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Jessica Pers, a lawyer in Orrick's San Francisco office, is a member of the Litigation Group and focuses on civil litigation, emphasizing antitrust, franchise litigation, trademark and copyright disputes and class actions.Jessica has handled both jury and non-jury trials and injunction proceedings in federal and state courts and has extensive experience in extraordinary writ practice and appeals before California and federal courts.
Additionally, she has advised clients in the computer industry and various manufacturing and service fields on trademark, copyright and antitrust issues, including issues relating to domain name use on the Internet. She has handled cases for major franchisers in the automotive service and home health care industries as well as state and federal antitrust actions against Microsoft, Levi Strauss & Co. and many television and movie studios. Recently, Jessica has had primary responsibility for large consumer class actions settlements arising from antitrust litigation against Microsoft.
Before joining Orrick, Jessica was a shareholder at Heller Ehrman LLP. She was Managing Partner of that firm from 1992 to 1995 and Chair of the Promotion Evaluation Committee from 2001 to 2007.
Carsten Engelings is an associate in the Düsseldorf Office and a member of the practice group tax.
Carsten advises on all sorts of German tax and accounting issues arising for industry clients, financial institutions and private equity funds. Mainly focusing on corporate and real estate transactions and restructurings. He also advises and represents clients with respect to tax field audits and in tax litigation against the fiscal administration and before German fiscal and civil courts. Prior to joining Orrick Carsten completed his legal traineeship in both national and international law firms.
Erin is an associate in the White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group in Orrick's San Francisco office.
Noa Dreymann is an associate in the Silicon Valley office and a member of the Technology Companies Group.
Noa advises companies in formation and general corporate matters, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and technology transactions, such as commercial agreements.
James represents issuers, underwriters, initial purchasers and placement agents in connection with public offerings and private placements.
Beginning in 2006, James has advised clients on a variety of asset-backed securities, including residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), re-securitizations of RMBS and collateralized debt obligations, and charter school receivable-backed securities. He has also represented municipal and state agencies for municipal bond transactions.
During the financial crisis, James advised clients on mortgage loan modifications, and advised municipal and state agencies on interest rate mode changes and bond refinancings.
Recently, James has worked on a number of RMBS and CMBS transactions.
James is an avid triathlete and winner of a number triathlons, including the 2016 North Carolina Ironman.
Jesse Albani, a senior associate in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Public Finance Department.
Jesse has experience on a broad spectrum of tax-exempt and taxable financings, including advising issuers, developers and lenders on financings for multifamily housing developments, solid waste disposal facilities and general governmental obligations.
Shane zealously advocates for his clients by leveraging his legal acumen and experience working as an engineer and an educator to develop the strategy and arguments best suited to achieving his client's goals.
Shane has experience working on patent disputes in Federal Court and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board for globally-recognized companies in the domains of software, communications, consumer electronics, and other high-tech fields. He understands what it takes to be successful in complex patent litigation and wields his unique experience and education to gain the best result possible for his clients. Prior to joining Orrick's Intellectual Property Group Shane practiced in Silicon Valley as an associate at a global law firm and focused on patent litigation.
Prior to law school, Shane was an electrical engineer and worked both in Japan and Canada, developing test systems, embedded hardware, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software. Shane also worked as an educator in rural Japan, an experience that informs his ability to explain complex topics both clearly and persuasively.
Shane also has a passion for community service and pro bono representation. Among his efforts, he assisted with the representation of plaintiffs in a Voting Rights Act, Section 2, litigation, and advised a small business owner and drafted agreements and contracts.
Daeun Julie Lee is a litigation associate in Orrick's Orange County office.
Prior to joining Orrick, Julie was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Dana M. Sabraw of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. There, she handled a wide variety of civil matters including contract disputes, product liability, trade secrets, and securities litigation.
During law school, Julie received the American Jurisprudence award in Advanced Legal Research and was selected as a teaching assistant for courses in legal research, legal writing, and oral advocacy. She was also an executive editor of the California Law Review and co-president of Christians at Berkeley Law.
Julie has previously served as a board member for the Korean American Bar Association, volunteered at the California Asylum Representation Clinic, and helped start a nonprofit organization for children with autism spectrum disorder and Down syndrome.
A former Supreme Court, D.C. Circuit, and Ninth Circuit clerk, Karim is a member of Orrick's Supreme Court and Appellate practice.
Before joining Orrick, Karim served as a law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Judge Sri Srinivasan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Judge William A. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Karim also practiced tax law as an associate at another major international law firm. Before law school, Karim worked as a software engineer.
James Liu, an Associate in the Sacramento Office, is a member of the General Litigation Group.
James' practice includes a host of civil litigation matters from international arbitration to intellectual property disputes. He utilizes his experience with competitive gaming to bring strategic and innovative thinking to his work.
While at University of California, Los Angeles, James was a founding member of UCLA's esports club and competed for UCLA in collegiate tournaments. After graduation, he continued working for one year as a club director and advisor for the school's Hearthstone team. At University of California, Berkeley School of Law, James continued his passion for video games and esports by expanding Berkeley's Sports and Entertainment Law Society's reach to new mediums of entertainment like live streaming platforms and interactive entertainment.
Sheila is a member of the firm's Supreme Court and Appellate practice, where she represents clients in appellate and trial-level litigation.
Prior to joining Orrick, Sheila was an Honors Attorney at the Department of Justice. At DOJ she handled all aspects of litigation in a diverse array of matters, from shepherding complex cases through discovery to briefing and arguing dispositive motions in federal courts coast to coast. Sheila has also successfully briefed and argued appeals in the Fifth and Ninth Circuits.
Sheila graduated from Harvard College and NYU School of Law, where she was an Articles Editor on the New York University Law Review and won the Maurice Goodman Memorial Prize for overall achievement. Immediately following law school, she served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Before becoming a lawyer, Sheila had a decade-long career in education and leadership development, including teaching high school in coastal Alaska and coaching leadership and wilderness skills for students of all ages in remote settings throughout North America.
James is a Managing Associate in the Supreme Court & Appellate practice group.
Before joining Orrick, James served as a law clerk to the Honorable A. Raymond Randolph of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, to the Honorable Timothy B. Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and to the Honorable Analisa Torres of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He was previously a litigation associate at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington. There, he represented corporate officials in federal investigations, as well as municipal, nonprofit, and individual clients in civil rights litigation at the trial and appellate stages.
James graduated from Yale Law School, where he served as an executive officer of the Yale Law Journal and as a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Before law school, James worked as a strategy and project management consultant for clients in the education and healthcare industries.