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Judith Rousvoal is a banking and finance lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.
Judith advises French and international banks, financial institutions on project finance, structured finance as well as on complex infrastructure projects.Prior to joining Orrick, Judith was an associate for two years in the Banking & Finance department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and for five years in the Securization department of Gide Loyrette Nouel.
Having tried more than 30 cases over the past three decades, Steve Routh has built a reputation as a master strategist and courtroom advocate. In recognition of his accomplishments, since 2007 he has been a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, widely considered the premier professional trial organization in America with membership limited to one percent or fewer of each state's practicing lawyers.
Steve knows how to minimize risk while delivering a client’s business objective, by either defeating an opponent’s case at trial or through strategic motions or by negotiating the best possible settlement. His ability to pinpoint the argument which will resonate with each judge and jury has enabled him to protect cutting-edge technology involving semiconductor devices and manufacturing processes, telecommunications, digital and 3D imaging, liquid crystal displays, and medical devices. He has also used those same skills in litigating numerous antitrust, unfair competition, and complex tort and contract cases.
For the last 15 years, Steve has focused on guiding Japanese and other Asia-based companies through patent litigation before the ITC and U.S. District Courts. He is one of only two lawyers ranked in the Chambers Global guide for having Foreign Expertise in Intellectual Property for Japan. He is singled out for his wealth of experience acting for Japan-based clients, and is described as a "great negotiator who is excellent at creating litigation strategy." Steve is also a Chambers USA Band 4 IP practitioner. Clients interviews by Chambers noted, “His command of the law is evident in his ability to understand it and also apply it across a wide variety of situations," while others praise his ability to make "very quick and sound tactical decisions."
Jake Routhier, a corporate associate in Orrick's San Francisco office, is a member of the Technology Companies Group.
Jake represents high growth technology companies in several areas, including corporate and securities law, formation, and venture capital financings.
Prior to joining Orrick, Jake worked in education technology, holding operational roles at Uncommon Schools, the National Museum of Mathematics, and Lightsail Education.
Jake received his JD/MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Wharton School of Business in 2018, where he received the Academic Excellence Fellowship. He is also a 2010 graduate of Dartmouth College where he double majored in Mathematics and Women & Gender Studies.
Maria Rouvalis in an Associate in Orrick’s internationally recognized Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice group. Her practice focuses on the intersection of privacy, security and data management.
Maria partners with clients to navigate through the patchwork of global laws impacting privacy and cybersecurity. She also helps clients reduce the risk of privacy and security incidents.
Maria served as an intern for The Honorable Mary T. Sullivan, Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. During law school, she worked as a law clerk for Liberty Mutual, where she analyzed European Union data privacy laws, and as a research assistant and assistant producer for Neil Chayet's “Looking at the Law” program on CBS Radio. Additionally, Maria is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US).
Prior to joining Orrick, Maria worked as an associate at a boutique litigation firm, where she defended companies in business disputes.
Tiffany Rowe represents clients in government and internal investigations, securities litigation and enforcement actions and auditor liability issues.
A senior litigator with significant trial
experience, Tiffany's practice focuses on accountant and auditor liability, securities litigation and corporate litigation matters. Tiffany also has extensive experience in
federal and state securities litigation, regulatory inquiries including SEC
and PCAOB investigations, and DOJ investigations.
Tiffany has gained her experience through more than a decade of representing large accounting firms, individual accountants, and issuers in complex securities litigation, groundbreaking government investigations involving federal securities laws, and other regulatory examinations. Her strong advocacy skills have returned successful outcomes for individuals, audit firms, and public issuers.
Prior to joining Orrick, Tiffany was an associate at two other global AmLaw 100 law firms. Additionally, she spent six years in the General Counsel’s Office of Ernst & Young LLP as a legal assistant and law clerk.
Tiffany received her J.D, summa cum laude and first in class, from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.
Daniel Rubens is a partner in the firm's Litigation Group and Supreme Court and Appellate Practice. He handles high stakes appeals and critical motions in courts across the nation, with a focus on the financial services and technology sectors.
Danny's practice focuses on appellate litigation. He has led the drafting on dozens of appellate briefs, and regularly argues appeals in state and federal courts. Danny has extensive trial litigation experience as well, with an emphasis on dispositive motions, preserving appellate issues, and developing creative legal strategies.
Danny’s work has covered a wide range of subject areas, including securities, bankruptcy, intellectual property, arbitration, and complex commercial litigation. He has deep expertise in appeals and critical motions in financial services litigation, and in recent years has played a key role in representing financial institutions in major RMBS cases brought by trustees, investors, and monoline insurers. Danny is also an experienced bankruptcy litigator, having represented various debtors and creditors in fraudulent transfer cases and other contested insolvency-related matters involving U.S. and foreign law.
Danny is a member of the Second Circuit's pro bono panel and maintains an active pro bono practice focusing on criminal, immigration, and LGBTQ+ rights matters. He was recently recognized by the National LGBT Bar Association as a “Best LGBTQ+ Lawyer Under 40.”
Before joining Orrick, Danny served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Following his clerkships, he was selected to represent the American Inns of Court as a Temple Bar Scholar in London.
Johannes is an associate in the Düsseldorf office, and a member of the Corporate Group.
Aaron M. Rubin is a Senior Associate in the Orange County office and a member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution group.
Aaron has experience with a wide array of matters, including securities and commercial litigation, accountants’ liability, mass torts, and insurance. He has represented clients in federal and state courts. He is also active in pro bono matters. Prior to working in Orrick's Orange County office, Aaron worked in Orrick's New York office.
David Ruff, a partner in Orrick’s New York office, is a member of the firm's M&A and Private Equity Group.
New York; Seattle
New York; Seattle
Paul Rugani focuses his practice on representing financial institutions, accounting firms, and public companies and their officers and directors in a variety of industries, including financial services, technology, manufacturing and entertainment.
He represents these clients in securities class actions, shareholder derivative lawsuits, commercial contractual disputes and other complex litigation matters at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as in connection with internal, government and regulatory investigations.Legal 500 touts Paul as a recommended attorney for Securities Litigation, observing that he is "among the most creative and strategic lawyers" who always has "an eye on the end game." He has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for Securities Litigation every year since 2012.
Michael Ruiz is an associate in the Technology Companies Group in the Silicon Valley office, whose focus is primarily on representing high growth technology companies in general formation, venture capital and private equity financings, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions transactions.
Diana has always loved complex puzzles – studying each piece until the solution emerges. She applies that same determined curiosity to her IP practice. After carefully listening to each client, Diana examines every legal, business, and human element, arranging disparate pieces into elegant solutions. With Diana as their advocate, her clients can confidently develop and expand their IP strategy and portfolios.
As a seasoned IP litigator and counselor, Diana’s practice has run the gamut from high stakes trials, to take-down and anti-counterfeiting campaigns, to employee departure and trade secret investigations. She represents clients in District and state courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Diana recently tried and won a complex case in which the other side sought to extend the monopoly of an expired utility patent by claiming trade dress rights in a technical product feature. Drawing upon experience handling both complex patent and trademark matters, her team successfully argued that the intersection of patent and trademark policy prevented the other side from continuing its monopoly, clearing the way for her client to enter the market. With Diana at their side, companies can rest assured that their essential assets are protected, from their company name, logo, and website, to their core technologies.
While at Orrick, Diana was seconded to the City and County of San Francisco, where she had the privilege to serve as an Assistant District Attorney, and first-chair several trials. She was also seconded to Salesforce, where she learned first-hand that the law comprises just one component of a company’s overall business strategy.
Diana is also passionate about her pro bono work. For example, she represented two detainees in Guantanamo in connection with their petitions for a writ of habeas corpus, and she is currently working with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. Before joining the firm, Diana worked for the Legal Aid of Cambodia where she assisted with the prosecution of former Khmer Rouge officials and represented individuals who sought to reclaim land rights.
Diana is a member of the International Trademark Association, of ChIPs: Advancing Women in IP and of the Harvard Club of San Francisco.