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Lanceurs d'alerte et enquêtes d'entreprise

We’ve worked on precedent-setting cases, including Livingston v. Wyeth, one of the leading cases to date that address what constitutes "protected activity" under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. And we helped Broadcom secure a complete dismissal of a Dodd-Frank whistleblower claim brought by an in-house attorney in Davies v. Broadcom. Along the way, we’ve played an integral role in the development of whistleblower law. We authored the leading treatise on Whistleblower defense, Corporate Whistleblowing in the Sarbanes-Oxley/Dodd-Frank Era. Our clients include multinational employers across a wide range ...
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SEC Whistleblower Program Going Strong During Coronavirus

by Renee Phillips and Michael Disotell | May.05.2020

Notwithstanding the current COVID-19 crisis, the Securities & Exchange Commission has continued to award numerous multi-million-dollar bounties under its Dodd-Frank whistleblower program.Since January 21, 2020, when the CDC confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the United States, the SEC has issued 12 whistleblower awards totaling approximately $64 million. Some of the highlights of these awards include:

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 ...

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 ...
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Sociétés civiles de placement immobilier (SCPI)

We represent sponsors and underwriters of REITs in structuring, financing and operating private and public REITs.  We have particular expertise advising funds in formation in the emerging area of REO-to-Rental and are assisting with the formation of public and private REITs as ownership platforms in this area.  Most recently, we advised Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp. in its initial public offering (“IPO”), making it the first publicly traded REIT focused on the single-family rental market. We have helped clients consolidate existing partnerships and properties into REITs, including compliance ...

Transactions immobilières dévalorisées

Our team excels in devising innovative structures and negotiating complex transactions that set new standards for the real estate market. We have handled some of the most complex distressed debt acquisitions and loan workouts. We assisted Walton Street Capital acquire a Seattle office portfolio through cutting edge distressed debt transactions, including simultaneous mezzanine debt foreclosure and sale and restructuring of securitized and structured debt, and recently advised on the refinancing of the portfolio. We have particular strength in the hospitality, office and residential ...

Second Circuit Affirms Sabine: New Focus on Horizontal Privity Requirement May Affect Oil and Gas Gathering Agreement Terms

by Jonathan Ayre, Robert Loeb, Douglas S. Mintz and Darrell Thomas | September.06.2018

The Sabine Oil & Gas Corp. chapter 11 bankruptcy has been closely watched by many for guidance on how to structure midstream gathering agreements between upstream producers and midstream gatherers (who gather, transport and process oil and gas after it has been extracted from the land).

Fonds de placement Immobilier

In the United States, we have developed a robust fund formation platform drawing from our market-leading Real Estate practice and experienced Fund Formation network as well as longtime relationships with fund managers and sponsors.  We offer an international team that has worked on behalf of real estate and other private equity funds targeting investments in the United States, Mexico, Peru, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Israel, Japan, China, India and Russia. Our clients include the leading international investment funds, fund sponsors, real estate advisors, developers, public ...

Restructuration

Creditors, debtors, committees, lenders and other parties value the practical, commercial solutions we bring to every matter. We’ve been on both sides of the table, and that enables us to understand and address the goals and motivations of all parties. We offer distinctive strength in niche industries and products, and our record of success includes some of the most complex bankruptcy cases and out-of-court restructurings in the United States, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, China, Japan and Korea. Our team is honored to be recognized for our restructuring work. In 2017, Chambers’ ...
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Problématiques de droit social multi-juridictions

Our lawyers provide strategic and results-oriented advice on all aspects of employment disputes and contentious matters before agencies, tribunals and in the courts, with special expertise on discrimination matters, wage-and-hour issues, cross-border trade secret protection and wrongful termination actions. Working with Orrick’s Global Corporate Solutions team, we also provide advice on data privacy and protection issues, employee benefits matters and global equity compensation programs. We have innovative single point of contact representations which allow companies with operations ...

COVID-19 Germany: Can You Terminate Employment During Short-Time Work?

by Dr. André Zimmermann LL.M. | May.20.2020

The COVID-19 crisis led to drastic changes in employment. Although measures have been taken by the German legislator and the government to secure jobs, staff cuts appear inevitable for many companies as the crisis progresses. The following blogpost explains how short-time work and layoffs relate to each other and what companies must do to effectively terminate employment.

Droit du travail & Contentieux

We’ve secured important precedents in the wage and hour arena. And we bring deep subject area knowledge in areas most important to employers throughout the world. Leading companies turn to us for help avoiding the courtroom in the first place. We partner with our in-house teams to conduct investigations and audits, draft employment policies, and tailor executive compensation agreements that attract top C-suite talent. And we do it on a global basis. In selecting us as Employment Group of the Year in 2018, Law360 highlighted our high-profile wins for Microsoft and Twitter and our position as ...

Six Degrees of Separation: Temperature Testing as Employees Return to Work

by Julia C. Riechert, Katie E. Briscoe and Michael Disotell | May.20.2020

As states begin to reopen and employees return to the workplace, employers are faced with trying to protect workers and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Many employers are looking to temperature testing as a potential safeguard. Like many emerging safety measures, though, there are several considerations to weigh before implementing temperature testing:

Litiges relatifs aux titres, recours collectifs et actions obliques des actionnaires

We are a leader in defending securities litigation, with a team that includes seasoned trial lawyers, two former U.S. Attorneys, and former senior officials at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ). We bring integrated solutions to the most complex and challenging situations your company may face–from class actions to derivative litigation and M&A litigation. We regularly assist audit committees in conducting internal investigations, and defending investigations and enforcement actions by the SEC, the DOJ and state attorneys general. We act for ...

Litiges / services financiers

Named in 2016 by The American Lawyer as one of the nation’s top litigation departments, and the winner of numerous litigation practice group awards, our litigators on both the East and West coasts and in offices worldwide have established a winning record across a variety of forums for our financial institution clients. We have particular strength in securities and other claims related to complex financial products; the full range of employment disputes, including novel Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower issues and high-profile discrimination claims; Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money ...
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Finances publiques

COVID-19 Public Finance Resources Please find below a list of alerts and webinars regarding Public Finance legal issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continually add content as new information and best practices emerge. School Facilities Implications for COVID‐19 Response (April.23.2020) COVID-19: What Texas Local Governments and Borrowers Need to Know About Dealing with Anticipated Tax and Revenue Shortfalls (April.16.2020) Cash Flow and Budget Relief for Local Governments and Borrowers in California (April.16.2020) Webinar: Rating Agencies Speak on COVID-19 ...

SEC Urges Disclosure of COVID-19 Impact in the Municipal Market

by Alison Radecki, Jenna Magan, Christine Reynolds, Jerry V. Kyle Jr., Robert Feyer and Helen Pennock | May.13.2020

On May 4, 2020, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton and Director of the Office of Municipal Securities Rebecca Olsen issued a statement encouraging municipal securities issuers and obligors (each referred to herein as “issuer(s)”) to provide robust, timely and accurate disclosures, in light of the effects of and uncertainties created by COVID-19.