Ben Au joins Orrick from Durie Tangri as partner in Los Angeles. He is an exceptional tech litigator who represents companies, venture funds and founders. From representing Fortune 50 tech giants to start-ups, Ben guides clients through their business-critical issues, including trade secrets disputes, breach of contract claims, founder and corporate control disputes, venture capital and portfolio company defense, and government investigations and enforcement actions. His diverse practice includes complex civil litigation, representation of both plaintiffs and defendants, particularly in the areas of trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and funder / founder disputes through arbitration and trial. He has also conducted a number of internal investigations on behalf of corporate clients. Ben has extensive experience in SEC enforcement actions, as well as federal criminal matters ranging from fraud to FCPA to export controls.