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When guiding clients through wage and hour, retaliation and whistleblower issues, Frank helps companies prepare, adapt and defend.
To do so, Frank collaborates with retail, financial and manufacturing clients to develop policies which address ever-changing and complex employment regulations. When those issues need to be addressed in single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff or class action litigation, Frank calls on his litigation experience to help frame each case from his client’s perspective and provide aggressive, yet practical and client-focused advocacy.
Prior to joining Orrick, Frank clerked for the Honorable Edward G. Smith in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
The resiliency and teamwork which Frank applies to representing his clients, he previously honed in the United States Navy. Prior to practicing law, he served as a surface warfare officer, where he participated in multiple deployments conducting counter narcotics trafficking and coastal maritime security operations. Frank continues to support the Navy community through his pro bono work on military and veterans-related matters.
Elizabeth Zane, an associate in the Washington, D.C., office, is a member of the International Trade and Compliance Group. As part of her practice, Elizabeth regularly advises clients on Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Elizabeth's experience includes work on internal investigations, voluntary disclosures, commodity jurisdiction requests and developing and implementing compliance programs. Elizabeth also advises clients on government contracting matters.
Paul represents sponsors, investors, utilities and other strategic participants in corporate and project finance transactions, primarily in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He also serves as the Office Leader for Orrick's Washington, DC office.
Transactions on which Paul has advised include the development, financing, acquisition and divestiture of renewable and conventional power projects and other infrastructure assets in a broad range of commercial and corporate transactions. He has served as lead counsel on some of the most innovative and complex U.S. renewable energy transactions in recent years in both the wind and solar energy sectors.
Patricia Zeigler, Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office, focuses her practice on antitrust law with particular emphasis in Hart-Scott-Rodino Act compliance and counseling. Her experience includes advising clients on issues of reportability and interpretations of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and its regulations.
Pat also has expertise in the applicability of foreign premerger requirements and filings with regulators in the European Union, Asia and Canada.
Pat served as antitrust counsel to two large industry groups establishing Business to Business exchanges for E-commerce transactions. She currently serves as general counsel to five large trade associations in a wide range of industries. In addition, Pat works with trade groups to set up and run joint purchasing organizations.
Prior to joining the firm, Pat practiced antitrust law for over a decade with Pillsbury Madison & Sutro.
In addition to being admitted in the District of Columbia, Pat is also admitted in California (inactive).
Tom Zellerbach knows how to quickly and creatively resolve IP litigation, safeguarding his clients’ precious time and financial resources.
When representing global technology leaders or emerging companies, he looks at each case with fresh eyes, tailoring his strategy to each client’s particular legal and business objectives, as well as their company culture.
Having handled dozens of trademark, copyright and advertising disputes before the federal courts, U.S.P.T.O., T.T.A.B. and the National Advertising Division, he knows how to obtain the best possible result, whether through a trial victory or by resolving a dispute before litigation.
Sarah (Ying) Zeng, a partner in Orrick’s Beijing office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group. She has more than 25 years of corporate law experience serving Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and U.S. multinational companies.
Sarah’s practice focuses on China outbound M&A, foreign direct investment (FDI) transactions in China and other cross-border transactions with Chinese components. She has extensive experience in representing Chinese SOEs, private corporations and private equity funds, as well as multinational corporations in cross-border M&A transactions, including divestitures, joint ventures and FDIs.
Having served as general counsel of the Hong Kong-listed Weichai Power (China’s largest engine manufacturer), and the vice president and country manager (China) for El Paso Corporation (a Fortune 500 energy company), Sarah is uniquely positioned to provide clients with practical, specific and dynamic advice with her combined legal and business insights and in-depth knowledge in the energy, infrastructure and manufacturing sectors. During her time at El Paso Corporation, Sarah chaired the boards of four major power plants owned by the company in China for eight years.
Prior to joining Orrick, Sarah was a managing partner at Dentons’ Beijing office.
Yu (Victor) Zhang, an associate in Orrick’s Beijing
office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group.
Victor regularly represents Chinese and international corporate and private equity clients in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, foreign direct investment (FDI) transactions, joint ventures, restructuring and other general corporate and compliance matters.
He is particularly experienced in advising Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) on their outbound acquisitions and investments. His clients cover a range of industries, including energy, metals and mining, and technology.
In addition, Victor has experience handling a number of Hong Kong and US IPOs for Chinese issuers.
Prior to joining Orrick, Victor practiced at two major international law firms for many years.
Dr. Yuanjia (Gina) Zhang, a patent agent in the Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Intellectual Property Group. As a patent agent, Dr. Zhang performs tasks related to patent prosecution including preparing and prosecuting patent applications.
Dr. Zhang has broad technical background and experience in materials science and engineering, electronic devices, nanotechnology, and printing technology. In particular, her technical areas include nanofabrication, semiconductors, organic electronics, molecular electronics, optoelectronics, electrophotography, inkjet printing, surface engineering, color science, and image processing.
Prior to joining Orrick, Dr. Zhang worked at Anova Law Group, where she prepared and prosecuted patent applications for large Chinese companies and prestigious universities, in industrial areas including Internet technology and semiconductor devices. Before joining Anova Law Group, Dr. Zhang was a member of research staff in Xerox Innovation Group at Xerox Corporation. Dr. Zhang also has prior industrial experiences at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation, in Shanghai, China. Dr. Zhang’s doctoral research focused on the electronic charge injection and transport in nanoscale organic thin film transistors.
Dr. Zhang has technical publications in journals including Advanced Materials and Journal of Applied Physics. Dr. Zhang is also an inventor with six U.S. patents granted and other U.S. and foreign patent applications pending.
Shelley Zhang, a partner in Orrick’s Beijing office, is a member of the Intellectual Property Group. Her practice focuses on IP prosecution and enforcement. Shelley has extensive experience in patents, trademarks, domain names, copyrights and trade secrets.
Shelley's related IP experience includes the following:
Beijing; New York
Beijing; New York
Jinsong (Jeff) Zhang is a partner of the M&A and Private Equity Group, splitting his time between Orrick’s Beijing and New York offices. Jeff represents Chinese and international clients from multiple industries, including financial institutions, Fintech, technology, health care and real estate, in a broad range of M&A, capital markets, corporate governance, regulatory and compliance matters.
Jeff is deeply experienced in representing both Chinese and international companies in cross-border public and private M&A, tender offers, privatizations, spin-offs and joint ventures.
He has a particular focus on advising Chinese companies (state-owned or private) and financial institutions on their outbound investments, regulatory and compliance matters in the United States. His clients cover a wide range of industries, including financial institutions, Fintech, technology, healthcare and real estate.
In addition, Jeff advises Chinese companies on international capital markets transactions, including SEC-registered offerings, private placements pursuant to Rule 144A, and listings in Hong Kong and the United States.
Having practiced for more than a decade in New York, and having served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of CITIC Securities USA, a SEC/FINRA-registered broker-dealer arm of China’s largest full-service investment bank, Jeff offers Chinese clients a unique perspective when advising on U.S. transactional and compliance matters.
Prior to joining Orrick, Jeff was a partner at King & Wood Mallesons in New York. Before his in-house position at CITIC Securities USA, he practiced at two leading global law firms in New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai for many years.
Elisa Zheng is a member of the Structured Finance Group in Orrick’s New York office.
Elisa represents investment banks, asset managers and issuers in matters involving collateralized loan obligations, securitizations and other structured financial products.
Dr. André Zimmermann, a Certified Specialist for Employment Law (Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht), heads Orrick’s German Employment Practice. With well more than ten years of international experience, André is well-versed in restructuring and headcount reduction, employment aspects of M&A transactions and employment related litigation with a sector focus on technology companies and multi-jurisdictional and cross-border employment law issues.
André is listed as "frequently recommended" employment law expert by JUVE Handbook of German Commercial Law Firms, editions 2017/2018 and 2018/2019, Germany's leading lawyer ranking, and has been ranked as top employment lawyer by renown German business weekly WirtschaftsWoche 2019. Clients recommend André to JUVE as “straight shooter" and "always refreshingly honest".
Our clients praise André's "creative and efficient style of working" and "a very practical and efficient style of providing advice", referring to him as "extremely responsive and accessible when we have urgent matters" and as "an excellent advocate in court hearings".
André advises companies on a wide range of HR legal matters with a special sector focus on technology companies, including hiring and discrimination concerns, misclassification, multi-jurisdictional and cross-border employment issues, HR data privacy compliance, roll out of employee handbooks and policies, performance management and terminations. Having long-standing experience in negotiating with works councils and unions in restructuring measures of all kind, a special focus of André's practice is on restructuring, outsourcing and headcount reductions. He is an acknowledged specialist in employing third-party personnel, especially through temporary agency work.
André has thorough knowledge of and genuine passion for the tech industry. Most recently, he has advised leading multinational technology companies such as Pinterest, Flexera, GitHub, Nvidia, Optimizely, Sabre and Splunk on various employment matters.
André is a core member of our global employment law practice consisting of 80 specialized employment lawyers and world leading practices in our offices in the United States, Asia and Europe, offering the highest level of employment advice in all major jurisdictions. Our well-established teamwork across offices ensures international advice in employment law in our clients' cross-border projects.