Molly McCafferty

Senior Associate

San Francisco

Molly focuses her practice on assisting individuals and companies facing internal and government investigations, civil and criminal enforcement proceedings, and related litigation. 

Molly regularly conducts internal investigations, represents clients before the DOJ and SEC, and helps clients respond to requests from regulators and other federal agencies.  She has experience defending against allegations of securities fraud, mail and wire fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), money laundering, the False Claims Act (FCA), and others - including in federal criminal trials and complex federal litigation.

Molly served on the Monitor team for an FCPA Monitorship and represented a multinational under the review of an independent FCPA Monitor. She works with clients across several industries, including technology, biotechnology, telecommunications, and finance.

Molly also represents The Donor Sibling Registry, a non-profit organization serving donor offspring, sperm and egg donors, and the broader donor-conceived community.   She has appeared on The Doctors commenting on regulation and litigation in the sperm donor industry.

Before joining Orrick, Molly was a Litigation and Enforcement associate in the San Francisco and Washington, D.C., offices of another international law firm. Prior to attending law school, Molly was a pianist and conductor on the national tour of Wicked and worked in the Massachusetts Legislature.

    • Advising a public-company CFO in a shareholder class action
    • Advised a CFO in favorably resolving an SEC enforcement action
    • Representing individual and corporate clients facing federal grand jury investigations 
    • Conducting global internal investigations and advising clients on voluntary disclosures to the DOJ and SEC
    • Represented a multinational corporation in connection with a criminal investigation conducted by the Office of the Inspector General for Health and Human Services
    • Advised a multinational corporation subject to review by an independent FCPA Monitor
    • Served on the legal teams for an FCPA Monitorship before the DOJ and SEC
    • Advising clients in the development of their anti-corruption compliance programs, including the drafting of policies, procedures, and related trainings