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Nicholas helps innovators solve their most important legal risks in all 50 states before state legislatures, attorneys general, and regulatory agencies.
Innovation and technology change rapidly, creating friction for businesses trying to operate in the face of outdated regulations. Nick and the Orrick team help innovators understand their risks and create opportunities for solving them in state legislatures and before regulatory agencies.
Nick's clients operate in many fields. Current and past clients include professional sports leagues, the daily fantasy sports industry, tech companies operating in highly-regulated fields like insurance and alcoholic beverage sales, internet video providers, and new companies at the leading edge of the sharing economy.
Prior to joining Orrick, Nick served as a law clerk to Judge James L. Dennis of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and to Chief Judge David C. Norton of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. He also served for two years as an attorney on the staff of the United States Sentencing Commission in Washington, D.C.
Los Angeles; Santa Monica; Silicon Valley
Los Angeles; Santa Monica; Silicon Valley
Timothy Greene is a partner in the Technology Transactions, Technology Companies, and Cyber, Privacy, and Data Innovation Groups at Orrick.
Tim focuses on technology transactions and other commercial contracts and licensing matters. He focuses on helping clients maximize their intellectual property and technology portfolios in a variety of ways, including drafting, negotiating, and advising on joint ventures, development, production, manufacturing, and supply arrangements, and all manner of technology licensing arrangements, including advising on open source business model development. In addition, he advises clients on open source licensing and intellectual property issues in connection with internal audits and mergers, acquisitions, and financing transactions.
Tim joined Orrick from Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, where he was the Residential Fellow for Copyright and Fair Use, focusing on advising authors, filmmakers, musicians, and others who rely on copyright fair use in creating their works, and pursuing a scholarly research agenda on trademark and copyright issues. He remains affiliated with Stanford Law School as a Non-Residential Fellow for Copyright and Fair Use.
Tim is also CIPP-US certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for 2018 and 2019.
Andrea Greenwald is a public finance attorney in Orrick's Orange County office. Andrea represents school districts and community college districts, transportation agencies, and counties across California in financings that improve California's schools, roads, bridges, and other infrastructure and public facilities.
Andrea has served as bond counsel, disclosure
counsel, and underwriter's counsel in a range of financings, including general obligation bonds, revenue and lease revenue bonds, leases and certificates of participation.
Andrea transitioned to the public finance practice in 2016 after successfully defending a Southern California school district in a taxpayer dispute over bond funds during a nine day bench trial.
George's practice focuses on securities and corporate governance litigation, related SEC investigations, and professional liability for accounting firms. He also has extensive experience conducting internal investigations on behalf of boards of directors of both public and private companies.
Chambers USA currently reports that “Greer displays 'exceptional judgment and strategic insight' and is considered 'very thoughtful about what the client wants and needs.' He is well known for his proficiency in complex securities defense litigation..." A prior edition of Chambers USA reported that “The market describes him as a ‘bright, strategic’ lawyer who ‘understands how to deal with people effectively’ and ‘gets great results.'" He has been named Securities Lawyer of the Year for Seattle in four of the five most recent years.
George has represented issuers, officers, directors, accountants and underwriters in class action securities litigation and in SEC investigations and enforcement proceedings. George's practice also includes representation of companies, boards of directors, Special Litigation Committees and individuals in corporate governance disputes.
George is an Affiliate Instructor at the University of Washington School of Law, where he teaches Legal Problem Solving in the Corporate Context.
Dr. Sven Greulich, partner at Orrick's Düsseldorf office, guides technology companies of all stages and their financial sponsors through transformational corporate transactions. These deals include technology acquisitions, buy-out M&A of technology companies and strategic cross-border investments/JV as well as later stage venture capital investments.
Sven advises technology companies on complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and private equity and venture capital investments, and provides general corporate counseling.
His clients include technology companies of all stages and their investors at all points in the company life cycle. Supported by a global and cross-practice team, he also counsels major corporations on expansion/market entry projects and has a special focus on in- and outbound German/US investments and joint ventures.
The Legal500 Ranking EMEA for 2018 recommends Sven for “mid-sized international Corporate M&A deals (€100m-€500m)” and the leading German market publication Juve ranks him as "frequently recommended for PE, M&A and corporate advice. In its latest yearbook 2019/2020, JUVE named Sven as one of Germany's top attorneys for venture capital (the highest recognition for this category awarded by JUVE).
Sven is passionate about building a bridge for his clients from Germany to the US and other international technology hubs and to help them succeed in the international market. With a dual background in business and law, an entrepreneurial spirit, and experience in over 100 M&A transactions and financing rounds across many industries (including energy, automotive, information technology, commerce and life science), Sven has a unique perspective, which inspires him to find the best strategic and commercially viable solution for his clients.
In the 2017 edition of its Innovative Lawyers Report Europe, the Financial Times named Sven’s work to connect start-ups with Germany’s Mittelstand (mid-sized companies) a standout “for making bridges between Silicon Valley and Germany”. In 2017 and 2018, he also received the “Acritas Star Lawyer” award from the leading international legal research company Acritas based on clients' praise for Sven's responsiveness and business-oriented advice for technology companies.
Sven volunteers with entrepreneur groups (such as Prepare! The Entrepreneurs Academy or the WHU Entrepreneurship Roundtable) and lectures at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management.
Rebecca has experience working on a range of energy transactions including renewables (solar PV, wind, biomass and energy from waste) and Oil & Gas matters.
Chris Grew helps entrepreneurs and investors drive technological innovation throughout Europe. With more than three decades of experience delivering growth and funding, Chris is uniquely positioned to navigate high-tech’s interconnected commercial, financial and legal challenges and the disruption it brings to worldwide markets.
Drawing from his comprehensive experience, network and passion for all things geek, Chris forms an integral part of the European tech ecosystem. Chris advises companies in venture capital transactions, public offerings and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. He also advises high-growth companies, investment banks, and venture capital firms on fundraising, international business operations and transactions.
As noted in the engagements below, Chris works closely with those powering the next generation of technology, from revolutionary AI companies to influential investors. His track-record and industry-wide reputation were noted in the most recent Legal 500 edition, which describes Chris as “excellent.”
Chris also serves as a Seedcamp mentor and judge, and represents many of the Seedcamp winning companies.
Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)
Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)
Gregg Griner is a partner in Orrick’s Technology Companies Group. His practice encompasses all areas of general corporate and securities law, with extensive experience in corporate finance, including public offerings and private placements of equity and debt, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital fund formation.
Gregg represents companies in all stages of their life cycles, from start-ups to public companies, and in a variety of industries including, software, hardware, information services, financial services, financial technology, consumer goods, fashion, media, energy, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. He advises these companies in many aspects of their businesses including financings, corporate governance, employment matters, acquisitions, divestitures, licensing and distribution arrangements, and joint ventures and strategic partnerships.
Gregg also represents venture capital firms in their formation, fundraising efforts and maintenance, as well as in their investments in early and later stage operating companies and in complex leveraged transactions and restructurings. Gregg has worked with a number of leading technology and life science companies in connection with their initial and follow-on public offerings, M&A activities and leading investment banks in their underwriting of public equity and debt offerings.
Tami Grosko is an attorney in our Washington, D.C. office.Tami manages the Court Services Department, which consists of the East Coast Managing Attorney's Offices and the West Coast Calendar Department. Tami advises on a range of issues related to civil and appellate procedure and court rules.
Before joining Orrick, Tami was an Assistant County Attorney for Miami-Dade County for three years defending the county and its employees in tort actions brought in federal and state courts.
Employment litigator Kayla Delgado Grundy blends creativity and tenacity to fiercely protect her clients.
Companies are often unwittingly out of compliance, particularly those which operate in states such as California, which have rapidly evolving, employee-friendly regulations. To prevent individual discrimination or harassment allegations from spiraling into class actions, Kayla finds innovative solutions to quickly and quietly resolve such matters. She applies that same finesse when handling highly sensitive trade secret matters, which also require quick and decisive action to preserve her client’s reputation.
In addition to resolving problems before they escalate, Kayla also helps clients succeed in litigation when necessary. Undaunted by opposing counsel, government agencies or difficult fact patterns, she successfully defends clients from a variety of employment claims in state and federal court.
Prior to joining Orrick, Kayla participated in Berkeley Law’s Death Penalty Clinic, a clinic designed to enable law students to provide high-level, supervised representation to clients facing capital punishment. Through her work in the clinic, and through similar pro bono work in her legal practice, Kayla received hands on experience in appellate litigation and investigations.