Jenna Vilkin Managing Associate, White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, White Collar
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Jenna is a Managing Associate in Orrick's White Collar Criminal Defense practice.Jenna represents corporations and individuals facing high-stakes criminal, civil and regulatory investigations, criminal prosecution, and enforcement actions. She has extensive experience conducting a broad range of internal corporate investigations and defending clients in cases involving government fraud, Anti Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy laws, trade secret theft, and other violations of federal criminal law. Her practice also focuses on complex commercial litigation matters across a variety of industries.
San Francisco; Boston
San Francisco; Boston
Michelle Visser has extensive experience in defending companies that face the regulatory investigations, class action litigation, and payment card brand claims that frequently follow the announcement of cybersecurity incidents. In addition to litigating privacy and cybersecurity matters, Michelle has navigated numerous companies through their cybersecurity response, including by overseeing technical forensic investigations, advising on notification obligations and coordinating communication strategies.
When faced with an incident, companies call Michelle for crisis response with an eye toward potential litigation. Clients also look to Michelle for privacy and cybersecurity advice before a crisis is at hand. Michelle regularly takes the lessons learned from litigating privacy and cybersecurity matters to provide clients with proactive advice on how to structure their privacy and cybersecurity programs and incident response plans in ways designed to reduce legal exposure.
For her role in representing companies that have faced some of the most high-profile cybersecurity incidents and litigation to date, Michelle was named one of the “40 Under 40” in 2018 by the Global Data Review and a “Rising Star” by Law360 in 2015. She was also recognized as one of the “Women Leaders in Technology Law” by The San Francisco Recorder in 2015.
Michelle is also regularly turned to for defense against other types of class actions and complex litigation with experience in defending companies against securities, antitrust, and other commercial claims.
San Francisco; Portland
San Francisco; Portland
Stephan Wagner, Of Counsel in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Energy and Infrastructure Group.
Steve's practice focuses on domestic and international clients in connection with acquisitions and dispositions, commercial financing, commercial project development, commercial leasing transactions and energy real estate transactions, including ground leases and build-to-suit leases.
Eric Wall, a partner in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Tax Group.
His practice encompasses a wide variety of federal and state tax issues, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation matters, real estate matters, and taxation of pass-through entities.
Eric began his career at the firm as a summer associate in 2001.
Spencer Wan is a managing associate in Orrick's San Francisco office.
Spencer Wan is a managing associate in Orrick's Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution group.
Spencer’s practice focuses on litigation, securities, intellectual property, and trade secrets. He also has experience in handling complex disputes in the finance and technology sectors. As a member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution group, Spencer represents corporate clients and individuals in state and federal courts across various civil matters, including contract disputes, securities claims, and trade secret misappropriation claims.
Spencer also works with Orrick’s pro bono team to support underrepresented populations, including OneJustice, a California organization providing legal services to low-income families and individuals.
John Wang is a member of the Public Finance Department and chair of the higher education financing group. John's practice includes serving as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter's counsel and borrower’s counsel on a wide variety of transactions. John was recently recognized as one of California's top 50 development lawyers by The Daily Journal.
John has significant experience with advising issuers, developers and underwriters on financings for higher education, utilities (including water, wastewater and energy facilities), solid waste disposal facilities (including waste-to-energy facilities) and 501(c)(3) corporations. He has experience advising clients in such financings in several states and territories, including California, Hawaii, Guam, Nevada and Texas.
Michael Weil, an Employment partner in the San Francisco office, represents clients in high-stakes employment, trade secrets and employee mobility litigation throughout the United States. Michael was recognized as a Rising Star in his field by Law360.
Michael's practice focuses on matters involving trade secrets, restrictive covenants, employee mobility issues, wrongful termination and discrimination. He has also defended numerous wage-and-hour class actions and representative actions under state and federal laws, including claims for overtime, vacation, meal and rest break penalties, waiting-time penalties and other alleged Labor Code violations. Finally, Michael counsels clients on a wide variety of employment and related corporate issues.
Gabriel Weiner, a corporate associate in Orrick’s San Francisco office, is a member of the Technology Companies Group.
Mark has more than 25 years of experience in the financing, development, acquisition and sale of energy and infrastructure projects and companies.
Mark has a finance, tax and corporate background, and focuses on structuring complex equity and debt investments, and negotiating investment, shareholder and joint venture agreements. He has a particular focus on tax and cash equity financing of renewable energy projects, including in the solar and wind space.
Mark is a recognized leader in the field. He is the former co-chair of Orrick’s Energy & Infrastructure practice, and has been named by Chambers as one of “America’s leading energy lawyers”, described by clients as “a standout.” He is also highlighted in The Legal 500 USA as a leading individual in the areas of energy: renewable/alternative and is highlighted in the conventional power category. Euromoney has recognized Mark as one of the “world’s leading project finance lawyers” and one of the “world’s leading energy and natural resource lawyers.” He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for project finance law, by The Legal 500 as a leading project finance lawyer, and has been a Law360 Energy MVP. Mark is a frequent speaker on energy project and infrastructure investments.
Derek Wetmore is a Managing Associate in Orrick's San Francisco office. His practice includes a range of criminal and civil enforcement actions involving potential violations of securities laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Bank Secrecy Act, the False Claims Act, and antitrust laws.
Derek represents companies and individuals across the globe. His clients range from closely held private entities to Fortune 50 companies in the technology, finance, retail, and manufacturing sectors. In addition to representing clients in enforcement actions, Derek has conducted dozens of internal investigations in Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. He also counsels companies on compliance best practices and has served on the Monitor Team for a banking technology company.
Prior to law school, Derek worked as a data analyst for an environmental engineering firm with a focus on geospatial analysis, remedial design, and negotiations with state, federal, and foreign governmental agencies.
Ken Whyburn, senior counsel in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Tax Group. Ken focuses on federal and state taxation of mortgage-backed securities and the securitization of credit card, automobile and other asset receivables where he enjoys expertise in both tax and legal structures and financial analysis.
He also has substantial experience in the taxation of offshore insurance companies and California franchise tax matters relating to apportionment and unitary tax.