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  • Litigation & IP

Daryl E. Shetterly Director of Orrick Analytics Litigation & IP

Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)

Daryl Shetterly is a Six Sigma Black Belt, is the Director of Orrick Analytics, and helps manage Orrick's Global Operations Center in Wheeling, WV. Daryl’s passion is bringing innovation and business process to the practice of law. The Financial Times recognized Orrick Analytics for the #2 and #3 Most Innovative Product and Service in 2017 and 2018.

Daryl manages a team of 30+ tech-savvy attorneys, 100+ contract attorneys, assistants that handle project management, analysts that perform big data analysis and statistical modeling, and technologists that build bots, scripts and tools that increase quality and reduce human effort. Daryl’s team designs processes, workflows and templates that are used by dedicated project managers to deliver project plans and enable data driven budgeting and decision-making. As an early adopter of artificial intelligence and machine learning, Daryl’s team uses technology to augment due diligence and drafting tasks, TAR and continuous active learning for eDiscovery, and advanced tools for concept and sentiment analysis.

Daryl’s mission is straightforward: enhance accuracy, speed and security of scalable legal work, generate insights specific to the engagement and reduce client cost.

Daryl helps administer Orrick's Legal Technology Venture Fund

Prior to joining Orrick, Daryl was a Partner at LeClairRyan in Virginia.



  • Public Finance

Greg Shields Of Counsel Public Finance


Greg counsels both issuers and underwriters in almost every aspect of tax-exempt financing and infrastructure development.

Greg’s experience in bond financing includes traditional issuers such as school districts, institutions of higher education, cities, counties, municipal utility districts and state agenciesadvising the issuers on both general obligation and revenue financings. In addition, Greg has represented numerous national and regional investment banks in the underwriting of municipal bonds.



  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Technology Companies Group
  • China
  • Fintech

Jeannie J. Shin Partner M&A and Private Equity, Corporate

San Francisco

Jeannie Shin is a partner in the San Francisco office and a member of Orrick's Corporate Group.

Jeannie advises private and public companies on a full range of their corporate needs, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, corporate restructurings and capital raising transactions. In particular, Jeannie has extensive experience with cross-border transactions. Jeannie has acted as lead M&A counsel in numerous transactions representing clients both on the sell-side and buy-side. She has extensive experience representing clients in a wide range of industries, including software, internet, life sciences, energy, semiconductors, and consumer products and retail. As a member of Orrick’s Technology Companies Group, Jeannie also represents high growth technology companies and venture capital and other investors and has extensive experience with start-up companies in their formation, debt and equity financings, private placements and general corporate counseling.  



  • Corporate
  • Technology Companies Group
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Capital Markets

Jamie Shinn Associate Corporate, Technology Companies Group

New York

Jamie Shinn is a Corporate associate in the New York office.

Jamie's practice focuses on advising companies on formation and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters.



  • Intellectual Property

Joshua Shirley Associate Intellectual Property

New York

Joshua Shirley is an Associate in the New York office and a member of the Intellectual Property Group. His practice focuses on trademark and trade dress, copyright, false advertising and trade secret litigation in federal district courts and before the ITC.

Joshua's litigation experience includes witness preparation, drafting briefs, drafting motions and oppositions, managing discovery and complex multi-district commercial litigation. Prior to joining Orrick, Joshua worked as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP focusing on trademark litigation, prosecution and enforcement, and cybersecurity and data privacy.



  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Investment Funds
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Distressed Real Estate Transactions
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Alykhan A. Shivji Partner Real Estate, Real Estate Investment Funds

New York

Aly offers practical solutions to difficult legal challenges. He partners with clients on their complex real estate acquisitions, dispositions, financings, joint ventures, equity investments and commercial leases.

Aly’s practice encompasses all aspects of commercial real estate investment from single asset and portfolio acquisitions and dispositions to the formation of real estate funds and the origination of mortgage and mezzanine financing.  Aly has extensive experience structuring and negotiating joint venture and preferred equity agreements as well as commercial leasing.  As noted in Aly’s engagements below, his experience covers a variety of asset types including residential, mixed-use, commercial, hospitality and industrial properties.

Aly has represented a number of hedge funds and private equity funds on their office leases in Manhattan and is an experienced negotiator dealing with the city’s largest landlords, including SL Green Realty Corp., Vornado Realty Trust, Tishman Speyer and Boston Properties. He has also been engaged by a number of major landlords, including Equity Office Properties (a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group), Callahan Capital Partners and The Georgetown Company, in connection with leasing office and retail space in Class A properties and is involved in all aspects of the leasing process (including brokerage and agency agreements).



  • Renewable Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Japan

Kentaro Shoji Senior Associate Renewable Energy, Infrastructure


Kentaro’s practice focuses on the development and financing of various energy projects, representing domestic and international sponsors and developers.

He mainly works on project contracts, including EPC, BOP and O&M contracts. He acquired of great understanding of clients’ needs after a secondment at a Japanese major trading house in 2013 and 2014.

Prior to joining Orrick’s Tokyo Office, Kentaro worked in the Tokyo office of another international law firm where he engaged in cross-border M&A, finance transactions and dispute resolution.



  • Supreme Court & Appellate
  • Intellectual Property
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Eric Shumsky Partner Supreme Court & Appellate, Intellectual Property

Washington, D.C.

Eric Shumsky is a nationally recognized appellate lawyer. He handles high-stakes appeals across an array of subjects, with a particular focus on cutting-edge technology.

Chambers USA reports that Eric is “hailed as ‘highly intelligent, an effective communicator and a great writer’ by contacts, and his high-profile work in the tech patent sector is of particular interest to those who recognize him as one who ‘prepares meticulously, anticipates every question, and is a gifted orator.’” Legal 500 touts his “exceptional courtroom demeanor and presentation skills.” And Reuters, in a report reviewing some 17,000 practitioners, identified Eric as part of an “elite cadre” of 75 lawyers who are “the most influential members of one of the most powerful specialties in America: the business of practicing before the Supreme Court.”

Eric has served as appellate counsel to numerous leading companies, including AT&T, Del Monte, DISH Network, Facebook, Genentech, Gilead, KPMG, LG Electronics, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Netflix, Norfolk Southern, Synopsys, and Twitter. Across an array of industries, Eric has briefed and argued issues as diverse as patent and copyright, labor and employment, preemption, punitive damages, environmental law, national security, and foreign sovereign immunity. He has been a primary author of more than 100 briefs in the Supreme Court alone.

Eric has particular expertise in matters of technology and intellectual property. He has been counsel in dozens of patent appeals in the Federal Circuit—litigating patents ranging from semiconductor construction, computer architecture, and genetic sequencing to tobacco curing, keyboard trays and electrical junction boxes. Eric has been praised by clients for his deep knowledge of the Federal Circuit, and repeatedly called upon to handle cases at the leading edge of patent law. And he has handled multiple appeals involving novel issues concerning the regulation of the internet, including computer fraud, takedown notices, and internet domain names.

In addition to traditional appellate work, Eric has years of experience developing legal strategy in trial courts. Trial teams repeatedly have called on him to brief and argue key legal issues in particularly high-profile and complex cases. Eric has performed this role in high-stakes multi-district litigation, criminal trials, and civil litigation involving critical dispositive motions.

Prior to joining Orrick, Eric was a partner in the appellate group at Sidley Austin. He previously worked as a law clerk for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Honorable Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr., of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.



  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property

Robert Shwarts Partner Trade Secrets Litigation, Employment Law & Litigation

San Francisco

Robert Shwarts is a first chair trial lawyer and Chair of Orrick's Global Trade Secrets Practice Group who has tried or arbitrated more than 35 cases in the areas of commercial litigation, employment and intellectual property.

He represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex trade secret misappropriation cases and has conducted numerous TRO and preliminary injunction hearings in aid of these cases. His practice also includes counseling relating to trade secrets misappropriation and non-compete/non-solicitation agreements.

Rob has broad experience in commercial litigation, having litigated claims of securities fraud, lender liability, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of warranties, claims arising from securitization transactions and other business fraud.

Rob's experience in employment-related litigation includes defending claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge, retaliation, sexual harassment and breach of contract. His practice also includes counseling relating to trade secret misappropriation and non-compete/non-solicitation agreements.

U.S. and international clients with significant California presence turn to Rob to represent them in complex matters, including numerous financial services companies. He handles both jury and bench trials, as well as AAA, JAMS and FINRA (formerly NASD and NYSE) arbitration hearings.

Rob serves as the chair of the Firm’s Practice Management Committee, and is a member of the firm’s Risk Management Committee. Rob previously served as head of the San Francisco office.  Rob contributes pro bono hours to the Humane Society and Point Blue Conservation Science each year.

Rob is a contributing author to the Orrick trade secrets blog, Trade Secrets Watch.



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

Ramy Shweiky Senior Associate M&A and Private Equity, Technology Companies Group

San Francisco

Ramy Shweiky is a Senior Associate in the San Francisco office and a member of Orrick's Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Group.

Ramy advises public and private companies and their financial sponsors in a wide range strategic transactions, including M&A, debt and equity investments and joint ventures.  He also counsels boards and investors on fiduciary duties and other corporate governance matters.

Prior to joining Orrick, Ramy was an associate at Baker McKenzie.

Ramy has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers in 2018-2019.



  • Corporate
  • Capital Markets

Vinella I. Sido Senior Associate Corporate, Capital Markets

Silicon Valley

Vinella Sido, a senior associate in Orrick's Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Capital Markets Group. Vinella's practice focuses on corporate and securities law, including general corporate representation, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions.

Vinella represents technology and growth companies at all stages of their development, from seed-stage startups to more mature public companies, with a particular focus on late-stage private companies and public companies. She represents several private companies in corporate legal matters, ranging from advising at material stages of the corporate life cycle (formation, initial capitalization, financing, mergers and acquisitions), to providing tactical guidance and trusted governance advice on board, advisor, employment, separation and other commercial matters.

She has experience in preparing companies for initial public offerings and follow-on offerings, as well as counseling companies and boards of directors on public disclosure issues, fiduciary duties, board and committee governance and structure, board leadership, board audits and self-evaluation processes, officer and director stock transactions, risk oversight, conflicts of interest, relationships with stockholders and proxy advisory firms, regulatory compliance, listing rule requirements, and governance "best practices."

Before joining Orrick, Vinella was an associate in the Palo Alto Office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., for four years and prior to Wilson Sonsini, Vinella spent several years in-house rising to the level of vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at her last position. Vinella previously was an associate at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman).



  • Intellectual Property
  • IP Counseling & Due Diligence
  • U.S. International Trade Commission
  • Patents
  • Automotive Technology & Mobility
  • 3D Printing

Christopher J. Siebens Senior Associate Intellectual Property, IP Counseling & Due Diligence

Washington, D.C.

Chris brings a focused perspective to the daily challenges that companies face and a keen understanding of how intellectual property can shape their business operations.

Having been seconded with a large Japanese consumer electronics company for nearly two years, Chris has firsthand experience working across company divisions, analyzing legal and business risks, and devising strategies that fit in to a company’s larger goals. In particular, Chris advised business managers on negotiating technology and license agreements and provided guidance on a diverse set of legal issues, such as indemnification, ownership rights arising from joint development efforts, non-assertion provisions, and open source software.

Chris’ practice at Orrick builds on his experience as an engineer and member of the patent bar. He focuses on patent litigation and pre-suit patent licensing negotiations spanning a wide range of technology areas, including LCD driver control, panel backlighting, semiconductor chip fabrication, DRAM circuitry, wireless technologies, and optical sensors. Chris’ litigation experience includes assisting with trial and witness preparation, drafting motions, taking depositions, conducting infringement and validity analysis, and managing discovery. He also has experience with inter partes review (IPR) and reexamination proceedings, and the prosecution of patent applications at various stages, before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Prior to joining Orrick, Chris worked at an international law firm specializing in intellectual property. While in law school, Chris worked at two Korean law firms in Seoul, South Korea and studied at Keio University Law School in Tokyo, Japan.

Prior to law school, Chris worked as an engineering intern for Kimberly-Clark Corporation in its Beech Island, South Carolina, manufacturing plant.