James Lloyd Partner, Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation, Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions
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James is a partner in Orrick's Cyber & Data Privacy Enforcement & Litigation Practice in London. He assists clients to achieve better regulatory and judicial outcomes in all aspects of international data privacy enforcement and litigation.
James helps clients respond to cyberattacks, data breaches, and action by data protection regulators.
James has led the response to significant enforcement investigations by international and domestic regulators, including the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office, law enforcement agencies and Parliamentary Select Committees. He also has experience in conducting internal investigations on behalf of international corporations.
With extensive litigation experience, James also defends his clients when data privacy issues lead to civil litigation.
Abby Lloyd is a Senior Associate in the Litigation Department of Orrick’s Orange County office. She is an experienced trial lawyer, with both first and second-chair civil and criminal trial experience. Formerly in-house counsel for an international technology company, Abby understands the importance of striking the right balance between the pursuit of business objectives and the reduction of legal risk.
Orange County; Taipei
Orange County; Taipei
Hsiwen Lo, Ph. D., is a patent litigator in Orrick's Intellectual Property Group. With a Ph. D. in electrical engineering, Hsiwen specializes in cases where a deep understanding of the interplay between technology and legal issues is critical to a company's litigation success.
Hsiwen's representations involve highly-complex technologies, sciences, and mathematics. Exemplary subject matters include mobile digital processing and publication, three-dimensional graphics rendering, the instruction pipeline of a processor, orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), HDL synthesis and verification, and finite-element analysis of mechanical stress and strain.
Hsiwen has conducted invalidity, non-infringement and infringement analysis. He has handled discovery, drafted expert reports, prepared technical witnesses for deposition, and drafted dispositive and non-dispositive motions. Moreover, he has been involved in case management. He also advises his clients of issues related to patent portfolio management, IP transactions, and IP-related due diligence review. He is registered to practice before the USPTO (Reg. No. 77,790).
Hsiwen received his Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering at Caltech. While in Berkeley Law, he focused on patent and intellectual property law. He was the community service chair for Berkeley APALSA. He was also the student liaison and long-time volunteer of the Asian Law Caucus immigration clinic. He received the American Jurisprudence Award.
Gene practices in the public law area. He is the former City Attorney for the Cityof Houston and former Harris County Commissioner. He is experienced in various state and local government subjects, including constitutional issues, public-private ventures, elections, redistricting, affirmative action, tort actions, public contracting, sports venue projects and franchise agreements.
Gene has handled major litigation involving these and other public law issues while advising and assisting governmental clients. He has represented both government and corporate clients in various public law matters and other legal issues. Gene has served as general counsel to the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority and special counsel to the Metropolitan Transit Authority.
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).