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Clem's practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and on complex commercial cases with a high-technology component. He has successfully tried a wide variety of civil and criminal cases to verdict in state and federal courts and in arbitration.
Clem has been recognized in a variety of publications, including the Daily Journal’s list of California’s top 75 IP Litigators in California. In the latest Chambers USA rankings, clients note he is a “very persuasive advocate who knows the law inside out and is able to get to the heart of the issue very quickly." Managing Intellectual Property described him as a “highly respected litigator in the California IP market and beyond.” Intellectual Asset Management’s Patent 1000 notes he is a “commercially savvy first-chair trial lawyer,” a “tenacious, pragmatic litigator who excels at finding innovative solutions,” “one of the best writers anywhere” and a “fantastic negotiator.”
Clem’s current clients including Fitbit, RingCentral, Quantum, Check Point, Mulesoft, Blue Coat, Nimble, Athos, and Netflix.
Clem graduated with honors from both Harvard Law School and from Harvard College. He lives in Marin and spends his free time cycling around Mt. Tam.
Lynne Hirata is an of counsel in the San Francisco office and a member of the Capital Markets Group with more than 12 years of experience with representing public company issuers in equity and debt financings. Her practice also covers Rule 144A offerings for public and private companies, issuer tender offers, and public and private company mergers and acquisitions. She also advises clients on corporate governance matters, proxy statements and annual and quarterly report filings.
She also has extensive experience in public finance transactions as company counsel and bond counsel.
Mariah represents clients in the energy industry on regulatory strategy, compliance and transactional matters.
She focuses her practice on the development of energy infrastructure, including liquefied natural gas terminals and natural gas pipelines, as well as related transactional and financing matters. She routinely advises companies on securing permits and authorizations for major energy projects and has experience with proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
Ted Kang is an Associate in the Orange County office and a member of the Intellectual Property Group. He is an experienced software engineer whose practice focuses on patent law, privacy, and cybersecurity.
Ted's practice focuses on patent litigation, especially in the fields of electronics, circuits, computer and network systems, software, and telecommunications.
Before becoming an attorney, Ted was a software engineer at several technology companies in the Bay Area. Ted has significant experience building complex systems across a wide range of system architectures and technical stacks, allowing him to quickly learn new technologies. With his expertise in software systems, Ted's practice also focuses on privacy and cybersecurity matters.
Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)
Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)
Matthew Sebastian is a Senior Analytics Team Lead in the Discovery Analytics and Review Services group at Orrick. Matthew works with litigation attorneys and third party vendors to manage the review and production of documents relevant to investigations and litigation.
The Discovery Analytics and Review Services group specializes in using technology and project management discipline to assist firm attorneys with litigation and transactional tasks, particularly tasks that involve large volumes of data and documents.
This work includes using early case assessment technology to analyze, categorize and cull data. Matthew also manages teams of specialists performing document review, redaction, analysis, production and drafting privilege logs. He assists the litigation team to prepare for trial, including drafting deposition summaries, factual memoranda and exhibit charts. Matthew also works with practice office attorneys on transactional tasks, including contract review and due diligence.
Robert Gloistein has been a senior counsel in the San Francisco office since retiring in 2004.
During his association with the firm for more than 40 years, he has had a diverse public utility and business practice, involving public and private finance, utility mergers and acquisitions, facilities disposition, electric industry restructuring and telecommunications deregulation. Bob concentrates on issues involving nonprofit corporations and law practice management.
As Orrick’s Chief Growth & Integration Officer, Merrie Post plays a key role in driving Orrick’s growth strategy. She is passionate about helping the firm source top talent focused on the tech & innovation, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors globally. And she’s equally passionate about helping candidates understand and assess how the Orrick platform can advance their career trajectory.
Merrie supports candidates through each stage in the recruiting conversation. She also ensures that every lateral partner who joins Orrick has a committed sponsor and an actionable plan for business and social integration.
Merrie brings to this work a deep understanding of the legal market, and in particular, the lateral partner recruiting market, compensation and integration. Over the course of her career, she has helped hundreds of partners make successful moves. She previously led Hudson Gate Legal, a search firm, where she focused on partner-level searches. Prior to that, she served as Director of Attorney Development at Cadwalader. She began her career as a corporate associate at Debevoise.
When she’s not talking to top legal talent, Merrie can be found on a spin bike, visiting a great spa, taking a hip hop class, traveling and spending quality time with her husband, Jason and sons, Charlie (age 9) and Alex (age 6).
Steven Barnett, of counsel in Orrick’s New York City office, is a member of the firm’s Private Investment Funds Group.
Steve concentrates his practice on representing institutional investors with respect to U.S.-based and international alternative investments (including funds focused on buy-out and mezzanine investment opportunities).
In addition, Steve has a broad range of experience in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions involving privately held entities, securities offerings, private debt financings, and information technology consulting services.
Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)
Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)
Erin Carter Tison has unique experience in private practice, government, and serving in an in-house role, which allows her to bring a variety of perspectives to the when advising clients on various litigation issues.
Erin has experience with all aspects of litigation, from filing the complaint up to serving as first chair at trial and everything in between. In addition to trial work, she has substantial experience taking and defending both fact and expert depositions, drafting and arguing complex dispositive briefing, managing the preservation, collection, analysis, and production of paper and electronic documents, conducting custodian interviews, and briefing complex and technical discovery and privilege issues. Recently, Erin served an extended secondment with The Dow Chemical Company as a case Manager in Dow's Asbestos, Products Liability & Insurance Litigation Group. In this capacity, she managed the asbestos and premises litigation dockets for Union Carbide and Dow throughout the western and northeastern United States. This involved overseeing hundreds of ongoing product liability cases, including advising the litigation management team on case evaluation, resolution, and business strategies, as well as directing outside counsel and trial counsel teams.
Prior to joining Orrick, Erin served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia in Wheeling, WV. At the United States Attorney's Office, Erin focused on both defensive and affirmative civil matters on behalf of the United States, its agencies, and employees. In this role, Erin practiced in a variety of areas of the law, including but not limited to, constitutional claims, torts, statutory and administrative claims, environmental matters, tax and bankruptcy matters, FOIA litigation, and fraud. While at the United States Attorney's Office, Erin served as the e-discovery office coordinator for the District, and was the chair of the diversity committee. Prior to her government service, Erin was a member of the Trial Practice group at Duane Morris LLP, where she focused on commercial litigation and corporate internal investigations.
Ashlie Smith is an Associate in the Boston office and a member of the Intellectual Property group. Her practice focuses on all aspects of trademark, copyright, false advertising, and trade secret law.
Ashlie has IP litigation experience in federal district court and the ITC. Her experience includes assisting with witness preparation, drafting motions and oppositions, and managing discovery. Prior to joining Orrick, Ashlie worked as an associate at Fish & Richardson P.C., focusing on trademark, false advertising, and trade secret law, and she worked as a legal intern at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, focusing on trademark prosecution and enforcement.
Prior to joining Orrick, Upnit was a products liability and complex litigation associate at Arnold & Porter LLP and a mid-size firm in Upstate New York. Along with other clients, Upnit represented a consumer products company in the defense of thousands of personal injury cases in state and federal courts. She was the primary drafter of several motions and appellate briefs for cases in state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court, and presented oral argument in state and federal courts. She was also deeply involved in the firms’ pro bono practice and was first chair in a trial dealing with First and Eighth Amendment claims.
Upnit has also clerked for the Honorable Theodore A. McKee of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and interned for the Honorable Thérèse Wiley Dancks of the Northern District of New York.
In law school, Upnit served as the Managing Editor of the Syracuse Law Review, an arguing member of the American Bar Association National Appellate Team, and was the recipient of the Moot Court Honor Society’s Executive Director Award.