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Shinsuke Yakura is the Office Leader of Orrick's Tokyo office and a member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. He is an expert in handling cross-border litigation, arbitration, intellectual property and compliance matters.
His practice focuses on intellectual property, antitrust, product liability, medical and pharmaceutical, and other commercial disputes for both domestic and foreign companies. He actively engages in cross-border litigation and arbitration, and draws on his extensive knowledge and experience from various countries.
In regards to intellectual property, Shinsuke has represented numerous companies in patent infringement litigation involving a wide range of technologies related to electric devices and industrial machinery. He has also handled other IP-related issues such as trademark, copyright and right to publicity. He is a qualified patent attorney (Benrishi) in Japan.
Recently, he has been involved in business and legal issues related to artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and big data; he also acts as the Asia representative of Orrick’s Global AI Working Group.
Consistently providing strategic advice from a global perspective, he is also actively involved in bribery regulations including FCPA and UKBA, antitrust and competition law, cartel, fraud and compliance investigations.
He also advises in mergers and acquisitions, licensing and other transactional matters.
Carol W. Yan, a senior associate in Orrick's Beijing office, is a member of the Intellectual Property Group. Carol’s practice focuses on patent filing and prosecution, patent-related legal advice and patent litigation across a broad range of industries, including chemistry, materials science, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, semiconductor and auto mechanics.
Carol has extensional experience in patent, trademark, domain name, copyright and trade secret.
Carol's recent experience includes:
Before joining Orrick, Carol worked with Lung Tin International Property Agent Ltd. and in Jones Day's Beijing Office.
Michael Yang is a partner in Orrick's Compensation and Benefits Group. He is based in the firm's Santa Monica office.
Michael's practice focuses on the representation of U.S. and international public and private high technology companies, as well as executives, management teams and founders with compensation and employee benefits issues in the context of M&A transactions, spin-offs, venture capital financings and IPOs.Michael also advises on day-to-day tax, employment, accounting and securities law issues in connection with the design, administration and implementation of executive compensation and equity compensation arrangements, including employment agreements, severance arrangements, change in control carve-out plans, stock option plans and employee stock purchase plans with a particular focus on Code Sections 409A, 280G and 162(m). In addition, he advises on nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements, tax-qualified retirement plans and welfare benefit plans.
Prior to practicing law, Michael was a Certified Public Accountant with Ernst & Young.
Sean Yates is a Public Finance lawyer based in San Francisco.
Sean serves as bond counsel and disclosure counsel on a variety of transactions, including general obligation bond financings for local agencies.
Prior to Orrick, Sean was a mortgage analyst with JVM Lending.
Sook Young Yeu, a partner in Orrick’s Hong Kong office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group.
Sook focuses her practice on corporate and securities matters in connection with the establishment of private investment funds and ongoing representation of investment funds, fund managers, fund sponsors and fund investors. This includes private equity and venture capital investment, along with related mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and public and private securities offerings throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
During the last 30 years, Sook has advised Asian institutional investors investing in U.S., European and Asian private funds, as well as Asian private equity and venture capital funds sponsored by U.S., European and Asian financial institutions, and Asian hedge funds managed by independent fund managers. Her extensive experience covers virtually every type of fund, including private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate investment funds, hedge funds, buyout funds, mezzanine funds, funds-of-funds, co-investment funds and restructuring funds.
Sook has served as the administrative partner in charge of Orrick’s Hong Kong office since 2005. Before joining Orrick, she was a partner of Coudert Brothers and the partner in charge of its Hong Kong office responsible for the firm’s Asian Investment Management Practice.
Eva Ying, an associate in Orrick’s Hong Kong office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group.
Eva focuses her practice on representing private and public companies in cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments across the Greater China region.
She advises major hedge funds and private equity funds on fund formation and investments, as well as fund compliance and regulatory matters.
In addition, she has experience in handling Hong Kong initial public offerings, global financings and general corporate matters.
Prior to joining Orrick, Eva worked at Sidley Austin in Hong Kong.
Yolanda Yong is a senior associate in the Corporate group and has advised on a range of cross border and domestic transactions focusing on the energy and infrastructure sector. Yolanda advises across both the corporate and project documentation for energy and infrastructure projects and also advises on general corporate matters for companies.
Yolanda has significant experience in the energy and infrastructure space and is comfortable advising across construction, project documentation and corporate law matters which means she is able to provide a holistic service to clients.
Yolanda spent almost a year on secondment with a leading wind farm developer as the legal adviser to a joint venture UK offshore wind farm. Yolanda has also been seconded to the head office of a FTSE 250 construction and facilities management company and also to the corporate legal team at IBM.
Yolanda supports pro bono initiatives within the firm and is an active member of the Diversity and Inclusion committee.
Daniel Yost is co-chair of the Technology Transactions practice at Orrick and a prior co-chair of Orrick’s Technology Companies Group. He is recognized for negotiating complex commercial and technology transactions and intellectual property counseling.
Highly regarded for his expertise, Chambers USA noted that, “His work is solution-driven and his positive personality helps both sides of a negotiation work towards the outcome.” Legal 500 describes his practice as “exceptional” and recommends the practice for its “high client service ethic and great commercial awareness."
Daniel has counseled clients on commercial law, copyright, licensing, marketing, patent, privacy, strategic alliances, trademark and trade secrets matters.
Daniel has represented companies in various industries, including biotechnology, consumer electronics, energy, entertainment, hardware, Internet, media, semiconductor, services, software, telecommunications and wireless. His energy clients include clients in the solar, ethanol, biomass, geothermal and water purification sectors.
Daniel has acted as key legal counsel in:
Daniel is a thought leader on technology transactions issues and programs that focus on the protection and exploitation of intellectual property.
Jason Yu is an associate in Orrick's Silicon Valley office and a member of the Intellectual Property Group. He is a litigator that focuses primarily on complex patent and trade secret litigation matters as well as inter partes proceedings before the Patent and Trademark office.
Agatha Yu, an associate in Orrick’s Hong Kong office, is a member of the Litigation Group.
Agatha regularly advises multinationals and financial institutions on a broad range of business disputes in relation to cross-border fraud and asset tracing claims, product liability, as well as employment law and data privacy law matters. She has experience in conducting corporate internal investigations related to activities in China.
In addition to her focus on complex commercial litigation and corporate investigations, she represents global private equity/venture capital funds and portfolio companies in their investments and acquisitions across the Greater China region.
Silicon Valley; San Francisco
Harold Yu is a partner in Orrick's Technology Companies Group. Harold is based in Orrick's Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices.
Harold advises technology companies and has significant experience with venture capital financings, debt financings, public offerings, mergers & acquisitions and technology transactions. He is deeply interested in technology. Prior to law school, Harold was a software engineer at Oracle Corporation and an intern at NASA Ames Research Center.
SueAnn Yue, an attorney in the Los Angeles office, is a member of the Structured Finance Group.
SueAnn represents issuers, sponsors, placement agents, servicers, underwriters, and other market participants in connection with both public offerings and private placements, asset acquisitions and sales and the negotiation of lending facilities.
Her practice encompasses a variety of asset-backed securities, including credit and charge card receivables, residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), agency and government sponsored mortgage loans, and tax lien-backed securities.
SueAnn advises clients on the implications of financial markets regulation, including the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act. SueAnn is also an editor of Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review.