Minority Corporate Counsel Association | April.20.2017
Orrick partner Christina Sarchio, head of the firm’s Class Action Strike Force, has been named by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) as a 2017 Rainmaker. The annual list recognizes the top minority lawyers who, in addition to their stellar legal careers, have demonstrated “valuable business development skills”.
Speaking to the MCCA, Christina recalled how she never anticipated becoming a rainmaker as a senior associate and a young partner: “I thought, ‘I’m a Spanish girl from New York City. I didn’t go to the right prep schools, I don’t play golf. I’ll never generate business,’” she remarked. “But the fact is anyone can generate business so long as you’re in a position where you’re able to demonstrate your skills. People take notice. Put yourself out there, and don’t be deterred when you hit walls. I did it. You can do it.”
Now a member of Orrick’s Board of Directors, Christina has received national recognition for her high-profile practice, which focuses on general business litigation, class actions and white collar criminal defense matters. She has successfully tried more than a dozen jury trials in federal and state courts, and has negotiated with a number of agencies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Her cases have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and FOX News, among others.
The MCCA recognition is the latest accolade for Christina, who has been named a Benchmark Litigation “Local Litigation Star” for the District of Columbia and one of Hispanic Business Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Hispanics.” Recently, the Daily Journal recognized Christina and an Orrick team including partner Valerie Goo for a “Top Defense Verdict of 2016” for the successful defense of Boiron, an international homeopathic medicine company, in a rare false advertising class-action suit to reach trial.
To read MCCA’s full Rainmaker 2017 report, please click here.