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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • Employment Law & Litigation

Louisa Kallhoff Managing Associate Technology Companies Group, Employment Law & Litigation

Düsseldorf

Louisa Kallhoff is an experienced Managing Associate in the Düsseldorf office and a member of Orrick's German Employment Law Practice.

Louisa advises national and international companies on all issues of individual and collective employment law.

The main focus of her practice comprises employment aspects of transactions and restructurings, as well as employment and labor law issues such as personnel leasing, co-determination of employees and service agreements of managing directors and board members. She also advises national and international companies on day-to-day employment law matters.

Louisa joined Orrick in 2016.
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  • D: +49 211 3678 7211

Practice:

  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Privacy
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Intellectual Property
  • GDPR Readiness

Amelie von Alten Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation, Privacy

Düsseldorf

Amelie focuses on counseling in the area of Data Privacy and IP/IT. She is involved in GDPR readiness  and general Data Privacy compliance and works on various aspects of trademark and competition law. 

Ever since her studies, Amelie has been fascinated by Data Privacy and Intellectual Property Rights. Now that she has joined Orrick, Amelie focuses on helping clients to face the challenges of Data Privacy and turn those challenges into opportunities. Advising on and finding answers to the European General Data Protection Regulation is part of Amelie's daily tasks. Whether it is the assessment of a specific online application, advice on data protection safeguards or drafting a privacy policy or a data processing agreements, Amelie is up to date with the newest developments and puts her knowledge into practice for our clients. 

Amelie regularly advises on various aspects of IP and IT rights. She joined Orrick in 2017 after finishing her legal training in Berlin and New York.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • M&A and Private Equity

Mitchell Zuklie Orrick Chairman Technology Companies Group, M&A and Private Equity

Silicon Valley

Mitch Zuklie serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orrick. Under Mitch’s leadership, the firm has pursued a strategy to be a leading advisor to the global Technology & Innovation, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance sectors. Financial Times has chosen Orrick as the Most Innovative Law Firm in North America in 2016, 2017 and 2018. And Fortune has selected the firm among the 100 Best Companies to Work For three years in a row.

Named by Chambers USA as an “eminent practitioner,” Mitch is an experienced business and legal advisor who has completed hundreds of venture capital financings and numerous public offerings, mergers, acquisitions and licensing transactions. He counsels technology companies at all stages of their life cycles, as well as their founders, advisors and investors.

Mitch has led the firm’s portfolio approach to innovation, including the transformation of its West Virginia operation into a center for analytics and innovation, the launch of Orrick Labs to develop customized technologies, and the creation of partnerships with leading innovation initiatives in the industry. He has also led the firm’s entry into new markets, including Boston, Santa Monica, Houston, Austin, and Geneva.

He serves on the Boards of the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity and the Berkeley Center for Law and Business and the Advisory Boards of the Stanford Law School Center on the Legal Profession and the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession. He is also a member of the Board of the Wild Salmon Center.

He and his wife, Holly, have been married for more than 25 years. They have two children, Hannah (20) and Angus (17). Mitch posts regularly on social media about Orrick, venture capital, innovation and other interests. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

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Practice:

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

Olivier Vuillod Partner Corporate, M&A and Private Equity

Paris

Olivier Vuillod is a partner in the Technology Companies Group in Orrick’s Paris office.

Olivier advises startups and high growth technology companies throughout their life cycle, from formation to financings, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, as well as venture and growth capital investors. He has significant cross-border and U.S. transaction expertise in venture capital markets. Olivier also counsels on complex cross border M&A transactions in the tech sector. Outside his practice, he lectures on venture capital at the EDHEC Business School and the Paris Bar School. Olivier has worked in Orrick’s Paris, San Francisco and Menlo Park offices. 

Olivier’s company-side representations include Aledia, Another Brain, Bellman, Dataiku, Fretlink, Highlife, Majelan, Payfit, SESAMm, Upowa, Xelan, Zenly. 

In addition to his company-side representations, Olivier has represented leading venture capital firms and other strategic investors, including Airbus Ventures, Alven, Astanor, Bpifrance, ETF Partners, Felix Capital, Idinvest Partners, NGP Capital, Raise Capital.

Before joining Orrick, Olivier worked in the Corporate department of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher Paris.

Keily Blair

Practice:

  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Internal Investigations

Keily Blair Partner Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation, Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions

London

Keily heads up the Cyber & Data Privacy Enforcement & Litigation Practice in London. Keily works with her clients to navigate crises, and to achieve better regulatory and judicial outcomes in all aspects of international data privacy enforcement and litigation. Keily is ranked as a key practitioner in data protection, privacy and cyber security in Legal 500.

As a litigator, Keily has a different perspective on cyber and data privacy issues.

Keily has led the response to investigations by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office, the Irish Data Protection Commission, the FCA, the SFO, the US Department of Justice, the FBI, the SEC and Parliamentary Select Committees. She has also acted as external legal counsel for regulators.

In the civil arena, Keily has led on a number of high-profile contentious matters, including multi-jurisdictional investigations into post-GDPR data breaches, judicial reviews and associated civil litigation.

Keily has represented the private sector at the United Nations and the European Criminal Bar Association. She is committed to improving diversity and social mobility in the legal sector.    

Keily sits on the Law360's 2020 Editorial Advisory Board on Cybersecurity & Privacy and also leads the IAPP Cyber & Privacy Investigations, Enforcement & Litigation Affinity Group.

Prior to joining Orrick, Keily led the Contentious Data Privacy, Law & Strategy practice at PwC having been a litigator at two international law firms before this.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • IP Counseling & Due Diligence
  • China
  • Japan

L. Mark Weeks Partner M&A and Private Equity, Corporate

Hong Kong

Mark Weeks is a partner of the M&A and Private Equity Group, splitting his time between Hong Kong and Tokyo. He practiced in New York and Tokyo for more than 25 years. Before relocating to Hong Kong, Mark served as office leader of Orrick’s Tokyo office from 2006 to 2017.

He concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, clean technology, life sciences, IT and telecommunications asset transfers, strategic investments, and general corporate representation for U.S., Japanese and other Asian companies.

Mark speaks, reads and writes fluent Japanese.

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Practice:

  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Rena L. Scott Partner International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Geneva

Regularly credited for her responsiveness, diligence, and reliability, Rena L. Scott has been assisting clients primarily in the area of international arbitration and dispute resolution, with a particular focus on complex, high-value disputes involving major construction projects (commercial, retail, residential, high rise, low rise, infrastructure) and consortia and joint venture agreements for more than 12 years.  Rena also provides delivery assistance and construction project dispute avoidance assistance to construction development and delivery teams.  Rena is regularly invited to speak on issues in the construction sector.

Rena’s practice also includes representing multi-national companies involved in a wide range of complex business disputes, including partnership disputes, real estate litigation (general), accountant liability disputes, and internal corporate investigations. Rena's practice is truly international.  She has represented clients in all stages of litigation and arbitration – from pleadings to trial/hearing to appellate matters – and in matters pending in a variety of venues, including several arbitral institutions, and before U.S. state and federal court, the English High Court, the British Virgin Islands, and the Isle of Man.

Rena is active in pro bono issues ranging from advising not-for-profit organizations on various legal aid programs around the world to preparing immigration reform practice manuals for U.S. court practice to carrying out impact litigation training programs for CSOs and lawyers working on critical human rights issues in Myanmar.

Legal 500 recognises Rena as a leading International Arbitration practitioner, where she is noted for her "excellent drafting skills."

Prior to joining Orrick, Rena worked in Akin Gump’s Geneva office, and also for other prestigious law firms in California.

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Practice:

  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Monica L. Haymond Managing Associate Supreme Court & Appellate

Washington, D.C.

A former Third Circuit and Eleventh Circuit clerk, Monica is a member of Orrick's Supreme Court and Appellate practice.

Monica represents clients in high-stakes appeals. She has co-authored briefs before the federal appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States. She has experience in a wide range of subject areas, including administrative, constitutional, and securities law. She also maintains an active pro bono practice.

Before joining the firm, Monica served as a law clerk to Judge Jordan on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and Judge Bibas on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. As a law clerk, she co-taught a seminar on habeas corpus at the University of Miami School of Law with Judge Jordan. Prior to clerking, she practiced at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she was a member of the firm's Appellate and Constitutional Law practice.

Monica graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served as an editor of the Virginia Law Review and the Virginia Journal of Law & Politics. She participated in the school's Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, wrote a prize-winning note on the Indian Commerce Clause, and was a semi-finalist in the law school's moot court competition. She also served as a fellow in the Law & Public Service Program.

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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation

Tracy L. Scheidtmann Senior Counsel Employment Law & Litigation, Wage and Hour

Silicon Valley

Tracy Scheidtmann uses a collaborative approach and extraordinary foresight to help people – and their businesses – resolve a wide range of employment issues. Working alongside executives, in-house counsel, human resources and other professionals, Tracy crafts legal solutions that fit the needs, vision and values of today’s growing companies.

Underscoring her commitment to helping others, Tracy also searches for ways to use her legal skills to help the community. She dedicates significant hours each year to various pro bono causes, including serving and supporting those affected by domestic violence. Prior to Orrick, Tracy worked with her law school’s Domestic Violence Advocacy Project, where she represented individuals who sought to obtain or enforce civil protection orders in the District of Columbia Superior Court. She was also a legal intern at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. in 2000.

She has advised hundreds of employers on the complex legal, compliance and human resource challenges associated with today’s workplace. Her years spent litigating high-stakes disputes allow her to see the full landscape of an issue, and therefore pinpoint pitfalls and opportunities that others might overlook. Tracy also knows that cost and sensibility go hand in hand. Whether working with clients in the startup space or large corporations, she aligns her legal advice with each clients’ culture, as well as its business and financial objectives.

Tracy honed her litigation skills as an attorney in Orrick’s employment group from 2002-2015. In 2015, she joined Facebook to gain in-house experience as a company investigator. In that role, Tracy identified potential legal or company policy violations to help the company proactively address workplace issues. Upon her return to Orrick in 2016, Tracy found her niche as an advisor, focusing her practice exclusively on employment advice and counseling.

Jamie L. Herkins Project Attorney

Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)

Jamie Herkins 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.

Jamie 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. She also manages teams of specialists performing document review, redaction, analysis, production and drafting privilege logs. Jamie assists the litigation team to prepare for trial, including drafting deposition summaries, factual memoranda and exhibit charts. She also works with practice office attorneys on transactional tasks, including contract review and due diligence.

Prior to joining Orrick, Jamie clerked with Judge John T. Mullaney, Jr. in the Superior Court of New Jersey Monmouth Vicinage and was an associate at Lucas & McGoughran, LLC in Oakhurst, New Jersey.

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Practice:

  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

Radiah L. Rondon Associate White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

Washington, D.C.

Radiah has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation including discovery, pre-trial, negotiations and drafting settlements. Radiah has worked on a number of internal investigations for publicly traded companies including investment banks and broker-dealers, regarding their internal corporate compliance.

Radiah L. Rondon is an Associate in the White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group. Radiah’s practice includes representing multinational corporations in enforcement actions brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) for alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Before joining Orrick, Radiah spent three years working as Compliance Director and In-House Counsel for an influential lobbying organization. Prior to that, Radiah was an Associate in the Washington D.C. office of an international law firm in the General Litigation department where her practice included representing companies and individuals across a broad range of industries in government and internal investigations, and anti-corruption and compliance matters.

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Practice:

  • Real Estate

Robin L Freedman Associate Real Estate

New York

Robin is an associate in the Real Estate Group. She enjoys partnering with clients to assist on the legal aspects of their real estate investments and help turn ideas into realities.

Her practice encompasses all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, equity investments and financings, joint ventures and leasing. She is skilled at drafting documents that bring complicated deal points to life.

Robin strongly believes in community engagement and is active in a local non-profit that provides shelter and services to the homeless in New York City.