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Caroline Simons


  • Intellectual Property
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance

Caroline Simons Partner Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets Litigation


Companies face risks and problems that often don't fit neatly into a single area of the law. Clients engage Caroline to defend them in high-stakes, complex investigations and litigation because of her commitment to her clients and her ability to draw from her experience in IP, criminal, and commercial disputes to craft creative and aggressive strategies consistent with her clients' business objectives and appetite for risk. 

Caroline specializes in intellectual property litigation, with a particular emphasis on disputes involving trade secret misappropriation and trademark infringement claims. She has handled multiple trials before judges and juries, in state and federal court, and before the International Trade Commission (ITC). In this space, she has represented and defended companies across the life sciences, pharmaceutical, materials, manufacturing, tech, and financial sectors.  

Caroline also has significant expertise defending clients facing investigations or charges by state and federal prosecutors, as well as civil enforcement proceedings from regulatory agencies. She recently obtained a swift acquittal for a client charged with Hobbs Act extortion after a federal criminal trial, and has successfully defended clients against allegations of public corruption and fraud, resulting in decisions not to prosecute. Caroline has helped clients navigate investigations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), trade secret theft, and insider trading; she has also helped companies develop policies to manage risks in those areas. 

Caroline maintains an active pro bono practice. She has drafted amicus briefs in cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, worked on prisoner’s rights, domestic violence, and housing cases, and currently represents children and refugees in asylum proceedings in conjunction with Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) and the Political Asylum / Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project . In 2013-14, Caroline was selected to serve in the Boston Bar Association’s Public Interest Leadership Program. In 2017, she was named an Up & Coming Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, and has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2016 - 2019. Caroline is an ambassador in the Move the Needle initiative, a trailblazing collaboration between Orrick, Diversity Lab, leading GCs, and four other law firms to advance diversity and inclusion in the legal profession through ambitious goals and bold experimentation.



  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Mass Torts & Product Liability

Lisa T. Simpson Partner Intellectual Property, Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising

New York

As an experienced intellectual property and products liability litigator, Lisa Simpson’s practice centers around consumers and their interaction with products and creative works, whether those products sit on a consumer shelf, reside on a computer as code, float through the airwaves as digital files or builds brands by developing consumer goodwill.

With expertise in the areas of trademark, copyright, false advertising and products liability, she focuses on companies within the technology, consumer goods and pharmaceutical industries.

Lisa has been recognized as one of the "Top 250 Women in IP" by Managing Intellectual Property and has received accolades from American Lawyer, Benchmark Litigation, The Legal 500 USA and New York Times Magazine with World Trademark Review 1000 noting that Lisa “marries a rich comprehension of IP law with a gift for connecting with people, making full use of each advantage in the courtroom.”

Intellectual Property

Lisa handles a variety of high-profile trademark and copyright matters. Lisa’s copyright experience includes some of the leading copyright cases of the past decade: she represents Oracle in its litigation with Google over the Java APIs, represented DISH Networks, LCC in its copyright litigation with the broadcast networks over various features offered by DISH’s Hopper DVR, including AutoHop and Sling and served as counsel to Supap Kirtsaeng before the U.S. Supreme Court on the issue of the copyright first sale doctrine’s applicability to goods manufactured abroad.

Lisa’s trademark litigation has spanned a variety of courts and industries: she successfully defended trademark infringement claims in the Northern District of California on behalf of Sony over its popular “Gran Turismo” racing video game and scored two separate wins in the Southern District of New York and then in the Second Circuit on behalf of client Sanei in trademark litigation brought by fashion designer Jill Stuart. Lisa also successful established secondary meaning and secured a preliminary injunction for the New York City Triathlon in S.D.N.Y. 

Products Liability and Consumer Class Action

Lisa serves as national and trial counsel to Johnson & Johnson in cases asserting claims arising from the use of its talcum powder products, including claims of mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. She also represented Wyeth and Dow Agrosciences in a variety of complex products liability and consumer class action litigations. Lisa served as national counsel in hundreds of product liability matters concerning injuries allegedly associated with childhood vaccines, handled litigations involving the labeling and advertising of Advil, and obtained the dismissal, prior to class certification, of a consumer class action in a matter concerning the calcium supplement Caltrate.

Current Pro Bono Representation

Lisa serves as trial counsel for Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, securing an important trial win invalidating as unconstitutional a statewide law that jeopardized access to safe and legal abortion services in Kentucky.

Lisa also has served in a variety of firm management roles, including on the Firm’s Management Committee, as Hiring Partner for the New York office as well as Partner-in-Charge of Firmwide Campus Recruiting and as a member of the Professional Development Committee.


  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Renewable Energy
  • Corporate
  • Project Finance
  • M&A and Private Equity

Spencer Sinclair Managing Associate Energy & Infrastructure, Renewable Energy


Spencer is a Managing Associate in the firm's Energy & Infrastructure group who focuses on corporate transactions and finance matters in the energy, industrials, and technology sectors.  

Spencer represents companies, investors, and developers in complex commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, project finance and development, and debt and equity financing. 



  • FCPA & Anti–Corruption
  • Ethics & Compliance
  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Trials

Guy Singer Partner FCPA & Anti–Corruption, Ethics & Compliance

New York; Washington, D.C.

Guy Singer is a white-collar and investigations partner and focuses his practice on representing clients in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance and enforcement issues.

As Leader of Orrick's FCPA practice, Guy has provided significant representation with respect to internal and government investigations involving alleged FCPA violations, criminal antitrust investigations and prosecutions, earnings management and other types of corporate fraud.

Guy is a former trial attorney in the Department of Justice's Criminal Division, Fraud Section. While at the Department of Justice, he investigated and prosecuted white collar crime and public corruption throughout the United States, from grand jury through trials, including allegations of bribery, bank fraud, money laundering, securities fraud, obstruction of justice, mail/wire fraud, honest-services fraud and violations of the FCPA and Internal Revenue Code. Guy was lead prosecutor in the case against Jack Abramoff, which resulted in multiple convictions including a U.S. Congressman and other high-level officials. During his tenure with the Department of Justice, he received numerous commendations and recognition from federal and state law enforcement agencies for his work. He previously focused on public corruption and organized crime matters while an Assistant State Attorney at the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office, as well as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Florida.



  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Cross Border Employment Law Issues
  • Pay Equity

Gary Siniscalco Senior Counsel Employment Law & Litigation, Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation

San Francisco

Gary Siniscalco, Senior Counsel and Co-Chair of the EEO & OFCCP Compliance Group, has significant experience advising clients on complex employment litigation and advisory matters. He has particular experience in counseling and litigation defense for clients on equal opportunity, affirmative action (OFCCP) compliance, wrongful discharge, wage-and-hour matters and in working with companies on cross-border employment issues. A “zealous and well-connected advocate in the employment law arena” as described in Chambers by clients and peers, Gary has notable expertise in a range of disputes and investigations, including those into allegations of discrimination.

Gary has handled numerous class actions, pattern and practice cases and government audits, in court and before the EEOC and Department of Labor. He brings a particularly unique perspective to clients on matters involving the EEOC, having served as regional counsel and senior trial attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in San Francisco prior to joining Orrick.

Gary also has an extensive class actions practice, focusing on litigation, consent decree strategies and preventive advice. He has been designated as an expert or retained as special counsel in several federal court class actions throughout the United States.

Gary’s counseling practice extends beyond the United States and includes assisting U.S. multinational companies in dealing with complex employee issues in foreign jurisdictions

Gary has written numerous articles on employment law. Most recently, he is Management Editor-in-Chief of a two-volume treatise--Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law: An International Survey (BNA, 2010). Gary is co-author of "The Pay Gap, the Class Ceiling, and Pay Bias: Moving Forward Fifty Years After the Equal Pay Act", ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law, Vol 29, November 3 (Spring 2014), and "The Law of Employment Discrimination from 1985-2010," ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law, Vol. 25, No. 3 (Spring 2010).

Gary is widely recognized as one the top management employment lawyers in the United States by every major ranking organization, including Chambers USA, the National Law Journal, Best of the Best USA (Euromoney), and Who’s Who Legal. Among management employment lawyers in the United States and Europe, Gary is ranked in the top 10 of Who’s Who international management labor and employment lawyers and is described as “absolutely superb.”

Gary also serves regularly on the NYU faculty for training federal judges on employment law, the OFCCP Institute, PLI International Employment Law and ABA Labor and Employment Law Section programs.



  • Tax

Dr. Andreas Skupien Associate Tax


Dr. Andreas Skupien is an Associate in the Düsseldorf Office and a member of the practice group Tax.

Andreas advises national and international clients in all aspects of German tax and accounting issues.

Before he joined Orrick in 2020, Andreas worked during his legal traineeship in Düsseldorf, London, Munich and Toronto at the Corporate practice of a German law firm, the Private Equity practice of a US law firm and the legal department of the Canadian German Chamber.



  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Sarah Sloan Managing Associate Supreme Court & Appellate

Washington, D.C.

Sarah is a member of Orrick's Supreme Court and Appellate practice group.

Before joining Orrick, Sarah served as a law clerk to Justice Elena Kagan and Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court, Judge Michelle T. Friedland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Judge Alison J. Nathan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Sarah received her law degree from Columbia Law School, where she won the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Prize. 



  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Mark C. Smith Associate Employment Law & Litigation, White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance


Mark Smith is a litigation Associate in Orrick’s Sacramento office.  Following a non-traditional path to the law, Mark brings a unique perspective to his client’s legal needs.

Mark earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Mark served on active duty for over a decade, and has completed more than 16 years of military service. As a U.S. Army Officer, he completed tours to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Mark also has extensive experience in long-term strategic and near-term operational planning, and leverages this experience for his clients when approaching multifaceted legal issues. He continues to serve in the California Army National Guard.



  • Technology Companies Group
  • Corporate
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Fintech

Alexander Smith Associate Technology Companies Group, Corporate


Alexander advises on a broad range of corporate practice areas, with a primary focus on venture capital, growth equity and private equity transactions in the technology sector.

Prior to joining Orrick, Alexander trained and qualified with a specialist corporate and technology law firm and he also has notable experience in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.



  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • U.S. International Trade Commission

Ashlie Stewart Smith Associate Intellectual Property, Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising


Ashlie Smith is an Associate in the Boston office and a member of the Intellectual Property group. Her practice focuses on all aspects of trademark, copyright, false advertising, and trade secret law.

Ashlie has IP litigation experience in federal district court and the ITC.  Her experience includes assisting with witness preparation, drafting motions and oppositions, and managing discovery.  Prior to joining Orrick, Ashlie worked as an associate at Fish & Richardson P.C., focusing on trademark, false advertising, and trade secret law, and she worked as a legal intern at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, focusing on trademark prosecution and enforcement.



  • Banking & Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate
  • M&A and Private Equity

Gillian Smith Of Counsel Banking & Finance, Real Estate


Gillian Smith, an of counsel in Orrick's London office, is a member of the Banking & Finance group. Gillian’s practice includes advising both banking and corporate clients on a wide range of domestic and international structured finance transactions including syndicated lending, investment and development facilities, financing multi-national real estate portfolios, funds finance, securitisation and cross-border leveraged finance for a range of sectors.

Gillian has been repeatedly named in Euromoney’s Guide to Leading Banking Lawyers of the World and in Legal Experts, and is recommended by Chambers and Legal 500. She is known for her thorough and effective advice and “incredibly professional” pro-active approach.


  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Randall Smith Senior Associate Supreme Court & Appellate

Washington, D.C.

A member of the firm’s Supreme Court and Appellate practice, Randall focuses on high-stakes appeals before the Supreme Court and the federal courts of appeals.

Randall has co-authored appellate briefs on a range of issues, including immigration, Indian law, federal civil procedure, and the Fourth Amendment. He has also participated in dispositive motion practice and strategic planning at the trial stage in both federal and state courts.

Prior to joining Orrick, Randall clerked for Judge Christopher F. Droney of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for Justice Barbara Lenk of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. A graduate of Harvard Law School, where he served as Executive Editor for Solicited Content for the Harvard Civil Rights—Civil Liberties Law Review, Randall also earned an LL.M. from the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge, where he wrote a dissertation on comparative constitutional law.