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  • Antitrust & Competition

Malik Idri Of Counsel Antitrust & Competition


Malik Idri is a Competition lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.

Malik practice focuses on French and European competition law, on both transactional and litigation cases: merger control, antitrust litigation before the French Competition Authority and the European Commission, as well as litigation cases before the administrative courts and State aid.

Malik is an abuse of dominant position specialist, with a particular focus on the telecommunication sector. He dedicated his doctoral thesis to the opening up of competition of the French phone network and he worked at the French sector regulator (ARCEP). He also has advised SFR on a number of litigation matters including the Orange’s sentence to pay the highest fine ever imposed by the French competition authority for abuse of dominant position.

Malik spent seven years at Clifford Chance where he also developed a deep knowledge of the distribution sector, in particular on suppliers and distributors’ relationships and private enforcement cases.  

Malik is a regular lecturer at the ESSEC, where he graduated and he regularly publishes articles.



  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Oliver Iles (Max) Associate Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Max Iles is an associate in the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution team in London. Max has experience advising on a broad range of dispute resolution matters, including English High Court litigation, internal investigations and parliamentary select committee hearings.

Max joined Orrick as a trainee in August 2016 and also has experience in the Corporate, Energy & Infrastructure, and Real Estate groups.



  • Technology Companies Group
  • Life Sciences

Blake Ilstrup Partner Technology Companies Group, Life Sciences


Blake Ilstrup is the founding member and leader of the Technology Companies Group practice in the Pacific Northwest. His practice focuses on advising high-growth technology and life sciences companies and their investors.

Blake brings a unique and invaluable mix of in-house, entrepreneurial, and law firm experience, having served as General Counsel and senior executive of a software company and two biotech companies (co-founding one of them), as well as outside corporate counsel in elite AmLaw Global 100 law firms.

Blake’s experience spans multiple industries, including life sciences, software, hardware, mobile, fintech, cybersecurity, manufacturing, and retail. He has counseled fast-growing companies on hundreds of venture capital financings and M&A transactions, numerous public offerings, as well as service as a trusted advisor to management teams and Boards on both strategic and day-to-day matters.

Blake is proud to have worked with a variety of technology and life science companies, venture capital firms and investment banks, including AppSheet (acquired by Google; Nasdaq: GOOGL), Arris Composites, Barclays, Cloudhopper (acquired by Twitter; NYSE: TWTR), CI Security, Coatue Management, DimensionalMechanics, fatfoogoo (acquired by Digital River; Nasdaq: DRIV), Ikaria, IronPort Systems (acquired by Cisco; Nasdaq: CSCO), Kineta, KITE Solutions, Oculus (Nasdaq: FB), OncoSenX, PATH, Qpass (acquired by Amdocs; NYSE: DOX), Varian Medical (NYSE: VAR), and Zipwhip.

Prior to his legal career, Blake served with distinction in the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer, including two combat deployments to the Persian Gulf, where he was decorated for his performance during Operations Southern Watch and Desert Strike.



  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate

Jesse Infeld Managing Associate M&A and Private Equity, Corporate

New York

Jesse Infeld, a managing associate in Orrick’s New York office, is a member of the Corporate Group. Jesse represents public and private companies across industries in a wide range of transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private placements, and private investment fund formation and portfolio transactions.

Jesse also advises technology startups, founders and venture capital firms in a variety of matters, including company formation, corporate governance and securities law, angel investments and venture capital financings.



  • Intellectual Property
  • Japan

John Inge Counsel Intellectual Property, Japan

Tokyo; Washington, D.C.

John Inge is counsel in the Intellectual Property Group and resident in the Tokyo office. He has more than 30 years of patent and other intellectual property law experience divided between Japan and the United States.

John has experience handling matters involving a wide range of technologies, including semiconductor devices, consumer electronics, communications systems, computers and associated equipment, radar, optics (including fiber optics), medical and surgical devices, display systems, lighting devices, printing systems, electronic photography, energy storage devices and plastic molding technology. 

John's legal practice spans patent litigation, interferences, validity and infringement investigations, and negotiations and licensing involving all aspects of intellectual property. Joint venture and research and development agreements in an international context are a particular area of his focus. He frequently counsels clients in both the United States and Japan on patent portfolio management and intellectual property strategies.

John currently teaches a course on International Intellectual Property Strategy at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo. He previously served on the adjunct faculty of George Mason University School of Law, teaching courses on interference practice and other advanced areas of U.S. PTO practice. He also taught international intellectual property law at Temple University Law School’s Tokyo campus. He also was the longest-serving chairman of the Board of Directors of Yokohama International School, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious institutions of secondary international education, and he currently chairs the school’s Board of Trustees. John regularly lectures throughout the Pacific Rim on intellectual property law topics. He is also a frequent lecturer on U.S. patent practice at public and in-house seminars in Japan.



  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Investment Funds
  • Real Estate Finance
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Renewable Energy
  • Japan
  • Fintech
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Yuko Ino Partner Real Estate, Real Estate Investment Funds


Yuko Ino is a partner in Orrick’s Tokyo office. She regularly counsels domestic, regional and international funds in sophisticated real estate transactions including acquisitions and dispositions, construction and development projects, financings, fund formation, joint ventures, and restructurings and workouts.

Yuko also handles various aspects of cross-border and domestic business transactions including energy projects, fintech related projects, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, international disputes, compliance matters, and general corporate matters.

Before joining Orrick, she worked at Morrison & Foerster from 2006 to 2010. Previously, she worked at Yanagida & Partners (formerly known as Yanagida & Nomura), a Japanese law firm in Tokyo.



  • Renewable Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Project Finance
  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Japan

Yuko Inui Of Counsel Renewable Energy, Infrastructure


Yuko is a member of the Energy and Infrastructure Group. Her practice mainly focuses on M&A, project financing, and permits and authorizations of renewable energy projects. She also handles real estate transactions, environmental conservation and fintech matters.

As of February 2020, Yuko has conducted legal due diligence for clients on 33 solar projects (total 1221MW) and 18 wind projects (total 1115MW) in Japan, including Japan’s largest solar project (235MW) and Japan’s largest wind project (121.6MW).

Yuko has been appointed as special member of the Environmental Preservation Committee of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations every year since 2006.

In 2020, Yuko was recognized as a Rising Star for Japan in Projects and Energy: International Firms and Joint Ventures category by Legal 500 Asia Pacific.



  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Public Finance
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Banking & Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Water and Wastewater
  • Renewable Energy
  • Litigation & IP

Francesca Isgro Partner M&A and Private Equity, Public Finance


Francesca Isgrò, a Partner in the Rome office, is the responsible for the Administrative Law of the Italian Department and member of the Banking & Finance Group. Francesca has extensive experience in administrative law, with a special focus on public entities, public contract work, tenders, supplies and services, assistance and consulting in the event of litigation.

Throughout her career, Francesca has focused on administrative and public law. Parallel to her advisory work, she has been involved in litigation before both the administrative law and civil courts.

Her particular strengths are in general state-owned business and public agencies, utilities (gas, energy, waste, water and transport), public tenders and infrastructure, energy infrastructure projects, administrative, urban planning and environmental law, public sector real estate transactions.

She has also led development of the energy regulatory capability, supporting the transactional energy practice, particularly in renewable energy.

Francesca has lectured as teacher in several Master’s programs in "public procurements," organized by IPSOA and in several seminars in administrative law and urban planning at the University of Rome, La Sapienza. She also has lectured as teacher in several Master’s programs in the renewable energy field.



  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Mass Torts & Product Liability
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Intellectual Property
  • Corporate
  • Japan

Kazuo Isshiki Of Counsel Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Antitrust & Competition


Kazuo Isshiki is an Of Counsel and member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group in the Tokyo office.

Kazuo focuses on intellectual property, antitrust, product liability and other commercial disputes for both domestic and foreign companies. He also advises clients on general corporate matters.

Prior to joining Orrick, Kazuo was an associate in the Tokyo office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP.



  • Technology Companies Group
  • Life Sciences
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Scott M. Iyama Partner Technology Companies Group, Life Sciences

Silicon Valley; San Francisco

Scott Iyama is an advisor to leading technology and life science companies.  Scott provides tactical guidance throughout the life cycle of high growth companies and has led clients through hundreds of financings and numerous mergers, acquisitions, and partnering transactions.

Scott is an experienced corporate lawyer who leverages his technical experience as a member of research teams at Genentech (Virology R&D) and the NASA Ames Research Center (Advanced Displays Lab) to provide a unique business and legal perspective to companies commercializing disruptive solutions in technology and healthcare. In recognition for such work, The Recorder named Scott one of its “Lawyers on the Fast Track” (one of 50 California attorneys whose early accomplishments indicate they will be tomorrow’s leaders).

Scott has represented a majority of such companies from inception, with many of the companies founded by leading entrepreneurs and scientists from Harvard University, Stanford University, Columbia University, UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley and UCLA. He also works with non-profit entities, including the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bay Area.  Scott’s practice has included representation of numerous high growth companies, including:


  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Nervana Systems
  • Planet Labs
  • ResearchGate

Life Science/Healthcare

  • Cortexyme
  • CyberHeart
  • EpiBone
  • GRO Bioscience
  • Virta Health

Stemming from his experience and deep knowledge in the life sciences and technology industries, Scott is a frequently sought after advisor, speaker and author on technology companies. He routinely volunteers his time with entrepreneur groups and frequently lectures at forums such as the National Cancer Institute, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford Technology Venture Program, the University of California, Los Angeles and the California Life Sciences Association.