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Practice:

  • Antitrust & Competition

Emily Luken Managing Associate Antitrust & Competition

Washington, D.C.

Emily Luken is a Managing Associate in Orrick's Washington, D.C., office and a member of the Antitrust and Competition practice group.

Emily’s practice focuses on issues at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property, with a particular emphasis on standards-essential patents (SEPs) subject to a commitment to license on fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory terms (FRAND). She also has experience litigating other complex commercial disputes.

Prior to law school, Emily worked as a research assistant and project coordinator at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

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Practice:

  • Capital Markets
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Oil & Gas
  • Corporate

Ed Lukins Partner Capital Markets, M&A and Private Equity

London

Ed Lukins advises clients on capital markets activity and mergers and acquisitions. His clients include UK and overseas public and late stage private companies, entrepreneurs and banks. Ed has advised companies on listings on AIM, NEX and the Main Market and has also advised a large number of non-US companies (or foreign private issuers) on NASDAQ and NYSE IPOs.

Ed's focus is primarily on Capital Markets activity (issuer and underwriter side) and M&A activity (public and private). He also advises on general corporate finance and securities regulatory matters for listed issuers (including the listing rules, MAR and the Takeover Code).

He also has specific knowledge of technology, life sciences and natural resources markets and works extensively on cross-border and international transactions, both transatlantic and across the EMEA region.

As an expert in corporate finance, Ed has spoken widely on these issues and writes in a diverse range of business and academic publications.

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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation

Lisa Lupion Partner Employment Law & Litigation

New York

In today’s complex world of employment law, the legislative landscape is changing faster than ever before. Companies can easily veer out of compliance, and into financial and reputational dangers. To guide employers through this maze, Lisa Lupion offers a precise path forward. 

She begins by gathering an in-depth understanding of her client’s business and goals, and then evaluating the specific issue at hand, so that whether navigating a counseling issue or a complex litigation, she can understand every possible angle and design the best possible solution.

Lisa regularly litigates a broad range of employment issues in court, administrative agencies, and arbitration. Lisa also helps companies at all stages of development avoid litigation, or prevent a single-plaintiff matter from escalating to a class action. She has successfully handled a number of high-stakes arbitrations and internal investigations. In addition, she offers counseling on discrimination, harassment, equal pay, wage and hour issues, disability accommodations, termination and compensation.  Lisa regularly advises clients on a variety of employment-related issues, including human resources policies and procedures, offer letters, severance agreements and employee termination. 

Prior to joining Orrick, Lisa served as a law clerk to the Hon. Peter Leisure in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. 

Practice:

  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Antitrust/Intellectual Property

Nicholas Luraghi Associate M&A and Private Equity, Corporate

Milan

Nicholas Luraghi, an Associate in the Milan office, joined the firm after having worked for nearly four years in the M&A and Private Equity department of a major Italian law firm.

Nicholas focuses his practice on national and cross border corporate transactions and gained experience on mergers, acquisitions and private equity. He provides assistance to domestic and international clients in all phases of corporate and M&A transactions.

Nicholas graduated Law from Bocconi University in Milan in 2016 and passed the Italian law bar exam in 2019 (Avvocato).

Before joining Orrick, Nicholas has been also an intern in the Milan office of a major international law firm and also in a major local law firm in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

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Practice:

  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • Litigation & IP
  • Class Action Defense
  • White Collar
  • Trials

Randy Luskey Partner White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, Litigation & IP

San Francisco

A former federal prosecutor, Randy Luskey is an accomplished trial lawyer who handles a wide range of litigation matters. His practice focuses on internal investigations, government investigations, class action defense, white collar criminal defense and complex business litigation.


Randy is engaged by public and private companies, and by audit and special committees of boards of directors, to conduct internal investigations. He also represents companies and individuals in connection with government investigations, as well as parallel civil and administrative proceedings. Randy also has extensive experience defending consumer class actions and in cases involving securities fraud, health care fraud, money laundering, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the False Claims Act. 


Randy has first and second chaired seven trials to verdict, and has briefed and argued appeals before the Ninth Circuit. He advises a diverse group of technology, banking, pharmaceutical, health care, and emerging company clients in class actions, regulatory compliance matters and civil and criminal litigation.

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Practice:

  • Employment Law & Litigation

Chek-Lhy Luu Associate Employment Law & Litigation

Paris

Chek-Lhy Luu is an Employment lawyer in Orrick’s Paris office.

She advises French and international groups on all French employment and labor law matters. In particular, on the following matters: company restructurings, merger and acquisition transactions, transfer of activity, collective and individual relationships, hiring and termination of top managers, litigation.

Prior to joining Orrick, Chek-Lhy was an associate for three years in the Employment, Pensions & Benefits department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and for four years in the employment team of Linklaters.

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Practice:

  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Public Power Financing
  • Banking & Finance
  • Structured Finance
  • Power
  • M&A and Private Equity

Carl Lyon Partner Energy & Infrastructure, Public Power Financing

New York

Carl is a member of the Energy & Project Finance Group and focuses on energy finance matters.  He has been involved in more than US$130 billion in financings for various public and private utility projects and has extensive experience in all areas of finance and contractual negotiations for rural electric cooperatives, public power issuers, federal power agencies, and investor-owned utilities, and their affiliates.

He has long-standing relationships with a great number of utility clients that span many years and complex transactions, advising them on numerous taxable, tax-exempt, and tax-advantaged financings of all types for electric, gas, water and waste water projects and in restructuring and work-outs. These projects include five different nuclear plants, with financing through both the public capital market and through the U.S. Department of Energy.

Mr. Lyon was one of the leaders in the development of joint action agencies among municipal utilities. He worked on legislation in 20 states to authorize their formation and testified before legislatures and legislative committees in many of these states. He drafted the first modern indenture for cooperative utilities which served as the model that is currently used by almost every generation and transmission cooperative. He worked with TVA in their exit from the Federal Financing Bank program in the 1980’s and in their financings since then. Mr. Lyon worked with the major generation and transmission cooperatives that have exited the RUS program in structuring and financing their exit.

Mr. Lyon has also worked with virtually every major investment banking firm and most major domestic and international banks.

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Practice:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Patents
  • IP Counseling & Due Diligence
  • U.S. International Trade Commission
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • China

Yufeng (Ethan) Ma Partner Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets Litigation

Shanghai

Yufeng (Ethan) Ma, a partner and the chief representative in Orrick’s Shanghai office, has over 18 years of experience assisting clients in intellectual property (IP) related matters including IP litigation before the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and the US federal courts.

In addition to specializing in complex IP litigation relating to patent infringement, ITC 337 investigations, trade secrets misappropriation and unfair competition, Ethan has extensive experience advising clients on IP administrative disputes and reexamination, IP strategies, IP due diligence, and IP aspects of strategic transactions, including licensing or transfer, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and collaborations. His clients cover a wide range of industries, including medical devices, hardwares, softwares, internet, semiconductors, electronics, telecommunications, AI, automobile, chemical, materials, energy, etc. His recent clients include Baidu, Tencent, SMIC, JD.com, Bianlifeng, Shanghai Sansi Electronic Engineering, Yaham Optoelectronics, CreateLED Electronics, Coolpad, vivo, Shenzhen Howshow Technology, Huayi Mechanical and Electrical, Shenzhen INFiLED Electronics, Applied Materials, Synopsys, Carbon, Inc., etc.

Over the years, Ethan has represented dozens of Chinese companies in resolving their IP disputes in the U.S. Ethan and his litigation teams won a number of high-profile ITC investigations involving Chinese companies and earned clients’ long-term trust. In one investigation (337-TA-623), his clients are four subsidiaries of a large state-owned company in China, who were sued for patent infringement. The Commission reversed the late Chief Administrative Law Judge’s unfavorable decision and found that Ethan’s clients were not infringing and did not violate Section 337. In another investigation (337-TA-655), he represented the complainant and its subsidiaries in China suing a group of Chinese respondents for trade secret misappropriation. The ITC issued a 10-year exclusion order against these respondents. This landmark decision represents a new development of trade secret law and ITC jurisdiction in the U.S., and was upheld by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Since then, Ethan has won case after case on behalf of his clients, keeping his undefeated record to this day. He is also committed to resolving disputes in the most cost-effective and timely way. “Ethan always tries to resolve matters for clients at the lowest cost possible,” said a client who won a case as he recommended Ethan to his peers.

For instance, in 2017, Ethan successfully defended Shenzhen Howshow Technology against Kent Displays, Inc. in an ITC 337 investigation (337-TA-1035) involving alleged infringement of patents relating to liquid crystal e-writers and components. Orrick secured a complete victory for the client by forcing the complainant to unconditionally withdraw after four months of active litigation. The case was named “Deal of the Year 2017 – Disputes and Investigations” by China Business Law Journal.

In another case, Ethan successfully defended Shanghai Sansi Electronic Engineering Co., CreateLED Electronics Co., Yaham Optoelectronics Co. and other Chinese respondents against Ultravision Technologies in an ITC Section 337 investigation (337-TA-1114) filed on 27 March 2018 involving alleged infringement of patents relating to certain modular LED display panels and components. The complainant was forced to withdraw the complaint unconditionally during the expert discovery period in November 2018, which led to a final termination by the ITC on 21 February 2019.

Prior to joining Orrick, Ethan served as Director of IP, Asia of a world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, where he was in charge of the company’s daily IP matters in China and throughout Asia. Before that, he was a partner and member of the Board at McAndrews, Held & Malloy in Chicago, Illinois. Ethan was the first non-US born lawyer of that firm.

In the past 18 years, Ethan has been committed to building bridges and facilitating understanding between China and the US on IP protection and exchange. In addition to being a frequent speaker at various seminars and conferences in China and the US, Ethan regularly publishes articles and has been interviewed by numerous media. He served as a committee member of the Asian Legal Committee of Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) for many years.

Ethan is also actively involved in the “One Belt One Road” and “Going Out” initiatives led by the PRC government and non-profit organizations. He participated in Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce’s “Going Overseas Service Portal” project in 2019, and acts as a special advisor to Wisdom IP - Overseas Intellectual Property Alliance (WIPA), Nanjing, Jiangsu.

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Practice:

  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Trials

Christina Ponig Maccio Partner Energy & Infrastructure, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Houston

Christina Maccio is a first-chair trial lawyer and leading litigator for the energy sector.

Christina brings a proven record at trial, on appeal, and in U.S. and international arbitration venues on behalf of energy companies, including publicly traded energy companies, independent oil companies, state-owned oil companies, oilfield services firms and oilfield suppliers.

She also has guided important commercial litigation in the financial, technology and other sectors in matters involving business torts, foreign sovereign immunity, contractual disputes, restrictive covenants and trade secret protection. Fluent in Spanish, Christina has extensive experience representing companies in Europe and Latin America.

Christina has earned her reputation as a premier first-chair trial lawyer by winning high-stakes cases, such as when she secured a multimillion-dollar jury verdict in a case involving a complex, energy-related contract dispute, for which she was named Texas Lawyer Litigator of the Week.

Following law school, Christina clerked for two years for U.S. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes in Houston.

Christina is also passionate about pro bono service and contributing to her community. She is a member of the Board of Governors of The Center for Pursuit, which for more than six decades has served individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the Houston area to live meaningful, dignified lives filled with opportunity.

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Practice:

  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Employment Law & Litigation

Anaëlle Mach Associate International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Geneva

Anaëlle Mach is an associate in Orrick’s Geneva office specialising in international dispute resolution advising clients in international arbitration proceedings and providing advice on Swiss substantive law with significant experience in contract law.

Prior to joining Orrick, Anaëlle practiced for a Swiss firm based in Geneva building a broad practice across civil, employment, public and criminal law.

Anaëlle also worked as a Law clerk at the Appellate Chamber of the Court of Justice in Geneva focusing on Swiss criminal law and procedure.

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Practice:

  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Investment Funds
  • Real Estate Finance

Jacobus D. Machalow Partner Real Estate, Real Estate Investment Funds

San Francisco

Jacobus "Jack" Machalow is a Partner in the Real Estate Group.

He has significant experience structuring development deals, negotiating joint ventures for both capital partners and developers and operators, organizing private real estate investment funds and negotiating and closing acquisitions, dispositions and equity and debt financing transactions. He also regularly represents pension fund advisors, private investors, private equity funds, fund managers and developers in mergers and fund investments.

Prior to joining Orrick, Jack was an Associate in the real estate group of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, in Chicago.