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Practice:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Patents
  • IP Counseling & Due Diligence
  • Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising

Kristin Cornuelle Of Counsel Intellectual Property, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Portland

Kristin Cornuelle, an Of Counsel in the Portland office, is a member of the Intellectual Property Group and the Trademark, Copyright and False Advertising Group. Kristin has experience with both intellectual property and general commercial litigation matters, as well as dispute resolution and IP enforcement.

Kristin focuses on U.S. and international trademark and copyright counseling and prosecution, advising on branding strategies, and resolving trademark-related disputes for clients in a variety of industries, including food and beverage products, retail and clothing, consumer products, cloud computing, software and Internet services, social networking and online gaming. She has extensive experience in advising and representing clients in proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In addition, Kristin maintains an active pro bono practice in the areas of trademark and copyright law, homelessness, housing, and domestic violence.

Prior to her legal career, Kristin held various executive level positions in both the non-profit sector and local government.

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Practice:

  • Corporate
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Hotels, Resorts & Entertainment
  • Energy

Katie Cotton Partner Corporate, Equity Capital Markets

London

Katie advises corporates, investors and investment banks on a range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, equity financings on the public markets, joint ventures and strategic investments.

She has particular focus on the international technology sector and regularly advises founders and corporates on ‘exits’ by way of sales to trade or private equity purchasers or offerings on the public markets. She has experience of acting on sales to many of the largest global technology companies. Recent transactions include advising Tails.com on its sale to Nestlé; advising DogBuddy on its sale to Rover; advising Stratto on its sale to Digital Colony; advising Cerillion PLC on its initial public offering on AIM; and advising creditshelf on its initial public offering on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Katie also has significant experience in the energy and infrastructure sector, recently including advising CDC Group on its $380m public offer for Copperbelt Energy Corporation; advising Bioenergy Infrastructure Group on its investments in UK waste-to-energy plants; and advising InfraCapital on its purchase of WightFibre.

Richard Coup Project Attorney

Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)

Richard Coup is a member of the Orrick Analytics group. The group specializes in using technology and project management discipline to assist firm attorneys with litigation and transactional tasks, particularly tasks that involve large volumes of data and documents.

Richard works with litigation attorneys and third party vendors to manage the review and production of documents relevant to investigations and litigation. This work includes using early case assessment technology to analyze, categorize and cull data. He also manages teams of specialists performing document review, redaction, analysis, production and drafting privilege logs. Richard assists the litigation team to prepare for trial, including drafting deposition summaries, factual memoranda and exhibit charts. He also works with practice office attorneys on transactional tasks, including contract review and due diligence.

Richard has dedicated significant time to pro bono matters, including assisting trial counsel representing abused and neglected children.

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Practice:

  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Renewable Energy
  • Power
  • M&A and Private Equity

Sue Cowell Senior Counsel Energy, Infrastructure

Washington, D.C.

Sue’s practice focuses on environmental law as it applies to the financing, construction and operation of power generation, infrastructure projects, and the purchase and sale of commercial enterprises.

Sue advises clients with respect to environmental and permitting matters in the context of domestic and international transactions. She is skilled in identifying environmental risk and negotiating the allocation of such risk in a variety of transactional contexts, including financing agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and leases.

Her experience spans a variety of industries, including LNG, oil and gas, mining, wind, solar, biomass, hydro, geothermal, waste-to-energy, and fossil fuel-fired power generation. Sue also has experience with environmental compliance counseling and litigation, including toxic tort claims.

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Practice:

  • U.S. International Trade Commission
  • Patents
  • Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • IP Counseling & Due Diligence

Jordan Coyle Partner U.S. International Trade Commission, Patents

Washington, D.C.

Section 337 investigations pose an enormous risk. Without proper counsel, the speed, complexity and potential cost can overwhelm companies and drain precious resources. Having handled nearly 60 such investigations, Jordan understands those risks, and how to safely and efficiently guide complainants, respondents and non-parties toward the best possible result.

Legal 500 recently described Jordan as "the heart of the practice", who “offers a wealth of ITC experience and knowledge, while maintaining a level of responsiveness and approachability that is second to none." He’s managed all aspects of Section 337 investigations, including eight trials, from pre-complaint counseling and diligence to Federal Circuit appeals. The investigations have covered technologies including smartphones, tablets, televisions, flash memory, semiconductors, and medical devices. 

He also represents plaintiffs and defendants across the country in cases involving claims of patent, trademark and copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation and violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

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Practice:

  • Tax
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure

Dean Criddle Senior Counsel Tax, Energy

San Francisco

Dean E. Criddle, a senior counsel in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Tax Group.  Concentrating his practice in electric and gas utility finance, Dean serves as both tax and finance counsel to utilities, underwriters, financial advisors, special purpose issuers, developers and state public utilities commissions in utility financings.

His broad experience ranges from “stranded cost” securitization financings for investor-owned electric utilities to tax-exempt financings for utilities owned by investor-owned companies, nonprofit corporations, states, local governments and federal power marketing agencies.

Dean currently is advising Bonneville Power Administration in connection with its efforts to refinance and extend the maturities of a portfolio of approximately $6 billion of tax-exempt and taxable notes and bonds issued for its benefit by Energy Northwest (formerly known as Washington Public Power Supply System).

In addition to working on transaction-specific capital markets matters, Mr. Criddle provides ongoing tax, regulatory and general business law advice to a variety of clients, including:

  • Bonneville Power Administration
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • California Independent System Operator Corporation
  • Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County, Washington
  • Public Utility District No. 1 of Chelan County, Washington
  • Friends of the Society of Servants of God
  • Interfaith Center at the Presidio
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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate

Filippo Cristaldi Special Counsel M&A and Private Equity, Corporate

Milan

Filippo Cristaldi, an associate in the Milan office, is a member of the Corporate Group.

Filippo's practice focuses on business and corporate law and international agreements; and he has extensive experience in local and cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions, providing assistance to private equity funds and national and multinational companies operating in various industrial sectors.

Prior to joining Orrick, Filippo was a member of Vita Samory, Fabbrini e Associati and, previously, of Rucellai e Raffaelli.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • Corporate

Heather Cron Associate Technology Companies Group, Corporate

Silicon Valley

Heather is passionate about supporting emerging companies and investors as they build solutions together. She is a thoughtful and agile associate in Orrick's Technology Companies Group.

Heather is attune to the competing demands her clients face.  Before venturing into law, Heather was a founding team-member of a charter school, where she juggled the responsibilities of an exceptional children's teacher, curriculum designer, and compliance facilitator.  Today, Heather leverages these experiences to serve innovators on the West coast.  Her representation extends across corporate and securities matters, with particular interests in contracts and corporate governance. 

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Practice:

  • Banking & Finance

Kelsi Cronkhite Associate Banking & Finance

New York

Kelsi is an associate in Orrick's New York office and a member of the Banking & Finance group. 

She represents banks and other financial institutions in a variety of corporate finance transactions, including acquisition financings, senior secured lending transactions, and debtor-in-possession financings.

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Practice:

  • Structured Finance
  • Public Finance

Katharine Crost Senior Counsel Structured Finance, Public Finance

New York

Katharine Crost, a senior counsel in the New York office, is a member of the Structured Finance Group.

Kathy's practice involves advising issuers, underwriters, servicers and institutional purchasers on complex financial transactions. She has extensive experience with the securitization of a variety of assets, including mortgages, tax liens, tobacco litigation settlement funds, utility stranded costs and student loans.

Kathy's mortgage-backed experience has involved all types of mortgages including fixed and adjustable rate first lien mortgage loans, closed end seconds, revolving home equity lines of credit, seasoned mortgage loans, reverse mortgage loans and manufactured housing contracts. She has represented many types of financial institutions, including private companies, governmental agencies and municipalities.

She has been involved in the development of a number of novel securitization structures and programs designed to achieve the client's goals. In addition to securitizations, she has been involved in establishing joint ventures, financing of assets, acquisitions of assets and litigation support and advice.

Recently, Kathy has been involved in advising clients on a number of innovative transactions that address issues arising from the financial crisis and housing and financial regulatory reform. Representative transactions include representing the sponsor and issuer of the first public offerings of private label residential mortgage-backed securities since the advent of the financial crisis, advising a federal agency on the securitization of seasoned assets, and advising the largest issuer of tax lien securitizations. She has also been involved in various initiatives to address regulatory reform proposals.

Kathy is former Chair of the Structured Finance Group. She has also served on the Firm's Executive Committee and as Chair of the Firm's Women's Initiative.


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Practice:

  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Elizabeth R. Cruikshank Managing Associate Supreme Court & Appellate

Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth is a Managing Associate in the Supreme Court and Appellate practice group.

Before joining Orrick, Elizabeth served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kim McLane Wardlaw of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to the Honorable Jesse M. Furman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.   She was previously a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York.  Elizabeth received her law degree from Columbia Law School, where she won the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Prize and was an Articles Editor for the Columbia Law Review.  She graduated from Princeton University.

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Practice:

  • Mass Torts & Product Liability
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Chris Cruz Career Associate Mass Torts & Product Liability, Employment Law & Litigation

Orange County

Chris Cruz is an associate in the Orange County office and a member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group.  Chris has extensive experience representing companies and individuals in a wide range of complex and multiparty matters including contract disputes, product liability actions, and employment matters.  His work as an in-house attorney has provided him with special insight into the needs of his clients and their practical concerns allowing Chris to efficiently guide clients to the best possible outcomes.

Chris spent more than two years as Associate General Counsel for Western Dental Services, Inc. where he provided day-to-day legal guidance for a privately held company with more than 150 office locations and over 4,000 employees. This included counsel on litigation matters, employee relations issues, compliance issues, and contract negotiations. More recently, Chris served an extended secondment with The Dow Chemical Company as a Case Manager in Dow’s Asbestos, Products Liability & Insurance Litigation Group.  In this capacity, he managed the asbestos and premises litigation dockets for Union Carbide and Dow throughout the western and central United States. This involved the oversight of thousands of ongoing product liability cases including advising the litigation management team on case evaluation, resolution, and business strategies, along with directing outside counsel teams, and negotiating settlement packages.

Chris is a member of the Orrick team acting as National Counsel and trial counsel to Union Carbide Corporation in connection with its ongoing asbestos-related product liability litigation.  In that role, Chris shares responsibility in developing and coordinating trial and appellate defense strategy. He has also successfully litigated a number of these cases through pre-trial and trial stages, and has negotiated countless favorable settlements.

On the employment front, Chris uses his in-house experience to provide his clients with practical solutions to their complex compensation and wrongful termination issues, and strives to help clients avoid litigation before it begins.