- J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law, 2008, summa cum laude
- B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1993
- Extern to the Honorable Carlos Moreno, California Supreme Court
Tarek Sorensen is an associate in the Government Contracts, Investigations and International Trade Practice Group in the firm's San Francisco office.
Areas of Practice
Mr. Sorensen’s practice encompasses a range of complex commercial litigation, as well as counseling clients on a variety of regulatory matters and conducting internal corporate investigations. He advises a wide array of clients in the technology, manufacturing, construction, energy, public utilities, and financial industries. He has experience in many phases of litigation in state and federal court, including supervising electronic discovery, motion practice, depositions, appellate practice, and trial strategy and preparation. He also has experience in every aspect of conducting and concluding major internal investigations as independent counsel for large public companies.
Mr. Sorensen was the lead associate on a team that completed a very significant internal investigation for a market-leading computer chip manufacturer. He played an important role in every aspect of the investigation, including managing the collection and review of documents, partnering with a forensic accounting firm, interviewing apex management, and meeting with the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors to report results and formulate strategy. He also counseled the Audit Committee with regard to a parallel SEC investigation, and met with the SEC to apprise them of the team’s findings.
Mr. Sorensen counseled a large non-U.S. electronics manufacturer in navigating high-stakes litigation alleging a price fixing cartel. He counseled another multi-national corporation in dealing with the legal fall-out of a massive environmental disaster. He has advised major U.S. financial institutions faced with litigation related to mortgage-backed securities in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis.
Mr. Sorensen has also advised clients in the e-commerce industry on licensing and other regulatory issues related to the establishment of payment systems in the U.S. as well as guiding their U.S. acquisition investment strategy in this regard.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Mr. Sorensen pursued a career in the brokerage industry. He held a Series 7 license and worked at Charles Schwab & Co. in several capacities, including as a retirement plan adviser, a risk analyst, and a team manager.
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