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Practice:

  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Cyber
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Mass Torts & Product Liability
  • Intellectual Property
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Japan

Yoshihiro Takatori Partner Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Tokyo

Yoshi Takatori is head partner of Orrick's Global Japan practice and Tokyo's Litigation Group. His practice focuses on cross-border dispute resolution including multi-jurisdictional litigation and international arbitration on intellectual property, product liability, anti-trust, FCPA and UKBA and compliance investigation and disputes involving labor laws. Yoshi has been recognized by numerous international publications such as being ranked Band 1 as a Dispute Resolution lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific and recognized as a leading individual for Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property for Asia Pacific Legal 500. He has also been recognized by the Financial Times as a Top 10 Legal Innovators for Asia-Pacific in 2019.

Yoshi has an active practice advising and counseling multi-national Japanese companies and the Japanese Government, on proactive cybersecurity program development and strategy. He also advises on cybersecurity issues in the context of adversarial proceedings and dispute resolution. He is an Editor and Co-author of “Cyber Security Strategy for Litigation and Compliance,” which is the first book in the Japanese legal marketplace discussing multi-stakeholder risk management strategies relating to external cyber-attacks and insider cyber trade secret theft. He is regularly consulted by leading media outlets, including TV and newspapers, and quoted, in major business publications on cybersecurity issues and insights.

Yoshi's previous experience includes:

  • representing several Japanese companies in the Cresvale Securities (Princeton Bonds) incident, which victimized over 150 Japanese companies, and played a central role in the trial and settlement procedures in Japan and New York;

  • successfully representing clients in a number of IP-related dispute resolutions involving trademark, counterfeit and patent issues in U.S., Asian and EU jurisdictions. In recent years he has gained attention for victories in compensation for damages of trademark infringement in foreign countries through application of foreign law and Japanese law through the Act on General Rules for Application of Laws; and

  • numerous achievements in cross-border enforcement, trial and international arbitration such as obtaining a temporary restraining order in Japanese court based on the certified decision in California that includes JPY280 billion in punitive damages.

In addition, Yoshi is listed as a recommended arbitrator for the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA) and listed on SIAC's Panel of Arbitrators and KCAB’s Panel of Arbitrators and as a Specialist Mediator at Singapore International Mediation Center (SIMC). He is a qualified FCIArb and serves key positions in the international arbitration field such as being the executive director for the Japan Association of Arbitrators, and co-convener of the Japan Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb.).

Prior to joining Orrick, he was chair of the litigation department at the Tokyo office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP.

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Practice:

  • Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits
  • Corporate Governance
  • Class Action Defense
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • ERISA & Benefits Litigation

Alex Talarides Partner Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits, Corporate Governance

San Francisco

Alex Talarides is a Partner in the White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group.  His practice focuses on defending companies and their officers and directors in securities class actions, shareholder derivative actions, mergers and acquisition litigation, and regulatory proceedings.

Alex is acknowledged by Legal 500 as a "Next Generation Lawyer" for Securities Litigation: Defense.  He has extensive experience representing companies and individuals in securities class actions, shareholder derivative actions, mergers and acquisition litigation, regulatory proceedings and other complex commercial litigation.  He also regularly advises companies and their boards on corporate governance, fiduciary duty and disclosure duties.  In addition, he has extensive experience representing companies in consumer class actions alleging violations of state deceptive marketing laws, and class actions alleging violations of the Employee Retirement Security Income Act.

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Practice:

  • Corporate
  • Technology Companies Group
  • M&A and Private Equity

Stephen Tallon Associate Corporate, Technology Companies Group

London

Stephen is a corporate associate with Orrick and is part of the Technology Companies Group in London. His practice areas cover all aspects of corporate law, with a particular focus on venture capital, private equity and corporate transactions. Stephen works with early stage and growth companies looking to build exciting new businesses and is focussed on providing innovative and pragmatic advice to his clients.

Managing transactions in an efficient and productive manner and providing clear and concise advice is at the core of Stephen's approach to work. He actively engages with clients to understand the key issues and concerns in order to provide tailored advice that really adds value. Stephen is driven by being a trusted advisor to his clients, not just another service provider.
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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Corporate
  • Africa
  • Real Estate

Patrick Tardivy Partner M&A and Private Equity, Infrastructure

Paris

Patrick Tardivy is an M&A and Private Equity lawyer in our Paris Office and the Office Leader.

Patrick advises French and international clients on all aspects of corporate law. He mainly intervenes on M&A and Private Equity matters as well as joint-ventures. He specializes in the sectors of aerospace and defense, as well as energy and infrastructures, and real estate investments. He also has experience in investments in Francophone Africa.

According to Legal 500 EMEA 2016, clients praise Patrick for his “excellent business acumen to match in-depth legal experience”.

Before joining Orrick in 2016, Patrick was a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation

Emily F. Taylor Senior Associate Employment Law & Litigation

Sacramento

Discrimination and harassment cases require a precise blend of zealous advocacy and compassion. Emily artfully balances these skills to expose false allegations.

Emily’s advocacy also includes her methodical research and analytical skills. She draws upon those skills to synthesize complicated and often emotionally-charged issues into persuasive and reasoned arguments.

To help her clients avoid litigation and create a healthy work environment, she provides training on discrimination and harassment compliance and prevention.

In her pro bono work, she has helped international non-profit groups analyze and develop legal frameworks relating to issues such as freedom of speech and fighting corruption in developing countries.

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Practice:

  • Impact Finance and Investment
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Funds
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Corporate

Perry Teicher Impact Finance Attorney Impact Finance and Investment, M&A and Private Equity

New York

Perry Teicher, an attorney based in Orrick's New York office, serves on the leadership of Orrick's global Impact Finance & Investment group as the Impact Finance Attorney, advising impact-oriented clients globally.

Perry represents and advises entrepreneurs, fund sponsors, family offices, and tax exempt organizations across a wide range of transactions, including corporate legal matters, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private fund formation matters and portfolio transactions, and private placements. Perry particularly advises clients that aim to integrate social, environmental, and financial outcomes. As Orrick's Impact Finance Attorney, Perry leads Orrick's Impact Finance & Investment practice, the first impact-oriented practice at a global law firm. Orrick's Impact Finance & Investment practices serves a global client base across a range of sector, leveraging Orrick's unique capabilities to provide innovative, effective, and thoughtful legal services to those clients aiming to create positive social and environmental change alongside targeted financial returns.

Perry served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kazakhstan, where he supported the development of businesses aiming to create mobility and opportunity for people with disabilities in the region. Perry is a Ariene de Rothschild Fellow and member of the ROI Community and Nexus. A native of the Detroit area and University of Michigan graduate, Perry remains committed to the Detroit area, supporting Detroit expat initiatives nationally.

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Practice:

  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Automotive Technology & Mobility

Darren S. Teshima Partner Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Insurance Recovery

San Francisco

Darren Teshima, Leader of Orrick's Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice, helps clients intelligently manage risk and assert their rights through litigation. To safeguard clients from both anticipated and unforeseen dangers, Darren ensures each client’s litigation strategy and insurance coverage align with its business objectives.

Specializing in the technology and finance sectors, Darren litigates high stakes commercial disputes, focusing on insurance coverage disputes. He has successfully handled litigation related to residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), directors & officers (D&O) coverage and cyber insurance for some of the largest data breaches in history. For example, he recently defended Credit Suisse at trial in a case brought by monoline insurer MBIA, one of the few post-financial crisis RMBS cases to go to trial.

Darren also helps clients avoid litigation by crafting innovative strategies that address cutting-edge cyber, data and cryptocurrency concerns; as well as D&O and professional liability. Whether assisting a startup focused on rapid growth, or a global corporation expanding into the digital future, Darren tailors his strategy to each client’s unique business model and objectives.

He has been recognized for his work by Legal 500, which lists Darren as a recommended lawyer in the Insurance: Advice to Policyholders category. Darren has been named a Law360 Rising Star, one of the "Best Lawyers Under 40" by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), and is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Darren is also passionate about his pro bono work and community involvement. The Legal Services for Children has given him its Pro Bono Advocate Award twice. His pro bono work includes administrative trials and hearings on behalf of asylum seekers and low-income tenants, and litigation advice to nonprofit organizations. He is the Chair of the board of directors of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Asian Law Caucus, and serves on the boards of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies and Legal Services for Children.

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Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate

Guido Testa Partner M&A and Private Equity, Corporate

Milan

Guido Testa is partner, Office Leader of Orrick’s Italian offices and member of the M&A and Private Equity Group. Guido's practice focuses mainly on M&A, private equity and venture capital, as well as on corporate law and commercial contracts.

In these areas, he represents primary enterprises, merchant banks, private equity and venture capital funds, as well as family offices, both in domestic and cross-border transactions.

Before joining Orrick, Guido worked as an associate at Studio Legale Carnelutti in Milan from April 1983 to December 1984. From January 1985 to December 1988, primarily he was an associate and then the Italian resident partner at Carnelutti’s London office. From January 1989 to September 1990, he worked as the Italian resident lawyer for Werbel, McMillin & Carnelutti, a U.S. law firm based in New York City.

From October 1990 to December 1997, he was a partner at Studio Legale Carnelutti in Milan. From January 1998 to December 2008, he was a partner at Vita Samory, Fabbrini e Associati, an Italian law firm based in Milan.

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Practice:

  • Technology Companies Group
  • Life Sciences
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate Governance
  • Capital Markets

Stephen Thau Partner Technology Companies Group, Life Sciences

Washington, D.C.

Stephen Thau is a partner in Orrick’s Technology Companies Group. He is a strategic advisor to life sciences and technology companies, guiding them through various milestones of their life cycle.

Stephen’s practice focuses on the representation of life science, medical device, health IT, and other technology companies in transactional matters, including public and private financings, licensing, collaborations and strategic alliances, and mergers and acquisitions. He also represents venture capital and investment banking firms in public and private financing transactions.

Stephen has served as a member of the Board of Tech Council of Maryland, the leading technology and life science association in that state, and of BayBio, Northern California’s leading life sciences association. He is a frequent speaker on venture capital financings and served on the faculty at the 2005 and 2007 Emerging Entrepreneurs workshops at Stanford University.

Prior to joining Orrick, Stephen was a partner at Morrison & Foerster, Venture Law Group and Heller Ehrman. He began his legal practice as a litigator, focusing on securities and intellectual property.  He also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Vaughn R. Walker in the United States District Court in the Northern District of California.  Stephen graduated Order of the Coif from Stanford Law School, where he was managing editor of the Stanford Law Review, and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in Biology.

Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation

Leo Theillac Associate Employment Law & Litigation

Paris

Léo Theillac is an employment lawyer, based in Orrick's Paris office.

He advises French and Internatinal corporations on all matters related to French Employment and labor Law. He also represents their interests before French courts.

Prior to joining Orrick, Léo gratuated From Science Po Paris with a master's degree in Economic Law and from Panthéon-Assas University with a master's degree in Business Law

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Practice:

  • Real Estate
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Renewable Energy

Darrell Thomas Partner Real Estate, Infrastructure

Houston

Darrell focuses on real property for a variety of matters, ranging from traditional real estate transactions to requirements for energy and other projects.

Darrell has experience in a wide range of traditional real estate matters, including drafting and negotiating development agreements, construction contracts, restrictions agreements, purchase and sale agreements, ground leases, facility and office leases, and construction and permanent loan documents. He has also formed commercial and residential condominium regimes, including for mixed uses. He represents developers and users in acquisition and development matters, including requirements for access, utilities, detention, drainage, use restrictions and economic incentive arrangements. He also represents lenders in commercial mortgage loan originations, workouts and foreclosures.

Darrell also works on all aspects of real property requirements for energy and other projects, including drafting and negotiating leases, easements and other real property agreements, satisfying title insurance requirements, reviewing and revising property tax abatement agreements and resolving conflicts between mineral and surface development. connection with renewable energy projects, including the development, construction, financing, acquisition and disposition of projects.

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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation

Mark Thompson Senior Associate Employment Law & Litigation

New York

Mark Thompson is an senior associate in the New York office and a member of the employment law and litigation groups. Mark's practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling. He has significant experience litigating wage and hour, discrimination, harassment and trade secret issues in high-profile cases for clients in the venture capital, technology, financial services and media industries.

Orrick’s Employment Law and Litigation group was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California by The Recorder, the premier source for legal news, in recognition of their significant wins on behalf of leading multinational companies on today’s most complex and challenging employment law matters.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mark advises clients regarding a broad range of employment issues, including human resource policies and procedures, severance agreements and employee terminations.

Prior to joining Orrick, Mark was a judicial law clerk and gained experience litigating a wide range of civil and criminal cases.