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Sara Mauger is an Employment lawyer based in Orrick’s Paris office.
She advises French and international groups on all French employment and labor law matters. In particular, on the following matters: company restructurings, merger and acquisition transactions, transfer of activity, collective and individual relationships, hiring and termination of top managers, litigation
Prior to joining Orrick, Sara worked as a legal intern with the Employment team of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2017 and 2019, of Lagardère Group, at Fidal and also in the SynerCiel Company.
Amanda works on matters involving trade secrets, copyright infringement, and complex civil litigation. Her experience includes motion practice, preparing witnesses for their depositions, and working with experts. In addition to her intellectual property practice, Amanda also maintains a pro bono practice centering on matters concerning immigration.
Amanda is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law where she served as Co-Chairperson of the Board of Advocates. While in law school, she served as the Recruiting Coordinator for La Raza Law Students Association, and she participated in the Board of Advocates Mock Trial program. She also was a law clerk in the Civil Division at the United States Attorney's Office.
Amanda graduated with honors from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations. While at Cornell, she interned at the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice.
Andrea (Andi) Mazingo represents financial institutions, institutional investors, and public and private corporations in all stages of complex, high-stakes disputes.
Andi has experience defending clients in government investigations and enforcement actions, consumer class actions, shareholder derivative litigation, merger litigation, stock drop litigation, and litigation prosecuted by institutional investors. She also is practiced in navigating internal investigations, SEC investigations, and white collar criminal matters. Andi has appeared in federal and state courts on behalf of her clients and is practiced in settling lawsuits in their early stages prior to extensive discovery.
Andi is familiar with the legal environment for soliciting investors, entering into mergers and other transactions, and making disclosures to investors, the public, and regulators, including those in offering documents and in filings with the SEC. She also is familiar with laws relating to corporate accounting, revenue recognition, and the fiduciary duties that officers and directors owe to investors. Andi is passionate about providing defense that is conscious of her clients’ business, reputational, and social needs.
Andi’s pro bono practice is focused on affirmatively and defensively seeking asylum on behalf of refugees, including those escaping domestic violence or LGBTQ persecution. While attending law school, Andi worked in Bluhm Legal Clinic's Investor Protection Center, where she engaged in FINRA arbitration and mediation on behalf of defrauded investors. Also during law school, Andi worked for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Appellate Division defending against improper habeus corpus petitions as well as for the Cook County Public Guardian’s Office representing children taken into county custody for parental abuse or neglect.
Attilio Mazzilli is a partner in the Milan office, member of the international Technology Companies Group and Head of the Italian Tech Group.
He focuses his practice on advising high growth technology companies and Venture Capital firms in several areas, including corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and listings. Several standout technology companies and their founders have turned to Attilio, who currently represents the same at all stages of their life-cycle.
Molly counsels individuals and corporations responding to DOJ and SEC investigations. She conducts internal investigations and advises multinational clients on building and maintaining their compliance programs.
Molly served on the Monitor team for an FCPA Monitorship and represents a multinational currently under the review of an independent FCPA Monitor. She conducts compliance risk assessments, compliance monitoring reviews, and internal investigations. Her Monitorship experience makes her uniquely qualified to advise clients facing similar scrutiny by enforcement authorities, and to advise on best practices in building a corporate compliance program. In addition, Molly was part of a federal criminal trial team representing an individual accused of securities fraud and tax evasion.
Molly also represents a non-profit organization serving donor offspring, sperm donors, egg donors and other donor-conceived people. She has led a pro-bono initiative to assist transgender persons in changing their name and identity documentation.
Before joining Orrick, Molly was a Litigation and Enforcement associate in the San Francisco and Washington, D.C., offices of another international law firm. Prior to attending law school, Molly was a pianist and conductor on the national tour of Wicked.
Shane brings more than a decade of combat-tested military experience and leadership to Orrick's Complex Litigation practice group. As an Air Force JAG, Shane defended clients in over 100 federal felony trials and appeals throughout the world, winning some of the military's most unwinnable cases at the pretrial, trial, and post-trial stages while simultaneously leading the Air Force's defense services in Europe. His unique combination of trial and appellate litigation skills provides Orricks' clients with full-spectrum representation in the toughest cases.
Shane is a member of our team representing one of China's largest building materials companies in complex federal multidistrict litigation involving allegations of defective drywall that involves more than 30,000 plaintiffs. Prior to joining Orrick, Shane served for more than 12 years as an active-duty JAG, excelling in a variety of litigation and leadership roles. He deployed to Afghanistan as part of a small multinational team tasked with mentoring the Afghan National Army's nascent JAG Corps. As a senior defense counsel, Shane successfully defended an airman accused of premeditated murder, averting the death penalty and ensuring his client obtained parole-eligibility. As appellate counsel, Shane has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals. He also has significant experience defending federal agencies in employment discrimination matters.
Before joining the Air Force, Shane clerked for the Hon. John R. Adams, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio.
Christine McCarthy is a partner in the Silicon Valley office and a member of the Technology Companies Group and the Compensation and Benefits Group.
Christine has extensive experience advising on all aspects of equity and executive compensation plans and arrangements for multinational private and public companies, including large Fortune 500 public companies. Such advice covers the design, administration, and implementation of such plans and arrangements, as well as compliance with applicable federal and state laws, including corporate, securities and tax laws, NASDAQ/NYSE rules, and accounting rules. In addition, Christine counsels clients on corporate governance related issues that arise with respect to such plans and arrangements and regularly prepares disclosure required to be included in annual proxy statements, Form 10-K reports and Form 8-K filings.Christine:
Before joining the firm, Christine practiced at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP, and McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
Christine speaks and publishes articles regularly on executive and equity compensation related topics.
Megan McCauley is a litigation Associate in Orrick's Sacramento office.
Megan's practice focuses on civil litigation matters in both federal and state courts.
Prior to joining Orrick, Megan graduated from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law with great distinction. During law school, Megan served as the Managing Editor of The University of the Pacific Law Review, published articles relating to the commercialization of space and to sanctuary states and immigration policies, and was recognized for writing a Best Appellate Brief in the school-wide moot court competition. Megan also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Allison Claire at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. Megan earned a bachelor's degree in history from Boston University in 2014.
Brigid McCurdy is an associate in the Silicon Valley Office, and a member of the Technology Companies Group.Brigid advises high growth technology companies in general formation, venture capital and private equity financings, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions transactions.
A former Ninth Circuit clerk, Amanda McDowell specializes in white collar criminal defense and complex commercial litigation.
Amanda represents companies and individuals in connection with criminal and civil enforcement actions. She also represents clients in complex commercial litigation and appeals. Prior to joining Orrick, Amanda served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard C. Tallman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Amanda was also formerly a professional tennis player and competed in tournaments around the world.
W. Clark McFadden II represents corporate clients in international trade, encompassing work in litigation, regulation and legislation.
He also practices in international corporate transactions, especially the formation of joint ventures and consortia, and international investigations and enforcement proceedings.
Clark has a broad background in foreign affairs and international trade, having experience with Congressional committees, the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Security Council.
In 1986, he was appointed General Counsel, President's Special Review Board (Tower Commission), to investigate the National Security Council system and the Iran-Contra Affair.
In 1979, Clark served as Special Counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Strategic Arms Limitations Treaty (SALT II). Previously, from 1973-1976, he was General Counsel, Senate Armed Services Committee, and was responsible to the Committee for all legislative, investigatory and oversight activities.
Clark is the secretary to the Board of Directors of the Semiconductor Industry Association and the Semiconductor Research Corporation. He is also a member of the Steering Committee for Government-Industry Partnerships for the Development of New Technologies of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences.