Mr. Ramsey, Co-Leader of Orrick’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Group, noted that data security and privacy law has been an area of growth for several years, but companies have only just begun to take a more proactive approach to handling cybersecurity risks. "It's the kind of thing that people in the board room are taking a lot more notice of and committing more resources to,” he said.
Mr. Martin, Co-Head of Orrick’s Global Finance Business Unit, described how investment from Asia has ignited a period of growth in the real estate market. He noted that foreign investment has mainly come from China, but more Japanese and Korean investors are getting involved as well.
"We are seeing really good foreign investment, which just didn't happen in '08 and '09," Mr. Martin said, adding, "Now these investors are going to start seeing returns.”