Senior AssociateSan Francisco
Alex Porcaro is a senior associate in Orrick's San Francisco office, where he focuses on regulatory enforcement actions, white collar criminal defense, and internal investigations.
In his regulatory enforcement practice, Alex helps companies and executives navigate investigations and enforcement proceedings involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He has a particular focus on financial and accounting issues and regularly works with the firm’s Whistleblower Taskforce to address internal complaints before they attract regulatory scrutiny.
With a background in technology startups, Alex particularly enjoys working with early stage companies to resolve unexpected legal challenges and enable continued growth. His early stage clients have included seed-stage and venture-backed companies in the fintech, edutech, renewable energy, sustainable foods, and cloud software sectors.
In his internal investigations practice, Alex conducts domestic and global investigations relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, foreign anti-bribery statutes, accounting issues, the False Claims Act, and ethics policies.
As a former commercial litigator, Alex is well versed in all aspects of pretrial civil litigation in federal and state courts, including drafting and arguing motions; taking and defending depositions; document discovery; alternative dispute resolution; and class action practice.
Alex has been recognized as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” and is the recipient of numerous academic honors. Before becoming an attorney, Alex was a writer, editor, and web producer for technology startups and San Francisco’s National Public Radio (NPR) station.