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Frances Lawson is an English barrister with a wide range of common law experience. She specialises in international dispute resolution and has expertise in international climate change and environmental law.Prior to joining Orrick, Frances spent six years as a self-employed barrister at Six Pump Court in London where she built a broad common law practice across civil, employment, public, regulatory, criminal, environmental and planning law. She has particular expertise in international climate change law and acts as a pro bono advisor to developing country parties to the UNFCCC through the Legal Response Initiative (LRI). As a member of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Taskforce on the Arbitration of Climate Change Related Disputes, Frances contributed to ICC’s work on climate change and also participated in its Working Group on a UN Global Pact for the Environment.
James Jaconski is a Corporate associate in the New York office.His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, formation and equity financings for early-stage companies, and advising on corporate governance matters.
Fan (Martha) Wang, an associate in Orrick’s Beijing office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group.
Martha regularly represents Chinese and international clients in cross-border M&A, private equity investments and financings, joint ventures, foreign direct investments and other compliance matters.
She has represented clients from a broad range of industries, including TMT, financial services, healthcare, consumer products, energy, manufacturing, etc.In addition, she has experience in handling initial public offerings, debt and equity securities offerings, pre-IPO investments, as well as advising on restructuring, employment, antitrust, and general corporate matters.
DeMarr Moulton is a litigation associate in Orrick's New York office.
Prior to joining Orrick, DeMarr served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable John Preston Bailey of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia (2018 – 2019). DeMarr graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he served as an editor on the North Carolina Law Review. While completing his undergraduate studies at Cornell University, DeMarr also played defensive back on the football team.
DeMarr was a summer associate in the Firm's New York office in 2017.
José Mario represents clients in complex, multidistrict, and class action litigation. Prior to clerking, he worked as a litigation associate at a global law firm representing companies in complex commercial disputes involving claims of fraudulent transfer and successor liability. He also represented clients facing regulatory enforcement actions before the SEC for alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Pay to Play regulations. His pro bono experience includes representing low income tenants in NY Housing Court and asylum seekers in removal proceedings.
José Mario received his JD from Columbia Law School and a bachelor’s degree in Government from Harvard College.
Donna Long is an associate in Orrick's Intellectual Property Group. She focuses her practice on patent litigation covering a broad range of technologies including internet and mobile applications, wireless communications, electronic security, and industrial design.
Donna's patent litigation experience includes motion practice, depositions, and working with experts. She also has worked on patent prosecution, inter partes reviews, copyright and trademark disputes, and antitrust litigation.
Donna also devotes her time to various pro bono matters. She has defended depositions of clients in Section 1983 civil rights and employment discrimination cases. During law school, Donna worked at the Juelsgaard Intellectual Property and Innovation Clinic, where she represented a recycling nonprofit in the rulemaking process for exemptions from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act relating to circumvention of digital locks.
Los Angeles; San Francisco
Steve focuses his practice on representing clients under civil and criminal enforcement proceedings by government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice and SEC, concerning alleged violations of state and federal laws, including securities laws and FCPA violations, as well as federal antitrust matters. He is also available to assist the firm’s corporate clients in conducting internal investigations.
Steve Cazares is a former federal prosecutor and a former enforcement attorney at Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), who leverages his governmental experience with both civil and criminal matters for his clients. During his time as Deputy Chief of the Major Frauds Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, Steve led many of the largest and highest profile white collar investigations and prosecutions in Southern California. Many of these matters involved parallel criminal, civil, and/or SEC regulatory investigations and litigation, making Steve uniquely qualified to assist clients in managing the complexities of parallel civil and criminal proceedings.
Bob O’Connell devotes his practice to providing comprehensive trademark and copyright strategic advice, prosecution and enforcement for clients across many industries. He helps clients prevent and solve problems involving all aspects of domestic and international trademark law, as well as advertising and competition law and related disciplines.
His expertise includes registration and protection of copyrights; clearance and selection of pharmaceutical names; and negotiating and drafting a variety of licensing and technology transfer agreements and other IP-intensive transactions.
Businesses ranging from small start-ups to multi-billion dollar corporations turn to Mr. O’Connell for help developing and implementing cost-effective domestic and global branding and trademark protection plans. They hail from the financial services, food & beverage, alcohol, retail and pharmaceutical industries, among others.
Bob's significant transactional experience includes a trademark and merchandise license agreement for a large resort casino in Las Vegas and naming rights and sponsorship agreement for a major league sports stadium and a prominent performing arts center.
He also has extensive commercial litigation and dispute resolution experience in both intellectual property and other matters in state and federal courts, in inter partes and appellate matters before the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board, and in UDRP arbitration proceedings. Noteworthy reported cases include Coach Services, Inc. v. Triumph Learning LLC, 96 U.S.P.Q.2d 1600 (TTAB September 17, 2010) affirmed, 668 F.3d 1356 (Fed. Cir. 2012).
In the 2018 edition of World Trademark Review 1000, a listing of the world’s top trademark practitioners based on peer and client surveys, Bob received top-tier rankings for trademark prosecution and strategy. WTR 1000 states that Mr. O’Connell “wins effusive praise for his “thoughtful and practical approach.” “Simply stated, he is among the most cost-effective, business-oriented lawyers in any specialty.” “He is of incredible value – he matches anybody on expertise and exceeds most, if not all, on responsiveness and efficiency.” In prior years, WTR 1000 reviewers have said: “He never fails to address domestic and global branding issues quickly and comprehensively, causing one client to profess: ‘He is the only lawyer that I would use for trademark work in the Boston area.’” Bob has been characterized as a “distinguished” and “highly respected practitioner” with “a great reputation” in multinational mandates, who is “a trusted adviser in helping to build value in…brands” and “commands respect” particularly in the strategy and commercial field.” He has been listed in WTR 1000 each year since its inaugural edition in 2011.
Noteworthy past and present client engagements include:
Washington, D.C.; Seattle
Former Deputy Attorney General of Wisconsin Andrew Cook has vast experience in the areas of government investigations, administrative law, appellate litigation and public policy. Andy splits his time between Orrick’s Washington, D.C. and Seattle offices.
In 2014, Andy was appointed Deputy Attorney General of Wisconsin, the principal legal advisor to Wisconsin Attorney General Brad D. Schimel. As Deputy Attorney General, Andy oversaw the day-to-day operations of the 700 employees at the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ); directed litigation strategy; negotiated, reviewed, and approved settlements; drafted and reviewed attorney general opinions; managed the agency’s budget; oversaw civil and criminal investigations handled by DOJ; and managed DOJ’s legislative agenda.
Andy has advised Fortune 500 companies involving state Attorney General and state regulatory matters, including antitrust investigations, consumer protection cases, and cybersecurity and privacy investigations. Andy also has legislative experience drafting and enacting complex civil liability reforms before the Wisconsin Legislature, including: changes to Wisconsin’s product liability laws; amendments to the Wisconsin Rules of Civil Procedure; adopting Daubert standards for cases tried in Wisconsin involving expert opinion and evidence; eliminating the controversial “risk contribution” theory for lead paint cases created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in the 2005 Thomas v. Mallett decision; placing caps on punitive damages; and providing transparency in lawsuits involving asbestos related claims.
Prior to joining Orrick, Andy was an in-house legal counsel for the largest Washington state business association and an appellate attorney for a firm where he practiced land use, environmental, and administrative law.
Aaron Brecher is a member of Orrick's White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation, and Compliance Group. He's passionate about helping individuals and companies through some of their most difficult and sensitive challenges: investigations that could lead to government enforcement actions and resulting litigation.
Aaron has defended investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Washington Attorney General's Office, and other state and federal agencies. He has also represented defendants in civil and criminal litigation brought by the government and by relators. And he has conducted internal investigations on matters ranging from data breaches to harassment to suspected environmental testing fraud.
Aaron maintains an active pro bono practice that has included:
To keep up with the latest white collar developments, Aaron co-founded and regularly contributes to Target Letter, a blog focused on white collar crime and other government enforcement issues. He is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist through ACAMS.
Aisling is a litigation associate in Orrick's New York office.
Joshua Shirley is an Associate in the New York office and a member of the Intellectual Property Group. His practice focuses on trademark and trade dress, copyright, false advertising and trade secret litigation in federal district courts and before the ITC.
Joshua's litigation experience includes witness preparation, drafting briefs, drafting motions and oppositions, managing discovery and complex multi-district commercial litigation. Prior to joining Orrick, Joshua worked as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP focusing on trademark litigation, prosecution and enforcement, and cybersecurity and data privacy.