Orrick congratulates our litigation partners Jonathan Lopez and Darren Teshima on becoming Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. They join antitrust and competition partner Alex Okuliar who was named a Fellow earlier this year.
Jonathan is an accomplished trial attorney in Orrick’s White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance practice, focused on government enforcement actions, congressional inquiries, internal investigations and compliance. Before Orrick, he spent over 11 years at the Department of Justice serving in a number of capacities, including inaugural Deputy Chief of its Money Laundering & Bank Integrity Unit and as a Senior Trial Attorney in the Criminal Fraud Section. In addition to his practice, Jonathan serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center where he teaches a class on Federal Criminal Trial Strategy.
Darren, Co-Leader of Orrick's Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, litigates high stakes disputes on behalf of clients in the financial and technology sectors and advises corporate policyholders on cyber and D&O insurance issues. He also is passionate about pro bono work, representing children seeking asylum and most recently helping a longtime client obtain parole after 34-years in prison. Darren is active in the community, serving as Board Vice Chair of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Asian Law Caucus, and serving on the boards of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies and Legal Services for Children.
Established in 1955, members are nominated by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation. Membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction.