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Johana N'DIA Juriste/Legal Specialist Energy

Abidjan

Johana N’DIA, an associate at Orrick RCI.

Her Practice focuses on project development and project finance, principally in the energy sector in Africa.

Johana works on energy, natural resources and infrastructure matters with a particular focus on Africa.

Prior to joining Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP, Paris in January 2016, Johana was an attorney trainee at Orrick RCI in Abidjan.

She also made several internships in different law firms located in Paris and Shanghai.

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Practice:

  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • Trials
  • White Collar

Clara Morain Nabity Managing Associate White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, Trials

San Francisco

Clara Morain Nabity is an associate in the White Collar & Corporate Investigations practice group.

Clara represents clients in complex criminal and civil litigation, government investigations, and internal corporate investigations. 

Before law school, Clara worked as an investigator on the United States Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, the bipartisan commission established by Congress to investigate and report on the causes of the 2008 financial crisis.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • Corporate

Susannah Nagle Managing Associate Technology Companies Group, Corporate

New York; Washington, D.C.

Susannah Nagle, a managing associate resident in Orrick’s New York and Washington, D.C., offices, is a member of the Technology Companies Group.

Susannah advises high growth technology companies on a variety of matters, including venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance and securities matters.

Prior to joining Orrick, Susannah was a staff attorney at Lawyers Alliance for New York, where she provided business and transactional legal services to nonprofit organizations.

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Practice:

  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Natalie Nahabet Managing Associate Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Los Angeles

Natalie Nahabet is a Managing Associate in Orrick's Los Angeles office and a member of the Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution group. She focuses her practice on complex business litigation and provides advice on tactical solutions to the problems faced at all stages of litigation by industry-leading clients in the manufacturing, technology and financial sectors.

Natalie's experience covers a broad range of matters, including civil litigation, mass tort and product liability, financial institutions and tech companies.

Some of her notable engagements include:

  • Representation of a Fortune 500 company in an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission into compliance with Bank Secrecy Act reporting requirements.
  • Representation of Johnson & Johnson in product liability cases relating to Johnson's Baby Powder.
  • Acting as a member of the Orrick team representing Union Carbide Corporation (a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company) as national counsel for asbestos litigation.
  • Acting as a member of the Orrick cross-office team in the defense of Chinese companies and their products against American consumer claims.
  • Represented a municipal official in connection with an SEC enforcement action in federal court. After hard-fought litigation, the SEC agreed to voluntarily dismiss its claim against the official.
  • Representation of an apparel company in an arbitration involving a contract dispute and shareholder derivative claims.
  • Obtained a complete victory for Microsoft and one of its employees with a ruling granting their motion for judgment on the pleadings without leave to amend in a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit against Cheap Stuff.
  • Successfully defended Microsoft in a consumer arbitration relating to services provided via the Microsoft Help Desk.
  • Settled heavily contested breach of contract claims and counterclaims involving an exclusive distributorship agreement for a premier traffic signal manufacturer.

Natalie is also active in pro bono matters involving family law disputes. Most recently, she helped a young victim of domestic violence pursue a restraining order against her abusive husband.

Laura Brooks Najemy Senior Associate

Boston

Laura Najemy, a Senior Associate in the Boston office, is a member of the Intellectual Property group.  Her practice focuses on trademark, copyright, false advertising, and trade secret litigation in federal district courts.

Laura's litigation experience includes assisting with trial and witness preparation, drafting motions and oppositions, taking and defending expert and fact depositions, and managing discovery and case teams.  Prior to joining Orrick, Laura worked as an associate at Fish & Richardson P.C. focusing on trademark, false advertising, and trade secret litigation, as well as Goodwin Procter LLP, focusing on complex civil litigation in state and federal court.

From May to November 2014, Laura served as a Special District Attorney for Middlesex County.  In that capacity, she prosecuted felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, trying jury and bench trials to final verdict and arguing dispositive and evidentiary motions.  In 2010-2011, Laura completed a year-long fellowship at the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project in Boston, where she assisted individuals who were affirmatively seeking asylum as well as defended individuals who were in removal proceedings in front of the Immigration Court.  Through her pro bono practice, Laura continues to be committed to working to help individuals with various immigration matters.

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Practice:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • IP Counseling & Due Diligence
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Japan
  • China

Anri Nakamoto Managing Associate Intellectual Property, Patents

Tokyo

Anri Nakamoto is a managing associate in Orrick's Tokyo office and a member of the Intellectual Property Group.

His practice focuses on representing clients in patent litigation, trade secret litigation and other intellectual property disputes.  Anri also counsels clients on patent portfolio management, intellectual property strategy developments, adversarial patent licensing negotiations, and other IP related matters in cross-border M&A and strategic business and technology alliances. Prior to joining Orrick, Anri worked for more than 10 years at Hitachi Ltd., Panasonic Corp., and IP Bridge Inc.   

Michelle Nance Associate

Seattle

Michelle Nance is an associate in the General Litigation group of Orrick’s Seattle office. 

Her practice focuses on the representation of major financial institutions, corporations, and individuals in securities and complex commercial actions, internal investigations, and government enforcement actions. Michelle is dedicated to her pro bono work and has assisted individuals applying for disability benefits, juvenile immigrants seeking legal status in the United States, and nonprofits.

Prior to law school, Michelle served as a legislative assistant to a representative in the Washington State House of Representatives. She also worked in the Office of Congressional Ethics in the U.S. House of Representatives and participated in Harvard Law School's International Human Rights Clinic during law school. She graduated with a degree in Business Administration, cum laude, from the University of Washington and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude.

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Practice:

  • Tax
  • International Tax
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Structured Finance
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Derivatives

John Narducci Partner Tax, International Tax

New York

John Narducci is a partner in the New York office and the leader of the firm's Tax Practice Group in New York.  John's practice focuses on the tax aspects of securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, transactions in the energy market, financings, derivatives, as well as a broad range of other transactions.

John has extensive experience in stock and asset acquisitions, including tax-free reorganizations. He has represented purchasers, sellers and lenders in structuring acquisitions and negotiating the tax aspects of stock purchase and asset purchase agreements. Many of these acquisitions involved cross-border transactions.

Working with issuers, underwriters and investment funds, John has advised clients on numerous securities offerings, including securitization transactions, tender option bonds and high yield debt. Such offerings involved issuers in more than 40 countries.

John regularly works on the restructuring of transactions, including structured financings, project financings and energy and infrastructure projects. He advises on the tax planning aspects of such transactions.

Mr. Narducci has been involved in the development of tax-efficient financial structures, particularly in the cross-border context. For example, he has created tax-efficient structures for several investment funds. He also advises several financial institutions with respect to derivatives transactions, including the tax aspects of ISDA Master Agreements.

He also works with regulated and unregulated participants in the energy market on financings and a wide range of other transactions. Some of these transactions involve rural electric cooperatives.

John also advises on the tax aspects of pass-through entities, project financings and a broad range of other matters. He worked on the sovereign debt restructurings of Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Nigeria, Poland and Vietnam.

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Practice:

  • Infrastructure
  • Energy

Mark Nash Senior Associate Infrastructure, Energy

London

Mark has a wide range of experience advising on the development, financing, acquisition and disposal of project financed assets in the infrastructure and renewables sectors, with particular experience acting for investment funds.

He previously worked for Amey UK plc advising its Consulting and Strategic Infrastructure division, and prior to that spent six months on secondment to Infracapital (the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Investments). Mark completed his legal training in the energy, resources and projects team for another major international law firm.

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Practice:

  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Daniel Nathan Partner White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, Financial Services Litigation

Washington, D.C.; New York

Daniel Nathan uses his deep enforcement and regulatory experience to represent U.S. and international financial institutions and individuals before financial regulators.

With a combined 25 years as a senior enforcement official with the SEC, CFTC and FINRA, three of the country’s leading regulatory and enforcement authorities, Dan is a particularly effective advocate for those facing investigations and/or enforcement action by those regulators. He is also active in advising and representing companies who issue or transact in cryptocurrency and is co-chair of Orrick's Blockchain and Cryptocurrency group.

Daniel’s intimate knowledge of broker-dealer regulation provides clients facing SEC or FINRA examinations and enforcement investigations with experienced counsel related to broker-dealer supervisory procedures, sales practices, anti-money laundering, ETF regulation, product disclosure and supervision, and securities and broker registration. His extensive experience includes the JOBS Act and Dodd-Frank Act, and he has led extensive efforts to help foreign banks establish programs for complying with the Volcker Rule. He also represents individuals and entities facing investigations by the CFTC or derivatives exchanges.

Previously, Daniel served as the Vice President and Regional Enforcement Director of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), where he oversaw 70 lawyers across 15 offices responsible for bringing up to 900 disciplinary actions annually against broker-dealer firms, registered representatives and associated persons. This included many of FINRA’s most significant nationwide enforcement actions, including actions and sweeps involving mutual fund breakpoints, structured products sales practices and supervision, and private placement due diligence and disclosure.

In his 12 years at the SEC, Daniel served as Assistant Director in the Division of Enforcement, where he supervised federal securities investigations of insider trading (including the investigation that resulted in the seminal case US v. O’Hagan), market manipulation, financial fraud and accounting misconduct. In nine years with the CFTC, he served as Deputy Director of Enforcement, with responsibility for oversight of the agency’s Enforcement Division.  In that role, he supervised significant actions regarding market manipulation, trade practices, commodity trading advisor practices and foreign exchange dealer practices.

An oft-quoted authority on complex financial, legal and business issues, Daniel is frequently sought after to speak and write on the important issues confronting financial institutions, including broker-dealer sales practices and compliance, complex products, ETFs, the Volcker Rule, derivatives, cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, and anti-money laundering. He is Co-chair of the ABA SEC Enforcement Subcommittee and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Investment Compliance.

Practice:

  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

Rachelle M Navarro Senior Associate White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

New York

Rachelle Navarro represents financial institutions, corporations and individuals in white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and litigation.

Rachelle focuses her practice on internal investigations, government investigations and litigation matters. She has experience representing clients in AML, sanctions and tax evasion matters, and has defended clients in front of the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. and the Federal Trade Commission.

Rachelle is also an experienced trial lawyer and has represented clients in three criminal trials, resulting in an acquittal of the top charge in each trial.