Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Robust practice best known for white-collar, securities and corporate governance litigation, as well as SEC investigations. Represents a variety of high-profile clients across civil and criminal litigation and offers particular expertise in the technology and financial services sectors. Further noted for its strength in patent litigation and expertise in cybersecurity and data privacy disputes.

Strengths One source highlights the firm's "strong bench of commercial litigators."

Another client reports: "I have been very happy with the quality of the work and the level of expertise provided."

An interviewee says: "Orrick has tremendous depth and does a good job of deploying the right lawyers to the right case at the right time."

Work highlights Defended the former COO and president of Theranos against allegations of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud brought by the Department of Justice.

Represented Nordstrom in two putative class actions brought by former employees who had been notified by the company that their data may have been mishandled.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Dunne is lauded by interviewees as "a great securities litigator." His enviable client roster includes major corporates and financial institutions, as well as company directors, officers and accountants.

George Greer has experience representing corporations in complex securities litigation, SEC investigations and corporate governance disputes. He is also regularly called upon to conduct internal investigations for both public and private companies.

Jeffrey Coopersmith retains his reputation as a leading white-collar crime attorney, and is highly regarded for his expert representation of both businesses and individuals in government and internal investigations. One interviewee describes him as "hard-working and really intelligent," while another notes that he is "very tactical and works tirelessly on behalf of his clients."

John Wolfe is "extremely thoughtful and a superb tactician," according to one impressed interviewee, while another praises him as "a go-to attorney for high-profile clients." He has extensive experience advising companies on government investigations into suspected fraudulent activity and the minimization of reputational harm.