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Albert Simons III, a partner in the New York office, is a member of the Public Finance Department. He has practiced in the area of public finance for more than 40 years, serving as bond counsel, underwriters' counsel, disclosure counsel and company counsel for virtually every type of financing.
He has extensive experience in leading multi-disciplined teams in large, unique financings. He also has broad experience in the areas of municipal derivative products and refundings, with experience in synthetic refundings through the use of warrants, options and swaps.
Companies face risks and problems that often don't fit neatly into a single area of the law. Clients engage Caroline to defend them in high-stakes, complex investigations and litigation because of her commitment to her clients and her ability to draw from her experience in IP, criminal, and commercial disputes to craft creative and aggressive strategies consistent with her clients' business objectives and appetite for risk.
Caroline specializes in intellectual property litigation, with a particular emphasis on disputes involving trade secret misappropriation and trademark infringement claims. She has handled multiple trials before judges and juries, in state and federal court, and before the International Trade Commission (ITC). In this space, she has represented and defended companies across the life sciences, pharmaceutical, materials, manufacturing, tech, and financial sectors.
Caroline also has significant expertise defending clients facing investigations or charges by state and federal prosecutors, as well as civil enforcement proceedings from regulatory agencies. She recently obtained a swift acquittal for a client charged with Hobbs Act extortion after a federal criminal trial, and has successfully defended clients against allegations of public corruption and fraud, resulting in decisions not to prosecute. Caroline has helped clients navigate investigations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), trade secret theft, and insider trading; she has also helped companies develop policies to manage risks in those areas.
Caroline maintains an active pro bono practice. She has drafted amicus briefs in cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, worked on prisoner’s rights, domestic violence, and housing cases, and currently represents children and refugees in asylum proceedings in conjunction with Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) and the Political Asylum / Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project . In 2013-14, Caroline was selected to serve in the Boston Bar Association’s Public Interest Leadership Program. In 2017, she was named an Up & Coming Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, and has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2016 - 2019. Caroline is an ambassador in the Move the Needle initiative, a trailblazing collaboration between Orrick, Diversity Lab, leading GCs, and four other law firms to advance diversity and inclusion in the legal profession through ambitious goals and bold experimentation.
As an experienced intellectual property and products liability litigator, Lisa Simpson’s practice centers around consumers and their interaction with products and creative works, whether those products sit on a consumer shelf, reside on a computer as code, float through the airwaves as digital files or builds brands by developing consumer goodwill.
With expertise in the areas of trademark, copyright, false advertising and products liability, she focuses on companies within the technology, consumer goods and pharmaceutical industries.
Lisa has been recognized as one of the "Top 250 Women in IP" by Managing Intellectual Property and has received accolades from American Lawyer, Benchmark Litigation, The Legal 500 USA and New York Times Magazine with World Trademark Review 1000 noting that Lisa “marries a rich comprehension of IP law with a gift for connecting with people, making full use of each advantage in the courtroom.”
Lisa handles a variety of high-profile trademark and copyright matters. Lisa’s copyright experience includes some of the leading copyright cases of the past decade: she represents Oracle in its litigation with Google over the Java APIs, represented DISH Networks, LCC in its copyright litigation with the broadcast networks over various features offered by DISH’s Hopper DVR, including AutoHop and Sling and served as counsel to Supap Kirtsaeng before the U.S. Supreme Court on the issue of the copyright first sale doctrine’s applicability to goods manufactured abroad.
Lisa’s trademark litigation has spanned a variety of courts and industries: she successfully defended trademark infringement claims in the Northern District of California on behalf of Sony over its popular “Gran Turismo” racing video game and scored two separate wins in the Southern District of New York and then in the Second Circuit on behalf of client Sanei in trademark litigation brought by fashion designer Jill Stuart. Lisa also successful established secondary meaning and secured a preliminary injunction for the New York City Triathlon in S.D.N.Y.
Products Liability and Consumer Class Action
Lisa serves as national and trial counsel to Johnson & Johnson in cases asserting claims arising from the use of its talcum powder products, including claims of mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. She also represented Wyeth and Dow Agrosciences in a variety of complex products liability and consumer class action litigations. Lisa served as national counsel in hundreds of product liability matters concerning injuries allegedly associated with childhood vaccines, handled litigations involving the labeling and advertising of Advil, and obtained the dismissal, prior to class certification, of a consumer class action in a matter concerning the calcium supplement Caltrate.
Current Pro Bono Representation
Lisa serves as trial counsel for Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, securing an important trial win invalidating as unconstitutional a statewide law that jeopardized access to safe and legal abortion services in Kentucky.
Lisa also has served in a variety of firm management roles, including on the Firm’s Management Committee, as Hiring Partner for the New York office as well as Partner-in-Charge of Firmwide Campus Recruiting and as a member of the Professional Development Committee.
New York; Washington, D.C.
New York; Washington, D.C.
Guy Singer is a partner in the New York office and a member of the White Collar and Criminal Investigations group. Guy also maintains an office in the Washington, D.C., office. His practice focuses on litigation with an emphasis on white collar crime and corporate compliance matters.
He has provided significant representation with respect to internal and government investigations involving alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), criminal antitrust investigations and prosecutions, earnings management and other types of corporate fraud.
Guy is a former trial attorney in the Department of Justice's Criminal Division, Fraud Section. While at the Department of Justice, he investigated and prosecuted white collar crime and public corruption throughout the United States, from grand jury through trials, including allegations of bribery, bank fraud, money laundering, securities fraud, obstruction of justice, mail/wire fraud, honest-services fraud and violations of the FCPA and Internal Revenue Code. Guy was lead prosecutor in the case against Jack Abramoff, which resulted in multiple convictions including a U.S. Congressman and other high-level officials. During his tenure with the Department of Justice, he received numerous commendations and recognition from federal and state law enforcement agencies for his work. He previously focused on public corruption and organized crime matters while an Assistant State Attorney at the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office, as well as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Florida.
Gary Siniscalco, Senior Counsel and Co-Chair of the EEO & OFCCP
Compliance Group, has significant experience advising clients on complex
employment litigation and advisory matters. He has particular
experience in counseling and litigation defense for clients on equal
opportunity, affirmative action (OFCCP) compliance, wrongful discharge,
wage-and-hour matters and in working with companies on cross-border
Gary has handled numerous class actions, pattern and practice cases and government audits, in court and before the EEOC and Department of Labor. He brings a particularly unique perspective to clients on matters involving the EEOC, having served as regional counsel and senior trial attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in San Francisco prior to joining Orrick.
Gary also has an extensive class actions practice, focusing on litigation, consent decree strategies and preventive advice. He has been designated as an expert or retained as special counsel in several federal court class actions throughout the United States.
Gary’s counseling practice extends beyond the United States and includes assisting U.S. multinational companies in dealing with complex employee issues in foreign jurisdictions
Gary has written numerous articles on employment law. Most recently, he is Management Editor-in-Chief of a two-volume treatise--Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey (BNA, 2010). Gary is co-author of "The Pay Gap, the Class Ceiling, and Pay Bias: Moving Forward Fifty Years After the Equal Pay Act", ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law, Vol 29, November 3 (Spring 2014), and "The Law of Employment Discrimination from 1985-2010," ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law, Vol. 25, No. 3 (Spring 2010).
Gary is widely recognized as one the top management employment lawyers in the United States by every major ranking organization, including Chambers USA, the National Law Journal, Best of the Best USA (Euromoney), and Who’s Who Legal. Among management employment lawyers in the United States and Europe, Gary is ranked in the top 10 of Who’s Who international management labor and employment lawyers and is described as “absolutely superb.”
Gary also serves regularly on the NYU faculty for training federal judges on employment law, the OFCCP Institute, PLI International Employment Law and ABA Labor and Employment Law Section programs.
Dr. Andreas Skupien is an Associate in the Düsseldorf Office and a member of the practice group Tax.
Andreas advises national and international clients in all aspects of German tax and accounting issues.
Before he joined Orrick in 2020, Andreas worked during his legal traineeship in Düsseldorf, London, Munich and Toronto at the Corporate practice of a German law firm, the Private Equity practice of a US law firm and the legal department of the Canadian German Chamber.
Sarah is a member of Orrick's Supreme Court and Appellate practice group.
Before joining Orrick, Sarah served as a law clerk to Justice Elena Kagan and Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court, Judge Michelle T. Friedland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Judge Alison J. Nathan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Sarah received her law degree from Columbia Law School, where she won the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Prize.
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.
Mark Smith is a litigation Associate in Orrick’s Sacramento office. Following a non-traditional path to the law, Mark brings a unique perspective to his client’s legal needs.
Mark earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Mark served on active duty for over a decade, and has completed more than 16 years of military service. As a U.S. Army Officer, he completed tours to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Mark also has extensive experience in long-term strategic and near-term operational planning, and leverages this experience for his clients when approaching multifaceted legal issues. He continues to serve in the California Army National Guard.
Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)
Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)
Chad Smith is a litigation attorney and is a member of the firm's Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution group in Orrick's Wheeling office. Chad's practice focuses on high stakes general commercial litigation and product liability litigation, often involving multiple parties.
Prior to joining Orrick, Chad worked as a personnel analyst in city government, and served as a Research Assistant on a recently published evidence textbook. Chad was a summer associate with Orrick in 2017, and he is a December 2017 graduate of The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, where he was an Articles Editor of the Ohio State Law Journal. Chad also received a CALI Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance Law and Business Bankruptcy. He received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University, majoring in Economics and Political Science.
Silicon Valley; San Francisco
Silicon Valley; San Francisco
Richard Vernon Smith, a partner in our Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices and a member of our Global Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Group, has over 35 years of experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities law and corporate law.
Richard has advised on more than 500 M&A transactions and has represented clients in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions transactions involving public and private companies, including negotiated mergers, auction bid processes, cross-border transactions, distressed asset sales (including 363 sales), leveraged buyouts, tender offers and exchange offers, going private transactions, mergers of equals transactions, going dark transactions, hostile takeovers, proxy contests, takeover and activist defense, purchases and sales of divisions and subsidiaries and joint ventures.
Richard also has represented clients in a wide range of SEC-registered, underwritten and privately placed stock and debt offerings, and he has assisted companies in connection with issuer tender offers (both equity and debt), recapitalizations, restructurings and rights offerings. He regularly represents clients in the preparation and filing of periodic SEC reports, proxy statements and Williams Act reports. He also assists clients in compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 and Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002; Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; real time disclosure compliance; sales of restricted securities and sales of securities by insiders; disclosure issues, including with respect to Rule 10b-5 and Regulation FD; and NYSE/NASDAQ rule compliance and inquiries.
David Smith, a Senior Associate in Orrick's Washington office, focuses his practice on employment litigation and counseling.
David has significant experience litigating a broad range of employment issues, including discrimination, harassment, trade secret misappropriation, restrictive covenants, wrongful termination, and breach of contract claims. He has defended class and collective actions under state and federal laws, including claims under Title VII and wage-and-hour law.
David also regularly advises clients on a variety of employment-related issues, including human resources policies and procedures, severance agreements, restrictive covenants, and regulatory issues.
During law school, David participated in the University of Virginia School of Law’s Employment Law Clinic. Prior to law school, David worked as a litigation paralegal for two law firms in Washington, D.C.