As states continue to enact their own false claims statutes – approximately 30 states now have statutes modeled after the federal FCA – state attorneys general are also aggressively pursuing potential FCA violations and coordinating their efforts to extract treble damages and civil penalties from defendants. The FCA also deputizes whistleblowers to bring fraud claims (called qui tam actions) on behalf of the United States.
Why It Matters
The most recent statistics published by DOJ confirm that the number of FCA suits and the size of monetary recoveries under the FCA continue to be ...
Each year, our public finance tax lawyers structure many billions of dollars of tax-exempt financings and play pivotal roles in financings for governmental entities in 44 U.S. states and in several territories outside the U.S. The great diversity of Orrick’s practice (both geographically and in terms of the breadth of legal specializations we cover), together with our emphasis on sophisticated tax-driven transactions, gives Orrick unmatched strength in analyzing and opining on public finance tax matters and in crafting innovative solutions to tax-related problems. Orrick remains the national ...
This comprehensive service includes participant reports and tax notices, capitalization tables, Blue Sky compliance, Rule 701 or Reg. D compliance, equity grant guidelines, and Section 12(g) compliance.
We routinely assist our public company clients with corporate governance, reasonable compensation, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, proxy disclosure and M&A issues, 1933/1934 Act compliance, Section 16 compliance, insider trading and 10b5-1 plans, Section 162(m) deduction limits, stock option repricings, global stock plans, and accounting issues. With the recent enactment of Section 409A of the ...
Key Takeaways: 1. Having a shareholder-approved director compensation limit may not be enough to avoid a director compensation suit | 2. Proxy advisors have begun to focus on director compensation | 3. Providing enhanced director compensation disclosure is becoming more important
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Private Investment Fund Formation
Our private investment funds practice advises on all stages of fund formation, from negotiating terms and developing marketing strategy, negotiating with placement agents, drafting fund and sponsor documents, negotiating with investors, and providing advice on internal sponsor and management company arrangements.
Our global finance team represents ...
We work hand in hand with the 60 lawyers in our firm's renowned Employment Law & Litigation practice, which was named the 2015 and 2016 "Litigation Department of the Year: Labor & Employment" by California’s The Recorder, and which recently scored a huge win at trial for the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in a gender discrimination suit that had the entire country talking about gender in the workplace.
Drawing on the subject matter expertise of our employment lawyers, our appellate group brings to bear a comprehensive, sophisticated understanding of the issues that ...
As their states’ chief law enforcement officers AGs are enforcing state laws in wide-ranging areas including consumer protection, data privacy, antitrust, and environmental law, and they influence important state policies and laws affecting the high-technology, energy, and healthcare sectors. As their states’ chief legal advisors, AGs also challenge federal laws, regulations, and policies in order to defend their states’ right to govern themselves against federal overreach.
In an arena where many state AG practices have lawyers with little or no actual AG office experience, the core of ...
We offer a talented team of hospitality lawyers dedicated to serving clients on the most critical aspects of their business. Our deep experience with the legal and contractual aspects unique to the industry makes us an effective partner in negotiations for developments, acquisitions, joint ventures, and financing transactions, rebranding, dispositions, and negotiation of hotel management agreements, shared services, amenities and franchise agreements. Our clients include the leading international investment funds, real estate advisors, developers, public and private pension funds, REITs, ...
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 ...
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).
We represent Indian tribal governments and enterprises, Alaska native villages and native corporations and major financial institutions (including investment and commercial banking firms and credit enhancement providers), as well as others doing business in Indian country. Over the last 20 years, Orrick lawyers have served as counsel in dozens of successful tribal financings (both taxable and tax-exempt) for a wide range of projects. Orrick is also the nation's leading bond counsel firm, ranked number one for more than a decade.
Our lawyers are known for innovation in the field, having served ...
European startups and scaleups that want access to the Bay Area capital and M&A markets;
European companies and investors that want to establish local Bay Area hubs to be closer to innovation, dealflow and investment opportunities;
Bay Area tech companies that want to grow in Europe, or are scouting for European tech M&A opportunities; and
Bay Area early-stage companies that want to enter the European market to establish local R&D and innovation teams in Europe.
We are recognized in the market for our work on behalf of ...
We are able to deal with any maritime related transaction, from the most complex structured and leasing transaction, to the more straightforward sale and purchase transaction and charterparty negotiation. We handle domestic and international ship finance transactions, and we represent a cross section of banks, arrangers, investors, owners, charterers, insurers, chartering and ship brokers, ship managers and agents, shipowners and operators.
We are particularly well-known for our expertise in international and cross-border leasing and structured finance; we actively advise on ...
The Orrick Paris team advised Geogas LNG, a joint venture among DIF Core Infrastructure Fund I, Geogas Maritime and Acces Capital Partners, on the acquisition of a 50% stake in a French incorporated company that will own and operate five 174,000 m3 liquefied natural gas carriers currently under construction.
We offer a full service to businesses wishing to either create an equity incentive plan or to build on existing arrangements, and we advise both purely UK based clients and also businesses with cross-border needs.
The UK is currently a relatively costly personal tax environment, and such incentive plans can not only carry significant commercial advantages in motivating key personnel, but can also offer very valuable tax savings.
Enterprise Management Incentives
The most popular UK share option scheme for emerging companies with UK–based employees is the tax favoured Enterprise Management ...
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