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Practice:

  • Intellectual Property

Sten Jensen Partner Intellectual Property

Washington, D.C.

Whether handling an ITC trial, or serving as Co-Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property group, Sten Jensen brings exceptional focus and precise execution to his work. 

Sten routinely guides clients such as FUJIFILM and Panasonic through the minefields of the ITC. Sten also has long-standing relationships with attorneys in the ITC’s Office of Unfair Import Investigations, developed when he served on the Executive Committee of the ITC Trial Lawyers' Association. Sten’s credibility with this group, combined with his thorough knowledge of the ITC’s speed and complexity, gives his clients a distinct advantage.

Sten has also represented clients in more than 50 federal patent cases, including cases in the top five venues for patent infringement filings. He has particular expertise in Delaware, where he served as a judicial clerk for former District Court Judge Roderick McKelvie. Sten has defended numerous corporations against claims filed by aggressive patent trolls, and his cases have protected a wide range of technologies, including integrated circuits, semiconductors, optical disk drives, digital cameras, printers, and other consumer electronics products.

Sten has frequently lectured on intellectual property issues facing companies in the United States, Japan, and Taiwan. He is widely praised by clients for his dedication, knowledge, and skill in guiding them through discovery, merits, and settlement issues.
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Practice:

  • Patent & Intellectual Property Rights Appeals
  • Patents
  • Patent & Intellectual Property Rights Appeals
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents

Travis Jensen Partner Patent & Intellectual Property Rights Appeals, Patents

Silicon Valley

Travis is an experienced patent litigator and trial lawyer. He draws upon his strong technical skills, litigation experience, and real-world business background to craft comprehensive IP strategies. As noted in his engagements, his strategic planning and careful execution guides clients through the intricacies of patent litigation, including the interplay between district court, PTO, and appellate proceedings.

Able to quickly understand complex technology in the litigation context, Travis is particularly well-suited to resolve patent disputes involving semiconductor processes and circuits such as NAND flash memory, optical devices, wireless technologies, and related areas. After earning advanced degrees in electrical engineering, and before embarking on his legal career, Travis worked at Intel Corp. and co-founded a fabless semiconductor design company.

Travis has used his distinctive skillset to litigate technically complex patent cases to verdict, and obtain favorable settlements for clients such as SanDisk, AT&T, and DIRECTV. Travis has second-chaired both jury and bench trials in district court, handled numerous appeals before the Federal Circuit, and, as a registered patent attorney, served as lead and back-up counsel in post-grant proceedings (inter partes review and ex parte reexamination) at the PTO. While on a recent secondment to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, Travis first-chaired several jury trials to successful verdicts.

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Practice:

  • Corporate
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Renewable Energy
  • Latin America
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Fintech
  • Automotive Technology & Mobility

Giji John Partner Corporate, M&A and Private Equity

Houston

Giji’s practice focuses on the development and finance of domestic and international energy projects.

He has extensive experience representing project sponsors through development (including through the negotiation and drafting of power purchase agreements and other long-term offtake agreements, physical and financial swaps, engineering, procurement and construction contracts, operation and maintenance agreements, management services agreements and site services agreements), acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and financings. His representation has included transactions involving LNG facilities, methanol facilities, petrochemical refineries, carbon capture and sequestration facilities, natural gas processing and storage facilities, natural gas and CO2 pipelines, wind energy, solar energy, natural gas-fired peaking and combined-cycle power plants, thermal and battery energy storage, transportation, aviation and ports.

His prior experiences include a two year secondment to International Finance Corporation’s Office of General Counsel where he worked on multi-currency corporate financings, project financings and equity investments in infrastructure projects in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, India, Mexico, Pakistan, Panama, the Philippines, Romania, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan and Turkey.

Giji is currently ranked as a Projects Leading Lawyer in Chambers Global and Chambers USA, and has been recognized for excellence by numerous leading industry and legal publications, including being named one of 34 "Groundbreaking lawyers" by Public Utilities Fortnightly.

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Practice:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents

Jeffrey Johnson Partner Intellectual Property, Patents

Houston

Jeffrey Johnson resolves complex commercial and IP litigation for the high-tech, energy and life science industries. Jeffrey earned his reputation as a first class litigator in the Eastern District of Texas, one of the nation’s toughest jurisdictions. Known for extricating clients out of multi-faceted litigation with creative settlements, he now represents clients throughout the country and in Asia.

Jeffrey manages all aspects of litigation from discovery to arguing motions and Markman hearings to trial. He has also been Lead counsel on both IPR and CBM actions and argued IPR hearings. Jeffrey’s diverse experience allows him to efficiently and effectively manage all types of cases. Depending on each client’s specific business objective, he can compose a lean team to quickly resolve a minor matter, or lead a massive joint defense group across multiple jurisdictions. 

With his doctorate degree in chemistry and engineering and his prior work as a scientist, Jeffrey brings a robust understanding of technical issues. Jeffrey has litigated matters concerning in a variety of technologies, including:

  • High-tech: semiconductor technology, integrated circuits, Internet protocols and security software, fuel cells, adhesives, telecommunications, handsets, and distributed systems
  • Energy: liquefied natural gas, gas-to-liquids, hydrocarbon recovery, well completion, wireline, downhole tools, drilling equipment, drilling muds, proppants, coriolis flowmeters, mud additives, mineralogy, chemical processing and polymer chemistry
  • Life Sciences: pharmaceuticals, medical devices, DNA sequencing and software 

Pamela Johnson Global Head of Inventory Management

San Francisco

Pamela Johnson is the Chief Practice Officer for Orrick’s global Litigation Business Unit, which encompasses approximately 450 lawyers and generates over one-third of the firm’s annual revenue.

She advises on the strategic planning, operation and management of the business unit. Her responsibilities include oversight of the unit's financial performance, business planning and execution, and lawyer recruiting. Pamela oversees the managing attorney's office, which includes the firm-wide court and calendaring functions.

Pamela brings to her position over 20 years of experience in various law firm roles. She was formerly a commercial real estate lawyer at Steefel, Levitt and Weiss (now Manatt, Phelps & Phillips) and at Orrick. Her practice focused on the representation of institutional investors in the acquisition, disposition and financing of commercial and multifamily properties. Pamela has also served as Director of Business Development for various transactional and litigation practice groups at Orrick.

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Practice:

  • Patents

Karen G. Johnson-McKewan Partner Patents

San Francisco

Our tech company clients survive and thrive by rapid invention and evolution, often faster than the law can keep up. Litigating for these companies therefore demands as much art as science. An industry that pulses with creativity and constant pressure to change needs an attorney who is part litigator and part visionary.

Karen specializes in litigation that crosses the boundaries between traditional legal practices, and therefore requires inventive and strategic approaches. These solutions, tucked in the creases between law and industry, are why leading technology and Fortune 500 companies hire Karen to resolve their most complex litigation.

Over the past 32 years, Karen has first-chaired state and federal trials, and arbitrated more than a dozen disputes. She manages intellectual property and commercial matters for companies such as Oracle, NVIDIA, Netflix, VMWare and Levi Strauss & Co.

In addition to her legal background, Karen’s relationship management skills give her clients a significant advantage. She knows how to pull together and lead the best team, from multiple disciplines within Orrick, and often involving multiple law firms. An example is as co-lead of Orrick’s Automotive Technology & Mobility group, she brings together the best creative and strategic legal minds with companies changing the future of transportation. Able to unite what were, and will be, competing firms into a single powerful unit takes a special type of leadership, one which Karen has demonstrated time and again.

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Practice:

  • Real Estate
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Real Estate Investment Funds

Craig Johnston Managing Associate Real Estate, Renewable Energy

London

Craig Johnston is an English-qualified Real Estate managing associate in Orrick's London office, with a particular expertise in renewable energy transactions.

Craig counsels developers and investors on the real estate aspects of the acquisition, development, refinancing and sale of renewable energy projects in England and Wales, and negotiates commercial leases for landlords and occupiers across the whole real estate spectrum.

Craig has worked on more than 100 solar energy projects, ranging from 5MW to 30MW projects.

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Practice:

  • Energy
  • Infrastructure

Mariah T. Johnston Managing Associate Energy, Infrastructure

New York

Mariah represents clients in the energy industry on regulatory strategy, compliance and transactional matters.

She focuses her practice on the development of energy infrastructure, including liquefied natural gas terminals and natural gas pipelines, as well as related transactional and financing matters. She routinely advises companies on securing permits and authorizations for major energy projects and has experience with proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation

Adélaïde Jomier Associate Employment Law & Litigation

Paris

Adélaïde Jomier is an Employment Law lawyer in our Paris office.

Adélaïde advises companies on staff representation, collective negotiation and restructuring (mainly on social plans) with advice and litigation assistance.

Prior to joining Orrick, Adélaïde worked in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for four years and two years at Bredin Prat.
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Practice:

  • Corporate
  • Technology Companies Group
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Ethics & Compliance

Nancy Jones Senior Professional Support Lawyer Corporate, Technology Companies Group

London

Nancy Jones, a Senior Professional Support Lawyer in the London office, is a member of the General Corporate group. Nancy is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer who has worked as a PSL for over 20 years, with roles in both private practice and in-house.

Before she moved into a professional support role Nancy was an associate in Allen & Overy’s corporate/capital markets team and she also worked for five years as a sole in-house counsel and company secretary in a large UK manufacturing company.

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Practice:

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

Jennifer Jones Senior Litigation Career Associate Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Mass Torts & Product Liability

Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)

Jennifer Jones is a member of the Litigation Group in Orrick's Global Operations Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. Jennifer's practice focuses on commercial litigation, product liability and government investigations.

Jennifer has substantial experience defending complex product liability claims, high stakes commercial litigation, class actions, and state and federal government investigations. She also has significant experience managing complex discovery matters, coordinating company-wide fact investigations, coordinating cases across jurisdictions, and working in joint defense groups.

Jennifer is committed to pro bono work and has successfully represented clients in state and federal court, including the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit where she obtained a reversal and remand. She is a member of the United Way of Allegheny County's Women's Leadership Council and serves on its United For Women Grant Approval Committee.

Prior to joining Orrick, Jennifer worked in the Business and Tort Litigation group at Jones Day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Practice:

  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Hotels, Resorts & Entertainment

Katherine C. Jones Partner Real Estate, Real Estate Finance

Seattle; Los Angeles

With her strong relationship building abilities, Katie excels at bridging differing view points and constructing mutually beneficial solutions among all parties.

She partners with investment funds, fund sponsors, real estate advisors, developers, public and private pension funds and institutional lenders on sophisticated real property acquisitions and dispositions, secured financings, hospitality, construction and development, joint ventures and other corporate real estate activities.

With a particular passion for the hospitality sector, Katie manages nearly all of Orrick’s hotel transactions throughout the United States. She has in-depth knowledge of the legal and contractual aspects unique to the hotel industry, including construction contracts, hotel management and franchise agreements, in addition to more standard loan documentation, joint venture and purchase and sale agreements.