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Seth counsels clients through all stages of a privacy or data security incident, navigating the array of legal issues that arise, managing the response and investigation of an incident and defending clients against resulting litigation and regulatory investigations. He is also a trusted advisor of top U.S. companies on cyber risk insurance, leveraging his experience to provide a nuanced understanding when evaluating cyber risk insurance contracts.
Seth collaborates with colleagues firmwide on privacy and cybersecurity compliance and on incident response, applying lessons learned from significant incidents to help clients ensure compliance and effective planning.
Seth also has experience representing clients in connection with claims by credit card brands and financial institutions around payment card-related data breaches. He advises clients on the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards and negotiation of agreements implicating payment card data.
Elizabeth M. Harris is an associate in the San Francisco office and her practice focuses primarily on global employment and equity compensation matters for both public and private companies.
Elizabeth's practice involves the representation of U.S. and international public and private companies in connection with employment and employee compensation and benefits matters. She advises on the design, administration, and implementation of executive compensation and equity compensation arrangements, including severance arrangements, stock option plans and executive employment agreements.
Elizabeth regularly works with large and fast-growth U.S.-based multinational companies on day-to-day global/local offer letters and employment contracts, termination and settlement agreements, HR policies and handbooks, and data privacy issues. She also counsels on employment, tax and equity-related implications in the context of U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining Orrick, Elizabeth was a federal law clerk to the Honorable David Gustafson at the United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C.
Stacy is an experienced trial lawyer, who practices complex business litigation for clients in the entertainment industries, with an emphasis on intellectual property, licensing, unfair competition, business torts, and breach of contract claims. She also represents financial institutions and property owners in real estate disputes.
Stacy represents numerous clients in consumer class actions involving unfair competition claims, including 17200 claims. She has represented several electronic retailers in putative class actions asserting claims under 17200 and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act. Most recently, she represented Naturex, Inc., a manufacturer of a Green Coffee Bean extract that was advertised on the Dr. Oz Show, in a putative class action alleging unfair competition and false advertising claims, which settled favorably for the client. She currently represents Johnson & Johnson in two putative class actions, one in the Southern District of California and the other in the complex court of the Los Angeles Superior Court, which allege unfair competition and Proposition 65 violations.
Her work for clients in the commercial and residential real estate, banking, and financial services industries focuses on partnership disputes and representing secured creditors in judicial and non-judicial foreclosure actions and bankruptcy proceedings. She has represented numerous real estate developers and property owners, including Ronald A. Simms and the Simms/Mann Institute for Education and Community Development in connection with various disputes. She also has represented financial institutions in bankruptcy proceedings, including adversary proceedings, regarding priority lien disputes and other business issues.
Stacy counsels high-profile artists, producers and talent in accounting and profit-participation, licensing, and other disputes involving the television and motion picture industries.
She also has represented numerous other producers and artists, including a film production company, defeating a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit filed by an individual claiming to have co-written screenplay; well-known artists prosecuting a copyright infringement and right to publicity action for defendants' improper use of performance sound recordings; and a film financier regarding investments in several independent films.
In addition, Stacy regularly presents at on-line webinars on a variety of topics affecting litigators worldwide.
While she is always prepared to try any case, Stacy firmly believes that resolution of certain matters outside of court sometimes are in the best interests of her client. As such, she is highly skilled in representing clients in alternative dispute resolution through mediations and arbitrations and was elected an Alternative Dispute Resolution Neutral for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in 2006.
In keeping with her commitment to philanthropy, Stacy currently serves on the Board of the Pacific Clinics Foundation, which works to advance the mission of Pacific Clinics and to generate support for the non-profit organization's behavioral healthcare services. She previously served on the Pacific Clinics Board of Directors. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Los Angeles County Law Library.
Silicon Valley; San Francisco
Silicon Valley; San Francisco
John Harrison is a partner in the Technology Companies Group and focuses his practice on advising high growth technology companies and venture capital firms in many areas, including formation, venture capital financings, mergers & acquisitions, IPOs and other corporate and securities law matters.Prior to joining Orrick, John was a senior associate in the corporate/ mergers & acquisitions practice of Latham & Watkins LLP in Silicon Valley.
Mason is a Managing Associate in Orrick's Houston office. He represents clients in the acquisition, development, financing and disposition of energy projects across the United States.
Mason represents clients in a variety of energy transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, financings and project development. His work in these transactions includes drafting purchase and sale agreements and complex commercial agreements, as well as managing teams of associates in the completion of diligence and other matters.
Mason has a particular focus on real property matters, both in the context of energy project acquisition and development and in more traditional real estate transactions. Mason’s real estate experience includes drafting energy project leases and easements, negotiating title insurance policies and surveys, and coordinating title curative work.
Mason also spent several months on secondment with a major oil and gas company drafting and negotiating sales and procurement contracts.
Jacqui heads up the financial services regulatory team in London and is co-chair of Orrick's global Blockchain and Cryptocurrency group. She has more than 20 years' experience in providing international regulatory advice across the broad spectrum of the financial services regulated community.
Jacqui's clients include asset managers, brokers, banks, fund managers, fund platforms, payment service providers, e-money issuers, Fintech companies, exchanges and corporate finance boutiques.
She provides regulatory advice to both the buy side and sell side and covers both retail and wholesale business. Typical work includes advising on issues relating to authorization, structuring, outsourcing, systems and controls, conduct of business, financial resources, market abuse, EU directives, promotion and distribution of investments, money laundering, payment services and consumer credit. Typical work also includes providing specialist regulatory advice on transactions within the financial services sector.
Jacqui is particularly active in the Fintech space, with clients including peer to peer lending platforms, challenger banks, app payment providers, investment and property crowd funding platforms, robo advisers and wealth management platforms, alternative investment fund managers and on-line broker dealers. Jacqui also has significant experience advising on blockchain, digital currencies and ICOs. The 2017 UK Legal 500 states that “although she is active across the spectrum of financial services regulatory issues including on behalf of banks, brokers and fund managers, Jacqui is particularly noted for her Fintech expertise.”
Jacqui’s practice has been described in Legal 500 as 'very responsive, proactive' practice led by 'extremely knowledgeable', 'truly outstanding' financial services regulatory expert Jacqui Hatfield. She has 'in-depth understanding of an emerging, evolving market', and is 'a straight talker' with 'a clear understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrencies'.
Michael is a trusted partner to global investors on their most important commercial real estate transactions. Whether their focus is on U.S. assets in gateway cities or understanding local markets across jurisdictions, clients rely on Michael’s twenty years of experience in helping them execute on their real estate investment strategies.
He advises a range of real estate investors, lenders and other market participants on real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, developments, joint ventures and financings, both as borrower and lender. Drawing upon years of experience in our Tokyo and Hong Kong offices, Michael has a particular expertise in helping first time investors navigate cultural, legal and market differences in cross-border Asia/U.S. transactions.
Michael counts among his clients regional and international investment funds, asset managers, developers, banks, life insurance companies, family offices and other owners and operators of commercial real estate.
Consistently ranked by Chambers and Legal 500, Michael has been described by clients as “really good at understanding our objectives.”
Nick advises on a broad range of corporate practice areas with a primary focus on venture capital and growth equity transactions in the technology sector.Nick works with early stage and growth companies looking to expand their businesses and is focussed on providing pragmatic advice to his clients.
A former Third Circuit and Eleventh Circuit clerk, Monica is a member of Orrick's Supreme Court and Appellate practice.
Monica represents clients in high-stakes appeals. She has co-authored briefs before the federal appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States. She has experience in a wide range of subject areas, including administrative, constitutional, and securities law. She also maintains an active pro bono practice.
Before joining the firm, Monica served as a law clerk to Judge Jordan on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and Judge Bibas on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. As a law clerk, she co-taught a seminar on habeas corpus at the University of Miami School of Law with Judge Jordan. Prior to clerking, she practiced at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she was a member of the firm's Appellate and Constitutional Law practice.
Monica graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served as an editor of the Virginia Law Review and the Virginia Journal of Law & Politics. She participated in the school's Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, wrote a prize-winning note on the Indian Commerce Clause, and was a semi-finalist in the law school's moot court competition. She also served as a fellow in the Law & Public Service Program.
Whether it be a Fortune 500 company or a startup, technology companies are not immune from competitors, former employees, and relentless cybercriminals. To protect his clients’ intellectual property, their data, their customers, Jake Heath offers the most diligent and aggressive protection possible.
Undaunted by a case’s legal or technical complexity, precedent, or magnitude, Jake will not stop until his clients’ patents, copyrights, and trade secrets are protected; the cybersecurity breach is stopped; and the cybercriminals are brought to justice.
To develop those creative legal solutions, Jake draws upon his unique blend of experience. He has carried out Internet enforcement actions involving cybercrime, fraud, and deceptive activity; brand violations; intellectual property infringement; trade secrets; and cybersecurity breaches. Jake has also handled a variety of complex commercial and tech transaction litigation in federal and federal court, as well as several white collar criminal investigations. Jake also draws from his practical litigation experience and trial advocacy.
Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)
Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)
Curtis assists and serves as project manager for case teams and clients with all phases of discovery, including discovery requests, preservation, collection, review, discovery depositions, and motions practice.
Curtis has been seconded for long-term eDiscovery engagements at national and international clients to work directly with internal client IT teams and outside counsel on discovery issues. He has extensive experience with preserving and collecting structured data from client cloud and on-premise applications, including meeting and conferring with opposing parties on structured data concerns.
Gregory Heibel, a partner in the Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Technology Companies Group, which advises emerging and public technology companies, venture capital firms and other technology investors, as well as Orrick’s Energy Group.
Greg's practice includes the formation, financing and general corporate counseling of rapidly growing technology companies; the representation of venture capital firms and other investors in private and public offerings, as well as other complex transactions related to high growth companies.
Greg has completed hundreds of financings, mergers, acquisitions and intellectual property transactions for clients in the networking, wireless, Internet, software, life sciences and consumer industries. Additionally, Greg has represented numerous publicly traded companies in their public offering, mergers and acquisitions and ongoing corporate governance needs, including Life360 (ASX:360), Foundry Networks, Virage Networks, Adeza, Laserscope, Intellisync and Preview Systems.
Greg also was an Assistant Investment Manager for Genevest, a venture capital firm based in Geneva, Switzerland, where he participated in the first organizational meeting of the European Union World Wide Web Consortium. In addition, Greg has worked with a number of venture capital backed technology companies in operational and advisory roles, including Intellimeter, eT Communications and Metering Technology Corporation.