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Tobacco Securitizations

In part, this is because Orrick is one of the few firms with the combination of resources required for such financings – public finance, securitization, tax and bankruptcy.  From the first transaction for the city of New York in November 1999 through some of the most recent, we have been counsel on more than 65 tobacco securitizations (including three pools) aggregating more than $30 billion. We are thoroughly familiar with, and have crafted disclosure and rendered required opinions about, the Master Settlement Agreement, the Model Statute, the Consent Decree and other related documents, ...

Traditional Labor Law

For our many clients with established collective bargaining relationships, Orrick lawyers have acted as spokespersons in collective bargaining with numerous unions or have otherwise assisted employers handling their own negotiations. We have represented employers in arbitrations under collective bargaining agreements, actions to compel or stay arbitration, injunction proceedings, significant appellate work often opposing enforcement efforts by the NLRB, and virtually every other type of proceeding that implicates the collective bargaining process. We have also counseled numerous employers ...

Will France Become More Employer Friendly with Labor Law Reform?

by Emmanuel Benard, Nadège Owen and Adélaïde Jomier | October.28.2017

In June 2017, the French government unveiled its plan to renew French social model, such program includes notably reforming employment law, French pension and unemployment insurance systems.As a first step of this comprehensive reform strategy, five ordinances reforming French labor laws were adopted on 22 September 2017 and issued on 23 September 2017 (the Reform).Unless specifically provided otherwise, the measures introduced by the Reform will enter into force on the day after the publication of the required implementation decrees (expected as from end of October 2017 onwards), and at the ...

Troubled Transactions

This increase corresponds directly to the increase in the variety and complexity of the types of bonds issued, as well as the financing structures used and the sources of repayment and security for the bonds. Other contributing factors include the increasing complexity of tax and other laws pursuant to which bonds are issued, the requirements for disclosure of information, the duties of issuers, trustees, underwriters and other participants after, as well as before, issuance of the bonds, and the greatly increased enforcement attention to the municipal bond sector from the IRS and the SEC. As ...

Orrick Ranked a Top 10 Bankruptcy and Restructuring Firm by The Deal

November.12.2016

  The Deal’s latest Q3 2016 bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring league tables again rank Orrick as a top bankruptcy and restructuring law firm. In the Out-of-Court Restructuring League Tables, Orrick earned a #6 ranking for creditor’s counsel in out-of-court restructurings. Additionally, the firm ranked #7 by billings in The Deal’s Bankruptcy League Tables for

Transportation Finance

Orrick's Transportation Finance Group lawyers are based in California, Seattle and New York and are fully experienced in financing all types of transportation facilities owned by state and local government entities. Multi-purpose financings involving transportation issues have been successfully completed for a wide variety of issuers, such as:

  • California Transportation Commission
  • Massachusetts Port Authority
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Port of Oakland
  • Port of San Diego

Tax Advocacy

The Tax Advocacy Group has successfully represented taxpayers in various fora, including the U.S. Tax Court, various trial and appellate courts, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Internal Revenue Service, and state tax authorities. The group litigates on behalf of clients in state and federal courts, and advocates for taxpayers seeking determinations from the Internal Revenue Service and other tax authorities. These proceedings have involved nearly all types of U.S. federal, state and local taxes, as well as foreign income tax and VAT. Our clients include domestic and foreign corporations, public ...

Technology Transactions

Today, every company is a tech company. Our team assists public and private companies across sectors with their technology transactions. We help our clients develop, acquire, use, license and sell the technology, data and intellectual property that is integral to their business. We’re a global team of 50+ lawyers who focus on Technology Transactions in 12 offices across the U.S., Europe and Asia. We help companies across sectors, from technology, finance and energy, to retail, manufacturing, education, life sciences and transportation. We represent dozens of mature technology ...

Tax

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 ...

Technology Companies Group

We represent innovative companies and investors at all stages 1,800 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 $12.4bn raised in 2017 through our work on 650+ venture financings #3 law firm for VC financings globally – PitchBook, Q1 2018 #1 law firm in Europe for VC financings, 9 quarters in a row – PitchBook, Q1 2018 60+ M&A buy ...
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Trade Secrets Litigation

This is especially true in the technology, biotech, financial services and manufacturing sectors. Whether you are defending a new hire or facing a bet-the-company battle, our dedicated Trade Secrets team will mobilize to help. We have represented innovative companies and have secured settlements and awards for startups to some of the largest global companies. Our successes include clearing the way for Mark Hurd to move to Oracle, over the fierce objection of his former employer, the Hewlett-Packard Company. We won a trade secrets misappropriation verdict for Sierra Railroad against Patriot ...

Constitutional Challenge to CFAA Survives Motion to Dismiss as D.C. Court Weighs in on Circuit Split

by Amy Van Zant and Jason Yu | May.17.2018

On March 30, 2018, in Sandvig v. Sessions, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia allowed one of several constitutional challenges to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to survive a motion to dismiss. In doing so, the district court highlighted and analyzed the split between circuits in interpreting the “exceeds authorization” provision