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  • Technology Companies Group
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • China

Adam Lin Counsel Technology Companies Group, M&A and Private Equity

Silicon Valley

Adam Lin, a counsel at the Silicon Valley office, is a member of the Technology Companies group.

Adam's practice focuses on advising high-growth technology companies, some of them include Pinterest, ResearchGate, Nest, OpenDoor, Luminus, Pica8 and Hillstone Networks. Adam also advises on cross-border mergers & acquisitions such as Acer’s acquisition of Gateway Computers as well as cross-border financing transactions representing China-focused or China-based venture capital funds such as Baidu, Inc., Baidu Ventures, GSR Ventures and Gobi Partners and venture backed technology companies such as Digital Media Group Limited (acquired by VisionChina Media Inc. (NASDAQ: VISN)), Azalaea Networks (acquired by Aruba Networks (NASDAQ: ARUN)), PCH International, and Hillstone Networks.

In addition to private companies, Adam represented public traded technology companies such as SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) and served as General Counsel and VP of Business Development at SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS), as Associate General Counsel at eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) and as the Senior Director of Legal Affairs at Integrated Memory Logics Limited (TWSE: 3638).

Prior to becoming a corporate attorney, Adam co-founded two technology startup companies in Silicon Valley and was previously an engineer involving in numerous semiconductor fab projects in Hsinchu, Taiwan and Pudong, China.



  • Banking & Finance
  • Indian Tribal Finance
  • Project Finance
  • Direct Lending

David Y. Lin Partner Banking & Finance, Indian Tribal Finance

San Francisco; Los Angeles

David Lin, a partner working across Orrick's San Francisco and Los Angeles offices, is a member of the Banking & Finance Group.

Described as “awesome at following up on the details and managing difficult discussions with the clients” in the 2017 California Banking & Finance category of Chambers USA, David assists major financial institutions, public and privately owned companies and alternative lenders and BDCs in effectively assessing legal risks in complex secured and unsecured commercial finance transactions. He advises on acquisitions, dividend recapitalizations, project construction and development, asset-based loans and corporate refinancings, as well as workout and restructuring matters. He has extensive experience in financings involving gaming companies, Native American tribes and tribal enterprises, including new casino projects and casino expansion projects.



  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions
  • Internal Investigations
  • Ethics & Compliance
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • FCPA & Anti–Corruption
  • Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and State Attorneys General (redirect)
  • Trials

Robin Linsenmayer Of Counsel White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions

Silicon Valley

Robin in a seasoned trial lawyer specializing in white collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, and SEC and other government investigations and enforcement matters.  

Her extensive experience includes cases involving securities fraud, trade secrets theft and espionage, accounting fraud, insider trading, wire and mail fraud, antitrust offenses, health care fraud, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  Robin also regularly advises clients on issues related to data privacy and child safety, including the development and implementation of privacy policies, compliance with the federal Stored Communications Act and state data privacy laws, data security breach and response protocols, compliance with child exploitation reporting laws, and privacy matters arising from law enforcement and national security investigations.

Prior to joining Orrick, Robin served for five years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. As a federal prosecutor, Robin investigated and prosecuted cases involving wire fraud and mail fraud, money laundering, organized crime, terrorism, child exploitation crimes, and narcotics violations. During her tenure, Robin conducted many successful federal criminal trials, and briefed and argued multiple criminal appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

In recognition of her work at the Department of Justice, Robin has received professional commendations from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the New York FBI/NYPD Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.

Lorenzo Lista Project Attorney

Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)

Lorenzo Lista is a member of the Orrick Analytics group. The 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.

Lorenzo works with litigation attorneys and third party vendors to manage the review and production of documents relevant to investigations and litigation. This work includes using early case assessment technology to analyze, categorize and cull data. He also manages teams of specialists performing document review, redaction, analysis, production and drafting privilege logs. Mr. Lista assists the litigation team to prepare for trial, including drafting deposition summaries, factual memoranda and exhibit charts. Lorenzo also works with practice office attorneys on transactional tasks, including contract review and due diligence.

Prior to joining Orrick, Lorenzo interned with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Pittsburgh and with the University of Pittsburgh Elder Law Clinic.



  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Trials
  • Intellectual Property
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

David Litterine-Kaufman Senior Associate Financial Services Litigation, Bankruptcy Litigation

New York

David Litterine-Kaufman is a senior associate in Orrick's Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group.  Based in New York, David's practice focuses on litigation for financial services clients, including residential mortgage-backed securities defense, bankruptcy litigation on behalf of creditors and debtors, bankruptcy claims and distressed debt trading disputes, corporate governance disputes, and securities class action defense. 

David has represented public companies and other large national and multinational enterprises and their directors and officers in financial services related litigation in federal, state, and bankruptcy court proceedings across the country and in offshore jurisdictions.

David has deep experience representing investment banks and public issuers in complex securities related litigation, including:

  • Defending a sponsor and underwriter of residential mortgage-backed securities against securities fraud actions brought by institutional investors, securitization trustees, and the federal government in federal and state courts across the United States.
  • Defending an international shipping company against a putative securities fraud class action in federal court in New York arising out of a series of private financing transactions.
  • Defending directors of various public companies, including a medical device manufacturer and a provider of mortgage and real estate data and analytics services, against breach of fiduciary duty claims arising out of acquisitions in Delaware Chancery Court and New York state court.

David has also represented clients in a broad range of bankruptcy litigation and contract disputes over bankruptcy-related trades, including:

  • Litigating on behalf of an international provider of deepwater drilling units in Chapter 15 proceeding in U.S. bankruptcy court against creditors seeking to block the company's reorganization in the Cayman Islands, resulting in a dismissal of the creditors' objections and a successful completion of the $3.7 billion reorganization.
  • Defending an international shipping company against fraudulent conveyance claims brought in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, resulting in a dismissal of all claims by the district court and affirmance on appeal to the Supreme Court of the Marshall Islands.
  • Pursuing breach of contract claims by affiliates of international investment banks to enforce repurchase of bankruptcy claims, with results including a favorable settlement on the eve of trial in one action and a default judgment against the seller in another.

David also represents clients in complex commercial disputes and trials of all types, including:

  • Litigating trademark infringement claims through jury trial on liability and bench trial on remedies.
  • Defending consumer class action jury trial and remedies component of regulatory enforcement action bench trial under the Telephone Consume Protection Act.
  • Defending family office investor in closely held international fashion company against trademark and corporate governance claims by co-investor.

David's pro bono activities have included briefing and arguing an appeal to the Nebraska Supreme Court to enforce public participation rights under the state's APA, serving as lead associate at trial representing a government whistleblower in federal court in New York, and representing clients seeking child support payments in Bronx Family Court.

Before joining Orrick, David was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.



  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

James Chong Liu Associate Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution


James Liu, an Associate in the Sacramento Office, is a member of the General Litigation Group.

James' practice includes a host of civil litigation matters from international arbitration to intellectual property disputes. He utilizes his experience with competitive gaming to bring strategic and innovative thinking to his work.

While at University of California, Los Angeles, James was a founding member of UCLA's esports club and competed for UCLA in collegiate tournaments. After graduation, he continued working for one year as a club director and advisor for the school's Hearthstone team. At University of California, Berkeley School of Law, James continued his passion for video games and esports by expanding Berkeley's Sports and Entertainment Law Society's reach to new mediums of entertainment like live streaming platforms and interactive entertainment.



  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Executive Compensation
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Wage and Hour

Andrew R. Livingston Partner Employment Law & Litigation, Technology Companies Group

San Francisco

Andrew Livingston is a partner in the San Francisco office, where he serves as the Office Leader. Previously, Andrew was the Deputy Practice Group Leader of Orrick’s Global Employment Law Group.

Orrick’s Employment Law and Litigation group was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California for the fourth consecutive year 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.

Andrew is a highly regarded trial lawyer. The Daily Journal has listed him as a Top Labor & Employment Attorney a number of times, and he has been selected as a BTI Client Service Allstar. Legal 500 has recognized Andrew as a "very effective courtroom advocate who connects well with jurors" and noted that he is "exceptional in his ability to organize complex factual and legal arguments into a simple and persuasive presentation."

Andrew represents clients in a wide variety of industries, but specifically focuses on financial services, retail, technology, and advertising.

He has an extensive class- and collective-action practice. He routinely defends employers in such cases in state and federal courts, particularly in cases alleging violations of the wage-and-hour laws. Andrew also defends employers in numerous other types of cases, such as those related to restrictive covenants and trade secrets, wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and retaliation.



  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

Nicole Lloret Senior Associate White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

New York

Nicole Lloret focuses on white collar criminal defense and litigation relating to internal and government investigations.

Nicole also has experience defending individuals charged with cybercrimes, as well as advising clients on technology related matters, including software licensing agreements and developing data privacy policies. Nicole as has experience in defending clients charged under the Federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Nicole graduated New York Law School where she was a member of the Criminal Defense Clinic, representing disadvantaged individuals charged with misdemeanors and low-level felonies. Nicole also participated as a mentor in the Street Law program, which sought to teach New York City public school students about the First and Fourth Amendments of the Constitution, and traveled to New Orleans to represent disadvantaged individuals with the Orleans Public Defender’s office as part of an internship program with Lawyers Across Borders.

James Lloyd


  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Internal Investigations
  • GDPR Readiness

James Lloyd Partner Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation, Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions


James is a partner in Orrick's Cyber & Data Privacy Enforcement & Litigation Practice in London. He assists clients to achieve better regulatory and judicial outcomes in all aspects of international data privacy enforcement and litigation.

James helps clients respond to cyberattacks, data breaches, and action by data protection regulators.

James has led the response to significant enforcement investigations by international and domestic regulators, including the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office, law enforcement agencies and Parliamentary Select Committees. He also has experience in conducting internal investigations on behalf of international corporations.

With extensive litigation experience, James also defends his clients when data privacy issues lead to civil litigation.



  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Trade Secrets Litigation

Abigail W. Lloyd Senior Associate Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Trade Secrets Litigation

Orange County

Abby Lloyd is a Senior Associate in the Litigation Department of Orrick’s Orange County office. She is an experienced trial lawyer, with both first and second-chair civil and criminal trial experience. Formerly in-house counsel for an international technology company, Abby understands the importance of striking the right balance between the pursuit of business objectives and the reduction of legal risk.

Abby has represented some of the nation’s leading high technology companies in a variety of litigation disputes involving, among other things, theft of trade secrets, unfair competition, intellectual property, patent infringement, joint-venture financings, and shareholder class action and derivative suits. Her practice includes both state and federal jurisdictions, and involves all stages of the litigation process.

Abby previously served as in house counsel for an international technology company, where she advised on litigation matters, data security solutions, employment, wage & hour, and sexual harassment disputes, as well as negotiated over one hundred contracts, including outsourcing, intellectual property, hardware as a service (HaaS) contracts and software licenses. Abby also worked collaboratively with other business functions (Tax, HR, Finance, etc.) to achieve favorable business outcomes while minimizing legal risk.

Abby also previously served as a full-time Deputy District Attorney in Orange County, first-chairing multiple criminal jury trials and prosecuting felony preliminary hearings through the Orange County Trial Attorney Participation Program. She is a founding member of the Orange County Lavender Bar Association.



  • Intellectual Property
  • U.S. International Trade Commission
  • Patents

Dr. Hsiwen Lo Of Counsel Intellectual Property, U.S. International Trade Commission

Orange County; Taipei

Hsiwen Lo, Ph. D., is a patent litigator in Orrick's Intellectual Property Group. With a Ph. D. in electrical engineering, Hsiwen specializes in cases where a deep understanding of the interplay between technology and legal issues is critical to a company's litigation success.

Hsiwen's representations involve highly-complex technologies, sciences, and mathematics.  Exemplary subject matters include mobile digital processing and publication, three-dimensional graphics rendering, the instruction pipeline of a processor, orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), HDL synthesis and verification, and finite-element analysis of mechanical stress and strain.  

Hsiwen has conducted invalidity, non-infringement and infringement analysis. He has handled discovery, drafted expert reports, prepared technical witnesses for deposition, and drafted dispositive and non-dispositive motions. Moreover, he has been involved in case management.  He also advises his clients of issues related to patent portfolio management, IP transactions, and IP-related due diligence review. He is registered to practice before the USPTO (Reg. No. 77,790).   

Hsiwen received his Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering at Caltech. While in Berkeley Law, he focused on patent and intellectual property law. He was the community service chair for Berkeley APALSA. He was also the student liaison and long-time volunteer of the Asian Law Caucus immigration clinic. He received the American Jurisprudence Award.

羅喜文博士,美國加州律師,加州理工學院電機博士,台灣大學電機學士。為Orrick 高科技專利訴訟團隊一員,專精艱深複雜科技專利訴訟。


電磁気学、VLSI回路の深い理解を持っています。UC Berkeleyに法律博士号受け取って、特許や知的財産法に焦点を当てた。



  • Public Finance

Gene Locke Senior Counsel Public Finance


Gene practices in the public law area. He is the former City Attorney for the Cityof Houston and former Harris County Commissioner. He is experienced in various state and local government subjects, including constitutional issues, public-private ventures, elections, redistricting, affirmative action, tort actions, public contracting, sports venue projects and franchise agreements.

Gene has handled major litigation involving these and other public law issues while advising and assisting governmental clients. He has represented both government and corporate clients in various public law matters and other legal issues. Gene has served as general counsel to the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority and special counsel to the Metropolitan Transit Authority.