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Nicholas helps innovators solve their most important legal risks in all 50 states before state legislatures, attorneys general, and regulatory agencies.
Innovation and technology change rapidly, creating friction for businesses trying to operate in the face of outdated regulations. Nick and the Orrick team help innovators understand their risks and create opportunities for solving them in state legislatures and regulatory agencies. We solve legal and policy problems that cannot be fixed in a courtroom.
Nick's clients operate in many fields. Current and past clients include professional sports leagues, the daily fantasy sports industry, tech companies operating in highly-regulated fields like insurance and alcoholic beverage sales, internet video providers, and new companies at the leading edge of the sharing economy.
Prior to joining Orrick, Nick served as a law clerk to Judge James L. Dennis of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and to Chief Judge David C. Norton of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. He also served for two years as an attorney on the staff of the United States Sentencing Commission in Washington, D.C.
Emily Green is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm's Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group.Emily's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, with a particular focus on mass torts and product liability matters. Before joining Orrick as an associate, Emily was a summer associate in the New York office in 2007.
Los Angeles; Santa Monica; Silicon Valley
Los Angeles; Santa Monica; Silicon Valley
Timothy Greene is a partner in the Technology Transactions, Technology Companies, and Cyber, Privacy, and Data Innovation Groups at Orrick.
Tim focuses on technology transactions and other commercial contracts and licensing matters. He focuses on helping clients maximize their intellectual property and technology portfolios in a variety of ways, including drafting, negotiating, and advising on joint ventures, development, production, manufacturing, and supply arrangements, and all manner of technology licensing arrangements, including advising on open source business model development. In addition, he advises clients on open source licensing and intellectual property issues in connection with internal audits and mergers, acquisitions, and financing transactions.
Tim joined Orrick from Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, where he was the Residential Fellow for Copyright and Fair Use, focusing on advising authors, filmmakers, musicians, and others who rely on copyright fair use in creating their works, and pursuing a scholarly research agenda on trademark and copyright issues. He remains affiliated with Stanford Law School as a Non-Residential Fellow for Copyright and Fair Use.
Tim is also CIPP-US certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for 2018 and 2019.
Andrea Greenwald is a public finance attorney in Orrick's Orange County office. Andrea represents school districts and community college districts, transportation agencies, and counties across California in financings that improve California's schools, roads, bridges, and other infrastructure and public facilities.
Andrea has served as bond counsel, disclosure
counsel, and underwriter's counsel in a range of financings, including general obligation bonds, revenue and lease revenue bonds, leases and certificates of participation.
Andrea transitioned to the public finance practice in 2016 after successfully defending a Southern California school district in a taxpayer dispute over bond funds during a nine day bench trial.
George's practice focuses on securities and corporate governance litigation, related SEC investigations, and professional liability for accounting firms. He also has extensive experience conducting internal investigations on behalf of boards of directors of both public and private companies.
Chambers USA currently reports that “Greer displays 'exceptional judgment and strategic insight' and is considered 'very thoughtful about what the client wants and needs.' He is well known for his proficiency in complex securities defense litigation..." A prior edition of Chambers USA reported that “The market describes him as a ‘bright, strategic’ lawyer who ‘understands how to deal with people effectively’ and ‘gets great results.'" He has been named Securities Lawyer of the Year for Seattle in four of the five most recent years.
George has represented issuers, officers, directors, accountants and underwriters in class action securities litigation and in SEC investigations and enforcement proceedings. George's practice also includes representation of companies, boards of directors, Special Litigation Committees and individuals in corporate governance disputes.
George is an Affiliate Instructor at the University of Washington School of Law, where he teaches Legal Problem Solving in the Corporate Context.
Dr. Sven Greulich, partner at Orrick's Düsseldorf office, guides technology companies of all stages and their financial sponsors through transformational corporate transactions. These deals include technology acquisitions, buy-out M&A of technology companies and strategic cross-border investments/JV as well as later stage venture capital investments.
Sven advises technology companies on complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and private equity and venture capital investments, and provides general corporate counseling.
His clients include technology companies of all stages and their investors at all points in the company life cycle. Supported by a global and cross-practice team, he also counsels major corporations on expansion/market entry projects and has a special focus on in- and outbound German/US investments and joint ventures.
The Legal500 Ranking EMEA for 2018 recommends Sven for “mid-sized international Corporate M&A deals (€100m-€500m)” and the leading German market publication Juve ranks him as "frequently recommended for PE, M&A and corporate advice. In its latest yearbook 2019/2020, JUVE named Sven as one of Germany's top attorneys for venture capital (the highest recognition for this category awarded by JUVE).
Sven is passionate about building a bridge for his clients from Germany to the US and other international technology hubs and to help them succeed in the international market. With a dual background in business and law, an entrepreneurial spirit, and experience in over 100 M&A transactions and financing rounds across many industries (including energy, automotive, information technology, commerce and life science), Sven has a unique perspective, which inspires him to find the best strategic and commercially viable solution for his clients.
In the 2017 edition of its Innovative Lawyers Report Europe, the Financial Times named Sven’s work to connect start-ups with Germany’s Mittelstand (mid-sized companies) a standout “for making bridges between Silicon Valley and Germany”. In 2017 and 2018, he also received the “Acritas Star Lawyer” award from the leading international legal research company Acritas based on clients' praise for Sven's responsiveness and business-oriented advice for technology companies.
Sven volunteers with entrepreneur groups (such as Prepare! The Entrepreneurs Academy or the WHU Entrepreneurship Roundtable) and lectures at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management.
Rebecca has experience working on a range of energy transactions including renewables (solar PV, wind, biomass and energy from waste) and Oil & Gas matters.
Chris Grew helps entrepreneurs and investors drive technological innovation throughout Europe. With more than three decades of experience delivering growth and funding, Chris is uniquely positioned to navigate high-tech’s interconnected commercial, financial and legal challenges and the disruption it brings to worldwide markets.
Drawing from his comprehensive experience, network and passion for all things geek, Chris forms an integral part of the European tech ecosystem. Chris advises companies in venture capital transactions, public offerings and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. He also advises high-growth companies, investment banks, and venture capital firms on fundraising, international business operations and transactions.
As noted in the engagements below, Chris works closely with those powering the next generation of technology, from revolutionary AI companies to influential investors. His track-record and industry-wide reputation were noted in the most recent Legal 500 edition, which describes Chris as “excellent.”
Chris also serves as a Seedcamp mentor and judge, and represents many of the Seedcamp winning companies.
Jennifer Jacobs Grew is a Public Finance associate in Orrick's New York office.
Jennifer has experience as bond counsel, borrower's counsel, underwriter's counsel, and disclosure counsel on municipal bond transactions in the not-for-profit, higher education, affordable housing, public power, health care and charter school sectors. She regularly serves as bond counsel to The Trust for Cultural Resources of The City of New York, the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Jennifer's most recent experience includes serving as borrower's counsel to educational and not-for-profit institutions, including Georgetown University, the University of Vermont and the USTA National Tennis Center, as well as private schools and charter schools in New York City.
Prior to joining Orrick, Jennifer worked in New Orleans as a Legal Fellow with Louisiana Appleseed, a non-profit organization dedicated to effecting policy-level change to provide access to justice, education and opportunity across the State of Louisiana. Immediately after law school, she participated in a fellowship with the Counsel’s Office of the New York City Office of Management and Budget.
With more than 30 years of government and in-house experience, John helps clients manage their most critical compliance, internal investigations, and regulatory matters across a variety of industries.
Before joining Orrick, John served for six and a half years as in-house counsel to Weatherford International, one of the world’s largest multinational oil and natural gas services companies, where he acted as Associate General Counsel and led a team as Head of Investigations Group. He closely collaborated across the large organizational structure to supervise Weatherford’s internal compliance investigations and compliance audits, perform risk assessments and develop improved compliance processes and procedures. John leverages this insider knowledge to assist clients facing similar compliance and risk management challenges across a variety of industries.
John served in Federal government for more than 26 years, most of which he was an Assistant United States Attorney or Senior Trial Attorney, focusing on prosecuting white-collar criminal matters. John’s service included the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., the Department of Justice, Criminal Fraud Section in Washington, D.C., and the United States Attorney’s Office in Des Moines, Iowa. In these positions, John handled a wide variety of criminal matters involving fraud, conspiracy, bribery, money laundering and FCPA offenses. John handled more than a dozen jury trials, several bench trials, appeals and numerous hearings as a prosecutor. John provided various presentations to the National Advocacy Center, the FBI Academy and Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council. Based on his outstanding contributions and successful prosecutions, he received commendations from the Attorney General, the FBI Director and several Inspectors General. Before serving as a criminal prosecutor, John gained valuable experience in civil and administrative matters as a Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice’s Tax Division and as an attorney in the General Counsel’s office of the Department of Agriculture.
Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)
Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)