China Business Law Journal Names Orrick ITC Win Among Disputes of the Year

China Business Law Journal | February.01.2019

中文: 奥睿荣膺《商法》“2018年度杰出交易”大奖 

China Business Law Journal released its “Deals of the Year 2018” report recognizing outstanding China-related deals and cases in 2018. Chinese state-owned enterprise Advanced Technology & Materials (AT&M)’s U.S. trade secret misappropriation case, handled by Orrick, was named a “Disputes and Investigations Deal of the Year.”

Orrick achieved a complete victory in the ITC investigation relating to alleged trade secrets misappropriation involving amorphous metal on behalf of AT&M and four other Chinese respondents when the complainants, Hitachi Metals and its U.S. subsidiary Metglas, unilaterally moved to terminate the investigation at the close of fact discovery, without any concession or settlement agreement. 

The Orrick team’s innovative approach to the case focused on combating the deficiencies in the complainants’ allegations of misappropriation, including destroying the evidence from the undercover sting operation. This is one of the very few, if not the only known trade secret case that a Chinese corporate respondent has won before the ITC.

Orrick’s China-US team was led by partners Xiang Wang (Beijing), Robert Shwarts (San Francisco) and Jordan Coyle (Washington, D.C.).

View the full list of winners.