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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Patents
  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising

Bradford Breen Senior Counsel M&A and Private Equity, Patents

New York

Bradford Breen, senior counsel in the New York Corporate Group, regularly advises clients on technology transactions, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing and other strategic partnership arrangements, with an emphasis on the intellectual property aspects of such transactions.

Brad also advises professional services and financial services entities and technology companies regarding U.S. and international trademark and branding matters. He also has considerable experience in business method, electronic, semiconductor and computer patent counseling.

Elizabeth Brenckman

Practice:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising
  • Trade Secrets Litigation

Elizabeth E. Brenckman Partner Intellectual Property, Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising

New York

Elizabeth E. Brenckman, a partner in the New York office, is a member of Orrick’s Intellectual Property Group. Elizabeth is a trial lawyer with a focus on trademark, copyright, and media litigation. She has helped companies of all sizes develop comprehensive strategies to avoid litigation where possible, and succeed in litigation when necessary.

She has litigated several of the most complex and closely watched trademark and copyright cases of recent years. Elizabeth represented New Balance in the successful defense of trade dress claims brought by Nike/Converse in an ITC Investigation that IP Law360 named the Top Trademark Ruling of 2016. She also represented Aereo in the defense of copyright infringement claims brought by the major television U.S. television broadcasters—a case that was ultimately decided by the Supreme Court on an issue of first impression in 2015. 

She was recently recognized by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, which named Elizabeth a 2018 Rising Star.

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Practice:

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

Marshall Brozost Partner Real Estate, Real Estate Investment Funds

New York

Marshall Brozost is a Real Estate lawyer in Orrick’s New York office and serves as head of the New York Real Estate Group.

He focuses on complex real estate transactions on behalf of institutional and private equity investors. In addition, his practice encompasses all aspects of commercial real estate investment, from purchases and sales, formation of joint ventures and real estate funds to mortgage and mezzanine financing, REIT structuring, workouts and leasing. His clients include State Street Global Advisors, Phoenix Realty Group, Arel Capital and The Praedium Group, as well as other real estate private equity funds, investment advisers, domestic and foreign institutional investors, lenders and developers. He also advises on CMBS and merger and acquisition transactions.

Marshall is recognized for his real estate and finance work in Legal 500 and described by clients as “exceptional” in the field.

Marshall previously was a partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP and Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.

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Practice:

  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • White Collar
  • FCPA & Anti–Corruption
  • Internal Investigations
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions

Spencer Bruck Senior Associate White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, White Collar

New York

Spencer Bruck counsels corporations and individuals on a wide range of high-stakes, international white collar matters, including criminal and civil investigations by government regulators, internal investigations, diligence on transactions, and analyzing and enhancing compliance policies and procedures. As a senior associate in the White Collar and Corporate Investigations practice group, Spencer's practice focuses on representations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), securities violations and accounting fraud.   

Spencer has represented companies and individuals in matters before the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, state Attorneys General, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Permanent Investigations, FINRA, and multilateral development banks.  He also has experience interfacing with various corporate stakeholders and external accountants. His practice has also involved investigations into private boarding schools in the United States. 

Mr. Bruck is also active in pro bono work. He represents individuals in criminal cases and is involved in civil rights issues.

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Practice:

  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Michael J. Buchanan Associate Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

New York

Michael J. Buchanan is a litigation associate in Orrick's New York office. 

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Practice:

  • Supreme Court & Appellate
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Matthew L. Bush Senior Associate Supreme Court & Appellate, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

New York

Matt Bush is a senior associate in the Complex Litigation group and the Supreme Court and Appellate group.  He represents clients in cases involving a wide range of subject areas, including intellectual property, employment, class actions, and products liability.

Matt specializes in high-stakes commercial litigation, devising case strategy and handling all stages of the most complex matters from initial filing, to trial, to appeal.   Matt's appellate background gives him the unique perspective to advise not just on the best strategy to win the critical motion or win the trial, but also to ensure the case is properly set up to win the appeal.  He has argued numerous motions and appeals in state and federal courts across the country, including motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, Daubert motions, motions in limine, directed verdict motions, and jury instructions.  He has been a part of multiple trial teams in cases that have gone to verdict and second chaired two arguments before the United States Supreme Court.

Matt represents Oracle in Oracle v. Google, the high stakes copyright case known as the "World Series of IP." Google copied thousands of lines of code from Oracle's Java Platform, and used those lines in the Android operating system found in smartphones and other devices.  The Federal Circuit found that Oracle's code was protected by copyright, and that Google's copying was not "fair use" as a matter of law.  Matt has a background in computer programming and has experience writing in languages such as Java, JavaScript, and PHP.

Matt also represented Microsoft in a $230 million employment discrimination class action case.   The Court denied a class certification motion attempting to certify a class of 8,600 female IT employees and engineers who claimed discrimination in pay and promotion. 

Prior to Joining Orrick, Matt served as a law clerk for Judge Chester J. Straub of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge Jan. E. DuBois of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Class Action Defense
  • Internal Investigations
  • Wage and Hour

Shawn N. Butte Managing Associate Employment Law & Litigation, Trade Secrets Litigation

New York

Shawn Butte is a managing associate in the New York office. His practice focuses on representing clients in high-stakes employment litigation, including restrictive covenant and trade secret matters, and conducting sensitive internal investigations.

Shawn's practice involves crafting creative, practical solutions to complex legal challenges faced by multinational corporations and emerging companies in a range of industries, including media, software, insurance, financial services, retail and pharmaceuticals.

Shawn regularly handles high-stakes litigation involving post-employment restrictions, employee raiding, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and class and collective actions. Shawn has experience in both federal and state court, as well as in alternative dispute forums such as the American Arbitration Association, and has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in TRO and preliminary injunction hearings.

In addition to his litigation practice, Shawn advises management on a variety of workplace issues, including employee mobility, trade secret protection, wage and hour policies, employee classification, and internal investigations. He also frequently serves as outside counsel to both domestic and international startups trying to expand in the U.S. market. Shawn uses his experience as a litigator to help clients proactively avoid protracted legal disputes. Shawn has also advised clients on employment issues in connection with mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions. 

Shawn is recognized by Super Lawyers as a New York Metro area "Rising Star” (2018). 

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Practice:

  • Intellectual Property

Joseph A. Calvaruso Partner Intellectual Property

New York

Joseph A. Calvaruso is a partner in the Intellectual Property group in the New York office. Joe, a veteran intellectual property law specialist focusing on patent litigation, has extensive experience at the trial and appellate levels.

Joe also has litigated cases involving trademarks, trade secrets, false advertising, antitrust and unfair competition. In addition, Joe has extensive experience as lead counsel in Inter Partes Reviews before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Known for his candid approach and formidable courtroom style, Joe has the trust of his clients and the respect of the bench. As a veteran patent litigator, he can distill complicated facts into precise strategies that often resolve matters by summary judgement, saving his clients valuable time and expense.

As one client put it, "Joe Calvaruso is exceptional, his work has been truly excellent." (Legal 500) Another client offered: "He's like a defenseman on a hockey team or an NFL linebacker - tough as nails. But he's always fair and a good person on your side to or go up against. He just gets the technology as well." (IAM 1000) Intellectual Asset Management ("IAM") rates Joe as a "practical commercial lawyer, he has talent for resolving disputes early, together with the courtroom skills to prevail at trial...."

Joe’s diverse experience includes consumer electronics, computer hardware and software, optical equipment, medical devices, semiconductor devices and fabrication, and financial services.
His demonstrated ability to translate complicated topics to judges and juries is a valuable asset particularly appreciated by his international clients. Joe uses the same clear and practical approach to help non-English speakers understand intricate legal issues.

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Practice:

  • Supreme Court & Appellate
  • Litigation & IP

Christopher J. Cariello Senior Associate Supreme Court & Appellate, Litigation & IP

New York

A Senior Associate in the Supreme Court and Appellate Group, Chris's practice focuses on high-stakes appeals and cutting-edge legal issues.

Chris has a deep passion for intellectual property law, and he specializes in complex copyright and trademark issues arising at the intersection of business and technology. He has represented major tech developers, biomedical manufacturers, and content creators on a wide range of critically important issues. In particular, Chris has litigated cutting-edge issues of personal jurisdiction, extraterritoriality, and damages; the trademark law’s trade dress, functionality, dilution, and nominative fair use doctrines; and the daunting copyright questions that confront technology providers and platforms in the digital age. Chris also has a wealth of experience counseling Fintech clients on novel issues confronting that industry. And he has represented clients in appeals involving trade secrets, class action litigation, bankruptcy, telecommunications, constitutional law, and more. He has authored merits briefs and cert. petitions in the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as dozens of briefs in federal and state courts of appeals. And he has represented clients in trial courts, crafting dispositive motions, witness declarations, evidentiary objections, and jury instructions.

Chris also maintains an active pro bono practice. He won an appeal in the Ninth Circuit on behalf of a client seeking immigration relief, and currently represents clients on issues ranging from copyright’s willfulness doctrine, to freedom of information laws, to New York state’s parole system. Chris is also an active member of the bar, sitting on the Federal Bar Council’s Public Service Committee.

Prior to joining Orrick, Chris was a law clerk to Judge Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Chief Judge Carol B. Amon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

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Practice:

  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • FCPA & Anti–Corruption
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions

Ciarra Carr Associate White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, FCPA & Anti–Corruption

New York

Ciarra N. Carr is an Associate in the firm’s White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group in the New York office.


Ciarra’s practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, global investigations across a broad range of industries, and developing anti-corruption compliance programs.   She has experience with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, including conducting internal investigations and representing companies in FCPA investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, and multinational Office of Foreign Assets Control investigations.

Ciarra remains committed to serving her community through the representation of incarcerated individuals in federal court under the Criminal Justice Act, where she has experience advising individuals charged in large racketeering conspiracies and other criminal matters.

Prior to joining Orrick, Ciarra graduated from Brooklyn Law School where she received a distinction in criminal law. While there, she authored timely CLE materials as a Center for Criminal Justice Fellow.  She also interned with various non-profit and government agencies, including the Bronx and Kings County district attorney’s offices in their respective sex crimes and child abuse units.

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Practice:

  • Structured Finance

Thomas Caruso Associate Structured Finance

New York

Thomas Caruso is an associate in the Structured Finance group in the New York office.

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Practice:

  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Transportation Finance
  • M&A and Private Equity

Vincent Casey Partner Energy, Infrastructure

New York

Vincent is an infrastructure partner, with more than 25 years of experience working on projects in the United States and Latin America.

He regularly advises developers, financing parties, (banks, note purchasers and underwriters), governmental authorities in Public Private Partnerships (PPP/P3), and developers and lenders in all types of other project financings. Vincent's practice covers all aspect of infrastructure and energy including roads, airports, water facilities, social infrastructure and wind farms.