Dive/In Day: Orange County Office Client Event

Firm Event | October.29.2019 | 11:30am - 1:00pm (Pacific Daylight Time)

Orrick Orange County

Orrick is hosting a midday reception for Dive/In Day on October 29, 2019 in Irvine, CA. The event will feature:

A discussion with Sandra Robbie, Emmy-winning writer/producer of the documentary Mendez vs. Westminster: For All the Children / Para Todos los Niños, about the 1947 landmark Orange County school desegregation case. After the screening, Sandra will lead participants in a discussion on the importance of this civil rights case, its connection to Brown v. Board of Education, civil rights issues that impact all of us today, and how our connectivity helps elevate us as a culture, a society and as individual teams. Lunch and MCLE will be provided.

If you are unable to join for the full event, we invite you to watch the documentary in advance of our date and hope that you will be able to join us for the discussion beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Sandra Robbie is the Emmy-winning writer/producer of the PBS documentary Mendez vs. Westminster: For All the Children / Para Todos los Niños. Sandra grew up in Westminster and considers the promotion and celebration of Mendez to be her life's work. Through Sandra's efforts, Mendez has been honored at the White House, commemorated on a U.S. postage stamp, is featured in the Los Angeles Museum of Tolerance and her film has been screened at Harvard, Stanford, the Smithsonian and hundreds of presentations across the United States.

Inspired by Mendez v. Westminster, Sandra has curated a historic tour in Old Towne Orange where folks can see the last standing Mexican School from the segregation era, a formerly segregated swimming pool and movie theater, as well the graves of Confederate and Union soldiers in Orange County. Her first traveling exhibit, The US Bus, will launch in summer 2020. Sandra is also producing a social justice comedy showcase entitled "Sandra Robbie's Lady Parts" which will debut in OC in fall 2019 and include the topics of Mendez v. Westminster, LGBTQ and #MeToo. She aims to take this one-woman show on tour across America.

For more information on this event, please contact Annie Schmaeling, Karen Barry or Kristi Firmin.

CLE Credits Available: Y

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Practice:

  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Mass Torts & Product Liability
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Class Action Defense
  • Trials

Khai LeQuang Partner Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Mass Torts & Product Liability

Orange County

Khai LeQuang represents financial institutions, technology companies, and other public and private companies in complex, high-stakes commercial disputes at both trial and appellate levels. He has won trials in state and federal courts, and is a prominent practitioner in the area of life settlements. Clients and judges praise Khai for his trial skills, strategic thinking, and innovative and practical solutions to complex legal problems.

Most recently, Khai second-chaired a trial team that successfully defended Union Carbide Corporation, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, in an asbestos product liability action involving novel claims for fraud and civil conspiracy. Following a trial that lasted more than two months, the jury returned a defense verdict on all claims against Union Carbide, continuing a string of victories for the company.  Khai continues to represent Union Carbide as national trial counsel, trying cases and developing strategies for hundreds of product liability actions across the country.

Khai also recently first-chaired a two-week bench trial in an action against a school district arising out of its allocation of $417 million in bond funds. The plaintiffs, led by a taxpayer association, sought $90 million for construction of a new school. After navigating a year-long political imbroglio and defeating plaintiffs’ summary judgment motions following a defense that Judge Pressman described as “brilliantly argued,” the case proceeded to a trial that resulted in a decision in favor of the district on all claims. The case is now on appeal.

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Practice:

  • Public Finance

Donald Field Partner Public Finance

Orange County; Los Angeles

Donald Field is a partner in Orrick's Public Finance Group and the co-chair of Orrick’s School and Community College Finance/General Obligation Bonds Practice Group.

He is also a member of Orrick's Leasing Practice Group, Assessment/Mello-Roos Practice Group, and Revenue Practice Group. Don has extensive experience, as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriter's counsel, in the financing techniques used by school and community college districts, cities and counties in California. His practice focuses on local governmental infrastructure financing, including general obligation bond financing, municipal lease financing, and land-secured financing, as well as tax and revenue anticipation note (TRAN), pension obligation and other post-employment benefit (OPEB) obligation financings. Don serves as the lead lawyer for the California School Boards Association's annual tax and revenue anticipation note pool. 


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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.