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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.
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 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.
James McQuade, an employment partner in the New York office, represents clients in high-stakes employment, trade secrets and restrictive covenant litigation throughout the United States.
Jim's practice focuses on matters involving trade secret misappropriation and the enforcement of post-employment restrictions. Jim has conducted numerous temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction hearings in connection with these types of cases. Jim also has extensive experience defending employers on a broad range of employment matters, including whistleblowing, discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination matters.
In recognition of his career trade secrets and restrictive covenant work, Jim has been inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for Trade Secrets Litigation. Jim also serves as Co-Editor-In-Chief to Orrick's acclaimed Trade Secrets Watch blog.
Seasoned trial lawyer Doug Meal defends clients targeted by litigation and government investigations stemming from major privacy and cybersecurity incidents. According to Chambers USA 2017 companies select Doug because he is “regarded by market sources as the leading privacy litigator in the USA”; in 2019 Chambers USA confirmed that assessment by naming Doug as the first-ever, and only, nationwide “Band 1” litigator in the Privacy and Data Security category.
As the lead outside lawyer handling claims stemming from the data security breaches suffered by Target, Neiman Marcus, The Home Depot, Hilton Worldwide, Landry’s, Arby’s, Supervalu, Sally Beauty, Sony, Heartland Payment Systems, TJ Maxx, Hannaford Brothers, Aldo, Genesco, and Wyndham Hotels—some of the most highly publicized data security breaches in recent years—Doug has become the national leader in defending companies that suffer significant cybersecurity breaches involving consumer information against the ensuing claims and regulatory investigations. Doug’s recent successes include leading the team that prevailed in the closely-watched LabMD v. FTC, convincing the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to become the first court ever to overturn a cybersecurity enforcement action by the Federal Trade Commission.
Since bold innovation frequently outpaces legal precedent, tech companies must do more than resolve current legal obstacles. They need attorneys who can craft an IP strategy which encompasses the legal issues of today, as well as anticipate the challenges of tomorrow. Drawing upon his engineering degree, experience as a product manager, clerkship for a patent pilot program judge and years as an IP litigator, David is uniquely qualified to guide clients through current and potential challenges.
David develops strategies to protect his client’s bold innovations, whether assisting one of the world's leading technology companies, or a mobile gaming start-up. He offers intellectual property counseling and litigation, including trademark, patent, copyright, and trade secret matters.
Before joining Orrick, David served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nora Barry Fischer in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Prior to his clerkship, David served as a full-time extern to the Honorable Kathleen O'Malley at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
In addition to his IP practice, David also handles pro bono matters involving technology. He currently represents Impact Justice in an AI related matter which examines law enforcement’s use of predictive data to generate risk assessments for individuals and areas, and deploy forces according to the assigned threat level. David is working to ensure that law enforcement agency metrics and models do not lead to biased policing.
Vedika Mehera is Orrick's Innovation Advisor.
Vedika has devoted her career to improving the delivery of legal services. She is trained and skilled in legal operations and technology and applies Six Sigma principles to each project. She uses her legal background to understand the business of law, and her technical and process skills to enhance client value. Working closely with clients and matter teams, Vedika's engagements range from consulting on quick-wins using low fidelity solutions, to in-depth and ongoing collaboration with multiple stakeholders and tools across the firm, to solve complex challenges.
Vedika also works closely with the firm's IT department to assist in researching and advising on technologies for firm-wide adoption that increase the productivity, quality, and efficiency of service delivery.
Unencumbered by tradition and undaunted by technology, Will brings a fresh approach to IP litigation.
By zealously delving into each case’s complexities and elegantly connecting those details to a broader technical perspective, Will unravels his opposition’s argument.
Will uses this approach to defend cutting edge computer, Internet and software companies with great success, having prevailed in 10 out of 11 subject matter eligibility challenges. Will also draws upon his encyclopedic knowledge of Federal Circuit cases to ensure his strategy will withstand appeal. When his cases are challenged, Will plays a key role in writing and arguing the appellate briefs. Whether handling patent, trademark or trade secrets matters, Will’s creative methodology gives his clients a unique advantage.
Will is also an enthusiastic participant in Orrick's pro bono efforts, and has obtained successful results for several disadvantaged and low-income pro bono clients.