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Erin Carter Tison eDiscovery Career Associate

Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)

Erin Carter Tison has unique experience in private practice, government, and serving in an in-house role, which allows her to bring a variety of perspectives to the when advising clients on various litigation issues.

Erin has experience with all aspects of litigation, from filing the complaint up to serving as first chair at trial and everything in between.  In addition to trial work, she has substantial experience taking and defending both fact and expert depositions, drafting and arguing complex dispositive briefing, managing the preservation, collection, analysis, and production of paper and electronic documents, conducting custodian interviews, and briefing complex and technical discovery and privilege issues.  Recently, Erin served an extended secondment with The Dow Chemical Company as a case Manager in Dow's Asbestos, Products Liability & Insurance Litigation Group.  In this capacity, she managed the asbestos and premises litigation dockets for Union Carbide and Dow throughout the western and northeastern United States.  This involved overseeing hundreds of ongoing product liability cases, including advising the litigation management team on case evaluation, resolution, and business strategies, as well as directing outside counsel and trial counsel teams.

Prior to joining Orrick, Erin served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia in Wheeling, WV.  At the United States Attorney's Office, Erin focused on both defensive and affirmative civil matters on behalf of the United States, its agencies, and employees.  In this role, Erin practiced in a variety of areas of the law, including but not limited to, constitutional claims, torts, statutory and administrative claims, environmental matters, tax and bankruptcy matters, FOIA litigation, and fraud.  While at the United States Attorney's Office, Erin served as the e-discovery office coordinator for the District, and was the chair of the diversity committee. Prior to her government service, Erin was a member of the Trial Practice group at Duane Morris LLP, where she focused on commercial litigation and corporate internal investigations.

383671

Practice:

  • Intellectual Property

Weimin Ning Associate Intellectual Property

New York

As a former programmer and financial data analytics developer, Weimin blends her technical background, computer science degree and language skills to provide insight and develop litigation strategies on a range of intellectual property matters involving cutting edge technology. 

One of the unique aspects of Weimin's background stems from her technical experience across multiple industries, including semiconductor, financial services, consumer products and automotive. During that time, she provided leadership for implementing enterprise level data warehouse platform and offered the ability to collaborate with business stakeholders. Now as an IP litigator, she uses those skills in analyzing various issues surrounding patent and trademark disputes.

Weimin's representative matters include:

  • A Section 337 proceeding before the International Trade Commission (ITC) involving a patent infringement suit against an international medical device company relating to alleged violations contrary to the Tariff Act of 1930.
  • A patent infringement suit involving a national home goods company relating to LED chip technology.
  • A patent infringement suit involving a national technology company relating to imaging software.
  • A trademark infringement and product disparagement suit involving a consumer product company.

Weimin has also been active in pro bono practice, representing clients in immigration and criminal expungement matters.

339515

Practice:

  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Tiffany R. Wright Senior Associate Supreme Court & Appellate

Washington, D.C.

A former D.C. Circuit and Supreme Court clerk, Tiffany Wright represents clients in high-stakes appeals and complex litigation.

Prior to joining Orrick, Tiffany was a Senior Associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where she was a member of the Appellate and Supreme Court practice group. Before that, Tiffany served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Honorable David S. Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the Honorable Royce C. Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Tiffany is a magna cum laude graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as a senior editor of the Georgetown Law Journal and the editor-in-chief of the Georgetown Law Journal’s Annual Review of Criminal Procedure. During law school, she worked full-time for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, where she managed discovery and trial presentation in numerous criminal prosecutions under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and drafted appellate briefs involving complex evidentiary and constitutional issues.

Practice:

  • Trials
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions
  • Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits

Richard J. Morvillo Partner Trials, Financial Services Litigation

Washington, D.C.; New York

Richard J. Morvillo, a partner in our New York and Washington, D.C., offices, is a nationally recognized expert in SEC enforcement and other white-collar matters.

Over the past 40 years, Rich has been involved in more than 250 SEC investigations, including some of the highest profile cases the SEC has handled. He also has extensive experience in FCPA cases, securities related white-collar criminal matters and private securities litigation. A former branch chief with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement, Rich represents corporations, corporate executives, brokerage firms, investment advisers, accounting firms, auditors, law firms, hedge funds and individual investors in connection with SEC, PCAOB, NYSE, FINRA, congressional, state attorney general and grand jury investigations; SEC litigation; and complex securities cases.

Though Rich has been involved in far too many cases to name, he had a significant role in various important matters, including: several CDO and RMBS investigations of investment banks and collateral managers; SEC and criminal investigations of Enron; investigations and litigation concerning possible insider trading involving the securities of Dick’s Sporting Goods, Liberty Media, Capital One, Prestige Brands; investigations and litigation concerning trading by NYSE specialists; investigations of alleged FCPA violations by various financial institutions; investigations and litigation concerning merger activities of Wachovia Corporation and National City Corporation; investigations concerning transactions by MGIC, Royal Dutch Shell, HSBC, Lernout & Hauspie, Aetna, Denso Corporation, AG Edwards, Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse; investigations concerning the financial statements and/or audits of Orange County, Citi, Navistar, Autonomy, Bally’s, CarMax, SteinMart, and Allegheny Health Systems; investigations into marketing and other activities of registered investment advisors (including Smith Barney Asset Management, Family Endowment Partners, UBS Asset Management, F Squared and Harbinger) and ETF sponsors (including Pro Shares and, Wisdom Tree Investments); internal investigations at a Fortune 10 retailer, Aon Corporation, E*Trade, Nash Finch Corporation and TD Ameritrade; investigations and litigation related to alleged pricing violations by NASDAQ traders; investigations of auditing firms and audit partners from KPMG, E&Y, D&T, Friedman, and PWC International and Congressional investigations concerning, among others, Goldman Sachs and Riggs National Corporation.

Rich has litigated to a successful judgment a number of SEC enforcement cases and defended numerous class actions and shareholder derivative suits in federal courts throughout the country. Rich has also conducted many internal investigations for corporations, and advised members of numerous special committees of boards of directors as to their rights and obligations regarding the handling and evaluation of corporate transactions, internal investigations and shareholder litigation.

He was named by Best Lawyers in America as the “2013 Lawyer of the Year – Securities Litigation,” and Chambers USA has recognized Rich as “one of the deans of the securities enforcement bar.”  Rich is also listed as a leading litigator in numerous other peer-review publications, including Benchmark Litigation, The Legal 500 United States, Ethisphere: Attorneys Who Matter, Washington DC Super Lawyers, The Legal Times, which named him one of Washington’s “Top 10 Securities Lawyers,” Washingtonian Magazine and Who’s Who Legal: Investigations. He is a frequent speaker at professional seminars and serves as the co-chair of two PLI annual programs: “Internal Investigations” and “Auditor Liability.” He has served on the adjunct faculty of Georgetown University School of Law, teaching a course in “Professional Responsibility in Corporate and Securities Practice.”

375653

Practice:

  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Deena O. Dulgerian Associate Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Los Angeles

Deena Dulgerian is an Associate in Orrick’s Los Angeles office and is a member of the Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution group.  

She works on matters with diverse clients from start-ups to the NCAA and assists her group in representing property owners in connection with various disputes. Deena is also active in pro bono matters, most recently working with non-profits in her former community of Las Vegas on immigration and constitutional issues.

Prior to joining Orrick, Deena clerked for the Honorable Nancy J. Koppe in the United States District Court, District of Nevada, and while in law school she was the Co-Founder and President of the Armenian Law Students Association. She was a member of Georgetown’s Barrister’s Council’s Alternate Dispute Resolution division, a student attorney with Georgetown's Juvenile Justice Clinic, the Executive Editor for the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy, and wrote for the Georgetown Law Technology Review.

387186

Practice:

  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Italy

Jean-Paule Castagno Partner Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Italy

Milan

Jean-Paule Castagno is partner in Orrick's Milan office and Head of The Italian White Collar Criminal Defense team.

Jean-Paule has more than 15 years of proven experience in criminal litigation, in the management of all phases of crisis management, such as internal investigations -including those of a cross-border nature – the court defence, in the context of criminal proceedings and the sanction proceedings before the Supervisory Authorities, in the interests of both natural persons and legal persons according to the D. Legislative Decree no. 231/2001), Jean-Paule advises clients in high-profile criminal proceedings with specific reference to anti-money laundering, financial crimes, false accounting, bankruptcy offenses, tax crimes, corruption and bribery in both the public and private sector, environmental crimes, occupational health and safety offenses, intellectual property crimes, data protection and privacy crimes/cybercrime, and vicarious liability of corporate entities.

She has been involved in the preparation and update of a large number of systems and controls pursuant to Law No. 231/2001 and she is a member and chairwoman of the surveillance committees of many Italian and foreign companies.

Jean-Paule received her JD from Università Statale di Milano in 2002, her PhD in Criminal Procedural Law from Università degli Studi Milano Bicocca in 2010 and completed the Broadening Business Perspectives Program at Insead in 2018. She began her career with Avv. Alleva in 2002 and joined Avv. Ripamonti in 2007, both Italian Criminal Law boutiques. From 2012 to 2019 Jean-Paule worked at Clifford Chance. She is ranked #2 in White-Collar Crime and #3 in Compliance by Chambers Europe - 2019 and as “Next Generation Lawyer” in Compliance by Legal500 - 2019. Jean-Paule is a member of Unione Camera Penali – Osservatorio Europa and the European Criminal Bar Association.

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Practice:

  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Rebecca Evans Managing Associate Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

London

Rebecca Evans is an Associate in the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team. Rebecca advises on a wide range of litigation and dispute resolution matters including High Court litigation, professional discipline actions and internal and regulatory investigations.

Rebecca joined Orrick as a trainee in August 2014 and also has experience working in the Competition, Real Estate, Corporate and Energy groups.

376964

Practice:

  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • eDiscovery & Information Governance

David Williams Career Associate Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation, eDiscovery & Information Governance

San Francisco

David Williams, CIPP/US, CIPM is an eDiscovery and Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation lawyer in the San Francisco office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. David advises clients on a broad range of privacy and cybersecurity matters, including compliance and risk management.

David's practice focuses on leveraging his experience of providing insight and guidance on U.S. and E.U. privacy laws to assist clients with their privacy and cybersecurity needs. David works primarily with the eDiscovery and Cyber, Privacy, & Data Innovation groups addressing issues in both privacy issues in the context of litigation and compliance efforts. David assists clients from a broad range of industries and sectors in assessing their current privacy and cybersecurity practices.

David has guided clients through tailored California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliance programs and has experience evaluating the applicability of European data protection requirements, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to U.S. companies.

Before joining Orrick, David was a Privacy Law Clerk at LinkedIn, where he worked with the legal team to develop policies and procedures in preparation for the enforcement of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). David also addressed privacy and data management questions for LinkedIn services and managed data processing and handling issues for new products.

David also has an active pro bono practice, which has included representing clients in immigration and innocence matters and assisting small and non-profit businesses with their privacy needs.

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Practice:

  • Real Estate
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Real Estate Investment Funds

Craig Johnston Managing Associate Real Estate, Renewable Energy

London

Craig Johnston is an English-qualified Real Estate managing associate in Orrick's London office, with a particular expertise in renewable energy transactions.

Craig counsels developers and investors on the real estate aspects of the acquisition, development, refinancing and sale of renewable energy projects in England and Wales, and negotiates commercial leases for landlords and occupiers across the whole real estate spectrum.

Craig has worked on more than 100 solar energy projects, ranging from 5MW to 30MW projects.

381277

Practice:

  • Asset Backed Securities
  • Structured Finance

Elisa Zheng Managing Associate Asset Backed Securities, Structured Finance

New York

Elisa Zheng is a member of the Structured Finance Group in Orrick’s New York office.

Elisa represents investment banks, asset managers and issuers in matters involving collateralized loan obligations, securitizations and other structured financial products.

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Practice:

  • Real Estate

Nicholas Alexsovich Senior Associate Real Estate

San Francisco

Nick is a Senior Associate in the Real Estate Group.

Nick represents leading institutional real estate investors in a wide array of real estate transactions. He has significant experience in advising on, negotiating and closing acquisitions and dispositions of a wide array of real estate assets, commercial leases, secured financing transactions and joint ventures.

Prior to joining Orrick, Nick worked as a bankruptcy and finance associate in Chicago.

357888

Practice:

  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • FCPA & Anti–Corruption
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions

Ciarra Carr Associate White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance, FCPA & Anti–Corruption

New York

Ciarra N. Carr is an Associate in the firm’s White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group in the New York office.


Ciarra’s practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, global investigations across a broad range of industries, and developing anti-corruption compliance programs.   She has experience with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, including conducting internal investigations and representing companies in FCPA investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, and multinational Office of Foreign Assets Control investigations.

Ciarra remains committed to serving her community through the representation of incarcerated individuals in federal court under the Criminal Justice Act, where she has experience advising individuals charged in large racketeering conspiracies and other criminal matters.

Prior to joining Orrick, Ciarra graduated from Brooklyn Law School where she received a distinction in criminal law. While there, she authored timely CLE materials as a Center for Criminal Justice Fellow.  She also interned with various non-profit and government agencies, including the Bronx and Kings County district attorney’s offices in their respective sex crimes and child abuse units.