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Marshall Grossman Partner

Los Angeles; Santa Monica

Marshall Grossman, listed as a leading lawyer in Bet-the-Company Litigation in The Best Lawyers in America for more than 25 years, has received many accolades.

Ranked in Chambers Global 2015 for litigation, the publication notes clients as commenting on his "outside-the-box strategies -- he's very responsive, and a brilliant trial lawyer." In 2016, the Hollywood Reporter called him "one of Los Angeles' fiercest and most-respected attorneys," and for several years he has been listed among the “100 Most Influential Lawyers” in California by the Daily Journal. His career was profiled as the cover story in the 2010 edition of Southern California Super Lawyers magazine.

Marshall has prosecuted and defended major commercial litigation throughout his career. Chambers USA has described him as “a highly respected and talented trial litigator” and sources noted his ability to “take a complex set of facts and really focus on what is important.” He is among the few lawyers to have been ranked by Chambers in three different areas of litigation.

For more than 10 years, Marshall has served as a member of the California Commission on Judicial Performance with discipline and oversight over the California state judiciary. He also served for several years as a member of the California Coastal Commission. Marshall is a Vice Chair of the Broad Beach [Malibu] Geological Hazard Abatement District, Member of the National and Southern California boards of governors of the American Jewish Committee and board member of Jewish Big Brothers-Big Sisters. Marshall is a lecturer at the University of Southern California Law School.

Having represented clients throughout the United States for 50 years, Marshall is admitted to practice in numerous state and federal courts.



  • Tax
  • Public Finance

Andrea Ball Senior Associate Tax, Public Finance

New York; Washington, D.C.

Andrea Ball, a senior associate in the New York office, is a member of the Tax Group. Andrea focuses her practice on the taxation of municipal finance, and she also has experience counseling a variety of nonprofit organizations on federal tax law and corporate governance.

In her municipal finance practice, Andrea has worked extensively with governmental issuers such as the New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority and the County of Nassau, New York, as bond counsel, advising on private use issues, arbitrage and rebate rules, and the sizing of working capital borrowings. In addition, Andrea has worked on numerous financings for cultural institutions, universities, and hospitals as bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel, as well as on multi-family housing and other private activity bond transactions.

In her nonprofit practice, Andrea formed and obtained recognition of tax-exempt status for charitable and educational organizations, as well as trade associations and social welfare groups. She also assists public charity and private foundation clients in navigating state and federal laws on corporate governance, charitable solicitation and tax matters.



  • U.S. International Trade Commission
  • Patents
  • Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • IP Counseling & Due Diligence

Jordan Coyle Partner U.S. International Trade Commission, Patents

Washington, D.C.

Section 337 investigations pose an enormous risk. Without proper counsel, the speed, complexity and potential cost can overwhelm companies and drain precious resources. Having handled 30 such investigations, Jordan understands those risks, and how to safely and efficiently guide complainants, respondents and non-parties toward the best possible result.

Legal 500 recently described Jordan as an attorney who “offers a wealth of ITC experience and knowledge, while maintaining a level of responsiveness and approachability that is second to none." He’s managed all aspects of Section 337 investigations, including eight trials, from pre-complaint counseling and diligence to Federal Circuit appeals. The investigations have covered technologies including smartphones, tablets, televisions, flash memory, semiconductors, and medical devices. 

He also represents plaintiffs and defendants across the country in cases involving claims of patent, trademark and copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation and violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.



  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Nicholas Peterson Managing Associate White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits

Washington, D.C.

Nicholas Peterson represents individuals and corporations in complex civil litigation and white collar enforcement actions.

Nicholas has experience representing clients in federal and state civil litigation and before regulatory authorities. He represents industry-leading companies in sensitive and high-value disputes, including securities and commodities class actions, shareholder derivative suits, FINRA arbitration suits, and other complex business litigation matters. He has also represented clients in internal investigations and enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission.

Nicholas maintains a dedicated pro bono practice, and has assisted in representing clients in matters related to child support rights, seeking attorneys’ fees for prevailing in a pro bono class action matter, and in drafting an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Nicholas previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Eugene S. Siler of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and to the Honorable Eduardo C. Robreno of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.



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

Dr. Andrea Köhler Senior Associate M&A and Private Equity, Corporate


Andrea advises national and international clients on M&A as well as Private Equity transactions and group reorganizations. She has a particular experience in the life sciences and healthcare sector.

Andrea has a particular focus on domestic and cross-boarder Private Equity and M&A transactions. She regularly advises German and international clients on corporate restructuring projects and on all aspects of corporate law. As she has profound experience in the life sciences and healthcare sector, Andrea also advises on particular sector related issues.

Prior to joining Orrick in December 2016, Andrea was Associate at the Munich office of Clifford Chance since 2014. 



  • Employment Law & Litigation

Isabelle Zakine-Rozenberg Associate Employment Law & Litigation


Isabelle Zakine-Rozenberg is an employment lawyer, based in Orrick's Paris office.

Isabelle advises French and international corporations on all matters related to French Employment and French Criminal Law. She provides advice in pre-litigation and represents clients’ interests before French courts.

Prior to joining Orrick, Isabelle worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for twelve years and previously at Bélier & Associés.



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

Emily Yung Associate Energy, Infrastructure


Emily is a member of the Energy and Infrastructure group and has experience working on a range of renewable energy projects, including solar PV, biomass and energy from waste.



  • Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Project Finance
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate

Louise Gibbons Senior Associate Energy, Renewable Energy

San Francisco

Louise focuses her practice on project finance and corporate transactions in the energy industry, primarily in the conventional and renewable energy power sectors.

Louise was recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2016, 2017, and 2018 and by Euromoney's 2018 Rising Stars Expert Guide for Energy and Natural Resources Law.

She represents public and private companies in their roles as sponsors, developers, issuers, borrowers, lenders and investors in a variety of transactions, including project financings, tax equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other commercial transactions involving the development, construction, financing, acquisition, sale and investment in power generation, distribution and storage and other energy-related projects and businesses.



  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Kory DeClark Managing Associate Supreme Court & Appellate

San Francisco

A former Ninth Circuit clerk, Kory DeClark represents clients in appeals and dispositive motions.

Prior to joining Orrick’s Supreme Court and Appellate practice, Kory was a trial lawyer at the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of California. Before that, he served as a Liman Fellow at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, where he worked toward bail reform in California. Kory has handled more than 100 felony and misdemeanor cases across all stages of litigation. He has tried cases to verdict in both state and federal court—winning acquittals on a broad range of criminal charges—and has argued before the Ninth Circuit.

Before his work as a Federal Defender, Kory served as a law clerk to the Honorable William A. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and as student director of Yale Law School’s Criminal Justice Clinic. He also holds a Ph.D. in political philosophy from the University of Southern California and a vegan culinary degree from the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City.



  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Africa

Frederic Lalance Partner Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance


Frédéric Lalance, Office Leader of the Orrick Paris office, is also the Head partner of the Paris Litigation Group. He focuses on commercial, corporate, banking, and merger and acquisition related disputes before the French courts, as well as arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

Recognized by Chambers & Partners as a top litigator in France, Frédéric Lalance is praised by clients for being “a very sharp and intelligent lawyer” and “able to take a quick overview of situations and creative in finding new solutions." He has been involved in many of the highly publicized corporate cases over the past few years. He notably advised CDR on the Executive Life Matter and recently successfully argued, before the French Court, the Asian Development Bank’s absolute immunity from jurisdiction as an international institution.

On the international scene, Frédéric Lalance has a broad experience advising and representing French and foreign clients on multi-jurisdictional matters. He has also experience in Africa, where he currently represents several players in the mining industry in shareholders’ disputes related to joint ventures agreements.

Frédéric’s wide range of expertise also includes international investigation and compliance, as well as Internet fraud litigation.

Frédéric Lalance was a Litigation partner at the premier French boutique Rambaud Martel before it combined with Orrick’s global platform in 2006. Frédéric previously served at Cleary Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP.



  • Intellectual Property

Michael C. Chow Senior Associate Intellectual Property

Orange County

Michael Chow, an associate in the Orange County office, is a member of the Intellectual Property Group. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, with experience in patent litigation, including damages and other remedies arising from patent litigation.

Michael has worked on cases for companies including eBay, Inc., eBay Enterprise, Inc., Fujitsu Limited, and NVIDIA Corporation covering technologies such as eCommerce, optical networking and telecommunication, graphics processing, and signal equalization. 

Prior to law school, Michael was a mechanical engineer with M-E Engineers, Inc., in Culver City, Calif., where he designed the HVAC systems, including sizing equipment and devising airflows, for hospitals, sporting venues, and office buildings.  His projects included Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier, Calif., and Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.


  • Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Infrastructure
  • Master Limited Partnerships

Lisa Tonery Partner Energy, Oil & Gas

New York

Lisa is widely recognized as an innovator in the natural gas regulatory arena. She has represented clients in the energy industry on regulatory strategy, compliance and transactional matters for more than 25 years.

At the forefront of her field, Lisa helped a client obtain the first authorization from the DOE to export domestic natural gas as LNG to all trading partners, and represented the first bi-directional LNG terminals proposed in the United States in proceedings before FERC.

Lisa has been recognized as a leading practitioner by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and The Legal 500 for many years.