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A former Ninth Circuit clerk, Amanda McDowell specializes in white collar criminal defense and complex commercial litigation.
Amanda represents companies and individuals in connection with criminal and civil enforcement actions. She also represents clients in complex commercial litigation and appeals. Prior to joining Orrick, Amanda served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard C. Tallman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Amanda was also formerly a professional tennis player and competed in tournaments around the world.
W. Clark McFadden II represents corporate clients in international trade, encompassing work in litigation, regulation and legislation.
He also practices in international corporate transactions, especially the formation of joint ventures and consortia, and international investigations and enforcement proceedings.
Clark has a broad background in foreign affairs and international trade, having experience with Congressional committees, the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Security Council.
In 1986, he was appointed General Counsel, President's Special Review Board (Tower Commission), to investigate the National Security Council system and the Iran-Contra Affair.
In 1979, Clark served as Special Counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the Strategic Arms Limitations Treaty (SALT II). Previously, from 1973-1976, he was General Counsel, Senate Armed Services Committee, and was responsible to the Committee for all legislative, investigatory and oversight activities.
Clark is the secretary to the Board of Directors of the Semiconductor Industry Association and the Semiconductor Research Corporation. He is also a member of the Steering Committee for Government-Industry Partnerships for the Development of New Technologies of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences.
Michelle McGann is a senior strategist in Orrick’s Public Policy group. She uses her extensive experience working with legislators to address clients’ most important state legislative and regulatory problems.
Before joining Orrick, Michelle gained broad experience working with elected leadership at the federal and state government levels. Most recently as Executive Director of the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee, Michelle was responsible for advancing the Committee’s objectives of providing financial support, leadership development, and strategic assistance to lawmakers nationwide. In her previous leadership positions at the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee, Michelle reported directly to Senate and House leadership and was tasked with advancing their objectives by evaluating and managing the nexus of policy initiatives and political impact.
Michelle is a graduate of Amherst College, where she received a B.A. in Political Science.
Lorraine McGowen is a lead restructuring partner with over 30 years of experience representing clients from the US and internationally with entrepreneurial enthusiasm and a true passion for innovation seeking to maximize their recoveries or reduce their exposure.
Lorraine advises financial institutions, syndicated lender groups, creditor committees and other parties from the U.S., Europe, Asia and Africa who seek to maximize recovery or reduce exposure. She also advises investors and acquirers of companies. She interfaces with auditors, government regulators, investment bankers and others, and develops and implements mediation and litigation strategies, and negotiates reorganization plans and complex corporate and finance documents.
Recent engagements include representing Toyota (one of the largest creditors with more than $7 billion in claims) in the highly complex global restructuring of Takata Corporation, one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of automotive safety systems, including airbags; representing financial institutions in connection with Puerto Rico’s $72 billion restructuring; and representing several PPA counterparties in the PG&E bankruptcy case. Lorraine is described by colleagues, clients and others as “tireless,” “driven, determined, dedicated and devoted” and “a multi-faceted, multi-dimensional, multi-successful person on so many levels.”
Lorraine is a member of Orrick's Management Committee and recently completed two terms of service on the firm’s 11-member Board of Directors. She also currently co-leads Orrick's Automotive Technology & Mobility group and its global Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Initiative.
As a leading D&I advocate, Lorraine creates programs for the legal profession and the community. She was selected as a 2019 Rainmaker by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) and as one of Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Black Lawyers for 2018 and 2015, and received Legal Outreach’s Pipeline to Diversity 2017 Champion Award and the New York City Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion 2012 Champion Award. IFLR 1000 Rankings named Lorraine a leading lawyer in the U.S. She was selected by Direct Women to be a 2016 Board Institute member. She is a frequent speaker and author on bankruptcy and insolvency and diversity and inclusion.
Among her community involvement, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession and on the Advisory Committees for Legal Outreach and the Vance Center for International Justice of the NYCBA.
Jeanine McGuinness concentrates in U.S. trade and investment laws applicable to cross-border transactions, focusing on U.S. economic sanctions, anti-money laundering laws, anti-boycott laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and transaction reviews by U.S. national security agencies, including the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Jeanine’s clients include major U.S. and foreign financial institutions, and pharmaceutical, technology, telecommunications, energy, and natural resources companies.
Examples of Jeanine’s experience include:
Jeanine is ranked in both the CFIUS Experts and Export Controls & Economic Sanctions categories by Chambers USA in 2019 and 2020. An interviewee had this to say of their experience working with Jeanine, “I am continuously impressed by her extensive knowledge, excellent communication skills and her ability to wrap her subject matter expertise around the details of the matter and then drive conclusions or recommendations for next steps."
Donna is an associate in the Public Finance section of the firm’s Houston office. Her practice focuses on public finance and public law matters, which includes representing local governments, state agencies and school districts in connection with infrastructure, financings and related projects.
In public finance matters, she serves as bond counsel, bank counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriters counsel and borrower's counsel for revenue and/or general obligation bonds for cities, counties, school districts, state agencies, transit authorities, special districts, and nonprofit organizations.
In public law matters, Donna represents political subdivisions as general counsel, advising with respect to numerous issues, including development, procurement, elections, compliance, the Open Meetings Act and the Public Information Act.
Kristina "Krissy" McKenna is an Intellectual Property lawyer who utilizes her engineering background and unique experience as both a District of Delaware and Federal Circuit law clerk to help clients with their most nuanced intellectual property needs.
Krissy's practice focuses on patent infringement litigation, trademark and copyright litigation, and other intellectual property matters involving a wide variety of technologies, including software, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices, in federal district courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Jeffrey McKenna, CIPP US/E is an eDiscovery and Privacy Attorney in the San Francisco office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Jeffrey consults with Orrick attorneys and clients on eDiscovery strategy and data privacy issues, including issues related to pending or threatened litigation and cybersecurity.Jeffrey has experience advising large organizations on privacy issues related to internal investigations and discovery, including issues related to HIPAA, the HITECH Act, and state specific privacy laws, as well as international data protection and state secrets issues.
Jeffrey works with outside counsel and information technology professionals to advise clients in all stages of discovery and to assist in proactive E-Discovery and data privacy planning using effective, efficient and repeatable strategies to get the best results, while minimizing risk and reducing cost. His litigation experience includes all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal courts, including post-trial motions and appeals.
Jeffrey has extensive experience retaining and supervising outside vendors on behalf of clients who will handle sensitive data, including reviewing the terms of their service agreements to ensure compliance with appropriate privacy and security requirements. He also has experience in false advertising, unfair business practices, insurance coverage and bad faith, securities, contract disputes, intellectual property, class action litigation, leading foreign language review teams and assisting with internal investigations into potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He has been engaged in these capacities by Fortune 100 companies, major financial institutions and technology companies. In 2013, Jeffrey was selected as a Northern California "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine.
Jeffrey also devotes a portion of his practice to pro bono matters.
Prior to joining Orrick, Jeffrey was a senior associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. His practice focused on complex commercial disputes, class action defense, and related eDiscovery and data privacy issues.
Seattle; Washington, D.C.
Seattle; Washington, D.C.
Robert M. McKenna, partner in Orrick's Seattle and Washington, D.C. offices, leads the state Attorney General team in the firm's Public Policy Group and is a member of the Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice. A former Washington State Attorney General and President of the National Association of Attorneys General, Rob is accomplished in all areas of public policy, appellate law and investigations. He is a Chambers USA Band 1 Partner in Government Relations: State Attorneys General.
Rob represents a wide range of technology and other companies in matters involving cyber security, data privacy, litigation, appellate litigation, regulatory proceedings, state attorney general investigations and legislative issues. His experience, stature and expertise add essential capabilities for clients seeking coordinated policy advocacy, regulatory compliance and litigation strategies in state capitols across the country and in Washington, D.C., where he has testified before Congress and assisted clients who have been called to testify before Congressional committees. While at Orrick, Rob has represented clients in both state and federal court, typically in cases centered on constitutional questions.
Rob served two terms as Attorney General of Washington, from 2005 to 2013. He successfully argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and helped negotiate three of the largest consumer protection settlements in national history, all involving mortgage lending and servicing. He is a recognized leader in the development of data protection and privacy regulation. Rob was the first state Attorney General to build a computer forensics lab to collect evidence of Internet fraud, and passed one of the nation's first anti-spyware laws.
Rob served as President of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) from 2011-12 where he co-launched the NAAG Intellectual Property Task Force to advance the national fight against counterfeiting and piracy. While serving as NAAG President, he created and led a national initiative to combat human trafficking which continues to this day. The NAAG human trafficking summit he hosted in Seattle in 2012 led AGs to launch state-level initiatives around the country. His fellow attorneys general honored him in 2011 with the Kelley-Wyman Award for “Outstanding Attorney General” in America.
Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)
Brandon McMahon 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.
Brandon 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. Brandon assists the litigation team to prepare for trial, including drafting deposition summaries, factual memoranda and exhibit charts. He also works with practice office attorneys on transactional tasks, including contract review and due diligence.
Stephen is an associate in Orrick's M&A and Private Equity group and advises clients on a range of corporate transactions. He has built up a solid understanding of key issues arising in certain foreign jurisdictions including Germany, Spain and New York and has a good working knowledge of specialist areas such as banking, project and aviation financing and IP.
Stephen has broad experience advising on corporate transactions including M&A, convertible loans and strategic arrangements/joint ventures. He has acted for clients from a variety of industry sectors and markets, including corporates, banks/financial advisers, private equity and other investment houses on both buy-side and sell-side transactions.