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Global Compliance & Regulatory

Those solutions are comprehensive, covering the breadth of legal regimes among the leading jurisdictions of the world for business. A company’s compliance challenges might, for example, involve employment requirements in Europe, financial regulation in the United States, rules governing business practices in China or all of the above. Located in the world’s key financial and business centers, our Global Compliance and Regulatory team has the depth, experience and judgment to solve the most difficult regulatory and compliance problems faced by the world’s foremost businesses. Our ...

Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions

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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GDPR Readiness

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on 25 May 2018. Organisations have been preparing for the significant changes in policies, practices and procedures that are required to meet the new and enhanced privacy obligations. In addition to brand and reputational damage, the risk of GDPR non-compliance carries severe financial sanctions of up to 4% of an organisations’ annual global revenue or €20 million. Orrick’s EU GDPR Readiness Assessment Tool Orrick offers our complimentary GDPR Readiness Assessment Tool to assist you in understanding the GDPR and identifying, at a high ...
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No Consent, No Cookie! CJEU Issues Far-Reaching Decision on Cookie Consent

by Dr. Christian Schröder, Candice O'Brien and Kolvin Stone | October.04.2019

In its long-awaited judgment, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) decided the data protection requirements for obtaining consent when using cookies. The court held that “passive” acceptance of cookies through prechecked boxes, or by posting a banner and assuming consent with continued browsing of the website, is not an acceptable form of consent. According to the CJEU, “consent” requires active behavior in the form of interaction with the banner, or some other affirmative action indicating consent. The court held that website operators must ensure this level of consent prior to placing any ...

General Obligation Bonds

Since 1985, our attorneys have worked on more than 3,700 general obligation issues totaling more than $280 billion. Our clients have been cities, counties, states, school districts, community college districts, and other special districts and public works departments (among others) in California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, D.C., and Guam. Representative projects funded by these general obligation bonds include: school facilities parks and recreation district improvements water ...

Global Investigations

From compliance to crisis, Orrick's Global Investigations Practice works to protect clients' businesses, reputations and brands. With commercially relevant advice, we help address key issues in ways that can minimize the economic harms that may arise from investigation scenarios. We are active on the ground in every major market in Asia, Europe and the U.S.—our teams are prepared to quickly and effectively respond to emerging issues no matter where or when they arise. We provide a multidisciplinary approach that allows us to address all types of corporate or regulatory investigations, ...
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Governmental Affairs

Services provided by this group include state contract procurement, intervention to create opportunities or to solve problems, the management of legislative and administrative activities - ranging from monitoring, research, and consultation - to direct and indirect lobbying to affect either enactment, amendment, or defeat of proposals. The firm has advised and appeared before, or provided services to, the Governor and his administration, every constitutional officer, the state legislature, many of its committees, and virtually all California state agencies, including the following entities: ...