Amy Ross

Chief Practice Officer Litigation and Litigation Counsel

San Francisco

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Amy M. Ross is the Chief Practice Officer for the Strategic Advisory & Government Enforcement (SAGE) Business Unit and the firm's Securities Litigation Group. She is the former Partner-in-Charge of the San Francisco office and a member of the Securities Litigation, Investigations and Enforcement Group. 

As Chief Practice Officer of the Strategic Advisory & Government Enforcement Business Unit, which encompasses attorneys with litigation, regulatory, transactional and legislative policy backgrounds in 18 Orrick global markets, Amy advises on the strategic planning, operation and management of the Unit. Her responsibilities include oversight of the Unit's financial performance, advancement of the Unit’s strategic initiatives, business planning and execution.

Amy's practice focuses on the representation of public companies, directors and officers in securities class actions, SEC and DOJ investigations and enforcement actions and shareholder derivative actions. She has extensive experience in litigation involving compliance breaches of fiduciary duty and securities law violations, and she has conducted dozens of corporate investigations of all types all over the world. 

Amy has represented the following companies and/or individuals associated with the following companies: McKesson Corporation, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. and Olympus Corporation.

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Hedge Fund Hack Results in Trade Secret Loss, and Raises SEC Reporting Issues

Data breaches may be nothing new, but they are certainly evolving into bigger and more notorious infractions. While the data breaches of yesterday may have involved accidental disclosure or disgruntled former employees, the data breaches of today are often carried out by outsiders and highly organized and sophisticated criminal groups. And hackers aren’t just after credit card information, they are often seeking proprietary information. In short: trade secrets, watch out. READ MORE