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Cyber

Building cybersecurity and breach preparedness.  We work with in-house legal departments, IT/InfoSec teams, C-suites, and boards of directors on a host of proactive measures to improve preparedness and to effectively manage cyber-risk, including building data security governance and regulatory compliance programs, developing incident response plans and procedures, and conducting tabletop exercises and management training – in both enterprise-wide and product/service-specific contexts.  We are also active in coordinating industry cybersecurity and threat information-sharing ...
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Recent FTC Cybersecurity Settlements Highlight Benefits and Risks of Settling vs. Litigating

by Jonathan Direnfeld, David T. Cohen and Monica A. Svetoslavov | August.21.2019

Amidst mounting pressure to pursue cybersecurity more aggressively, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), the federal government’s most active enforcer in the space, has recently imposed increasingly stringent cybersecurity requirements in its consent orders. Given that FTC consent orders typically carry 20-year terms and a potential fine of $42,530 (which the FTC may contend applies to each consumer subject to a breach), it is vital for companies faced with an FTC cybersecurity investigation to take every possible step to narrow the scope of relief requested by the FTC. Several recent FTC ...

テクノロジー企業グループ

We represent innovative companies and investors at all stages 2,700 high-growth tech companies globally 20% of $1bn U.S. unicorns – including Pinterest, Stripe and SoFi, to name a few 10 of the world’s 25 biggest tech companies, including Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, Baidu and Facebook 33% of the most active early-stage VCs We see it all $14.6bn raised in 2018 through our work on 850+ venture financings #3 law firm for VC financings globally – PitchBook, Q2 2019 #1 law firm in Europe for VC financings, 14 quarters in a row – PitchBook, Q2 2019 280+ M&A ...
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非営利組織

Our involvement with sophisticated charitable organizations incorporated in California includes serving as general counsel to a complex family of entities that operates affordable housing facilities, assisting the Board of Directors of an organization with over $200 million in annual revenues in navigating the safe harbors on reasonable compensation, and forming organizations to assist hospitals and universities in off-balance sheet financings.  In addition, we have advised a considerable number of other corporate private foundations and individual private foundations with respect to ...

Orrick Lawyer Co-Authors Article Addressing Unique Confirmation Issues in Nonprofit Cases

by Evan C. Hollander | November.16.2016

  Orrick’s Evan Hollander co-authored an article for The Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law (2016 Edition) addressing unique confirmation issues faced by nonprofit debtors in Chapter 11. The article addresses the applicability of the absolute priority rule, distinctive feasibility issues, and appropriate comparators when considering the best interests test in a nonprofit case. The

公共電力ファイナンス

Since 1985, members of the Public Power Group have participated in more than 575 tax-exempt financings aggregating more than $106 billion in twenty-five U.S. states and territories, plus more than 95 taxable financings aggregating more than $55 billion for Federal power agencies and rural electric cooperatives. Orrick works with a broad range of issuer clients such as state agencies, small and large cities, districts, and joint action agencies, as well as with 9 of the 20 largest public power systems. We also work with the largest electric utility in the country (the Tennessee Valley ...

住宅ファイナンス

The Housing Finance group has experience with virtually every type of financing structure used in the housing bond market, as well as with the restructuring of bond issues. Housing bond issues for which we have been bond or underwriters counsel have included a variety of features, many of which now seem commonplace, but many of which we helped create or refine, such as: Mortgage loan sales and bond defeasance Tax-exempt real estate loans (private placement pass-through documentation) Rehabilitation loans (including rehab loan advances) Variable rate or adjustable rate bonds ...

医療ファイナンス

Scope We regularly act as bond counsel, disclosure counsel, underwriters counsel and direct purchaser’s counsel for health care finance transactions around the country. We have been specializing in health care finance since the early 1980s. Our practice encompasses financings for nonprofit 501(c)(3) health care systems, hospitals, clinics (including federally qualified health centers), retirement facilities, skilled nursing facilities, proton therapy centers and blood banks, as well as public health care providers. We are long-standing members of the finance teams for many of the most active ...

Our tax team includes nationally prominent lawyers in the U.S. who are former chairs of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation and the National Association of Bond Lawyers. Our firm's tax practice is noted in many professional guides, such as Chambers USA 2016 and International Tax Review's World Tax 2016. Our public finance tax lawyers are the largest collection of professionals in the U.S., superintending financings in 44 states. Our tax litigation lawyers are recognized for their exceptional track record, including landmark victories in movie industry participations cases and in ...

国境を超えた雇用の法的課題

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 ...

The Many Pitfalls of Fixed-Term Employment in Germany – Or: How Long is “Very Long”?

by Dr. André Zimmermann LL.M. | September.03.2019

In Germany, fixed-term employment is strictly regulated: As a rule, fixed-term requires objective grounds that justify the limited term. There are exceptions for new hires: If the same employee has not been employed (on a fixed-term or open-ended) by the company before, as a rule, a fixed-term not exceeding two years is allowed including a maximum of three renewals within that period.

雇用に関する助言および相談

We advise clients on all areas of employment law including the creation of global employment practices and procedures, proactive audit and risk identification in the employment arena, planning and implementing reductions in force and alternative right-sizing programs, performance, incentive and compensation (executive and staff), pre and post-employment restrictions, data privacy and expatriate matters. We take into account differences in our clients’ industry and business models and provide advice appropriate for their marketplaces and internal cultures. We partner with our clients’ in ...