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Howard Ullman, Of Counsel in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Litigation and the Antitrust and Competition Groups. He focuses his practice on competition and antitrust law, trade regulation, unfair competition, class action and complex litigation issues.
He has extensive experience advising on distribution law and distribution system issues (including competitor collaborations, pricing issues, non-price restraints and dealer termination issues). He routinely addresses and counsels on the antitrust / intellectual property interface.
Howard currently represents Delta Dental of California and other Delta Dental entities in several litigations, including the In re Delta Dental Antitrust Litigation.
Howard represents Nanya Technology Corporation and Nanya Technology Corporation USA in the national DRAM antitrust price-fixing cases. Other price-fixing experience includes representation of a defendant in the DRAM antitrust price-fixing litigation and a large purchaser in connection with the SRAM antitrust price-fixing litigation, and representation of companies in alleged school milk and paint pigment cartels.
He has also worked on antitrust cases for PG&E Corporation, Equifax, One Technologies, and a number of other companies. He regularly counsels companies on competition issues, including Robinson-Patman Act (price discrimination) issues and market concentration issues. He has worked on a number of Cal. Bus. and Prof. Code Section 17200 (unfair competition) litigations. He has also worked on a number of antitrust-healthcare related matters, including mergers and acquisitions.
Howard has worked on antitrust cases in the life insurance industry and for Microsoft Corp. in connection with intellectual property issues. He recently finished cases for a supplier of industrial equipment (commercial scales) and involving below-cost pricing in the retail gasoline industry. He also recently worked on a Section 2 case for a pool products manufacturer that resolved favorably.
Federico Urbani, an Associate in the Milan office, is a member of the Corporate Group.
Federico has a specific experience in M&A transactions – inter alia stock and other financial instruments purchases, such as investment funds’ units – as well as in other complex corporate transactions. In this field, he advised both private and public Italian and foreign companies, in relation to national and multi-jurisdictional transactions.
His activity is focused on company and corporate matters, corporate governance, capital markets (with a specific expertise in the banking and financial regulatory frameworks), as well as in drafting national and international commercial agreements.
Federico has authored several publications in the fields of corporate law, contract law and financial regulation.
Federico is currently a PhD Student at Bocconi University in Milan (Business and Social Law - Diritto dell'Impresa) and a Teaching Assistant in company law at the University of Milan-Bicocca.
Before graduating, cum laude, at Bocconi University in Milan, Federico spent a semester abroad at Freie Universität in Berlin (Oct. 2013 – Feb. 2014) and at Université Paris Est Créteil Val de Marne in Paris (Mar. 2014) within the Themis Exchange Program, earning the Joint Certificate in International and Business Law.
Before joining Orrick, Federico has been twice a summer intern in the London office of a major Italian law firm.
Robert Uriarte is a member of Orrick’s Intellectual Property Business Unit located in Silicon Valley. Robert's practice focuses on copyright, trade secrets, and digital crimes.
Robert is a member of Orrick’s Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice and also regularly works with Orrick’s Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group on intellectual property issues.
In addition to litigation work, Robert also counsels companies ranging from market leaders to start-ups on intellectual property, security, and Internet law issues.
Robert is committed to improving diversity in the legal profession. He co-chairs Orrick's Silicon Valley Diversity Committee and is one of the firm-wide facilitators for Orrick’s Latino Affinity Group. Robert is also committed to pro bono work and received the Legal Aid Association of California's 2015 Family Law Pro Bono Award.
Robert served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Oliver W. Wanger in the Eastern District of California prior to commencing private practice.
Mikhail Usubyan advises private and public companies, funds and investors on cross-border M&A, private equity, joint ventures, venture capital and strategic investments.
Over his 15-year legal career, Mikhail has handled numerous cross-border M&A and finance projects in a variety of areas. He has substantial experience in technology, infrastructure, and real estate/construction. Mikhail actively advises on private equity and venture capital transactions.
Mikhail regularly deals with U.S. controls of foreign investments (CFIUS) as well as the U.S. economic sanctions. He also advises on Russian and cross-border privacy issues.
Qualified to practice New York and Russian law, Mikhail is well positioned to handle international transactions. A lot of Mikhail's projects (handled in cooperation with lawyers qualified in the relevant countries) also involve English law, as well as laws of Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Cyprus, BVI, Cayman Islands, Bermuda and other jurisdictions. Over the course of his career Mikhail has been based in London, Moscow, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C.
Before joining the firm, Mikhail was an attorney at Baker McKenzie and Coudert Brothers.