Ric T. Fukushima Senior Associate, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Mass Torts & Product Liability
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Ric Fukushima is a litigation and trial attorney in the firm's Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution group. Ric focuses his practice on high-stakes, complex business disputes and helps financial and technology sector clients strategically navigate their way through all stages of litigation.
Ric has extensive litigation experience in federal and state courts, including business tort, breach of contract, insurance, intellectual property, trade secrets, and product liability matters. Ric manages all aspects of litigation from start to finish and has significant experience with complex electronic discovery.
Ric is also an alumnus of the Orange County District Attorney's Office Trial Attorney Partnership ("TAP") program where he first-chaired two misdemeanor jury trials successfully to verdict and conducted numerous felony preliminary hearings.Ric started his career at Orrick as a summer associate in the Orange County office. Ric lives in Costa Mesa with his wife Natalie and his son Benjamin.
Peter Fusco is a partner in Orrick’s Technology Companies Group and leads the firm’s New York Tech Companies practice. He represents venture funds and tech companies throughout all stages of their life cycle, from pre-incorporation planning to angel, seed and growth rounds to exit in M&A.
Pete serves as senior outside legal advisor to many startups, growth stage companies and venture funds. Pete also works closely with the NYU Tandon Future Labs startup incubator ecosystem (the Data, Digital, Urban and Veterans Future Labs) and its related programs.
Prior to joining Orrick, Pete represented tech companies and funds as a partner at Lowenstein Sandler LLP and an associate at Brown Raysman LLP. Prior to practicing law, Pete was a rifleman and crew-served weapons instructor in an Infantry unit in the Army Reserve and graduated as the Distinguished Honor Graduate for his class from the United States Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Pete also co-founded a rock band called LongRoad that was featured on college stations around the U.S. and opened for Buckcherry, Candlebox and Cracker, among others.