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Sports Law

The sports industry is big business. Outside the lines, these businesses face the same challenges confronting industries globally – regulatory uncertainties, reputational threats in the courtroom, data privacy worries, new and disruptive technologies and the complexities of largescale financial transactions. Orrick knows the score. For years we’ve supported major players in the industry. We have teams of lawyers across practice groups advising some of the most influential sports business leaders in the world, as well as disruptors reshaping the sports experience in a rapidly evolving ...
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Orrick's CCPA Readiness Assessment

California Governor Signs CCPA and Breach Notification Statute Amendments into Law

by Heather Egan Sussman, Emily S. Tabatabai, David Curtis, Nicholas Farnsworth and Maria Rouvalis | October.18.2019

With the January 1, 2020 effective date of the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”) rapidly approaching, all eyes have been on the California legislature’s consideration of a robust suite of amendments that would clarify ambiguities and address discrepancies underlying the prominent privacy statute. On October 11, 2019, six CCPA amendments were signed into law by the California Governor, as well as an amendment to the state’s breach notification statute. The rest of the CCPA amendments have either failed or will have to wait until next year for further consideration.

Senior Living Finance

We handle a range of transactions, everything from: tax-exempt or taxable; fixed or variable rate; new money; refunding or working capital; credit enhanced or self-liquidity; rated or unrated; public offering or private placement; and everything in between. Our team addresses critical issues and collaborates with the entire working group to provide successful results for each Senior Living provider.  Scope We regularly act as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriter’s counsel and direct purchaser’s counsel for Senior Living finance transactions around the country. Our practice ...

Profiles in Innovation

Innovation is occurring at lightning speed. As counsel to some of the most innovative companies in the world, Orrick is fortunate to have a front row seat. And we want to share with you some of the exciting thought leaders, disruptors, and visionaries who are changing the way we work and live.  We hope you enjoy the Profiles in Innovation series and find their insights helpful.  Twist Bioscience’s Co-Founder Navigates Company from Start-up to Public Company Emily Leproust discusses her inspiration and journey building a public company in the fast-growing synthetic DNA market—with ...
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Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits

We are a leader in defending securities litigation, with a team that includes seasoned trial lawyers, two former U.S. Attorneys, and former senior officials at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ). We bring integrated solutions to the most complex and challenging situations your company may face–from class actions to derivative litigation and M&A litigation. We regularly assist audit committees in conducting internal investigations, and defending investigations and enforcement actions by the SEC, the DOJ and state attorneys general. We act for ...
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False Claims Act

As states continue to enact their own false claims statutes – approximately 30 states now have statutes modeled after the federal FCA – state attorneys general are also aggressively pursuing potential FCA violations and coordinating their efforts to extract treble damages and civil penalties from defendants. The FCA also deputizes whistleblowers to bring fraud claims (called qui tam actions) on behalf of the United States. Why It Matters The most recent statistics published by DOJ confirm that the number of FCA suits and the size of monetary recoveries under the FCA continue to be ...
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Corporate Governance

The group’s lawyers counsel boards, committees and management on legal requirements and best practices; respond with a seasoned team in the event of a corporate crisis; and litigate high-profile corporate governance and disclosure matters in Delaware and around the country. Because corporate governance matters often cut across traditional practices and geographies, we take a multidisciplinary cross-border approach when problems arise. Working with partners in the U.S., Europe and Asia, we can quickly put together a team consisting as necessary of securities litigators, transactional and tax ...
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Internal Investigations

We routinely represent companies, boards of directors, special committees and individuals in wide-ranging types of investigations. In so doing, we develop a customized approach to each matter and bring deep knowledge in all facets of internal investigation practices, criminal and regulatory enforcement, securities laws, and fiduciary duty and corporate governance obligations. We lead some of the most complex and high-profile internal investigations for clients from diverse industries, including technology, retail, consumer products, energy and natural resources, financial services, health ...
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Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions

With a team that includes seasoned trial lawyers, a deep bench of white collar defense lawyers with contacts across industries, two former presidentially appointed U.S. Attorneys as well as former senior officials at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), we bring integrated solutions to the most complex and challenging situations your company may face. We regularly assist audit committees in conducting internal investigations, and defending investigations and enforcement actions by the SEC, DOJ and state attorneys general.  Our lawyers have ...
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Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising

Clients count on us for sophisticated and forward-looking counsel during development of cutting edge products, for mastery of the latest in nuanced legal doctrine in obtaining registrations, for unparalleled expertise in understanding industry economics in key rate-setting proceedings, and for seasoned trial lawyers with creative strategies in the highest profile disputes. Copyright has emerged as the arena for some of the most significant disputes in the technology sector. Our reputation for winning in the courtroom often helps resolve disputes short of trial. By partnering with our ...
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Trade Secrets Litigation

This is especially true in the technology, biotech, financial services and manufacturing sectors. Whether you are defending a new hire or facing a bet-the-company battle, our dedicated Trade Secrets team will mobilize to help. We have represented innovative companies and have secured settlements and awards for startups to some of the largest global companies. Our successes include clearing the way for Mark Hurd to move to Oracle, over the fierce objection of his former employer, the Hewlett-Packard Company. We won a trade secrets misappropriation verdict for Sierra Railroad against Patriot ...
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From Corn-Gate to You-Stole-My-Trade-Secrets-Gate (Maybe): Defendant Beer Maker Moves to Add a Counterclaim for Trade Secrets Misappropriation in False Advertisement Litigation

by Ric T. Fukushima and Denise Mingrone | November.23.2019

MillerCoors (beer maker of Coors Light and Miller Lite) and Anheuser-Busch (“AB”) (competing beer maker of Bud Light) have been embroiled in a contentious federal district court litigation in the W.D. of Wisconsin since March 2019. MillerCoors filed a lawsuit against AB for false advertising and trademark dilution shortly after AB aired an ad during Super Bowl LIII saying that MillerCoors uses corn syrup during brewing. MillerCoors’ lawsuit alleges that this ad was part of a “false and misleading advertising campaign” designed to deceive consumers into thinking they will consume corn syrup if ...

Share Scheme Services

We offer a full service to businesses wishing to either create an equity incentive plan or to build on existing arrangements, and we advise both purely UK based clients and also businesses with cross-border needs. The UK is currently a relatively costly personal tax environment, and such incentive plans can not only carry significant commercial advantages in motivating key personnel, but can also offer very valuable tax savings. Enterprise Management Incentives The most popular UK share option scheme for emerging companies with UK–based employees is the tax favoured Enterprise Management ...