Mike Delikat Partner, Employment Law & Litigation, Whistleblower & Corporate Investigations
New York Office
Speaking Engagement | March.25.2019JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge
Our Financial Services Litigation and Enforcement group will be sponsoring the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association's Compliance & Legal Society Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ from March 24-27. Orrick is lead sponsor of SIFMA’s Run for a Purpose event, a charity run/walk that benefits a new charity each year.
Mike Delikat, Employment partner and Chair of Orrick’s Global Employment Law Practice, will be participating in the “Handling Whistleblowers: Best Practices in Responding to Allegations”, and Josh Rosenkranz, Chair of Orrick’s Supreme Court & Appellate practice will be joining the “The Supreme Court and the Financial Services Industry” panel discussion. This seminar provides a unique opportunity for industry leaders and regulators to gather for three days of information sharing, networking and collaboration.
CLE Credits Available: Y
New York Office
New York Office
Michael Delikat, a partner in the New York office, was the previous Chair of Orrick's Global Employment Law Practice for over twenty years.
He is also the founder of the firm’s Whistleblower Task Force. He previously served as the Managing Director of Orrick’s Litigation Division. The practice group under Mike’s leadership was chosen as one of the top national employment law practices by Law 360.
Chambers USA and Chambers Global has ranked him in Band 1 since it began publishing its rankings, noting he is "a giant of the employment bar, widely regarded as an expert in whistleblowing matters and sex harassment claims,” “sought out by premier clients to handle high-stakes employment litigation and investigations,” and "one of the best lawyers on the East Coast for financial institutions."
Mike has an active trial, arbitration, and appellate practice and handles a number of high-visibility class action and impact cases. He is regularly retained by boards of directors and audit committees to conduct high exposure internal investigations of corporate wrongdoing.
New York Office
Josh Rosenkranz is head of the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate practice.
A former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr. and then-Judge Antonin Scalia on the D.C. Circuit, Josh has personally argued more than 200 appeals in state and federal appellate courts across the nation, including 20 before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Josh has been named American Lawyer's “Litigator of the Year” twice in addition to being a finalist for 2022. In 2012, the magazine dubbed him “the Defibrillator” based on his streak of appellate wins for companies that “appeared to be at death’s door,” and in 2017 it declared, he “still deserves the moniker we once gave him.”
In 2014, The Financial Times named Josh one of the 10 most innovative lawyers in the North American legal sector for his work “demystify[ing] the technical issues” and securing a victory in the blockbuster Federal Circuit appeal, Oracle v. Google. Chambers USA has reported, “He wins accolades for his ‘brilliant analysis and judgment.’ Clients appreciate how he ‘rethinks every case from the ground up,’ and add: ‘He can take the most complicated legal or technological issue and present it in a way that seems like common sense.’” Another edition of Chambers USA added: “‘His briefs are quite simply beautiful,’” and “clients describe his courtroom presence as ‘both commanding and accessible at the same time.’ He has the ‘perfect combination of persuasiveness, intelligence, wit, and deference.’”
Josh's practice covers a wide range of subjects, including intellectual property, financial services, securities, privacy, antitrust, federal preemption, insurance law, corporate governance, criminal law, and constitutional litigation. Among his recent clients are Cisco, Credit Suisse, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Genentech, Gilead, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, Mozilla, Oracle, Sonos, and Royal Bank of Scotland.
Clients turn to Josh to win the highest stakes appeals, including appeals in cases that threaten the very survival of a business. For example:
Josh was the founding president and CEO of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, one of the country’s foremost public interest firms. Over the course of eight years, he was the Brennan Center’s chief strategist on litigation and public policy advocacy. Before that, Josh founded the Office of the Appellate Defender, a public defender office specializing in criminal appeals.