross border transactions between Europe and United States, primarily in the technology sector.

Matteo’s past experience also includes representing issuers in both registered and exempt public offerings, and exchange listings. He has been involved in structuring bridge and equity financing deals, and in representing financial institutions in restructuring transactions.

Matteo has authored various articles on topics related to securities regulation. He has also been featured as a speaker on several occasions, appearing at the Italian Parliament on venture capital reform, in newspaper interviews, and on television and radio programs both domestically and internationally. Matteo has also held a number of lectures and seminars at universities including Stanford University, Santa Clara University, UC Hastings College of Law, La Sapienza in Rome, the Università di Genova, the Libera Università di Bolzano and at the Università dell’Insubria in Varese. He is also a Fellow of the Intentac International Entrepreneurship Academy of the Jonkoping University in Sweden.

Matteo is a founder of the Business Association Italy America (BAIA), and was on the founding Board of the Mind The Bridge Foundation. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Italian Community Services, a 100-year old nonprofit organization based in San Francisco. He is also outside counsel (legale di fiducia) to the Italian General Consulate in San Francisco. In 2015, Matteo was awarded the title of Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia by the President of the Republic of Italy.

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Practice:

  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

Rabindra M. David Managing Associate White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

Sacramento

Clients facing intense public scrutiny need to know when smoke means fire. As a meticulous investigator and creative strategist, Rabi uncovers obscured information, distills overwhelming minutiae into relevant details and creates a precise path forward.

When handling internal investigations, Rabi draws upon his years spent as a Judge Advocate General and plaintiff’s litigator. In addition to gaining a robust understanding of the law, Rabi’s unique experience trained him to uncover potentially damaging information. Now as a defense attorney, Rabi uses that approach to ensure his clients are informed, and their bottom line and reputation remain protected.

Prior to joining Orrick, Rabi served more than 10 years active duty in the United States Air Force as an aviator, maintenance officer and Judge Advocate General. As a JAG officer, he prosecuted sexual assault courts-martial and disciplinary infraction discharges, and legally advised more than 60 commanders as the Chief of Military Justice. During his military service, Rabi also flew as an Electronic Warfare Officer on AC-130 Gunships and supervised the maintenance of RC-135 Rivet Joints for eight years. Afterwards, Rabi gained substantial motion practice experience as a civil litigator, writing and orally presenting in California state and federal courts.

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Practice:

  • Mass Torts & Product Liability
  • Class Action Defense

Andrew K. Davidson Senior Associate Mass Torts & Product Liability, Class Action Defense

San Francisco

Andrew Davidson is a senior associate in the San Francisco office and a member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. 

Andrew's practice focuses on defending large multinational companies in complex commercial litigation in federal and state court.  His practice also involves federal class action and multi-district litigation defense in products liability and mass tort actions, and a variety of business disputes.

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Practice:

  • Supreme Court & Appellate
  • Intellectual Property

Mark Davies Partner Supreme Court & Appellate, Intellectual Property

Washington, D.C.

Mark believes in Progress through persuasion. As a life-long early adopter of the latest technology, Mark has always believed in the promise of innovation. And as a believer in the justice embedded in the appellate process, Mark has time and time again persuaded Federal Circuit judges to rule for his clients.

Mark leads a team with spectacular credentials, deep expertise in intellectual property law, and that shares his belief in the client’s case. In the past few years, Mark has led Apple, Dow AgroSciences, EMC, NVIDIA, and Nintendo among others to victories that live out the Constitutional vision of a sound intellectual property regime. Mark feels lucky to have a legal practice he enjoys so much, one that combines his admiration for technological advances with enjoyment of the art of legal persuasion. 

The author of the “user manual” for Federal Circuit appeals, Patent Appeals: The Elements of Effective Advocacy in the Federal Circuit (LexisNexis® Intellectual Property Law and Strategy Series, November 2017), Mark brings nearly twenty years’ of experience in intellectual property appeals, both in private practice and government. He was recognized in a Reuters special report as a member of the “elite cadre” of lawyers that are “the most influential members of one of the most powerful specialties in America: the business of practicing before the Supreme Court.” Reuters researched a field of 17,000 practitioners, identified a group of 75 who “have stood out – most for their success at getting cases before the high court,” and who “giv[e] their clients a disproportionate chance to influence the law of the land.”

As a member of the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, Mark represented the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Copyright Office, the International Trade Commission and other federal agencies before the Federal Circuit, other U.S. Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sample Wins in the Last Five Years

  • Apple Inc. Orrick led Apple to two major Federal Circuit victories, convincing the court that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board had erred in rejecting important patent claims involving technology created by Apple that is ubiquitous in smartphones today. In In re Lemay, Mark persuaded the Court to restore patent protection for the key Apple technology that allows users to freely navigate the internet and watch videos. The Court overturned the agency's denial of Apple's patent application. In re Lemay, No. 15-1973 (Federal Circuit)
  • Apple Inc. Represented at trial by another firm, Apple had prevailed on non-infringement but the judge had ruled the patent valid. On appeal, Mark was able not only to get the non-infringement verdict affirmed but persuaded the appellate court to invalidate the patent. Wi-LAN, Inc. v. Apple Inc., No. 14-1437, 14-1485 (Federal Circuit)
  • Dow AgroSciences. Mark led the winning appellate team in a patent action revolving around Bayer’s allegations of patent infringement from Dow’s next generation of herbicide-resistant crop seeds. Bayer CropScience AG v. Dow AgroSciences LLC, No. 15-1854 (Federal Circuit)
  • EMC Corp. Mark led the winning appellate team that obtained the definitive pre America Invents Act opinion addressing the improper use of joinder in patent cases. In re EMC Corp., Misc. No. 142 (Federal Circuit)
  • Nintendo Co. Mark led the winning appellate team that successfully defended Nintendo’s most important product—the Wii. Motiva, LLC v. ITC, No. 2012-1252 (Federal Circuit)
  • NVIDIA Corp. Mark led the winning appellate team in an appeal against a patent licensing entity. BIAX Corp. v. NVIDIA Corp., No. 2012-1387 (Federal Circuit)
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Practice:

  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • Global Compliance & Regulatory
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions
  • Global Investigations
  • FCPA & Anti–Corruption
  • Antitrust (Cartels)
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Trials

Pamela Davis Partner White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, Global Compliance & Regulatory

San Francisco

Pam focuses her practice on defending companies and individuals in government investigations involving white collar and regulatory matters.  She has conducted numerous investigations for multinational organizations throughout the world. She is currently leading investigative teams throughout Asia, South America, South Africa and North America that require the use of Orrick's global resources in China, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States. Pam has been selected two times by the SEC and DOJ as an FCPA Monitor, involving a medical device company and a banking technology company.  Pam gained the unique distinction of being selected three times by the U.S. government to serve as an independent FCPA monitor when she was recently selected by the SEC as the Independent Compliance Consultant for a separate medical device company. 

In addition to her investigative practice, Pam conducts global reviews of existing compliance plans, FCPA Policies and Global Codes of Ethics, as well as due diligence associated with M&A work. She assists clients in revising existing FCPA and Global Codes of Ethics to fit today's heightened focus on anticorruption legislation. In addition to her significant work on FCPA related and global investigation matters, she also continues to represent companies and individuals in connection with a variety of other matters, including, health care fraud, antitrust offenses, securities fraud, trade secrets theft allegations, securities and export violations, mail and wire fraud, and environmental cases. Additionally, when a matter cannot, or should not be settled, she has substantial trial and courtroom experience in broad-based U.S. state and federal criminal matters, and related civil litigation, including more than 50 jury and court trials.

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Practice:

  • Public Finance

Roger Davis Partner Public Finance

San Francisco

Roger L. Davis has concentrated his practice on public finance at Orrick for more than three decades.  In that capacity, he has had a lead role in more than 1,000 transactions, as bond counsel, underwriters counsel, borrower counsel, disclosure counsel, credit provider counsel and other roles, on virtually every type of municipal security, in roughly 20 states and territories.

Roger is particularly known and sought out for his ability to apply that unusually extensive and diverse experience in figuring out how to finance projects or programs when it is not clear whether or how that can be done, how to solve problems as they arise and how to make new programs work. Roger is dedicated to helping bring about projects and programs (whether sponsored by public entities, nonprofit corporations or for-profit enterprises) that provide a public benefit and make people’s lives better.

Roger's recent focus has been on general governmental transactions, including pension obligation bonds, all manner of nonprofit corporations, public private partnerships (P3s), securitizations, energy and water efficiency programs, pool programs, and development of new products or programs. His practice is national with concentrations in California, Hawaii and several Pacific Islands. He was instrumental in the creation of the Public Finance Authority in Wisconsin, which is designed to finance projects anywhere in the United States.

Roger also advises on securities laws and disclosure and drafts legislation (exacted in several states) to facilitate borrowing by public entities for a wide variety of projects and programs.

In addition, Roger holds a number of management positions at Orrick. He is co-chair of Orrick’s public finance department, which resides in nine offices around the country, and for the last two decades has ranked as number one bond counsel and disclosure counsel, and within the top five underwriters counsel, for bonds issued by state and local governments throughout the United States. In that capacity, Roger is responsible for strategy, opinion policy and other standards of practice for the group, and is consulted on a wide range of matters in addition to his own.

A dozen or so of Roger’s transactions have been selected as deals of the year by various publications. He himself has been recognized by The American Lawyer as Dealmaker of the Year (twice), as “best” or “super” by several other publications, ranked by Acritas as an Acritas Star Lawyer, and was declared the “The Bond King” in a cover article by California Lawyer.