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Industrial Development, Pollution Control and Solid Waste Financing

Reflecting restrictions imposed by the Tax Reform Act of 1986, our more recent financings have focused on solid waste disposal and resource recovery projects. At the same time, we have continued our leadership in “small-issue” industrial development bond financings in California. We also have extensive experience under the old air and water pollution control rules, as well as financings for “two-county” utility projects and other exempt facilities. Members of this group, while serving as bond counsel for the majority of projects, have diverse experience in representing all parties to private ...

International Trade & Compliance

Major companies such as General Electric, Intel and Marathon Oil commonly rely on us to help them overcome the most challenging barriers to cross-border business. We’ve counseled global financial institutions on how to comply with U.S. and EU economic sanctions against Russia. We’ve obtained national security clearance in one of the few CFIUS cases that has gone to the President for approval. We’ve resolved compliance and government affairs challenges related to trade in security-sensitive electronics products. We’ve advanced the interests of some of the largest industrial businesses in ...

International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

We have appeared for clients before all major arbitral institutions and acted under all leading sets of rules, as well as in significant national court proceedings relating to those arbitrations. In addition, members of our group routinely sit as arbitrators, giving us the perspective of the decision-maker to use when we act as counsel. Global Arbitration Review ranks our practice in the top 30 in the world in 2017 and Chambers Global 2016 ranks three of our litigators for International Arbitration. Recent significant examples of our cross-border representations include the following: Natural ...

Indian Tribal Finance

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 ...

International Tax

Orrick’s international tax group comprises attorneys that specialise in international tax matters based in the United States and Europe, including a global network of local tax specialists to service our clients’ tax needs wherever they choose to do business. Each of these specialists has experience in coordinating tax advice from a wide network of local tax counsel that enables Orrick to provide clients with a seamless global tax service. The Differentiators Sector Focus Technology We are a leading law firm in giving tax advice in respect of technology and ...

Insurance Recovery

According to Chambers USA, clients describe us as "top-notch lawyers who provide great customer service and are practical. They understand our business concerns and can help us balance the pros and cons of various paths." We represent the interests of policyholders exclusively, working tirelessly to secure recoveries for our clients. We litigate coverage claims when necessary, but focus on developing innovative, non-litigation solutions for our clients’ complex coverage disputes. To proactively avoid disputes, we provide risk management counseling and insurance advice to our clients on all of ...

Inter Partes Review (IPR)

In the last five years, we’ve handled more than 155 IPRs, either on a stand-alone basis or as part of a broader litigation strategy. Our team of 20+ IP practitioners far exceed win rate averages by combining deep technical know-how, skilled drafting and case management efficiency. Orrick has successfully invalidated claims in 82% of our petitioner-side IPRs that went to a decision. On the patent owner side, the firm has successfully preserved claims in 72% of such IPRs that went to a decision.
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Infrastructure

For decades we have been the firm of choice for prominent industry participants because of the innovative ways in which we design legal structures, draft project documents and manage complicated transactions. With lawyers across four continents, we have significant experience in every sector of the industry, including toll roads, bridges, tunnels, airports, ports, rail, water facilities, stadiums, mass transit and other infrastructure projects. Our practice was rated Band 1 for U.S. PPP and renewable and alternative energy projects by Chambers Global 2019. Law360 named us Project Finance ...

Impact Finance

Our clients include financial institutions, investors, entrepreneurs, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.  Our Strengths To help clients focus on impact finance and investment, we draw on our deep experience in structured finance and fund formation, to the formation and governance of for-profit social enterprises, not-for-profit organizations and hybrid entities. We also advise companies that are looking to grow with funding from impact finance investors. We have been named the #1 most innovative law firm by Financial Times for two years in a row, in part for our work on behalf ...
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Intellectual Property

The DOJ’s China Initiative—Protecting Your Assets

by Glenn Dassoff and Roland Chang | August.15.2019

As anticipated in May, rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China have led to a series of escalating measures including tariffs and trade investigations.  In July 2019 testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, FBI Director Christopher Wray noted that more than 1,000 active investigations on intellectual property theft “lead[] back to China.”  Against the backdrop of these issues, the Department of Justice announced the “China Initiative” on November 1, 2018.  The DOJ explained that the Initiative was launched against the background of prior findings by the Administration regarding ...