Pooley officially joined Orrick as senior counsel on July 1. He will be based in the firm’s Silicon Valley office in California. Before joining Orrick Pooley practised in his own firm where he advised on IP litigation, particularly patent and trade secrets, and cybersecurity. Prior to that he was Deputy Director General of WIPO where he was responsible for the PCT system. Pooley is also an IP scholar who is renowned in trade secrets law.