Meg Hennessey Senior Associate, White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, Global Compliance & Regulatory
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Meg advises individuals and corporations responding to DOJ and SEC investigations into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, medical device fraud, and in criminal antitrust matters. She conducts internal investigations around the world and helps multinational clients build and maintain their anti-corruption compliance programs.
Meg served on the Monitor teams for two FCPA Monitorships and represents a multinational currently under the review of an independent FCPA Monitor. She draws upon her broad international experience and strong project management skills to lead diverse teams of attorneys and consultants to conduct compliance risk assessments, compliance monitoring reviews, and bribery and corruption-related internal investigations. Her Monitorship experience makes her uniquely qualified to advise clients facing similar scrutiny by enforcement authorities, and to advise on best practices in building a corporate compliance program.
Meg also represents a non-profit organization in relation to multiple congressional inquiries conducted by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Meg Hennessey, an associate in the San Francisco office, is a member of the White Collar and Corporate Investigations group.
Saira Henry is a Senior Associate in the Firm's Antitrust & Competition group in London.
Saira advises on EU and UK competition law matters, including merger control and anti-competitive conduct (cartels, abuse of dominance and other restrictions on competition).
She has acted for clients in a broad range of sectors, including in the technology, telecommunications, consumer goods, energy and financial sectors.
Saira undertook a secondment at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority from December 2018 – May 2019.
Saira previously worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in their Brussels office as an associate.
Wheeling, W.V. (GOC)
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.
Wheeling, W.V. (GOC)
Wheeling, W.V. (GOC)
Logan J. Herlinger is an eDiscovery Career Associate in Orrick's Global Operations Center, located in Wheeling, W.Va. Logan consults with Orrick attorneys and clients on eDiscovery strategy and information governance issues, including issues related to pending or threatened litigation and records management.
Logan has experience managing a wide-variety of complex discovery matters including multi-district antitrust litigation, class actions, intellectual property litigation, contract disputes, product liability actions, and internal and regulatory investigations. He assists with all aspects of the discovery process, including: coordinating the preservation, collection, review and production of information; conducting IT and custodian interviews; propounding and responding to written discovery; participating in meet and confer negotiations; and assisting in discovery motions practice.
Logan's practice also focuses on information governance. He works with companies' Legal and IT departments to develop information governance and litigation readiness plans that are tailored to the specific needs of each company. This work includes drafting records retention policies and schedules, consulting on the disposition of legacy information (paper and electronic), counseling on email and disaster recovery management, and drafting preservation policies and tracking systems. He has been engaged in these capacities by Fortune 100 companies, large financial institutions, national retailers, technology companies, energy and utility companies, and non-profits.
Logan is an active member of ARMA and the Sedona Conference Working Group 1.
K. Patrick Herman, located in the New York office, is a member of the Intellectual Property Group.
Patrick's practice focuses on complex patent and other intellectual property litigation. He has had extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants, and has been involved in all phases of litigation, from developing initial strategy through appeal. Patrick has appeared in intellectual property cases before a variety of different federal district courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the International Trade Commission. Applying his engineering background, he has represented clients in a range of industries, including the medical device, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, automotive, consumer electronics, and children’s toy industries.
Patrick's practice also extends to pre-litigation counseling, including rendering opinions relating to patentability, infringement, validity, and freedom-to-operate issues.
Jeffery Hermann, a member of the Restructuring Group, concentrates his practice in corporate bankruptcy cases, enforcement of and foreclosure of security interests in real and personal property, loan workouts and restructures, and negotiation and documentation of secured lending transactions.
He regularly represents secured and unsecured creditors, purchasers of assets from bankruptcy estates, bondholders, secured lenders and creditor committees, including debtor-in-possession financings and Chapter 11 exit financings.
Before joining Orrick, Jeff practiced law for 23 years at the Los Angeles offices of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP, the last 17 years as a partner of the firm.
Lynne Hermle, a Silicon Valley employment partner, has a long track record of winning high-profile jury trials on behalf of industry-leading clients, defeating class certification and obtaining summary judgment.
She has significant experience working on complex discrimination and wage-and-hour class actions for global leaders in the retail and technology sectors including The Gap, Genentech, Microsoft, Sears, Burlington Coat Factory, Gymboree, Spencer’s Gifts, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Williams Sonoma and Pottery Barn Kids, among many others.
Lynne led the trial team that obtained a complete defense verdict for Kleiner Perkins in Pao v. Kleiner Perkins, the high-stakes gender discrimination and retaliation case that garnered intense international media scrutiny. In naming Lynne “Litigator of the Week” for this victory, American Lawyer described her effective voir dire and how she “steadily poked holes in Pao’s testimony.” The Recorder called Lynne’s cross-examination “masterful” and Bloomberg reported that her “charismatic, intimidating oratory made her the trial’s breakout star.”
Following Pao, Lynne secured a complete defense verdict for SpaceX in an $8 million gender discrimination and retaliation suit. The Daily Journal called the outcome “another triumph for Hermle,” observing that her “string of successes for tech clients fighting off gender harassment and discrimination claims got longer.” The publication also pronounced Lynne to be “arguably the most feared employment defense attorney in California.” Eight months later she followed that up with another defense verdict for SpaceX in a wrongful discharge and retaliation case.
In recognition of these successes and career trial work, Lynne was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2017.
Joanna Hernandez, an associate in Orrick's Los Angeles office, is a member of the firm's Structured Finance Group.
Prior to joining the firm, Joanna worked as an associate at a municipal law firm and represented public agencies in litigation and public finance matters.
James practices in the public law area and also has experience in corporate and securities and real estate law.
His focus in the public law area primarily has been serving as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriters’ counsel on a variety of public finance transactions for cities, counties and special authorities throughout Texas.
James has extensive experience in the area of transportation development and financing, including representation advising the Harris County Toll Road Authority on project development and financing matters, as well as operations, contracting and legislative matters. James has also worked in various capacities on transactions for several other transportation issuers, including the Brazoria County Toll Road Authority, the North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority, Houston METRO, the Houston Airport System, City of Dallas/Love Field, the San Antonio Airport System, the Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority and the North Texas Tollway Authority. He has also been involved in a number of public/private development projects, including the development and financing of sports and convention facilities, among others.
Lauren Herrera is a Public Finance Associate in the San Francisco office.
Lauren serves as bond counsel and disclosure counsel on a variety of transactions, including general obligation bond financings for local agencies, charter school revenue bond financings and hospital revenue bond financings.
Prior to Orrick, Lauren was a research analyst with the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission.
Wheeling, W.V. (GOC)
Wheeling, W.V. (GOC)
Yvette Hershey 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.
Yvette works with litigation attorneys and third party vendors to manage the review and production of documents relevant to investigations and litigation. Her work includes using early case assessment technology to analyze, categorize and cull data. She also manages teams performing document review, redaction, analysis, production and drafting privilege logs. Yvette 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.
Ken Herzinger is a partner in the White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance Group in the San Francisco office. Ken was an attorney in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission prior to joining private practice. His practice focuses on SEC investigations and enforcement actions, internal investigations, securities class actions, and ERISA class actions.
Ken has 20 years of experience as a securities litigator and has handled every type of SEC investigation and securities case, including new and developing areas like cybersecurity, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and SEC BSA/AML enforcement, and more traditional matters such as accounting and financial statement fraud, internal control over financial reporting (ICFR), disclosure controls and procedures, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), insider trading, and Dodd-Frank and SOX whistleblower retaliation claims.
SEC and Regulatory: As a former SEC Enforcement attorney, Ken has successfully represented corporations, officers and directors, financial institutions, broker-dealers, auditors, and government municipalities in dozens of high profile investigations and enforcement proceedings by the SEC, U.S. Attorney's Office, PCAOB, and self-regulatory organizations such as FINRA.
Internal Investigations: Ken has conducted numerous global and domestic internal investigations for public and private companies and audit committees regarding a myriad of issues including accounting fraud, ICFR, disclosure controls and procedures, the FCPA, insider trading, and whistleblower retaliation claims.
Securities Class Actions: Ken has also represented officers and directors and public companies in many high stakes securities class actions. He has tried cases in federal and state court and in arbitration proceedings, and was a member of the trial team which obtained a defense verdict in one of only several securities class action jury trials in the country to be tried to verdict.
ERISA Class Actions: Ken has successfully defended companies and ERISA plan fiduciaries in ERISA class actions and has a strong track record of defeating the cases at the motion to dismiss stage. Representative cases include: In re Chesapeake Energy Corp. 2012 ERISA Class Litigation, 2013 WL 5596908 (W.D. Okla. 2013)(Won a motion to dismiss an ERISA class action on behalf of Chesapeake Energy Corporation and its 401(k) Plan fiduciaries); Tomassini v. Oracle Corporation ERISA Class Action, Case No. 3:16-cv-03583-EMC (N.D. Cal. 2016)(Obtained a voluntary dismissal of an ERISA class action on behalf of Oracle Corporation and its 401(k) Plan fiduciaries.); Scholl v. Chesapeake Energy Corporation, et al. ERISA Litigation, Case No. civ-17-279-R (W.D. Okla. 2017)(Obtained a voluntary dismissal of an ERISA class action on behalf of Chesapeake Energy Corporation and its 401(k) Plan fiduciaries in an ERISA class action.); Gernandt v. SandRidge Energy Corporation, Case No. civ-15-834-D (W.D. Okla. 2018)(Obtained a dismissal with prejudice on behalf of SandRidge Energy Corporation and its 401(k) Plan fiduciaries in an ERISA class action).
Ken frequently lectures on and provides training for publicly traded companies and directors and officers on regulatory matters, corporate governance, and compliance.
His clients include: Broadcom Corporation, Charles Schwab, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, McAfee, Oracle Corporation, SandRidge Energy, Walmart, and Western Union.