Michael Torpey Partner, White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits
San Francisco; New York
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San Francisco; New York
San Francisco; New York
Michael Torpey, Managing Partner of the firm and a partner in the San Francisco office, is recognized for his expertise in SEC investigations, securities class actions and breach of fiduciary duty-related matters.
Mike was Orrick's Securities Litigation practice leader from 2004 to 2012.
He has the unique ability to look at corporate governance problems from a business perspective, to carefully navigate or avoid collateral consequences, and strategically win legal problems. He is frequently recognized for his expertise by Chambers, Super Lawyers and The Daily Journal.
Mike specializes in litigation involving the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, The Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Act of 1934, the Uniform Standards Act and proceedings initiated by the Securities Exchange Commission, the National Association of Securities Dealers and other self-regulatory organizations.
Mike has extensive experience in litigation involving breaches of fiduciary duty and conducting various types of corporate investigations.
Sacramento; San Francisco
Sacramento; San Francisco
Julie Totten leads Orrick’s Global Employment Law and Litigation Practice Group.Julie, who has more than 20 years’ experience representing companies in high stakes litigation, is honored to be a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment. She also serves as a Council Member of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section. In the latest Chambers USA rankings, Julie’s clients describe her as “very talented and highly regarded." Legal 500 has described her as someone who "truly understands corporate politics and works with in-house counsel to understand the intersections of legal advice and business objectives."
Hervé Touraine is Head of Finance Europe, based in Geneva.
Hervé represents French and international financial institutions, corporates, sponsors, investors, insurance companies, asset managers and alternative capital providers on French and cross borders 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 point 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.
Chris Trester is a Senior Associate in Orrick's Silicon Valley office and a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and Private Equity practice groups.
Chris has a broad range of practices which includes venture capital and public market financings, M&A, preparation of public company SEC reporting and disclosure, corporate governance and general corporate and business counseling for private and public companies.
Prior to joining Orrick, Chris was an associate at DLA Piper.
In addition to his legal experience, Chris was previously a Manager at PwC in their Transaction Services Group. In this role, he led clients through initial public offerings, private placements (144A), M&A and divestitures. Based on this experience, he regularly consults with his private and public clients on accounting issues they encounter during transactions.
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.
Nina Trovato focuses her practice on complex commercial disputes at all stages of litigation including matters involving product liability, intellectual property, commercial contracts, and securities.
Nina specializes in coordinating national medical and scientific defenses for clients in all stages of litigation, including trial and appeal. She represents industry leading clients in the manufacturing, technology, and financial sectors, often in difficult jurisdictions with significant financial or reputational harm at stake. Nina understands the importance of developing thoughtful and cohesive defenses for our clients, and she excels at distilling complicated scientific principles for courts and jurors alike to achieve the best possible results in her engagements.
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.
Toshihiko Tsuchiya, partner in Orrick's Tokyo office, is a member of the Real Estate Group. His practice focuses on the securitization and liquidation of real estate assets, including the utilization of the TMK structure in development projects.
His experience covers not only real estate assets, but also receivables and claimable assets.
Mr. Tsuchiya has also been involved in a wide range of international and domestic business transactions including mergers and acquisitions, general corporate matters, international litigation and international arbitration.
Before joining Orrick, Mr. Tsuchiya was a partner at Jones Day and a Japanese law firm in Tokyo.
Michael Tu leads the firm's securities litigation practice in Southern California. His practice focuses on litigation and counseling under the federal and state securities laws, mergers and acquisitions lawsuits, regulatory investigations and proceedings, securities and corporate governance advice, and business litigation and trade secrets disputes.
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 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 regularly counsels 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 corporations and executives based in 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), and he was recently 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. In addition, as a past faculty member of the Stanford Senior Executive Leadership Program, he has taught business executives and leaders on a number of subjects, including cross-border litigation, risk management and securities and accounting liability issues.
Michael serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Constitutional Rights Foundation. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and is Co-Chair of the Programs Committee. He previously served as the Court Alerts Editor, and as Co-Chair of the Federal Courts 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 served as a Lawyer Representative for the Central District of California to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference from 2006-2009.
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.