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Défense dans le cadre des recours collectifs

Our clients include Fortune 500 companies in the technology, finance, energy and consumer sectors; high-growth companies; and individuals. We focus on early dismissals and low settlements, but we’re well-known for our willingness to go to trial when justified. Our record includes victories in a variety of claims, from traditional breach of warranty, product liability, employment and securities class actions to novel false labeling and massive Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) cases. We work with our clients’ in-house team to understand the risks and objectives for each matter, conduct ...
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Énergie solaire

Our lawyers worked on the world’s first commercial solar projects over 30 years ago, and today our solar team is present throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa, representing prominent industry participants on utility-scale, C&I and residential project development, finance, and M&A transactions. Our solar team members not only understand the legal aspects of solar transactions, but we are intimately familiar with the key commercial issues that drive our clients’ businesses and success. For that reason, the most successful solar industry participants consistently select us for ...
solar energy

Énergie éolienne

We have one of the largest and most experienced Wind Energy practices of any law firm in the world. As such, we represent the world’s largest and most well-established wind energy sponsors, developers and investors. We also act for new-entrant and medium-size clients, in each case consistently providing value–driven advice.  Our team has been named Project Finance Group of the Year by Law360 four times, most recently in 2016, and our Renewables and Alternative Energy practice is ranked Band 1 by Chambers USA  and Chambers Global, and Tier 1 by Legal500 in 2018. Our group is described ...

Loi Anti-blanchiment d'argent et secret bancaire

A Unique Enforcement Perspective We are uniquely situated to help our clients manage regulatory and enforcement risk, whether through front-end compliance assistance or responding to law enforcement or regulatory inquiries. Our team is led by two former federal prosecutors who focused much of their careers at the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering Enforcement. One of these former prosecutors was an inaugural Deputy Chief of the DOJ’s Money Laundering and Bank Integrity Unit, DOJ’s sole unit dedicated to criminally enforcing the Bank Secrecy Act, and ...
financial regulation

Défense pénale des cols blancs (cadres)

The counseling engagements and representations of our White Collar Defense practice run the gamut, from compliance matters to client-initiated investigations, to state and federal investigations, to trial and appeal.  And, because cases now often involve parallel criminal and civil proceedings, complex e-discovery and data privacy issues, as well as international coordination among countries and their law enforcement agencies, our White Collar Defense practice includes lawyers who possess both criminal and civil experience to provide counseling and advice in all matters touching on government ...
Défense pénale des cols blancs (cadres)

Brevets

In the last five years, we’ve handled more than 60 patent trials, many of which were venued in the toughest arenas, from the Eastern District of Texas and the Northern District of California to the International Trade Commission (ITC). And we’ve handled more than 155 inter partes review proceedings before the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board in the last five years. Our results prompted The American Lawyer to recently name us "IP Litigation Department of the Year,” noting "Time and again, we heard stories…lauding Orrick’s ability to jump into a case and ...
Brevets

Éthique et Conformité

Client Service Our primary consideration when approaching compliance assignments is practicality – a program won’t work if it is not grounded in the systems, culture, economics and business needs of our clients. We help our clients prevent, detect and correct potential wrongdoing by developing compliance programs that are tailored to their specific situations. Our approach is designed to build on a client’s existing needs so that internal resources can be allocated efficiently and initiatives can evolve over time. We also regularly test and assess our clients’ compliance programs to ensure ...

Arbitrage International & Résolution des litiges

We have appeared for clients before all major arbitral institutions and acted under all leading sets of rules, as well as in significant national court proceedings relating to those arbitrations. In addition, members of our group routinely sit as arbitrators, giving us the perspective of the decision-maker to use when we act as counsel. Global Arbitration Review ranks our practice in the top 30 in the world in 2017 and Chambers Global 2016 ranks three of our litigators for International Arbitration. Recent significant examples of our cross-border representations include the following: Natural ...

Litiges en matière de secrets commerciaux

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 ...

If trade secrets misappropriation claims can be brought by non-owners, what should companies do to manage risk?

by Caroline Simons and Tierra D. Piens | May.20.2020

Last week, we examined the recent Third Circuit decision in Advanced Fluid Systems, which held that a trade secrets plaintiff did not need to be an owner or a licensee of the alleged trade secrets to bring a state law misappropriation claim under Pennsylvania’s UTSA—all that was required was that the plaintiff had “lawful possession” of the trade secrets. In so holding, the Third Circuit added to the weight of the Fourth Circuit’s similar analysis of Maryland’s UTSA in DTM Research, L.L.C. v. AT&T Corp., 245 F.3d 327 (4th Cir. 2001).

Propriété intellectuelle

We’ve won cases involving all types of intellectual property and related claims, including patents (particularly competitor disputes), copyright, trademark, unfair competition, internet security and trade secrets. Based on these results, The American Lawyer named us one of the top IP firms in the country in its "Litigation Department of the Year" contest in 2016, and Law360 called us one of four "MVP" IP firms in 2015 based on our results over the past five years. We handle some of the biggest competitor versus competitor disputes. We’ve efficiently shut down multidefendant cases brought by ...

If trade secrets misappropriation claims can be brought by non-owners, what should companies do to manage risk?

by Caroline Simons and Tierra D. Piens | May.20.2020

Last week, we examined the recent Third Circuit decision in Advanced Fluid Systems, which held that a trade secrets plaintiff did not need to be an owner or a licensee of the alleged trade secrets to bring a state law misappropriation claim under Pennsylvania’s UTSA—all that was required was that the plaintiff had “lawful possession” of the trade secrets. In so holding, the Third Circuit added to the weight of the Fourth Circuit’s similar analysis of Maryland’s UTSA in DTM Research, L.L.C. v. AT&T Corp., 245 F.3d 327 (4th Cir. 2001).

Marchés des capitaux d'emprunt

Our team has significant experience with high yield, investment grade and convertible notes offerings, including financing for leveraged acquisitions, as well as liability management transactions such as exchange offers, tender offers and consent solicitations. Our ongoing work with leading global companies across a wide range of industries highlights the strength of our relationships with our clients and their trust in our counsel. We also help our corporate clients with ongoing compliance with the terms of their debt securities and other indebtedness. A key feature of our practice is our ...

Électricité

Our team members understand the legal aspects of power transactions and are also intimately familiar with the key commercial issues and market positions that drive our clients’ success. We draw from that in-depth understanding to provide our clients with effective and cost-efficient representation. For these reasons, leading industry participants consistently select us for their most important power transactions. Our clients include developers; private equity sponsors; strategic investors; utilities, including consumer-owned utilities; government and multilateral agencies; and lenders. Our ...
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Trump Administration Issues Order to Restrain International Sourcing for U.S. Bulk-Power System; Initiates Related Section 232 Import Investigation

by Harry Clark, Jeanine P. McGuinness, A. Cory Lankford and Adam Wenner | May.06.2020

On May 1, 2020, the President issued Executive Order 13920, “Securing the United States Bulk-Power System,” to authorize restrictions on “bulk-power system electric equipment” if there is a connection to a “foreign adversary” that poses an “unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States,” or other risks to the U.S. economy or safety.