Paul F. Rugani Partner, White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits
Seattle; New York
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Seattle; New York
Seattle; New York
Paul Rugani focuses his practice on representing financial institutions, accounting firms, and public companies and their officers and directors in a variety of industries, including financial services, technology, manufacturing and entertainment.
He represents these clients in securities class actions, shareholder derivative lawsuits, commercial contractual disputes and other complex litigation matters at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as in connection with internal, government and regulatory investigations.Legal 500 touts Paul as a recommended attorney for Securities Litigation, observing that he is "among the most creative and strategic lawyers" who always has "an eye on the end game." He has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for Securities Litigation every year since 2012.
Michael Ruiz is an associate in the Technology Companies Group in the Silicon Valley office, whose focus is primarily on representing high growth technology companies in general formation, venture capital and private equity financings, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions transactions.
Diana has always loved complex puzzles – studying each piece until the solution emerges. She applies that same determined curiosity to her IP practice. After carefully listening to each client, Diana examines every legal, business, and human element, arranging disparate pieces into elegant solutions. With Diana as their advocate, her clients can confidently develop and expand their IP strategy and portfolios.
As a seasoned IP litigator and counselor, Diana’s practice has run the gamut from high stakes trials, to take-down and anti-counterfeiting campaigns, to employee departure and trade secret investigations. She represents clients in District and state courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Diana recently tried and won a complex case in which the other side sought to extend the monopoly of an expired utility patent by claiming trade dress rights in a technical product feature. Drawing upon experience handling both complex patent and trademark matters, her team successfully argued that the intersection of patent and trademark policy prevented the other side from continuing its monopoly, clearing the way for her client to enter the market. With Diana at their side, companies can rest assured that their essential assets are protected, from their company name, logo, and website, to their core technologies.
While at Orrick, Diana was seconded to the City and County of San Francisco, where she had the privilege to serve as an Assistant District Attorney, and first-chair several trials. She was also seconded to Salesforce, where she learned first-hand that the law comprises just one component of a company’s overall business strategy.
Diana is also passionate about her pro bono work. For example, she represented two detainees in Guantanamo in connection with their petitions for a writ of habeas corpus, and she is currently working with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. Before joining the firm, Diana worked for the Legal Aid of Cambodia where she assisted with the prosecution of former Khmer Rouge officials and represented individuals who sought to reclaim land rights.
Diana is a member of the International Trademark Association, of ChIPs: Advancing Women in IP and of the Harvard Club of San Francisco.
Christoph has profound experience in advising clients on public and private M&A transactions, international group reorganizations and ongoing legal advice. His particular focus lies on stock corporation law, board advice and corporate governance aspects.
Prior to joining Orrick, Christoph was Managing Associate at the Frankfurt and Munich offices of Linklaters LLP.
Mr. Johannes Josef Rüberg is an associate in the Düsseldorf office, and a member of the Corporate Group.
Anna Saber in an Intellectual Property Litigation associate in Orrick’s Silicon Valley Office. Her practice focuses on copyright, patent, white collar, and complex litigation. In addition to her IP practice, Anna handles pro bono matters, focusing her attention on matters relating to victims of domestic violence, international human rights, and criminal law.
Anna graduated Summa Cum Laude from Santa Clara University School of Law, where she served as Senior Managing Editor of Santa Clara Law Review and Co-President of the Women & Law Association. Anna was a member of Trial Team and the International Humanitarian Law Competition Team, which placed second in a national competition involving other law schools and military academies. While in law school, Anna also interned at the district attorney’s office, where she obtained valuable in-court experience arguing suppression of evidence and sentencing motions.
Prior to law school, Anna attended UC Santa Barbara, where she double majored in Economics and Political Science, with an emphasis in Political Theory. For her senior honors thesis in the Political Science major, Anna analyzed whether the U.S.’s drone warfare policies comported with the accepted laws, ethics, and norms of warfare. At UC Santa Barbara, Anna was a member of the club crew and club water polo teams.
Rohit represents several of the world’s leading developers of renewable and conventional energy generation projects on project development, M&A and financing arrangements.
He has extensive experience in the solar, wind, energy storage, gas and biofuel sectors, with a particular focus on California and other U.S. jurisdictions. Rohit's past deal experience spans energy and infrastructure projects in the Americas, Asia, India, Europe and the Middle East, and includes award-winning transactions.
In recent years, Rohit's practice has focused particularly on project development and project M&A transactions. He has successfully negotiated thousands of MWs of "physical" and "virtual" PPAs and tolling agreements, as well as a variety of construction, supply and other development arrangements. Rohit has also represented clients on the purchase and sale of renewables projects in various U.S. jurisdictions, as well as joint venture and other project asset arrangements. He has particularly focused on the development, financing and sale of domestic and international energy storage projects, including stand-alone, hybrid, front-of-meter and behind-the-meter projects.
Rohit started his legal career at an international law firm in New York where he focused on project development and project finance transactions across the globe. Prior to law and business schools, Rohit was an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse in San Francisco where he provided M&A and financial advisory services to technology companies in Silicon Valley.
Reiko Saito, a senior associate in the Tokyo office, is a member of the Energy and Infrastructure Group.
Reiko's practice focuses on advising clients on cross-border energy and infrastructure projects and corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and compliance matters.
Reiko also practices financing transactions such as liquidation of various receivables and real properties and development of financial products including structured finance and trust products. She has extensive experience of general real estate securitizations, consumer loan securitizations and other ABS transactions.
Before joining Orrick, Reiko was an associate at Atsumi & Partners from 2001 until 2006, where she was engaged in many securitization and liquidation projects.
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this role she works closely with the firm’s Board and Management Committee to
execute the firm’s strategy. She is responsible
for leading and directing all operational functions of the firm.
Laura has extensive experience in global operations management, strategic planning, integration, change management, and diversity and inclusion leadership. She has worked closely with senior leaders to deliver innovative services to our clients, to enhance productivity and efficiency, and to create a great place to work by building, leading and inspiring talented professional teams.
A 12-year Orrick veteran, with 20 years of experience in the legal industry, Laura previously served as Orrick’s Chief Administrative Officer and, before that, as the firm’s Chief Talent Officer and Executive Director - U.S. She helped shape and execute on the firm’s strategies to deliver distinctive services to the tech, finance and energy & infrastructure sectors, be a leading law firm employer, and meet client demand for quality and value.
Doriane Salimon is a corporate lawyer based in Orrick's Paris office.
Doriane advises French and international groups on M&A and Private equity matters.
Prior to joining Orrick, Doriane worked on corporate matters as an associate at Weil Gotshal and Manges. She also was a legal intern in the corporate departments of Paul Hastings and Veil Jourde.
Brandon Sanders is a corporate associate in Orrick’s San Francisco office, where he is a member of the Technology Companies Group.
Brandon represents high-growth companies and venture capital and private equity firms involved in the technology and life sciences industries. His practice focuses on general corporate counseling, venture capital and growth equity financings, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic matters.
Chanani Sandler is a senior associate in Orrick's Global Employment and Equity Compensation practice in Orrick's New York office.
With more than 12 years of experience in cross-border human resources matters, Chanani advises multinational companies across all industry lines on a variety of employment-related matters and global equity compensation. He globally manages large multi-country and large multi-function HR projects.
From an employment law perspective, Chanani advises his clients on a range of employment-related matters outside the United States, including global/local offer letters and employment contracts, HR policies and handbooks as well as termination and settlement agreements. He works with his clients to consider the employment-related impact of, and undertake due diligence for, cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
Chanani also counsels his clients on how to effectively design, implement, communicate and administer equity-based compensation benefits and other long-term incentive awards to their worldwide employees in over 100 countries. He also provides services in the areas of corporate tax planning, cross-border tax planning, payroll support and employee education with respect to global equity compensation.
He has presented at industry educational forums, such as the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP) and Global Equity Organization (GEO), on topics related to tax compliance as well as effective design, implementation and administration of global equity-based awards and other long-term incentive plans.