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Fintech

Our focus on the fintech sector is a natural product of Orrick’s strengths in technology and finance. We advise more than 2,700 high-growth clients globally and have been recognized as the Most Innovative Law Firm in North America for the 3rd year in a row by Financial Times in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Our finance and transactional capabilities are well documented. In 2019, we have assisted clients in raising nearly $19 billion in venture-backed financings and executed $42 billion in M&A transactions globally. Our finance team is known for developing first-of-a-kind structures and is among the ...
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COVID-19 Creates Increased Risk of Financial Crimes and AML Exposure; FATF and FinCEN Provide Guidance

by Jeanine P. McGuinness, Matthew Moses, Daniel Nathan, Amy Walsh and Daniel Streim | May.27.2020

Earlier this month, senior officials of the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), issued a paper identifying challenges, good practices, and policy responses to new threats and vulnerabilities to the global financial system arising from the COVID-19 crisis.

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

We draw on our extensive experience working with innovators. We’ve been named the Most Innovative Law Firm in North America by the Financial Times three years in a row and runner-up in 2019. And we bring a reputation as a leading advisor to the tech sector. In 2019, we were named by Law360 as Technology Practice Group of the Year. Our global team has advised on hundreds of AI and machine learning matters. Here are some issues we’ve helped our clients navigate: Data Innovation – We counsel companies on risk assessment and risk mitigation with respect to development and use of AI ...

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

In a fast-paced and unprecedented market, companies need a global and agile legal team. Orrick’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency group delivers thoughtful and cutting-edge advice that helps propel the industry forward while providing the legal framework to withstand regulatory scrutiny. Our pioneering Blockchain and Cryptocurrency practice represents enterprise-level companies, startups and financial institutions alike across a wide range of industries. This includes advising on: Blockchain networks, Exchanges, Fundraising, including SAFTs and SAFEs, Compliance, including ...
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FinCEN Sends Message to the Virtual Currency Industry: The Travel Rule Applies to You, Too

by Matthew Moses and Christine Hanley | May.26.2020

FinCEN Director Ken Blanco addressed this year’s Consensus Blockchain Conference on May 13, 2020. In a set of prepared remarks, Blanco recognized the unprecedented challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has created for anti-money laundering compliance personnel, particularly in addressing virtual currency transactions. To meet those challenges and combat the increased risk of criminal exploitation of

Settore immobiliare

We have counseled on some of the most remarkable and challenging real estate deals for longtime clients like Westbrook Partners, Walton Street Capital, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, Tokyu Land Corporation, Colony Capital, Amaury Groupe, LaSalle Investment Management and Fortress Investment Group. Our team has closed more than $10.4 billion in deals in the past year alone. Our practice has a strong focus on sophisticated real estate private equity transactions and covers everything from asset acquisitions/dispositions, joint ventures and financings, to development, distressed debt ...
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Parità salariale

Pay equity is at the forefront of regulatory, political, shareholder, employee, and public concern. 2016 brought an unprecedented wave of new and proposed pay equity legislation and other initiatives at the federal and state level, seeking to address the pay gap. This is also a trend internationally. These initiatives will make it easier for employees and government agencies to bring pay claims against employers and may expose employers to public scrutiny as well as increased litigation risks and costs. While it remains to be seen how the Trump administration will pursue these issues at the ...
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Ninth Circuit Hears Pay Case Challenging University Pay Decisions

by Christopher Wilkinson, Kourosh Jahansouz and Alexandra Guerra | June.02.2020

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the Ninth Circuit heard oral argument in Freyd v. University of Oregon.  Jennifer Freyd, a professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon, filed a class action lawsuit in March 2017 alleging gender-based pay differences in violation of the Equal Pay Act, Title VII, and other statutes.  Freyd asserted that the University paid her less than four male colleagues in her department and that the University’s retention award policy had a disproportionate impact on the University’s female psychology professors.  In May 2019, the District Court granted Defendants’ ...

Finanza strutturata

Over the past three years, our Structured Finance team has counseled clients on nearly 500 financings worldwide, with an aggregate value of over $252 billion. We act as counsel for numerous major issuers and underwriters in the structured finance market, and we have a leading presence in CMBS, RMBS and CLO transactions; marketplace lending, credit cards, auto loan/lease and dealer floorplan transactions; and tender option bonds. We pioneered the innovative mini-bond structure in Italy and are also pioneering the securitization of a wide range of esoterics, including tax liens, Property ...
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Contenzioso titoli, class action e cause azionisti

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 ...

Delatori e indagini societarie

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:

Indagini governative e azioni esecutive

With a team that includes seasoned trial lawyers, a deep bench of white collar defense lawyers with contacts across industries, two former presidentially appointed U.S. Attorneys as well as 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. We regularly assist audit committees in conducting internal investigations, and defending investigations and enforcement actions by the SEC, DOJ and state attorneys general.  Our lawyers have ...
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Finanza pubblica

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 ...

Appelli brevetti e diritti di proprietà intellettuale

Every partner in our group has handled copyright, trademark or patent appeals — and many of our group’s greatest accolades come from this work. We’ve been named to the National Law Journal’s Appellate Hot List, labeled "outstanding" by The Legal 500, won The American Lawyer’s Litigator of the Year Award, and listed on the Financial Times’ list of the 10 most innovative firms, with all of these publications highlighting our IP work. Chambers USA has recognized our ability to "mastermind" the "most complicated legal or technological issues." And our work on these cases is complemented by our ...

Corte suprema e d'appello

We have won awards and recognition from publications such as the Financial Times, which recognized Orrick among North America’s top ten most innovative law firms in 2014. That same year, we took FT's #1 spot in a ranking of “innovation in litigation” for our work in Oracle v. Google. Our work for Kleiner Perkins, Oracle, and DISH Network was recognized when The American Lawyer named Orrick the 2016 “Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year” and a finalist for “Litigation Department of the Year.” Our successes on behalf of Oracle and DISH Network were also highlighted in our ...
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