2019 SIFMA Compliance & Legal Society Annual Seminar

Speaking Engagement | March.25.2019

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge

Our Financial Services Litigation and Enforcement group will be sponsoring the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association's Compliance & Legal Society Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ from March 24-27. Orrick is lead sponsor of SIFMA’s Run for a Purpose event, a charity run/walk that benefits a new charity each year.

Mike Delikat, Employment partner and Chair of Orrick’s Global Employment Law Practice, will be participating in the “Handling Whistleblowers: Best Practices in Responding to Allegations”, and Josh Rosenkranz, Chair of Orrick’s Supreme Court & Appellate practice will be joining the “The Supreme Court and the Financial Services Industry” panel discussion. This seminar provides a unique opportunity for industry leaders and regulators to gather for three days of information sharing, networking and collaboration.

CLE Credits Available: Y



  • Finance Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Whistleblower & Corporate Investigations
  • Investigations internes
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Durée du travail
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Contentieux complexes & Résolution des litiges
  • Pay Equity

Mike Delikat Partner

New York

He is also the founder of the firm’s Whistleblower Task Force. He previously served as the Managing Director of Orrick’s Litigation Division. The practice group under Mike’s leadership was chosen as one of the top national employment law practices by Law 360.

Chambers USA and Chambers Global has ranked him in Band 1 since it began publishing its rankings, noting he is "a giant of the employment bar, widely regarded as an expert in whistleblowing matters and sex harassment claims,” “sought out by premier clients to handle high-stakes employment litigation and investigations,” and "one of the best lawyers on the East Coast for financial institutions."

Mike has an active trial, arbitration, and appellate practice and handles a number of high-visibility class action and impact cases. He is regularly retained by boards of directors and audit committees to conduct high exposure internal investigations of corporate wrongdoing.



  • Finance Sector
  • Supreme Court & Appellate
  • Propriété intellectuelle
  • Contentieux complexes & Résolution des litiges
  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

E. Joshua Rosenkranz Partner

New York

Josh has been named American Lawyer's “Litigator of the Year” twice in addition to being a finalist for 2022. In 2012, the magazine dubbed him “the Defibrillator” based on his streak of appellate wins for companies that “appeared to be at death’s door,” and in 2017 it declared, he “still deserves the moniker we once gave him.”

In 2014, The Financial Times named Josh one of the 10 most innovative lawyers in the North American legal sector for his work “demystify[ing] the technical issues” and securing a victory in the blockbuster Federal Circuit appeal, Oracle v. Google. Chambers USA has reported, “He wins accolades for his ‘brilliant analysis and judgment.’ Clients appreciate how he ‘rethinks every case from the ground up,’ and add: ‘He can take the most complicated legal or technological issue and present it in a way that seems like common sense.’” Another edition of Chambers USA added: “‘His briefs are quite simply beautiful,’” and “clients describe his courtroom presence as ‘both commanding and accessible at the same time.’ He has the ‘perfect combination of persuasiveness, intelligence, wit, and deference.’”

Josh's practice covers a wide range of subjects, including intellectual property, financial services, securities, privacy, antitrust, federal preemption, insurance law, corporate governance, criminal law, and constitutional litigation. Among his recent clients are Cisco, Credit Suisse, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Genentech, Gilead, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, Mozilla, Oracle, Sonos, and Royal Bank of Scotland.

Clients turn to Josh to win the highest stakes appeals, including appeals in cases that threaten the very survival of a business. For example:

  • He represented Microsoft in an international cause célèbre in the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the U.S. Government’s claim that it can serve warrants for emails stored overseas.
  • He represented DISH Network in one of the most high-profile patent appeals in the country, successfully overturning an injunction that threatened the company's life.
  • He has been lead counsel in multiple cases either defending or challenging verdicts over $1 billion.
  • He represented Facebook in the high-profile battle waged by the founder's Harvard classmates, the Winklevoss twins, who laid claim to the idea for Facebook, winning a ruling from the Ninth Circuit to end the lawsuit.
  • He won a landmark victory in a Supreme Court case that rescued the estimated $60 billion U.S. market of copyrighted goods manufactured abroad.
  • He represented 36 law schools in a high-profile Supreme Court case against the Department of Defense.

Josh was the founding president and CEO of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, one of the country’s foremost public interest firms. Over the course of eight years, he was the Brennan Center’s chief strategist on litigation and public policy advocacy. Before that, Josh founded the Office of the Appellate Defender, a public defender office specializing in criminal appeals.