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Molly counsels individuals and corporations responding to DOJ and SEC investigations. She conducts internal investigations and advises multinational clients on building and maintaining their compliance programs.
Molly served on the Monitor team for an FCPA Monitorship and represents a multinational currently under the review of an independent FCPA Monitor. She conducts compliance risk assessments, compliance monitoring reviews, and internal investigations. Her Monitorship experience makes her uniquely qualified to advise clients facing similar scrutiny by enforcement authorities, and to advise on best practices in building a corporate compliance program. In addition, Molly was part of a federal criminal trial team representing an individual accused of securities fraud and tax evasion.
Molly also represents a non-profit organization serving donor offspring, sperm donors, egg donors and other donor-conceived people. She has led a pro-bono initiative to assist transgender persons in changing their name and identity documentation.
Before joining Orrick, Molly was a Litigation and Enforcement associate in the San Francisco and Washington, D.C., offices of another international law firm. Prior to attending law school, Molly was a pianist and conductor on the national tour of Wicked.
Shane brings more than a decade of combat-tested military experience and leadership to Orrick's Complex Litigation practice group. As an Air Force JAG, Shane defended clients in over 100 federal felony trials and appeals throughout the world, winning some of the military's most unwinnable cases at the pretrial, trial, and post-trial stages while simultaneously leading the Air Force's defense services in Europe. His unique combination of trial and appellate litigation skills provides Orricks' clients with full-spectrum representation in the toughest cases.
Shane is a member of our team representing one of China's largest building materials companies in complex federal multidistrict litigation involving allegations of defective drywall that involves more than 30,000 plaintiffs. Prior to joining Orrick, Shane served for more than 12 years as an active-duty JAG, excelling in a variety of litigation and leadership roles. He deployed to Afghanistan as part of a small multinational team tasked with mentoring the Afghan National Army's nascent JAG Corps. As a senior defense counsel, Shane successfully defended an airman accused of premeditated murder, averting the death penalty and ensuring his client obtained parole-eligibility. As appellate counsel, Shane has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals. He also has significant experience defending federal agencies in employment discrimination matters.
Before joining the Air Force, Shane clerked for the Hon. John R. Adams, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio.
Christine McCarthy is a partner in the Silicon Valley office and a member of the Technology Companies Group and the Compensation and Benefits Group.
Christine has extensive experience advising on all aspects of equity and executive compensation plans and arrangements for multinational private and public companies, including large Fortune 500 public companies. Such advice covers the design, administration, and implementation of such plans and arrangements, as well as compliance with applicable federal and state laws, including corporate, securities and tax laws, NASDAQ/NYSE rules, and accounting rules. In addition, Christine counsels clients on corporate governance related issues that arise with respect to such plans and arrangements and regularly prepares disclosure required to be included in annual proxy statements, Form 10-K reports and Form 8-K filings.Christine:
Before joining the firm, Christine practiced at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP, and McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
Christine speaks and publishes articles regularly on executive and equity compensation related topics.
Brigid McCurdy is an associate in the Silicon Valley Office, and a member of the Technology Companies Group.Brigid advises high growth technology companies in general formation, venture capital and private equity financings, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions transactions.
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.
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.
Donna is an associate in the Public Law section of the firm’s Houston office. Her practice focuses on public finance which includes representing local governments, state agencies and school districts in connection with infrastructure, financings and related projects.
Our public finance lawyers provide bond and disclosure counsel services for issuer clients and also serve as underwriter counsel and bank counsel for major national and regional banking firms.
Donna successfully completed the Fullbridge Program in September 2017.
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 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. (GOC)
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.