Orrick Admits Three IP Lawyers to Partner

On January 17, 2017, Orrick announced the admission of 18 lawyers to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2017.  Of the 18 new partners, 3 of them focus on Intellectual Property matters.

“We are thrilled to welcome these exceptional lawyers to our partnership,” said Orrick Chairman & CEO Mitch Zuklie. “This diverse team demonstrates our continued commitment to the technology, energy & infrastructure, and finance sectors, and to our powerhouse litigation and IP platform.”

Orrick’s 2017 partner class includes six tech-focused corporate partners, one energy & infrastructure partner, six finance partners and five litigation partners, including two IP litigators and one Complex Litigator focusing on Trade Secrets.

Orrick’s New Intellectual Partners are:

Alyssa Caridis is a member of the firm’s IP Group, based in Los Angeles. She focuses her practice on complex patent infringement litigation, copyright litigation, open source licensing issues and IP counseling to technology companies. Alyssa has represented clients on a broad spectrum of technologies, ranging from CMOS image sensors and communication systems to software and peripheral computer components to projects in the aviation and automotive industries. She has been a member of the firm’s teams representing EMC/Dell, Oracle, Canon and DISH Network, among other leading companies. Alyssa earned her J.D. from Loyola Law School and her B.S. from Harvey Mudd College.

Jordan Coyle is a member of the firm’s IP Group, based in Washington, D.C. He focuses his practice on Section 337 litigation before the International Trade Commission and has advised on over 35 Section 337 investigations across a wide range of products and technologies, including smartphones, gaming consoles and medical devices, among others. In federal courts, Jordan has advised clients on patent, trademark and copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation and violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. He has participated in eight trials, most recently successfully representing C5 Medical Werks and CoorsTek Medical in a trademark/ trade dress declaratory judgment proceeding. Jordan also maintains an active pro bono practice, recently drafting portions of an amicus brief in a gun violence case before the Missouri Supreme Court. He is also an active member of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association, for which he serves as Chair of the Membership Committee. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Washington and Lee University.

Catherine Lui is a member of the firm’s Complex Litigation Group, based in San Francisco. She focuses her practice on trade secrets litigation, particularly obtaining and defending against temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions under pressing circumstances in trade secret actions. Cathy is an avid speaker and writer on trade secrets litigation and is an editor of Orrick’s Trade Secrets Watch Blog. In addition, she advises on complex commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract, fraud and employee mobility cases. Cathy is also active in diversity and inclusion initiatives. She serves as co-chair of the Bay Area Asian American Bar Association Judiciary Committee, participates in the California Minority Counsel Program and assists Orrick’s Asian American Affinity Group, as well as its hiring and recruiting committees. Cathy earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School, and her B.A. and M.A., with distinction, from Stanford University.


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