Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)
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Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)
Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)
Joe's work focuses primarily on energy and infrastructure-related projects.
His work includes project finance, project development, mergers and acquisitions, and other miscellaneous investor arrangements in all phases of the development, financing, construction and operation of such energy and infrastructure projects.
Bob Loeb is a partner in Orrick's Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation practice, specializing in high stakes and complex cases. He has briefed hundreds of cases and has personally argued more than 185 appeals, including cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, every federal circuit and numerous state courts.
His breadth and depth of appellate experience and track record of success in high-stakes matters are why clients, including top financial institutions and tech and energy companies, trust Bob with their most important cases.
In April 2019, Bob argued to the U.S. Supreme Court in Food Marketing Inst. v. Argus Leader Media, regarding Exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information Act, which permits the government to withhold “confidential” private-sector “commercial or financial information” within the government’s possession. In January 2019, Bob argued and won a billion-dollar case for a leading financial institution in New York’s highest court. In 2018, he argued to the U.S. Supreme Court in Byrd v. US, regarding the application of the Fourth Amendment to rental cars, and won a 9-0 victory. In July 2018, Bob also won a Second Circuit appeal on an important, multi-million-dollar case regarding email phishing. Bob is also a leader on fintech issues, regularly advising fintech lending platforms, banks, and investors.
Before joining Orrick, Bob served as one of the leaders of an elite appellate group at the Department of Justice. There, in addition to major national security, commercial, and administrative law, Bob supervised bankruptcy appeals. At Orrick, Bob has continued to handle big ticket bankruptcy matters, such as a billion-dollar dispute over whether DHL’s claim was discharged by United’s bankruptcy, appeals from the City of Stockton bankruptcy confirmation, and a Ninth Circuit matter involving the interplay of the Takings Clause and bankruptcy law.
Bob’s recent work includes matters for Johnson & Johnson, Credit Suisse, Microsoft, Gannett, Eni, Lending Club, Deloitte, EY, Medidata, Intel, Renco, and the City of Stockton.
Susan Long, a senior associate in the New York office, is a member of the Energy and Infrastructure Group.
Susan's practice focuses on representing lending institutions and sponsors in complex project finance transactions in the U.S. energy and infrastructure sector, including various participants in the renewable energy sector and public private partnerships.
Donna Long is a managing associate in Orrick's Intellectual Property Group. She focuses her practice on patent litigation covering a broad range of technologies including internet and mobile applications, wireless communications, electronic security, and industrial design.
Donna's patent litigation experience includes motion practice, depositions, and working with experts. She also has worked on patent prosecution, inter partes reviews, copyright and trademark disputes, and antitrust litigation.
Donna also devotes her time to various pro bono matters. She has defended depositions of clients in Section 1983 civil rights and employment discrimination cases. During law school, Donna worked at the Juelsgaard Intellectual Property and Innovation Clinic, where she represented a recycling nonprofit in the rulemaking process for exemptions from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act relating to circumvention of digital locks.
Emanuela Longo, a senior associate in the Milan office, is a member of the European Corporate Group. Emanuela's practice focuses mainly in M&A and private equity, as well as on corporate law and commercial contracts.
In these areas, she represents primary enterprises, merchant banks and private equity funds both in domestic and in cross border transaction.
Before joining the firm in 2009, she had an 11 years experience in the M&A department of the law firm Vita Samory, Fabbrini e Associati in Milan.
Kimberly Loocke is a senior associate in the San Francisco office and a member of the Tax Group. Kimberly focuses her practice on the tax aspects of corporate and real estate transactions, sales and use taxation, as well as tax controversy and operational matters.
Kimberly holds a Certified Public Accountant license and worked as a senior tax associate for Deloitte Tax, LLP prior to law school.
Daniel Lopez, a Partner in the San Francisco office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group and Corporate Business Unit.
Daniel advises private equity funds and private and public companies in the tech, life sciences and energy sectors on strategic transactions, including debt and equity investments, acquisitions and dispositions. Daniel also counsels boards, special committees, investors and other key stakeholders on fiduciary duty, securities law and corporate governance matters.
Christina is a Senior Associate and a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group and a member of the Technology Companies Group. She has a broad experience advising domestic and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions as well as venture capital investments.
Christina represents clients in all types of corporate transactions and on all aspects of related corporate law matters and regulatory issues, with an emphasis on cross-border transactions. This includes transactions and advice with regard to technology companies (including advising fintech transactions and advising companies in the mobility and in particular autonomous driving sectors).
Prior to joining Orrick in Munich, she worked at another international law firm renowned for its Warranty & Indemnity insurance practice with regard to large M&A transactions. This also included secondments to the legal department as well as the M&A insurance team of a major international U.S. insurance company. Previously she gained work experience for one year in law firms in New York and Atlanta.
Christina studied law and economics at Passau University and graduated with the German law degree from Freiburg University. She also holds a Diploma in Legal Studies from King’s College London, and an LL.M. from Duke University, North Carolina.
Christina is admitted to the German Bar (since 2010) and the New York Bar (since 2007).
Betty L. Louie is a partner of the M&A and Private Equity Group based in the Beijing office. With a particular expertise on Asia outbound investments, Betty has extensive experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, strategic investments and capital markets. She has practiced for over 20 years on the continents – the US, Europe and China – on strategic and complex mergers and acquisitions.
She regularly advises Chinese corporations and financial institutions investing and operating outside of China, and also assists international companies with their FDIs in China. She also advises global private equity and venture capital funds on their investments in Chinese companies, as well as assisting international tech companies on their structuring and operations in China.
Since 2012, she has been consistently recognized and ranked in legal industry publications, such as Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific and Milano Finanza. Clients have praised Betty as “extremely experienced with complex legal issues, both M&A and regulatory issues”, “highly experienced in helping Chinese companies and investors carry out transactions,” “having a specialist knowledge of the Chinese market” and “offers practical and efficient solutions.”
In addition, Betty also represents a broad range of foreign investors (U.S., Middle Eastern, European) in connection with their global investments and acquisitions.
She advises companies in various industries, including energy, technology, financial services, healthcare, medical devices, real estate and advanced manufacturing.
Before relocating to China, Betty practiced in New York for more than 10 years, and also practiced in Italy for close to 10 years.
Larry Low is Orrick's Chief Legal Officer and is located in the San Francisco office. As the Chief Legal Officer, Larry is responsible for strategic planning and managing the firm's global legal affairs, including advising on and overseeing matters relating to governance, litigation, contracts, insurance, ethics and risk management.
In addition to his responsibilities to the firm, Larry represents public and private high growth technology companies, and venture capital funds. His clients are involved in a broad range of industries including, energy, semiconductors, Internet, software and consumer products. He has extensive experience in start-up enterprises, venture financings, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and advises companies and investors in cross border transactions involving Asia.
Larry was appointed in 1995 by President Clinton as one of four U.S. representatives to serve on the panel of arbitrators of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes.
Larry has published articles that have appeared in publications of the California Continuing Education of the Bar and the Practicing Law Institute. He has made presentations to the Practicing Law Institute, Law Journal Seminars, Silicon Valley Association of Start up Entrepreneurs, Hastings College of the Law, University of California at Berkeley, Haas Business School and Boalt Hall School of Law and the California State Bar among others.
Tommaso Luciani, associate at Orrick's Rome office, is a member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. He specialises in litigation matters regarding Civil, Administrative, Commercial and Corporate Law, with particular expertise in proceedings aiming at obtaining ad interim measures.
In 2004 he attended a post graduate internship program at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (France).
He has been qualified in Italy since 2008.
Cathy Lui concentrates on trade secrets litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in the tech, financial services, and retail industries. Cathy has a particular focus on obtaining and defending against temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions under exigent circumstances in fast-paced trade secret actions.
Her practice also includes trade secrets counseling and investigations on joint ventures, third-party vendor relationships, and emerging technology to help minimize the risk to companies. Bloomberg recently quoted Cathy regarding the risk on joint ventures. Cathy has significant experience in actions arising from the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which created the first federal civil misappropriation of trade secrets claim in May 2016. Cathy has helped shape DTSA law on behalf of her clients through her involvement in some of the earliest DTSA litigation. Many of her trade secrets cases involve parallel criminal proceedings. For her achievements, Legal 500 recognized Cathy as a "Next Generation Lawyer" in trade secrets. The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association also recently honored Cathy as a 2019 Best Lawyer Under 40. This annual list recognizes individuals within the APA community who have achieved prominence or distinction in their field and demonstrated a strong commitment to APA community or civic affairs.
Cathy also engages in complex commercial litigation including employee mobility, breach of contract, and fraud cases. Her matters are often high-profile and industry-changing. She is currently representing Netflix in a novel employee mobility matter related to the use of fixed-term personal agreements with business executives; the matter is closely watched by the Hollywood and tech industries.
Cathy is an editor and contributing author of Orrick's trade secrets blog, Trade Secrets Watch, and regularly speaks and writes about trade secrets litigation. Cathy currently serves as the Co-Vice Chair of the Trade Secrets Interest Group of the California Lawyers Association's (formerly of the California State Bar) Intellectual Property Section.
Cathy currently serves as the Hiring Partner for the San Francisco office. In addition, she is very involved in diversity and inclusion initiatives. Orrick selected Cathy to serve as the firm's 2020 Fellow for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and as a firm ambassador for an innovative diversity and inclusion initiative called Move the Needle. She served as the Co-Chair of the Asian American Bar Association's Judiciary Committee from 2016-2019 and continues to serve on the Judiciary Committee. Cathy also co-leads the Firm's Asian American Affinity Group.
Cathy's dedication to pro bono service was demonstrated by her work in an asylum merits hearing representing a Salvadoran religious activist persecuted by gangs in El Salvador. For her work on this matter, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights honored Cathy with the Father Cuchulain Moriarity Award. In addition, the Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco recognized Cathy as an Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service in 2014 through 2018 for her work with helping homeless clients remove outstanding warrants barring them from access to housing and employment.