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Sacramento; San Francisco
Julie Totten, who leads Orrick’s Global Employment Law and Litigation Practice Group, built her reputation by helping companies prevent and resolve their most challenging litigation and compliance issues in the employment law arena.
In doing so, Julie closely collaborates with each client, gathering an in-depth understanding of their specific tensions, challenges and objectives. Legal 500 noted she "truly understands corporate politics and works with in-house counsel to understand the intersections of legal advice and business objectives." Julie then draws upon nearly three decades of experience to guide clients towards the best possible resolution. Her client-focused approach is one of many reasons she was selected to lead Orrick’s global employment practice, which Chambers ranks as one of the country’s foremost practices and describes Julie as “a big thinker and a thought leader.”
Julie handles complex wage-and-hour class and collective actions, complex pay equity and promotion matters and discrimination and retaliation litigation. She also guides clients through sensitive investigations, as well as government agency audits and litigation. Julie is proactive in helping clients avoid litigation by assisting them with the development of policies and practices designed to minimize exposure.
Julie is honored to be a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment and a member of the American Employment Law Council. She also serves as a Council Member of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section.
Hervé Touraine is Head of Finance Europe, based in Geneva and also with an office in Paris, where he spends a significant part of his time.
Hervé represents French and international financial institutions, corporates, sponsors, investors, insurance companies, asset managers and alternative capital providers on French and cross border transactions. He advises on banking, structured finance, securitization, and capital markets transactions.
Hervé has worked on numerous complex, strategic and/or innovative transactions (including many firsts in France and Europe) such as international securitization transactions, covered bonds, corporate structured bonds, project bonds, debt funds and the establishment of dedicated origination and refinancing platforms. He also acted on transactions for financing or refinancing purposes (including liquidity), and for off-balance sheet or regulatory capital purposes. As such, he has developed particular skills in handling multi-jurisdictions and multi-practices transactions.
He has developed a substantial experience in the energy and infrastructure sector in the context of financing and refinancing transactions, using classical bank structures as well as Euro PP, bond and project bond structures, specialized credit institutions and dedicated debt funds.
Hervé is described by his clients as a “key person” for structured finance deals, noting: “when we've got a problem, he's there. We know we can count on him”. Clients further comment: “He is dedicated and innovative, and an expert in is field. We see him as a business partner of ours, rather than a lawyer”.
Hervé is an active participant in drafting securitization and structured finance legislation and regulations in France. Hervé regularly publishes and speaks in relation to structure finance markets and related points of interest and deals.
Before joining Orrick in 2016, Hervé was a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP where he worked for 20 years, including 18 years as a partner.
Andrew Treptow is a litigation associate at Orrick's Silicon Valley Office. His practice focuses on intellectual property matters.
Before joining Orrick, Andrew was a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of California, serving in the criminal division, and concentrating on border crimes. He made over one hundred appearances in federal district and magistrate court.
Andrew also served in the United States Marines, and is a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. His final military assignment was at the Pentagon as the senior special assistant to the Counsel for the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
Riccardo Troiano, head partner of the Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group for Italy, has been involved in many of the remarkable corporate cases in Italy over the past few years. Notably, he obtained an unprecedented historic judgement from the Supreme Constitutional Court, declaring the unconstitutionality of a provision that would block the pension revaluation for 6 million Italian citizens, with an impact of 15 billion euro on the State budget.
Riccardo is experienced in arbitration, litigation, private and commercial international law, employment law and bankruptcy.
He also has handled a broad range of international matters involving multiple jurisdictions.
Winnie Tsien is a senior tax associate specializing in tax-exempt bond financing. She has extensive experience in governmental and exempt facility bonds, including general governmental facilities, non-profit cultural, educational and health care facilities, and public utilities. She also has significant experience in rebate, short-term and long-term working capital financings and post-issuance compliance relating to private use issues.
Winnie has addressed the Bond Attorneys' Workshop for the National Association of Bond Lawyers relating to various topics, including arbitrage and rebate, refundings, working capital financings, and 501c3 financings. Winnie earned a J.D. in 1994 from the University of California, Davis School of the Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and was a member of Law Review. She received her B.A. from Pitzer College.
Michael Tu leads the firm's securities litigation practice in Southern California, with nearly 25 years of experience obtaining successful results for clients in stockholder litigation, regulatory investigations and proceedings, and mergers and acquisitions disputes under the federal and state securities laws. He provides practical and business-focused advice to business executives and boards on securities and corporate governance matters.
Michael is recognized as a leading trial lawyer who has successfully prosecuted and defended numerous trials to verdict in federal and state courts, and is among the few lawyers in the country who have defended a securities class action trial to verdict. That shareholder class action trial, which resulted in a complete defense verdict, was recognized as one of the "Top Defense Verdicts" in California by the Daily Journal.
In addition to his representation of clients in litigation disputes, he provides counsel to public and private companies regarding securities, corporate governance and disclosure issues, and has represented numerous board committees and accounting firms in connection with investigatory and litigation matters. He frequently advises multi-national companies and executives based in the United States, Asia and Europe with respect to business disputes and securities matters. His successful representation of clients in high-profile securities and corporate governance disputes has been widely reported in the media (Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Hollywood Reporter, Variety, New York Times, Fortune, The Recorder), and he has been recognized as one of the "Most Influential Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles" by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Michael has moderated and spoken at numerous events on securities law and corporate governance developments, including as a past faculty member of the Stanford Senior Executive Leadership Program, where he has taught business executives and leaders on subjects such as cross-border litigation, risk management and securities and accounting liability issues.
Michael serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, where he has served as the Court Alerts Editor, and as Co-Chair of the Federal Courts, Programs and Breakfast at the Bar Committees. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the monthly Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter publication. He has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Constitutional Rights Foundation, and as a Lawyer Representative for the Central District of California to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.
San Francisco; Los Angeles
San Francisco; Los Angeles
Will joined Orrick in late 2001 as Director of Operations and served as an integral member of the management team that created the Global Operations Center (GOC), a first of a kind U.S. law firm insourcing facility, in 2002. Today, he is responsible for managing and sustaining operations, growth and employee engagement.
Will also has firmwide responsibility for managing several of the firm’s operational relationships, including Williams Lea and AMEX, and serves as Director of the Firm’s Community Responsibility Programs.
Prior to joining Orrick, Will was the City Manager of Wheeling, West Virginia, for four years and the Assistant City Manager for four years prior to promotion to City Manager. He also served as the County Administrator for Hancock County, West Virginia, from 1989 to 1993.
Will is a graduate of West Liberty State College with a BS in Political Science and holds a MPA degree in Public Administration from West Virginia University.
He is married to Tracey (Nichols) and has two children, Nicholas, age 26 and Anna, age 20.
Jerry has more than 40 years of experience in public finance and has served as senior attorney in connection with the representation of various public clients, including state agencies, university systems, cities, counties, transit authorities and other political subdivisions.
Jerry's public finance practice includes serving as bond counsel and underwriter's counsel in connection with municipal bond offerings. In addition, Jerry represents various public funds and endowments in connection with their investment activities.
Christian Turotti is a Real Estate Lawyer member of the Finance Group in the Milan Office.
Christian works on a range of commercial real estate matters including lease agreements, acquisitions and disposals of real estate assets and portfolios, development and redevelopment projects, funds formation and liquidation, as well as other corporate real estate activities and joint ventures.
He has represented various funds, developers, corporations, financial institutions and asset management companies, both domestic and international, in transactions involving commercial, residential, hotel and industrial assets.
He has also gained significant expertise in transactions involving assets owned by distressed companies, carried out in pre-insolvency or bankruptcy procedures.
Haley Tynes focuses her practice on merger clearance, government investigations, litigation and antitrust counseling. She is an associate in Orrick's Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm's Antitrust & Competition practice group.
Haley’s experience includes advocacy before federal and state antitrust enforcers, managing the collection, review and submission of information in response to Civil Investigative Demands and Second Requests, and directing overall case management and strategy throughout all stages of investigatory proceedings and complex litigation matters. She has advised clients in a variety of industries, including waste management, hospitality, financial services and healthcare.
Prior to joining Orrick, Haley was an associate at an international law firm, focusing on merger control, government and regulatory investigations, class and collective wage and hour action litigation, and restrictive covenant disputes arising in the employment and antitrust context and in trade secrets matters.
While in law school, Haley worked at both the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She also served as an Associate Research Editor for the Journal of Law and Policy, was member of the Moot Court Honor Society, and was an International Business Law Fellow at the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law. Prior to attending law school, Haley worked as a geoscientist at an environmental consulting firm.
San Francisco; Los Angeles
San Francisco; Los Angeles
Jasmine advises institutional investors, investment funds, fund sponsors and developers in all phases of real property investment, development, secured financing, acquisitions and dispositions of real estate portfolios, hospitality, construction and other corporate real estate activities.
In particular, she is experienced with negotiating and drafting documentation unique to the hotel industry, including management and franchise agreements, construction and development agreements, and mezzanine loan agreements.
Howard Ullman focuses his practice on competition and antitrust law, trade regulation, unfair competition, and class action and complex litigation issues.
Howard has extensive experience advising on and litigating Section 1 and Section 2 issues, distribution law and distribution system issues, competitor collaborations, joint ventures, pricing issues, non-price restraints and dealer termination issues.
Howard routinely addresses and counsels on the antitrust/intellectual property interface. He regularly counsels companies on competition issues, including Robinson-Patman Act (price discrimination) issues and market concentration issues. He has worked on a number of Cal. Bus. and Prof. Code Section 17200 (unfair competition) litigations. He has also worked on a number of antitrust-healthcare related matters, including mergers and acquisitions.
Currently, Howard represents Delta Dental of California and other Delta Dental entities in several litigations, including the In re Delta Dental Antitrust Litigation, a multi-district litigation brought by a putative nationwide class of providers challenging the structure of the Delta Dental system throughout the United States.
Howard represents Nanya Technology Corporation and Nanya Technology Corporation USA in the national DRAM antitrust price-fixing cases, one of the largest price-fixing cases in recent years. Other price-fixing experience includes representation of a defendant in the DRAM antitrust price-fixing litigation and a large purchaser in connection with the SRAM antitrust price-fixing litigation, and representation of companies in alleged school milk and paint pigment cartels.
Howard has worked on antitrust cases in the life insurance industry and for Microsoft in connection with intellectual property issues. He defended a supplier of industrial equipment (commercial scales) and a major grocery store chain in connection with claims of below-cost pricing in the retail gasoline industry. He also defended a Section 2 case for a pool products manufacturer that resolved favorably.
Clients Howard has previously advised on antitrust matters include PG&E Corporation, Equifax, Dow AgroSciences, Boiron, Fujifilm, Fortress Investment Group and One Technologies, among others.
Howard also has experience in the defense of Proposition 65 cases alleging consumer exposures to cadmium, lead, mercury and benzo(a)pyrene. He also has briefed and argued numerous appeals in state courts and in the Ninth Circuit. In 2004, he briefed and successfully argued a case of first impression in the Washington Supreme Court concerning the enforceability of arbitration provisions.
He formerly served as an adjunct instructor of law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and has spoken on the topics of antitrust and intellectual property at the University of California Hastings College of Law and at the Santa Clara University Law School.
Howard frequently writes on antitrust issues and often is quoted or interviewed in national media. He also has conducted a number of antitrust law webinars and has frequently spoken before the American Bar Association, the California Bar Association, the Ohio Bar Association and the Cincinnati Bar Association.