Dive/In Day 2019 - Silicon Valley

Firm Event | October.29.2019 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm (Pacific Daylight Time)

Orrick Silicon Valley

Our Annual Diversity and Inclusion "Dive/In" program is a worldwide celebration of the different backgrounds and cultures that constitute the global community in which we practice law. As part of this celebration, we are hosting diversity and inclusion events for clients and friends of the firm in the Silicon Valley office on October 29, 2019.

Dr. Joya Chatterjee will talk about the cultural roots of bias, and together with Orrick’s Denise Mingrone and Robert Benson, will facilitate a larger discussion on the power of cross-cultural collaboration.

MCLE and lunch included. Co-hosted with Orrick’s Successful Women in Intellectual Property (SWIP).

CLE Credits Available: Y

740

Practice:

  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Proprietà intellettuale
  • Trade Secrets Litigation

Denise Mingrone Senior Counsel

Silicon Valley

No stranger to the courtroom and having handled complex litigations for technology giants including Synopsys, Brocade, Applied Materials and Oracle, Denise seamlessly and efficiently manages large teams to secure victory. Clients appreciate her transparent collaboration and instinct for developing a strategy that ensures the right evidence is presented in the best manner.

The jury verdict Denise’s team obtained in the Netgear v. Ruckus Wireless patent trial, for example, surprised most because the team took over the case just weeks before jury selection, earning the number one place on that week’s “Top Jury Verdicts.” Prior to the Ruckus trial, Denise’s team similarly received accolades as “Top Verdict of the Year” for its jury win on behalf of Brocade against A10 Networks involving patent and copyright infringement. These victories were preceded by a trade secret win for MGA in the “Barbie v. Bratz” epic battle against Mattel, which earned Denise the “California Lawyer of the Year” award for her contributions.

In addition, Ms. Mingrone has led numerous software piracy matters, obtaining full relief whether through negotiation or litigation. Her work in this area encompasses both confidential as well as public investigations, all designed to ensure clients secure the protection of their intellectual property rights and receive appropriate relief when those rights are infringed.

As a former law clerk to several federal judges, Denise appreciates that cases do not turn on facts alone. She has waged and won numerous courtroom battles both obtaining and defending pre-trial injunction motions. As one opponent noted, “She’s a fierce advocate who will go to the mat for her client’s position.”

Practice:

  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Proprietà intellettuale
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Blockchain and Virtual Currency
  • Automotive Technology & Mobility
  • Strategic Advisory & Government Enforcement (SAGE)

Jacob M. Heath Partner

Silicon Valley

With a focus on the intersection of cybersecurity, privacy, online safety and intellectual property, Jake is a trusted advisor to one of the largest technology companies in the world and a major cloud-based communication product and service provider. His recent experience includes representing a major social media platform in litigation related to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Jake is adept at helping clients develop cutting-edge legal strategies and connect with judges and juries to support their online services, platforms or products while threading the rapidly evolving regulatory landscape. As he sees it, every battle—whether it involves cybercrime, fraud, brand violations, IP infringement, trade secrets or a cybersecurity breach—is an opportunity to help clients problem-solve and future-proof their business. Jake brings a breadth of experience defending clients in a wide range of matters, including commercial and tech transaction litigation, in state and federal court and regulatory investigations.