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Ms. Alessia Ciranna, a senior associate in Orrick's Rome office, is a member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group.
She focuses her practice on Employment law assisting public, private and state-owned companies. She was on the team of Orrick's litigators who obtained an unprecedented judgment from the Italian Constitutional Court that neutralizes the effects of the rule contained in the "Decreto Salva Italia" (the "Save Italy" Decree), which had blocked certain pension revaluation for 2012 and 2013 for values exceeding Euro 1,300 per month.
She has gained significant experience in a wide range of labour law matters, from issues arising from acquisition of companies, restructuring and privatisation of entities with conversion of labour relations from the public to the ordinary regime, the opening and closing of businesses with strong involvement of manpower, outsourcing services, industrial relations with the unions at all levels, a range of ordinary advice in personnel management (recruitment with open-ended contract and certain, disciplinary proceedings, regulations and business agreements, transfers/staff secondments, exodus encouraged, consensual resolution agreements, etc.), concluding with the judicial activity in favour of public bodies (economic or otherwise) and private companies in each sector, including transnational character.
She is also skilled in individual and collective employee layoff and dismissals and mobility procedures connected to CIGS and CIGO.
Allison Citron is a Senior Associate in Orrick’s Restructuring group.
Allison Citron is a Senior Associate in Orrick’s Restructuring group. She advises international and domestic investment bank and hedge fund clients, broker-dealers, large financial institution creditors and secured lenders with respect to the buying and selling of domestic and international trade claims, bank debt, syndicated loans, post-restructuring equity, securities, notes and many other distressed assets. She serves both buy-side and sell-side clients as counsel in complex distressed investing transactions including in the arena of litigation financing. Additionally, she specializes in the primary and secondary documentation and negotiation arena under the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA) and the Loan Market Association (LMA) as well as multiple global jurisdictions. She also works under the International Swap Dealers Association (ISDA) regime and is an active participant in the loan trading market.
Allison has extensive experience in drafting, negotiating and reviewing transfer and commercial loan documentation relating to both par and distressed debt obligations, as well in cross border transactions, debtor-in-possession financings, restructurings and acquisition financings. Allison has advised multiple clients in connection with transactions relating to both distressed and par borrowers in a variety of industries including TXU, Lyondell, Lehman Brothers, MF Global, Peabody and Caesars Entertainment, among many others. She also frequently advises on claims transactions in connection with Madoff, both on a direct level as well as the multiple feeder funds.Allison is an active participant in The Loan Syndications and Trading Association and frequently weighs in on several existing and current issues. She has presented on several panels in connection with the new distressed debt regimes and global transferability issues as well as recently moderated a panel on the litigation finance market. She is also an inaugural member of the LSTA’s new Women’s Association.
Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)
Damon Clark 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.
Mr. Clark 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. Damon 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.
Damon has dedicated significant time to pro bono matters, including assisting trial counsel representing abused and neglected children.
Harry Clark is Chair of Orrick’s International Trade & Compliance Group. He advises major companies and industry associations on a variety of international trade and investment rules.
Harry is experienced in areas such as CFIUS/Exon-Florio examinations of foreign investment, military and “dual use” export control regulations (ITAR/EAR), economic sanctions administered by the U.S. Treasury Department (OFAC), customs regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-money laundering rules, anti-boycott requirements and defense industrial security requirements. He executes internal corporate investigations regarding trade and investment rules and advises on such rules in the context of corporate transactions.
Additionally, Harry has extensive experience with government contracting matters. His government contracting work has included, for example, design and implementation of U.S. Defense Department renewable energy projects. He also represents broad industry coalitions on major trade litigations and international negotiations. His experience in these areas includes a leading role in what is often considered the largest-ever international trade dispute: the controversy regarding unfair softwood lumber imports from Canada. It has involved myriad administrative proceedings before federal agencies, NAFTA panel appeals, WTO dispute proceedings, judicial proceedings and international settlement agreements.
Harry has represented a coalition of major U.S. oil companies in antidumping and countervailing duty litigation. As a related matter, he pursues policy issues with congressional and executive branch officials and advises on international trade rules (e.g., GATT, WTO agreements and NAFTA).
Chambers Global recognizes Harry as a leader in the field of international trade law and has recognized him with special distinctions regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and export controls. He is also recognized by Chambers USA in the CFIUS Experts category. Clients note that Harry provides "on-point and assertive responses" and is "constantly thinking in business terms."
Eugene Clark-Herrera, a partner in Orrick's San Francisco office, focuses his practice on financing for school and college facilities, as well as city and county facilities and infrastructure. His practice includes serving as bond and disclosure counsel on revenue and tax-supported bond financing involving counties, cities, school and college districts, charter schools, airports, and student and multi-family housing projects.
Eugene has experience with a variety of financing structures and characteristics, including pension obligation bonds, synthetic fixed rate bonds, and various reinvestment vehicles. In addition, he has pioneered capital markets access for California public charter schools and advised governmental issuers, foundations, advocacy groups and policy makers in the development and expansion of public charter school access to tax-advantaged financing.
Eugene also serves on the Board of Directors of the nonprofit Mural Music & Arts Project, an arts-based youth development organization he founded in East Palo Alto, California, to educate, inspire and empower teens through the arts.
Prior to joining Orrick, Eugene was a public school teacher and science curriculum developer in the South Bronx and Washington Heights neighborhoods of New York City from 1993 to 1998. He is an alumni of the Teach for America Corps.
Ronny Clausner, an associate in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Real Estate Group.He advises institutional investors and developers on a wide range of real property investments and transactions. Ronny has represented clients in connection with the development, management, leasing, secured financing, acquisition and disposition of all asset classes of commercial real estate, including portfolio transactions. He was previously an associate at Miller Starr Regalia and focused on entitlement and CEQA matters.
Olivia Clements is a litigation associate in Orrick's New York office. Her practice includes representing a multinational company under review by an independent FCPA Monitor and a large consumer products company in mass torts litigation across the country.
Robert G. Cohen focuses his practice on the representation of accounting firms. He currently serves as a mediator with the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court and as an arbitrator with New York’s Joint Committee on Fee Disputes and Conciliation.
Until 2010, Bob served as Senior Deputy General Counsel and Head of Litigation for Ernst & Young LLP. He managed and supervised the EY group in defending the firm in lawsuits alleging professional malpractice, breach of contract and securities class action claims and in responding to inquiries and investigations by state and federal regulatory entities. Bob was responsible for the strategy and decision making relating to all major cases filed against EY throughout the United States. His experience includes the supervision of numerous trials and arbitrations.
Prior to joining EY, Bob was with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Division of Enforcement in New York for six years, serving as the Regional Counsel for the Eastern Region of the United States during his last two years. He also served as an assistant district attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office.
New York; Boston
New York; Boston
David’s practice focuses on complex litigation, particularly in the area of privacy and data security. He has extensive experience working with corporate clients that have suffered data breaches or have been accused of privacy violations, defending them against class actions and claims asserted by payment card brands and representing them in connection with federal and state government actions.
In addition, David is a thought leader in the area of privacy and cybersecurity, publishing extensively on the latest issues in the space and serving as a resource to reporters and others writing on breaking legal developments. David is also an active member of the Sedona Conference Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability.
Russell Cohen is a partner in Orrick's San Francisco office with experience litigating antitrust and other complex business disputes on behalf of companies and individuals, particularly in the technology sector.
Russell has extensive experience representing clients in company-critical antitrust and unfair competition matters, particularly in the technology sector. These complex cases require a deep understanding of issues such as multi-sided platform economics and strategy, software interoperability and the duty to disclose interface information; IP-related antitrust claims; and employee non-compete and other mobility-restricting arrangements. He has represented clients in direct and indirect purchaser antitrust class actions, unfair competition cases and competitor suits in state and federal court, as well as in arbitration and international forums.
Russell also represents clients in other complex business disputes, including venture capital investor disputes, insurance recovery for financial, property and other losses, and other commercial matters in federal and state court, and in arbitration proceedings.
Russell also works with clients on data-breach response efforts, including utilizing cyber insurance as part of a coordinated, comprehensive strategy for managing and recovering from data breaches.
Russell is committed to pro bono legal work and community service. He was counsel in the successful Alien Tort Statute case against one of the assassins of Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was murdered in El Salvador in 1980. He is currently representing a parent and child separated at the Southern border, has represented former Guantanamo detainees pursuing damages for torture and unlawful detention, and was amicus counsel for a group of Canadian and international human rights organizations and scholars in the U.S. Supreme Court in Arar v. Ashcroft.
Spencer Cohen is a senior associate in the New York office and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Group.
Spencer advises a wide variety of companies in a variety of transactions and across industries, including domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and restructurings. Spencer also represents individuals, companies and investors in venture capital financings, and advises boards of directors and shareholders in all aspects of New York and Delaware corporate, partnership and limited liability company law, including corporate governance and fiduciary duty matters. Spencer was a summer associate in the firm's New York office in 2012.
Peter Cohn, a partner in the Silicon Valley office, is a member of the firm’s Corporate Group.
He represents emerging growth technology companies, venture capital firms, and investment banks in a broad range of matters, including initial public offerings, venture capital and other private securities financings, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and executive compensation matters, as well as technology licensing and general corporate matters.
Representative company clients include ActivityHero, Inc., Anvato, Inc., Applied Science, Inc., Bluenose Analytics, Inc., Chuckwalla, Inc., Complete Solar Solutions, Crossing Automation, Inc., DistroScale, Inc., EcoBuilding Holdings, Inc., Embark Systems, Inc., ESS Technologies, Inc., FirstPoint Health, Inc., FloWater, Inc., Integrated Memory Logic, Inc., jobFig, Inc., Jovia, Inc., MediSens, Inc., Nocimed LLC, Oraya Therapeutics, Inc., PlumSlice, Inc., Plus 3 Network, Inc., rENIAC, Inc., Returnly, Inc., RiffRaff Technologies, Inc., Social Finance, Inc., Solaylytics, Inc., Tap.IN2, Inc., TellX, Inc., Tiatros, Inc., Visual EDGE Technology, Inc., ZLemma, Inc., as well as public companies such as PDF Solutions, Inc. and Integrated Memory Logic Limited.
Peter joined Orrick in May 1999 and founded Orrick’s Silicon Valley Technology Companies Practice. He previously practiced with Venture Law Group in Menlo Park, California from 1995 to 1999; Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin in San Francisco from 1986 to 1995; and Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City from 1982 to 1986.
He currently serves on the Board of the Young Adult and Family Center out of the University of California at San Francisco, which provides mental health services to young adults. He has served on the Board of Directors of: Family House, Inc., a temporary home for families of children undergoing cancer treatment at the University of California; San Francisco Medical Center; and KTEH Foundation - Channel 54 (PBS), the San Jose public television station.