Clara Morain Nabity Managing Associate, White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, Trials
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Clara Morain Nabity is a managing associate in the White Collar & Corporate Investigations practice group.
Clara represents individuals and companies in complex criminal and civil litigation, government investigations and enforcement actions, and internal corporate investigations.
Before law school, Clara worked as an investigator on the United States Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, the bipartisan commission established by Congress to investigate and report on the causes of the 2008 financial crisis.
Natalie Nahabet is a Managing Associate in Orrick's Los Angeles
office and a member of the Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution group. She focuses her practice on complex business litigation and provides advice on tactical solutions to the problems faced at all stages of litigation by industry-leading clients in the manufacturing, technology and financial sectors.
Most recently, Natalie first chaired an arbitration where she successfully defended Microsoft Corporation in a matter involving the permanent suspension of a Skype user claiming millions in damages.
Natalie's experience covers a broad range of matters, including civil litigation, mass tort and product liability, financial institutions and tech companies.
Some of her notable engagements include:
Natalie is also active in pro bono matters involving family law disputes. Most recently, she helped a young victim of domestic violence pursue a restraining order against her abusive husband.
Laura Najemy, a Senior Associate in the Boston office, is a member of the Intellectual Property group. Her practice focuses on trademark, copyright, false advertising, and trade secret litigation in federal district courts.
Laura's litigation experience includes assisting with trial and witness preparation, drafting motions and oppositions, taking and defending expert and fact depositions, and managing discovery and case teams. Prior to joining Orrick, Laura worked as an associate at Fish & Richardson P.C. focusing on trademark, false advertising, and trade secret litigation, as well as Goodwin Procter LLP, focusing on complex civil litigation in state and federal court.
From May to November 2014, Laura served as a Special District Attorney for Middlesex County. In that capacity, she prosecuted felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, trying jury and bench trials to final verdict and arguing dispositive and evidentiary motions. In 2010-2011, Laura completed a year-long fellowship at the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project in Boston, where she assisted individuals who were affirmatively seeking asylum as well as defended individuals who were in removal proceedings in front of the Immigration Court. Through her pro bono practice, Laura continues to be committed to working to help individuals with various immigration matters.
Anri Nakamoto is a managing associate in Orrick's Tokyo office and a member of the Intellectual Property Group.
His practice focuses on representing clients in patent litigation, trade secret litigation and other intellectual property disputes. Anri also counsels clients on patent portfolio management, intellectual property strategy developments, adversarial patent licensing negotiations, and other IP related matters in cross-border M&A and strategic business and technology alliances. Prior to joining Orrick, Anri worked for more than 10 years at Hitachi Ltd., Panasonic Corp., and IP Bridge Inc.
As an associate in Orrick's internationally recognized Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice group, Michelle Nance has experience advising clients on privacy and cybersecurity matters, as well as guiding them through litigation and enforcement actions.
Michelle advises clients in a variety of areas, including cybersecurity incident response, internal investigations, government enforcement actions, and complex commercial litigation. She has worked on data breach investigations for a variety of companies, helping them respond efficiently to sophisticated cyberattacks while protecting their data and the data of their customers. In addition, she has experience in a number of litigation matters, including developing and implementing litigation strategies during a two-week trial for a major company. She is also a member of Orrick's new Business and Human Rights practice and is passionate about finding solutions that uphold and further human rights principles.
Michelle is dedicated to her pro bono work. She currently helps sex trafficking survivors vacate their prior criminal convictions and provides legal advice to StolenYouth, a local nonprofit focused on ending child sex trafficking. She has also helped individuals applying for disability benefits, juvenile immigrants seeking legal status in the United States, and public health organizations with nonprofit law.
Prior to law school, Michelle served as a legislative assistant to a representative in the Washington State House of Representatives. She also worked in the Office of Congressional Ethics in the U.S. House of Representatives and participated in Harvard Law School's International Human Rights Clinic during law school. She graduated with a degree in Business Administration, cum laude, from the University of Washington and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
Abhijit Narayan is a member of the M&A/Private Equity Group.
Abhijit is an India qualified and U.S. educated lawyer and focusses on advising Indian clients across different sectors on their business activities in Germany and beyond.
He has broad experience in advising both Indian investors as well as Indian corporates on outbound investments in Europe and especially in Germany. This inter alia includes M&A, private equity, venture/tech and joint venture transactions including the post-merger/post-acquisition integration but also setting up subsidiaries for Indian companies .
Further to his India focus, Abhijit also has significant experience in advising clients from the Middle East.
Prior to joining Orrick, Abhijit worked with J. Sagar Associates (in India), Hengeler Mueller (in Germany) and Slaughter and May (in the United Kingdom).
John Narducci is a partner in the New York office and the leader of the firm's Tax Practice Group in New York. John's practice focuses on the tax aspects of securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, transactions in the energy market, financings, derivatives, as well as a broad range of other transactions.
John has extensive experience in stock and asset acquisitions, including tax-free reorganizations. He has represented purchasers, sellers and lenders in structuring acquisitions and negotiating the tax aspects of stock purchase and asset purchase agreements. Many of these acquisitions involved cross-border transactions.
Working with issuers, underwriters and investment funds, John has advised clients on numerous securities offerings, including securitization transactions, tender option bonds and high yield debt. Such offerings involved issuers in more than 40 countries.
John regularly works on the restructuring of transactions, including structured financings, project financings and energy and infrastructure projects. He advises on the tax planning aspects of such transactions.
Mr. Narducci has been involved in the development of tax-efficient financial structures, particularly in the cross-border context. For example, he has created tax-efficient structures for several investment funds. He also advises several financial institutions with respect to derivatives transactions, including the tax aspects of ISDA Master Agreements.
He also works with regulated and unregulated participants in the energy market on financings and a wide range of other transactions. Some of these transactions involve rural electric cooperatives.
John also advises on the tax aspects of pass-through entities, project financings and a broad range of other matters. He worked on the sovereign debt restructurings of Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Nigeria, Poland and Vietnam.
Washington, D.C.; New York
Washington, D.C.; New York
Daniel Nathan uses his deep enforcement and regulatory experience to represent U.S. and international financial institutions and individuals before financial regulators.
With a combined 25 years as a senior enforcement official with the SEC, CFTC and FINRA, three of the country’s leading regulatory and enforcement authorities, Dan is a particularly effective advocate for those facing investigations and/or enforcement action by those regulators. He is also active in advising and representing companies who issue or transact in cryptocurrency and is co-chair of Orrick's Blockchain and Cryptocurrency group.
Daniel’s intimate knowledge of broker-dealer regulation provides clients facing SEC or FINRA examinations and enforcement investigations with experienced counsel related to broker-dealer supervisory procedures, sales practices, anti-money laundering, ETF regulation, product disclosure and supervision, and securities and broker registration. His extensive experience includes the JOBS Act and Dodd-Frank Act, and he has led extensive efforts to help foreign banks establish programs for complying with the Volcker Rule. He also represents individuals and entities facing investigations by the CFTC or derivatives exchanges.
Previously, Daniel served as the Vice President and Regional Enforcement Director of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), where he oversaw 70 lawyers across 15 offices responsible for bringing up to 900 disciplinary actions annually against broker-dealer firms, registered representatives and associated persons. This included many of FINRA’s most significant nationwide enforcement actions, including actions and sweeps involving mutual fund breakpoints, structured products sales practices and supervision, and private placement due diligence and disclosure.
In his 12 years at the SEC, Daniel served as Assistant Director in the Division of Enforcement, where he supervised federal securities investigations of insider trading (including the investigation that resulted in the seminal case US v. O’Hagan), market manipulation, financial fraud and accounting misconduct. In nine years with the CFTC, he served as Deputy Director of Enforcement, with responsibility for oversight of the agency’s Enforcement Division. In that role, he supervised significant actions regarding market manipulation, trade practices, commodity trading advisor practices and foreign exchange dealer practices.
An oft-quoted authority on complex financial, legal and business issues, Daniel is frequently sought after to speak and write on the important issues confronting financial institutions, including broker-dealer sales practices and compliance, complex products, ETFs, the Volcker Rule, derivatives, cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, and anti-money laundering. He is Co-chair of the ABA SEC Enforcement Subcommittee and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Investment Compliance.
Rachelle Navarro represents financial institutions, corporations and individuals in white collar criminal defense, internal investigations and litigation.
Rachelle focuses her practice on internal investigations, government investigations and litigation matters. She has experience representing clients in AML, sanctions and tax evasion matters, and has defended clients in front of the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc., and the Federal Trade Commission.
Rachelle is also an experienced trial lawyer and has represented clients in three criminal trials, resulting in an acquittal of the top charge in each trial.
London; New York
London; New York
Sushila Nayak is a member of the firm’s Banking & Finance Group, based in London. Dual-qualified in New York and England and Wales, Sushila works with financial institutions, public and privately owned companies, asset managers and alternative lenders on complex, multidisciplinary financings.
She has a broad range of experience in debt financing transactions, including corporate finance, structured finance and project finance. She represents issuers, arrangers and collateral managers in connection with the issuance and restructuring of various structured finance products, derivatives transactions and debt offerings in Europe and the United States.
Sushila also provides counsel to several technology companies on trade finance matters, including receivables financing arrangements, vendor financing, and supply chain financing. Active in pro bono work, she leads the London office’s pro bono efforts.
Matthew's practice specializes in energy, transport and infrastructure projects, particularly alternative delivery projects (public-private partnerships (PPP/P3) and design-build (DB). Prior to practicing law, Matthew worked as a hedge fund analyst and chief of staff in New York State government.
Matthew's prior experience in finance and government enhances his ability to deliver legal advice through a commercial lens for private and public sector clients. Matthew has advised clients across a full spectrum of energy and infrastructure assets, including telecoms, rail, highways, airport, intermodal transit, combined heat and power, social infrastructure, and waste to energy. Matthew has also advised several key state and local governments on the sufficiency of their laws to produce P3 projects in their jurisdictions.