Global Japan Practice

Led by co-chairs, Hiroshi Sarumida and Shinsuke Yakura, our firm’s Global Japan Practice consists of over 80 lawyers from our offices worldwide, supporting and representing Japanese companies.

In addition to offering legal services corresponding to the needs of Japanese companies, we also organize seminars and information exchange events, further increasing our support for our Japanese clients expanding all over the world. Our local and foreign attorneys are able to provide advice and negotiate with the opposing party in Japanese and English, providing top level services for our client.

 

Lawyers in Global Japan Practice

Japan: Tokyo Team of Lawyers

Global Offices

Asia (other than Japan):

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Practice:

  • Litigation and IP Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • 知识产权
  • Taipei
  • 日本业务
  • 中国业务

Robert Benson 合伙人 知识产权, Taipei

橘郡; 台北

For nearly three decades, Robert Benson has dedicated himself to helping clients resolve their most challenging legal disputes. Whether litigating multi-patent matters, competitor disputes, or licensing obligations, Robert blends his commitment to serving others with his legal acumen, creativity, integrity, and collaborative leadership to attain the best possible results for his clients.


Robert has handled a wide range of commercial and intellectual property litigation in federal and state courts, litigated Section 337 investigations before the ITC, represented both patent owners and petitioners in PTAB proceedings, obtained injunctive relief, and argued before the Federal Circuit. He has handled both offensive and defensive patent licensing and litigation, and has implement strategies that incorporate inter partes review and reexamination proceedings. His matters have involved technologies including semiconductors, graphics processing, mobile devices, computer hardware and software, medical devices, and countless other products and consumer electronics.

In addition to his domestic practice, Robert also leads Orrick’s Taipei office. In Chambers Global 2020, Robert is the only attorney ranked in the U.S. for Intellectual Property – Foreign Expert for Taiwan. Global corporations headquartered in Asia trust him to navigate the unique issues, claims, and defenses that arise in multinational litigation and cross-border disputes. Please click here to read his bio in Simplified Chinese.

Robert’s commitment to service extends beyond his professional clients. Over the past 20 years, Robert has established programs in Asia, Africa, and North and South America that care for hundreds of at-risk children and enable them to attend universities and launch their careers. He is the founder of Arms of Love International, a charitable organization that operates family-based homes for abandoned or abused children, and Love Forward, a charitable organization that provides a higher education for students who have experienced violence and other forms of abuse. In his recently published book, Love Forward, Robert shares the life stories of some of the young women and men who grew up in the Arms of Love homes, together with his personal story, to encourage and inspire others in their own endeavors. In recognition of his service, Orrick awarded Robert its Community Responsibility Award in 2017. 

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Practice:

  • 知识产权
  • 商业秘密诉讼
  • 专利
  • 知识产权咨询与尽职调查
  • 美国国际贸易委员会
  • 国际仲裁与争议解决
  • 中国业务

马宇峰 (Yufeng Ethan Ma) 合伙人 知识产权, 商业秘密诉讼

上海

马宇峰律师是奥睿驻上海代表处的合伙人兼首席代表,他在协助跨国企业处理与知识产权相关的事宜方面拥有逾18年经验,包括在美国国际贸易委员会(ITC)和美国联邦法院审理的知识产权诉讼。

马律师专注于专利侵权、ITC 337调查、商业秘密窃取、不正当竞争等复杂知识产权诉讼及咨询。此外,在处理知识产权行政争议和复审、知识产权布局、知识产权尽职调查,以及战略交易所涉之知识产权方面(包括技术许可与转让、并购、企业合营与合作)亦拥有极丰富经验。其客户行业涵盖医疗器械、电脑软硬件、互联网、半导体、电子、通信、人工智能、汽车部件、化学、材料、能源等众多技术领域。近期代表客户包括百度、腾讯、中芯国际、京东、便利蜂、上海三思电子、深圳大族元亨、深圳创显光电、酷派、vivo、深圳好写科技、福建华益机电、深圳视爵电子、美国应用材料、美国新思科技、美国炭素公司(Carbon, Inc.)等等。

马律师多年来协助客户解决涉外知识产权争端,带领其诉讼团队在多起涉及中国公司的ITC 337调查案和地区法院案中获得胜诉,赢得众多客户的长期信赖。在其代理的第一个337调查(337-TA-623)中,马律师成功代表被控专利侵权的中国国资委直属企业下属的四家公司在ITC进行抗辩,成功说服委员会发回重审并最后推翻前首席行政法官两次作出的不利判决,为客户赢得并无侵权且未违反337条款的最终判决。在另一起调查(337-TA-655)中,马律师代表原告及其中国子公司控告几家中国被告盗用商业秘密。ITC向这些被告颁发了长达10年的排除令。该判决成为美国商业秘密法和ITC管辖权发展史上的一个重要里程碑,并获得联邦巡回上诉法院的支持。从那时开始到现在,马律师为其客户赢得了一次又一次胜利,至今保存不败纪录,并且始终把以尽低的代价尽快为客户解决争端为己任。“马律师会代表客户以最小的代价了结此事,”这是一位获得胜诉的客户主动给其同行推荐马律师时的评价。

比如,2017年,马律师为客户深圳好写科技处理Kent Displays指控其侵犯与液晶电子手写板和组件相关专利的一起ITC 337调查(337-TA-1035),经过不到半年的积极诉讼就为客户获得完胜,原告被迫无条件撤诉。该案其后被《中国商法》杂志评为“2017年度杰出争议与调查案件”。

又比如,在UltraVision Technologies于2018年3月27日发起的和某些模块化LED显示屏及其组件相关的337调查案(337-TA-1114)里,马律师代表上海三思电子工程、深圳市创显光电及深圳市大族元亨光电等多家被告公司,成功进行辩护,原告被迫在2018年11月的专家取证阶段无条件提出撤诉并申请ITC终止调查。ITC在2019年2月21 日下达了终裁判决,正式终止该调查。

加入奥睿前,马律师在一家全球领先的特殊玻璃与陶瓷材料制造商担任亚洲地区知识产权总监,负责处理该司在中国及亚洲其它地区知识产权的日常事务。在此之前,他在位于美国伊利诺伊州芝加哥市的McAndrews, Held & Malloy律师事务所长期执业,并担任其合伙人及董事会成员,马律师是该所的第一位外籍律师。

在过去18年间,马律师长期致力于为中美知识产权保护和交流架构桥梁的工作,并经常受邀在中美各处演讲,发表文章或者接受媒体采访。他还多年担任知识产权所有者协会(Intellectual Property Owners Association)亚洲法律委员会的理事。

马律师也积极参与政府或公益组织的“一带一路”和“走出去”项目,在2019年曾参与上海市商委的“走出去服务港”工作,目前是江苏南京智金-海外知识产权服务联盟(WIPA)的特别顾问。

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Practice:

  • 交易业务 Sector
  • Finance Sector
  • 股权资本市场
  • 并购
  • 中国业务
  • 非洲业务

孙捷 (Jie Jeffrey Sun) 合伙人 股权资本市场, 并购

上海; 北京

孙捷律师是奥睿上海和北京办事处的合伙人,现为公司业务部成员。他为来自多个行业,包括可再生能源、生命科学、金融服务、消费品/零售和科技的中国和国际客户就广泛的资本市场和公司业务事宜提供法律意见。

孙律师也具有代表中国企业募集资金或在海外投资,以及为外国投资者在中国进行投资的丰富经验。

孙律师经常代表发行人及承销商在美国及香港进行公开证券发行,包括代表中国企业进行首次公开发行及根据美国144A规则和S条例的证券发行。

另外,孙律师在为众多外国投资者和中国公司处理复杂的跨国并购、外国直接投资、战略联盟、企业合营和监管合规方面具有丰富经验。他还为全球私募股权基金在整个大中华地区以及亚洲的投资活动提供法律咨询。

他曾代表的客户包括光明食品、京东集团、天合光能、中电电气光伏、完美世界、昱辉阳光、土豆网、文思海辉,以及一些国际投资银行和私募股权基金等。

孙律师一直获得《钱伯斯亚洲》、《亚太法律500强》和《国际金融法律评论1000强》等著名法律出版物评为中国并购业务的领先律师。其客户赞扬他是“一位优秀的商业伙伴,担任比其法律顾问更重要的角色”,他“不单以其法律知识提供法律建议,而是给予真正有助我们业务的实用意见”。

在加入奥睿之前,孙律师曾在一家大型国际律师事务所任职,也曾在上海一家本地律师事务所担任合伙人。

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Practice:

  • 知识产权
  • 网络、隐私与数据创新
  • 大规模侵权与产品责任
  • 商业秘密诉讼
  • 知识产权咨询与尽职调查
  • 专利
  • 反垄断与竞争
  • International Trade and Investment
  • 白领、调查、证券诉讼与合规
  • 雇佣法与诉讼
  • Trademark, Copyright & Media
  • 汽车科技与移动出行
  • 中国业务

王翔 (Xiang Wang) 合伙人 知识产权, 网络、隐私与数据创新

北京; 纽约; 上海

王翔博士是奥睿律师事务所亚洲管理合伙人,以及中国知识产权和数据隐私及网络安全业务部主管,常驻奥睿上海、纽约和北京办事处,现任北京办事处管理合伙人。

王博士是中国国家海外知识产权纠纷应对指导中心的指导专家。

此外,王博士还担任南京市江北新区管理委员会科技创新局知识产权顾问、佛山市市场监督管理局知识产权纠纷检验鉴定专家、以及佛山市知识产权局海外知识产权维权援助专家。

王博士拥有为国内外跨国企业就其在美国和中国的知识产权事宜提供全方位法律服务之丰富经验,包括与知识产权相关的诉讼与仲裁、专利、版权和商标侵权、根据美国国际贸易委员会(ITC)337条款进行的调查、美国专利商标局程序(包括多方复审程序)、知识产权尽职调查与专利库建立咨询、工业间谍、商业秘密盗用、大规模侵权与产品责任、证券诉讼、《反海外腐败法》、技术出口管制、《外国人侵权法》以及《反勒索及受贿组织法》相关的调查与合规事宜。 这些事宜涉及众多技术领域,从软件与电子、可再生能源与医疗设备,乃至农业和建筑材料,此处仅举几例,不一而足。

王博士亦为中国和国际客户广泛处理网络安全调查和数据隐私合规事宜。

王博士经常处理与中国国有企业相关的美国诉讼事宜。他对客户的业务需求和政治风险具有深入了解,使得客户常常向其寻求具战略性和创新性的法律建议,并赞扬其“了解中国法律体系的环境,能提供细致入微的法律建议”。

王博士是大中华地区最优秀的知识产权律师之一,并且他是极少数同时拥有电子与计算机工程专业博士学位、中国法律进修文凭,以及在纽约州、印第安纳州和美国专利与商标局拥有律师资格的知识产权律师。由于奥睿的中国知识产权团队成功解决了大量涉及在美国和中国发生的涉及中、外资企业的专利纠纷,中国中央电视台在其摄制的“专利大战”纪录片中独家报道了奥睿的知识产权团队。

在成为律师以前,王博士拥有超过10年于医疗和电子设备行业工作的丰富经验,因能为客户提供实用的法律意见而备受赞誉。此外,王博士还以个人名义荣获四项美国医疗技术专利。

United States:

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Practice:

  • 交易业务 Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • 科技企业业务
  • 并购
  • 企业治理
  • 金融科技
  • 区块链与加密货币

John Bautista 合伙人 科技企业业务, 并购

旧金山; Santa Monica Office; 硅谷

John Bautista, a member of Orrick's Technology Companies Group, leads Orrick's international Technology Companies practice connecting Silicon Valley with Europe and Asia.

John focuses his practice on advising emerging companies and investors, and represents both public and private high-tech and life sciences companies in many areas, including corporate and securities law, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, public company representation and technology licensing.

The Recorder named John the “2019 Innovator of the Year” for his work as the chief lawyer on the Long-Term Stock Exchange, a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission-approved exchange designed to change the paradigm of traditional stock markets by rewarding entrepreneurs and investors committed to long-term business strategies. Financial Times recognized John as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Individuals of the Year in 2017, calling him “one of the most influential lawyers in the technology ecosystem of Silicon Valley.” He is ranked Band 2 by Chambers USA California, for Venture Capital and Chambers USA Nationwide, ranked him Band 3 for Startups & Emerging Companies.

John is a Board member and co-founder of the Long-Term Stock Exchange, which is creating a new stock exchange for public companies supporting long-term investors, as well as an advisor and co-founder of Clerky.com, a company automating legal work for early-stage companies. He is also recognized for his work with Y Combinator companies.

Prior to joining Orrick, John was a founding attorney of Venture Law Group and served on the Executive Committee. John previously practiced at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati. John also served as Mayor of the City of Cupertino, California and a council member from 1993-1997, where he helped build important public partnerships, including with Apple Computer, the Mid-Peninsula Open Space Preserve, and San Jose and California Water Companies.

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Practice:

  • Litigation and IP Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • 复杂诉讼与争议解决
  • 大规模侵权与产品责任
  • 知识产权

Peter Bicks 合伙人 复杂诉讼与争议解决, 大规模侵权与产品责任

纽约

Peter Bicks is a nationally recognized trial lawyer and co-head of the firm’s Global Litigation practice. Clients repeatedly turn to Peter for their most challenging, high-profile business disputes -- ranging from products liability to intellectual property to multi-billion dollar commercial matters on the eve of trial. Over the course of his career, he has proven he can win at trial in any forum, ranging from state court juries across the country to the International Trade Commission.

In recognition of Peter’s career trial work, he was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2015. Juries have compared him favorably to Johnnie Cochran and F. Lee Bailey. Clients laud Peter, telling Chambers USA 2020-2022, “He’s a standout trial lawyer and an outstanding advocate overall. He appreciates the client’s needs and advocates for them everywhere.” Another client notes, “He is brilliant in the courtroom under the most intense pressure,” “a master of seeing the full chessboard.” That praise is echoed by sources saying, Peter is “one of these lawyers that really turns big cases; he’s a real trial lawyer,” and calling him “one of the most gifted trial lawyers that I have ever seen.” Clients go on to applaud his trial experience and strategic approach saying, “Peter really knows his way round a courtroom. He's a great trial tactician.” “He is an outstanding advocate who appreciates the client's needs and reputational questions involved.” A peer in the trial bar told Law360, “What is most impressive is his ability as a true Field General – calmly directing his team’s efforts.”

With precedent-setting trial wins in commercial, mass tort, and product liability litigation, Peter has amassed honors from annual top rankings in Chambers USA, Legal 500, and Benchmark Litigation, to awards for excellence, such as New York “Litigation Star,” “Law360 MVP,” “Litigator of the Week,” and “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America.”

It is Peter’s versatility that sets him apart. He brings a combination of deft courtroom skills, strategic acuity and team leadership. In May 2022, when faced with a headlining trial over control of the leading international model and talent company, Elite Worldwide Group, the company and its Chairman tapped Peter as lead trial counsel to parachute in just 45 days before trial. Our complete trial win for the client earned Peter and the team Litigators of the Week Runner-Up honors from the American Lawyer. Louis Dreyfus Company turned to Peter recently as lead trial counsel once they saw that a massive, high stakes trial was on the horizon with over $1 billion at stake amid class action claims alleging manipulation of the cotton futures market. DISH Network brought Peter in shortly before trial when the FTC and various state attorneys general sought $700 billion in damages and penalties for alleged telemarketing violations. He achieved an astounding trial victory for DISH limiting recovery to less than one percent of the exposure. For Johnson & Johnson, Peter has been part of a small group of market-leading outside counsel overseeing the defense of more than 15,000 talc-related cases, including product liability trials, consumer class actions, and cases brought under California’s Prop 65; handling multiple trials, SEC, DOJ, and AG investigations; and representing senior executives in major depositions, at trial, and before Congress.

Peter serves as co-head of the firm's Global Litigation practice and is a former member of Orrick’s Board and Management Committee. Before joining Orrick, Peter was a partner at Donovan Leisure. He captained his college tennis team to a national ranking, has successfully competed in major national sailboat competitions, and serves on the Board of the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program. With his wife Linda, he has three children: Avery, Isabelle and Phoebe.

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Practice:

  • Litigation and IP Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Life Sciences Sector
  • 知识产权

Joseph A. Calvaruso 合伙人 知识产权

纽约

Joseph A. Calvaruso is a partner in the Intellectual Property group in the New York office. Joe, a veteran intellectual property lawyer focusing on patent litigation, has extensive experience at the trial and appellate levels.

Joe also has litigated cases involving trademarks, trade secrets, false advertising, antitrust and unfair competition. In addition, Joe has extensive experience as lead counsel in Inter Partes Reviews before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Known for his candid approach and formidable courtroom style, Joe has the trust of his clients and the respect of the bench. As a veteran patent litigator, he can distill complicated facts into precise strategies that often resolve matters by summary judgement, saving his clients valuable time and expense.

As one client put it, "Joe Calvaruso is exceptional, his work has been truly excellent." (Legal 500) Another client offered: "He's like a defenseman on a hockey team or an NFL linebacker - tough as nails. But he's always fair and a good person on your side to or go up against. He just gets the technology as well." (IAM 1000) Intellectual Asset Management ("IAM") rates Joe as a "practical commercial lawyer, he has talent for resolving disputes early, together with the courtroom skills to prevail at trial...."

Joe’s diverse experience includes consumer electronics, computer hardware and software, optical equipment, medical devices, semiconductor devices and fabrication, and financial services.
His demonstrated ability to translate complicated topics to judges and juries is a valuable asset particularly appreciated by his international clients. Joe uses the same clear and practical approach to help non-English speakers understand intricate legal issues.

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Practice:

  • 交易业务 Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Strategic Advisory & Government Enforcement (SAGE) Sector
  • International Trade and Investment
  • 并购
  • Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance (ESG)
  • Strategic Advisory & Government Enforcement (SAGE)

Harry Clark 合伙人 International Trade and Investment, 并购

华盛顿

Harry Clark is leader of Orrick’s International Trade & Investment team. He advises major companies and industry associations on a variety of international trade and investment rules.

Harry is experienced in areas such as CFIUS/Exon-Florio examinations of foreign investment, military and “dual use” export control regulations (ITAR/EAR), economic sanctions administered by the U.S. Treasury Department (OFAC), customs regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, anti-money laundering rules, anti-boycott requirements and defense industrial security requirements. He executes internal corporate investigations regarding trade and investment rules and advises on such rules in the context of corporate transactions.

Additionally, Harry has extensive experience with government contracting matters. His government contracting work has included, for example, design and implementation of U.S. Defense Department renewable energy projects. He also represents broad industry coalitions on major trade litigations and international negotiations. His experience in these areas includes a leading role in what is often considered the largest-ever international trade dispute: the controversy regarding unfair softwood lumber imports from Canada. It has involved myriad administrative proceedings before federal agencies, NAFTA panel appeals, WTO dispute proceedings, judicial proceedings and international settlement agreements.

Harry has represented a coalition of major U.S. oil companies in antidumping and countervailing duty litigation. As a related matter, he pursues policy issues with congressional and executive branch officials and advises on international trade rules (e.g., GATT, WTO agreements and NAFTA).

Chambers 2022 recognizes Harry as a leader in the field of export controls and economic sanctions (Chambers Global and Chambers USA), as well as CFIUS (Chambers USA). Previous editions have also recognized Harry’s achievements regarding his work related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Clients note that Harry provides “accurate, straightforward guidance incredibly efficiently” and “he has an ability to translate complex legal requirements and rules into business-friendly jargon.”

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Practice:

  • 交易业务 Sector
  • Finance Sector
  • 税务
  • 企业所得税
  • 国际税务
  • 可再生能源
  • 重组
  • 掉期与其他对冲
  • 税务诉讼
  • 区块链与加密货币

Peter Connors 合伙人 税务, 企业所得税

纽约

Peter Connors, a tax partner in the New York office, focuses his practice on cross-border transactions. He also has extensive experience in related areas of tax law, including financial transactions, corporate reorganizations, renewable energy investments and controversy matters. He also leads the Orrick's Section 45Q practice relating to the tax credit for carbon capture and sequestration.

According to Chambers, his peers state that Peter is “an outstanding international tax practitioner” who is admired for the strength of his activity in the field of cross-border transactions and is ”an excellent lawyer who has a diverse practice.” According to Legal 500, “Peter Connors is well-versed in terms of the taxation of financial products and financial institutions.”

Peter serves as President of the USA Branch of the International Fiscal Association. From 2020 to 2021, he was President of the American of the American College of Tax Counsel. He now serves as chair of the College’s Amicus Brief Committee and on the ABA Tax Section’s Distinguished Service Award Committee.

Before joining Orrick, Peter was a principal in the International Tax Services Group of Ernst & Young in New York.
A prolific author, Peter is a frequent lecturer for a variety of major organizations and has published more than 100 articles on tax planning subjects. He is a co-author of T.M. Portfolio 543 (”The Mark to Market Rules“ of Section 475-2d) and the author of T.M. Portfolio 909-3d (”The Branch-Related Taxes“ of Section 884).

He has been recognized by every edition of Best Lawyers in America since 2015.
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Practice:

  • Litigation and IP Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • 知识产权

Sten Jensen 合伙人 知识产权

华盛顿

Whether handling an ITC or district court trial, Sten Jensen brings exceptional focus and precise execution to his work. 

Sten routinely guides clients such as FUJIFILM and Panasonic through the minefields of the ITC. Sten also has long-standing relationships with attorneys in the ITC’s Office of Unfair Import Investigations, developed when he served on the Executive Committee of the ITC Trial Lawyers' Association. Sten’s credibility with this group, combined with his thorough knowledge of the ITC’s speed and complexity, gives his clients a distinct advantage.

Sten has also represented clients in more than 50 federal patent cases, including cases in the top five venues for patent infringement filings. He has particular experience in Delaware, where he served as a judicial clerk for former District Court Judge Roderick McKelvie. Sten has defended numerous corporations against claims filed by aggressive patent trolls, and his cases have protected a wide range of technologies, including integrated circuits, semiconductors, optical disk drives, digital cameras, printers, and other consumer electronics products.

Sten has frequently lectured on intellectual property issues facing companies in the United States, Japan, and Taiwan. He is widely praised by clients for his dedication, knowledge, and skill in guiding them through discovery, merits, and settlement issues. Sten is listed as a recommended lawyer by The Legal 500 USA for patent litigation, and he is ranked by Chambers USA for IP Litigation with clients commenting that “he gave us great ideas and advice, and negotiated very hard for us.”

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Practice:

  • Litigation and IP Sector
  • Life Sciences Sector
  • 知识产权
  • 专利

Jeffrey Johnson 合伙人 知识产权, 专利

Houston

Jeffrey Johnson resolves complex commercial and IP litigation for the high-tech, energy and life science industries. Jeffrey earned his reputation as a first class litigator in the Eastern District of Texas, one of the nation’s toughest jurisdictions. Known for extricating clients out of multi-faceted litigation with creative settlements, he now represents clients throughout the country and in Asia.

Jeffrey manages all aspects of litigation from discovery to arguing motions and Markman hearings to trial. He has also been Lead counsel on both IPR and CBM actions and argued IPR hearings. Jeffrey’s diverse experience allows him to efficiently and effectively manage all types of cases. Depending on each client’s specific business objective, he can compose a lean team to quickly resolve a minor matter, or lead a massive joint defense group across multiple jurisdictions. 

With his doctorate degree in chemistry and engineering and his prior work as a scientist, Jeffrey brings a robust understanding of technical issues. Jeffrey has litigated matters concerning in a variety of technologies, including:

  • High-tech: semiconductor technology, integrated circuits, Internet protocols and security software, fuel cells, adhesives, telecommunications, handsets, and distributed systems
  • Energy: liquefied natural gas, gas-to-liquids, hydrocarbon recovery, well completion, wireline, downhole tools, drilling equipment, drilling muds, proppants, coriolis flowmeters, mud additives, mineralogy, chemical processing and polymer chemistry
  • Life Sciences: pharmaceuticals, medical devices, DNA sequencing and software 
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Practice:

  • 交易业务 Sector
  • Finance Sector
  • 结构性融资
  • 资产担保证券
  • 银行与融资
  • 股权资本市场
  • 金融衍生品
  • 掉期与其他对冲

John MacKerron 高级顾问律师 结构性融资, 资产担保证券

纽约


John MacKerron, a lawyer in the New York office, is a member of the Structured Finance Group.  The focus of his practice is in securitization transactions and derivative financial products, with an emphasis on acting as counsel to the sponsors of, and other participants in, various municipal bonds repackaging programs.  A partner in the firm for 20 years, John served in various capacities on the firm's leadership team during that time, including two terms as a member of the Executive Committee.

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Practice:

  • Litigation and IP Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • 知识产权
  • 专利
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • 3D 打印
  • Internet of Things

Richard F. Martinelli 合伙人 知识产权, 专利

纽约

Rich Martinelli develops comprehensive IP strategies which resolve immediate legal needs and safeguard long-term business objectives. He handles all aspects of intellectual property, particularly patent litigation, patent prosecution and client counseling.

He has litigated patents at trial, before the ITC, and on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Rich has counseled clients and rendered opinions on patent validity, infringement and freedom to use. He is a registered patent attorney with experience drafting patents and practicing before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Rich’s patent work has involved a wide range of technologies including image processing, 3d graphics, audio / video compression, computer hardware and software, e-commerce, network technologies, digital rights management and encryption.

Rich also helps companies address the novel litigation and transactional IP issues that arise when developing and working with AI and is a frequent lecturer on these topics.

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Practice:

  • Energy & Infrastructure Sector
  • 交易业务 Sector
  • 基础设施
  • 能源
  • 运输融资
  • 并购

Daniel Mathews 合伙人 基础设施, 能源

纽约

Dan manages a leading practice in project development, acquisitions, divestitures and financings in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He is global co-head of Orrick's Infrastructure Group and currently co-chairs the Chairman’s Advisory Board.

His key clients include major strategic and financial sponsors who have been involved in many of the largest and highest profile PPP and project development transactions over the past 25 years. Dan advises clients on Public-Private Partnerships, large-scale, complex project financings, and acquisitions and divestitures of projects and project portfolios, leading a team that has the depth and breadth to deliver excellence in every phase of a project, including development, construction, financing and operations, as well as providing leading M&A, restructuring and tax advice.

Dan has long been recognized as a leading practitioner in publications such as Chambers (every year since 2005), The Legal 500 and others. Clients describe him in Chambers as a “dean in the PPP space,” the “best in the business” and added that “he has an encyclopedic memory about all the deals in the market and a negotiating style that solves problems rather than creating them.”

Dan advises on projects spanning the infrastructure sector, including toll roads, rail, airports, ports, thermal and renewable energy generation, transmission infrastructure, telecommunications infrastructure, and water and waste facilities.

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Practice:

  • Litigation and IP Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • 知识产权
  • 商业秘密诉讼

Denise Mingrone 合伙人 知识产权, 商业秘密诉讼

硅谷

Experienced litigator Denise Mingrone enforces and protect clients’ technology rights. She approaches each challenge on multiple fronts so as to achieve success whether it be in or out of court.

No stranger to the courtroom and having handled complex litigations for technology giants including Synopsys, Brocade, Applied Materials and Oracle, Denise seamlessly and efficiently manages large teams to secure victory. Clients appreciate her transparent collaboration and instinct for developing a strategy that ensures the right evidence is presented in the best manner.

The jury verdict Denise’s team obtained in the Netgear v. Ruckus Wireless patent trial, for example, surprised most because the team took over the case just weeks before jury selection, earning the number one place on that week’s “Top Jury Verdicts.” Prior to the Ruckus trial, Denise’s team similarly received accolades as “Top Verdict of the Year” for its jury win on behalf of Brocade against A10 Networks involving patent and copyright infringement. These victories were preceded by a trade secret win for MGA in the “Barbie v. Bratz” epic battle against Mattel, which earned Denise the “California Lawyer of the Year” award for her contributions.

In addition, Ms. Mingrone has led numerous software piracy matters, obtaining full relief whether through negotiation or litigation. Her work in this area encompasses both confidential as well as public investigations, all designed to ensure clients secure the protection of their intellectual property rights and receive appropriate relief when those rights are infringed.

As a former law clerk to several federal judges, Denise appreciates that cases do not turn on facts alone. She has waged and won numerous courtroom battles both obtaining and defending pre-trial injunction motions. As one opponent noted, “She’s a fierce advocate who will go to the mat for her client’s position.”

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Practice:

  • Litigation and IP Sector
  • 复杂诉讼与争议解决
  • 知识产权
  • 商业秘密诉讼
  • Trademark, Copyright & Media
  • 日本业务
  • 集体诉讼抗辩
  • 房地产

William Molinski 合伙人 复杂诉讼与争议解决, 知识产权

洛杉矶; Santa Monica Office

William Molinski is Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office and a member of the Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group. An experienced trial lawyer, Bill has represented corporate clients and individuals in a wide variety of commercial disputes with a particular emphasis in the areas of trade secrets, and other intellectual property disputes, consumer class actions and real estate disputes.

Bill routinely handles complex cases that can have a significant impact on a company's reputation and survival. His clients include major players in the technology, financial services and energy sectors as well as the entertainment and pharmaceutical industries.

Bill was recognized in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 for his work defending DISH Networks against copyright and breach of contract claims brought by four broadcast networks, a win that led to Orrick's recognition as "Litigation Department of the Year" by The Recorder. He was named a "California Lawyer of the Year" in 2011 by California Lawyer magazine as a member of the team representing MGA Entertainment in its "stunning victory" against Mattel over the Bratz doll line, which the Daily Journal called a "top defense win" of 2011.

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Practice:

  • 交易业务 Sector
  • Finance Sector
  • 税务
  • 国际税务
  • 并购
  • 结构性融资
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • 金融衍生品

John Narducci 合伙人 税务, 国际税务

纽约

John Narducci is a partner in the New York office and the leader of the firm's Tax Practice Group in New York.  John's practice focuses on the tax aspects of securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, transactions in the energy market, financings, derivatives, as well as a broad range of other transactions.

John has extensive experience in stock and asset acquisitions, including tax-free reorganizations. He has represented purchasers, sellers and lenders in structuring acquisitions and negotiating the tax aspects of stock purchase and asset purchase agreements. Many of these acquisitions involved cross-border transactions.

Working with issuers, underwriters and investment funds, John has advised clients on numerous securities offerings, including securitization transactions, tender option bonds and high yield debt. Such offerings involved issuers in more than 40 countries.

John regularly works on the restructuring of transactions, including structured financings, project financings and energy and infrastructure projects. He advises on the tax planning aspects of such transactions.

Mr. Narducci has been involved in the development of tax-efficient financial structures, particularly in the cross-border context. For example, he has created tax-efficient structures for several investment funds. He also advises several financial institutions with respect to derivatives transactions, including the tax aspects of ISDA Master Agreements.

He also works with regulated and unregulated participants in the energy market on financings and a wide range of other transactions. Some of these transactions involve rural electric cooperatives.

John also advises on the tax aspects of pass-through entities, project financings and a broad range of other matters. He worked on the sovereign debt restructurings of Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Nigeria, Poland and Vietnam.

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Practice:

  • Litigation and IP Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • 专利
  • 3D 打印
  • 知识产权
  • 美国国际贸易委员会
  • Inter Partes Review (IPR)
  • 汽车科技与移动出行

T. Vann Pearce, Jr. Chief Practice Officer, IP & Litigation and IP Counsel 专利, 3D 打印

华盛顿

Vann Pearce serves as the Chief Practice Officer for the IP & Litigation Business Units and is a member of the Intellectual Property Group.

As Chief Practice Officer, Vann advises on strategic planning, operations, and management of Orrick’s IP, Employment, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration, and Supreme Court & Appellate practice groups, which comprise more than 300 attorneys globally. His responsibilities include oversight of the units' financial performance, business planning and execution, and lawyer recruiting.

As a lawyer in the firm’s IP group, Vann’s practice focuses on patent litigation and related disputes. He has served as lead counsel in over 20 disputes, including matters with tens to hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, for clients including publicly traded U.S., Japanese, and European companies. He also counsels clients on patent licensing and portfolio development, particularly for companies developing 3D printing-related technologies. Vann co-founded Orrick's 3D printing practice.

Vann previously served as the firm’s U.S. Law School Hiring Partner, overseeing entry-level hiring nationwide.

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Practice:

  • 交易业务 Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • 科技企业业务
  • 区块链与加密货币
  • 日本业务
  • 并购

Joseph Perkins 合伙人 科技企业业务, 区块链与加密货币

硅谷

Joseph Perkins advises technology companies and venture capital investors with a focus on blockchain, cryptocurrency, Web3, and NFT companies, as well as Japanese technology clients in their growth journeys.

In the fast-paced and unprecedented blockchain and cryptocurrency markets, Joseph helps companies develop innovative and comprehensive legal strategies to achieve their goals of bringing to market disruptive and transformative technologies. From DAO and NFT creation, general corporate and fundraising strategies, to navigating complex and changing regulatory regimes, Joseph has become a go-to advisor for companies in the blockchain and virtual currency ecosystem.

As a member of Orrick’s Technology Companies Group, Joseph assists cutting-edge technology companies and investors with general corporate counseling, private venture capital financing, and M&A services. Joseph has had the opportunity to work with some of the most iconic companies in Silicon Valley, advising on corporate strategy and fundraising matters.

Joseph also leads Orrick's international Technology Companies practice connecting Silicon Valley with Japan. He represents a number of technology companies and investors based in Japan, bringing his Silicon Valley experiences to assist founders and corporate venture capital funds. Joseph is fluent in Japanese and retains a strong connection to Japanese companies and our Tokyo practice.

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Practice:

  • Litigation and IP Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • 知识产权
  • 日本业务

Steven J. Routh 合伙人 知识产权, 日本业务

华盛顿

Having tried more than 30 cases over the past four decades, Steve Routh has built a reputation as a master strategist and courtroom advocate. In recognition of his accomplishments, since 2007 he has been a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, widely considered the premier professional trial organization in America.

Steve knows how to minimize risk while delivering a client’s business objective, either by defeating an opponent’s case in court or by negotiating the best possible settlement. His ability to pinpoint the argument that will resonate with each judge and jury has enabled him to protect cutting-edge technology involving medical devices, automotive components, telecommunications standards, digital and 3D imaging, guest engagement systems, and semiconductor devices and manufacturing processes. He has also used those same skills in litigating numerous antitrust, unfair competition, and complex tort and contract cases.

For the last 20 years, Steve has focused on guiding Japanese and other Asia-based companies through patent litigation before the U.S. District Courts, ITC and Federal Circuit. He is one of only two lawyers ranked in the Chambers Global guide for having Foreign Expertise in Intellectual Property for Japan. Steve consistently has been described as a “great negotiator who is excellent at creating litigation strategy.” Clients recently interviewed by Chambers also noted, “Steve is a really fantastic tactical thinker with good legal instincts. He is also very collaborative.” Other clients have stated that “his command of the law is evident in his ability to understand it and also apply it across a wide variety of situations,“ while still others have praised his ability to make “very quick and sound tactical decisions.”

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Practice:

  • 交易业务 Sector
  • 并购
  • 科技企业业务

Mark Seneca 合伙人 并购, 科技企业业务

硅谷

Mark Seneca is a Corporate partner and co-leads Orrick's M&A and Private Equity Group. He has dedicated his legal career to the M&A specialty, with experience in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions transactions involving both public and private companies in domestic and cross-border deals.

Mark has a particular focus on the technology sector, having led hundreds of buy-side and sell-side transactions involving prominent high-tech serial acquirers, unicorns and venture back companies. His sell-side work involves multiple acquisitions by Google, Facebook, Salesforce.com, VMware, Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Adobe, Yahoo! and Twitter. These deals include his high profile work for Cruise Automation in its acquisition by General Motors, Nest Labs in its US$3.2 billion acquisition by Google, and Instagram in its US$1.0 billion acquisition by Facebook, which was ranked one of the top 10 largest valued private tech M&A deals in the U.S. in 2012. In an interview with Bloomberg Law for a “Rainmakers” episode, Mark provided a substantive analysis of the Instagram deal, including its industry precedent and influence (click here).

On the buy-side, Mark has served as lead M&A counsel for top public company acquirers (Yelp, Google, Yahoo! and Intellisync) as well as private company serial acquirers (Stripe, Pinterest and Social Finance).

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Practice:

  • Litigation and IP Sector
  • Strategic Advisory & Government Enforcement (SAGE) Sector
  • 网络、隐私与数据创新
  • 白领、调查、证券诉讼与合规
  • 知识产权
  • 商业秘密诉讼
  • Strategic Advisory & Government Enforcement (SAGE)

Caroline Simons 合伙人 网络、隐私与数据创新, 白领、调查、证券诉讼与合规

Boston; 纽约

Caroline practices at the intersection of cybersecurity, data, government enforcement, and trade secrets litigation. Her interdisciplinary experience enables her to guide her clients through crises, respond to cybersecurity incidents, and manage enterprise risk strategically, effectively, and efficiently.

Caroline helps companies across diverse industries and verticals develop effective responses to cyberattacks and privacy incidents that deftly manage reputational, litigation, and financial risk. She is regularly engaged by clients to develop proactive security response programs, and when needed, design and conduct internal investigations to help determine root cause(s) and formulate strategies for organizations to enhance their cybersecurity program. Her extensive litigation and trial experience—including in the areas of criminal defense, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), trade secret misappropriation, and IP—allows her to see around corners to identify and manage key legal and litigation risks, and proactively prepare her clients’ defense strategies against high-stakes litigation and government and regulatory enforcement investigations and actions.

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Practice:

  • 并购
  • 资本市场
  • 科技企业业务
  • 日本业务
  • Taipei

Richard Smith 合伙人 并购, 资本市场

旧金山

Richard Vernon Smith 律师是奥睿律师事务所硅谷办事处和旧金山办事处的合伙人,现为全球并购和私募股权业务部成员。Smith律师在国际并购、证券法和公司法方面具有超过33年的经验。

Smith律师曾处理超过400宗并购交易,并为客户就涉及上市公司和私人公司的各类并购交易提供法律服务,包括协议兼并、拍卖出价程序、跨国交易、出售不良资产(包括363条款下的出售交易)、杠杆收购、要约收购、要约互换、私有化、对等合并交易、退市交易、敌意收购、代理权争夺、反收购以及对公司部门和子公司的买卖等。

Smith律师曾代表客户处理涉及美国证监会注册登记、承销及私募股票和债券发行等交易,并协助公司处理有关发行人的股权和债务要约收购、资本调整、重组和供股等事务。他经常代表客户编制和储存定期向美国证监会提交的报告、股东委托书及威廉姆斯法案(Williams Act)报告。另外,他还协助客户处理有关合规事宜,包括在2010年通过的多德-弗兰克法案(Dodd-Frank Act)和在2002年通过的萨班斯法案(Sarbanes-Oxley)的合规事宜、1934年证券交易法案第16条、实时披露规定合规、出售限制性证券和内幕人士出售的证券、有关10b-5规定和FD法规的披露事宜以及纳斯达克和纽约证券交易所的合规和调查等方面的业务。

Smith律师对在特拉华州和加州的企业、合伙公司和有限责任公司的法律均有丰富的经验。他经常就公司治理、股东争取权益行动、合规事务、内部调查、诚信义务、行政人员薪酬、股东提案、赔偿、董事和职员的保险和股东间的协议等事宜为董事会、股东、审计、薪酬及人员任命委员会、管理委员会提供法律服务。

Smith律师还在并购、证券和公司法律事务方面提供专家意见证言。

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Practice:

  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • 交易业务 Sector
  • 科技企业业务
  • Life Sciences
  • 并购
  • 企业治理
  • 资本市场

Stephen Thau 合伙人 科技企业业务, Life Sciences

纽约; 硅谷

Stephen Thau is co-chair of the Life Sciences Group at Orrick and is a partner in the firm's Technology Companies Group. He is a strategic advisor to life sciences and technology companies, guiding them through various milestones of their life cycle.

Stephen’s practice focuses on the representation of life science, medical device, health IT, and other technology companies in transactional matters, including public and private financings, licensing, collaborations and strategic alliances, and mergers and acquisitions. He also represents venture capital firms in public and private financing transactions.

Stephen is recognized as a Leading Life Sciences Lawyer by LMG Life Sciences in their 2021/2022 rankings and short-listed as Venture Capital Attorney of the Year. He has served as a member of the Board of Tech Council of Maryland, the leading technology and life science association in that state, and of BayBio, Northern California’s leading life sciences association. Stephen is a frequent speaker on venture capital financings and served on the faculty at the 2005 and 2007 Emerging Entrepreneurs workshops at Stanford University.

Prior to joining Orrick, Stephen was a partner at Morrison & Foerster, Venture Law Group and Heller Ehrman. He began his legal practice as a litigator, focusing on securities and intellectual property.  He also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Vaughn R. Walker in the United States District Court in the Northern District of California.  Stephen graduated Order of the Coif from Stanford Law School, where he was managing editor of the Stanford Law Review, and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in Biology.

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Practice:

  • 交易业务 Sector
  • Life Sciences Sector
  • 并购
  • 雇佣法与诉讼
  • 知识产权咨询与尽职调查
  • 日本业务

L. Mark Weeks 高级顾问律师 并购, 雇佣法与诉讼

纽约

Mark Weeks is a Senior Counsel in Orrick’s M&A and Private Equity Group. He has practiced in New York and Tokyo for more than 30 years and served as office leader of Orrick’s Tokyo office from 2007 to 2017.

He concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, clean technology, life sciences, IT and telecommunications asset transfers, strategic investments, and general corporate representation for U.S., Japanese and other Asian companies.

Mark speaks, reads and writes fluent Japanese.

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Practice:

  • 交易业务 Sector
  • Energy & Infrastructure Sector
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • 可再生能源
  • 银行与融资
  • 并购
  • 能源
  • 基础设施

A. Paul Zarnowiecki 合伙人 Energy & Infrastructure, 可再生能源

华盛顿

Paul represents sponsors, investors, utilities and other strategic participants in corporate and project finance transactions, primarily in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He also serves as the Office Leader for Orrick's Washington, DC office.

Transactions on which Paul has advised include the development, financing, acquisition and divestiture of renewable and conventional power projects and other infrastructure assets in a broad range of commercial and corporate transactions. He has served as lead counsel on some of the most innovative and complex U.S. renewable energy transactions in recent years in both the wind and solar energy sectors.

Europe:

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Practice:

  • 交易业务 Sector
  • Energy & Infrastructure Sector
  • 并购
  • 重组
  • 复杂诉讼与争议解决
  • 日本业务
  • 中国业务

George Rigo 合伙人 并购, 重组

巴黎

George Rigo is an M&A lawyer, based in Orrick’s Paris office. Specializing in corporate law, he is devoted to advising European and Asian industrial groups and holding companies on their mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, notably in the sectors of energy, food and car manufacturing, and services.

George also has experience on acquisition finance and restructuring matters. 

George has a very strong proficiency in the renewable energy sector, working alongside major players in the market and advising on key projects in France. George mainly advises on the financing and acquisition of windfarm and solar projects, lately he has counseled 123 Ventures, Impax, Nord LB and EOS Holding on different transactions.

George’s extensive experience on cross-border transactions includes negotiating and drafting international contracts or commercial partnerships with an emphasis on litigation issues succeeding the implementation of such agreements. Recently, George has advised Biostime, a Chinese manufacturer of nutritional and baby care products, listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, regarding the signature of an industrial and commercial cooperation agreement with a French dairy cooperative.

Before joining Orrick, George was an associate with Watson, Farley & Williams. He previously worked for Fidal Peat International Paris and the Paris office of Proskauer Rose.

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Practice:

  • 交易业务 Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • 科技企业业务
  • 并购
  • 投资基金
  • 国际税务

Dr. Jörg Ritter 合伙人 科技企业业务, 并购

慕尼黑

Jörg Ritter, a partner in the Munich office, is a member of the Corporate Group. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity investments, corporate litigation, German and international tax law and bankruptcy law.

Jörg represents clients in all types of corporate transactions and litigation, including international venture capital and private equity funds as well as a variety of family offices.

Prior to joining Orrick, Jörg was a partner in the Munich office of an international U.S.-headquartered law firm.
 

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Practice:

  • 交易业务 Sector
  • 并购
  • 反垄断与竞争
  • 反垄断咨询与合规
  • 日本业务

Anna Spano Special Counsel 并购, 反垄断与竞争

米兰

Anna Spanò, a lawyer in the Milan office, is a member of the European Corporate, Energy and Antitrust Groups. Anna has extensive experience in merger and acquisition and corporate transactions, including joint ventures, acquisition agreements and general commercial contracts.

Since the beginning of the liberalization of the market in Italy, she has also focused on the energy sector, with special emphasis on renewable energy.

Anna has been advising several foreign and domestic clients in multiple transactions in the renewable energy field (notably, wind and photovoltaic projects), including: site developments, EPC contracts and other supply related agreements, and provides assistance to sponsors in project finance projects. She works in close cooperation with the Orrick’s European Alternative Energy Practice who works mainly in the renewable energy project financing market.

Before joining the firm, Anna was a member of Studio Legale Tributario in Milan, a law firm associated with Ernst & Young International.

Anna received the J.D. at the University La Sapienza in Rome and admitted to practice in Italy since 1993.