Christy’s tech clients are expected to produce brilliantly innovative products at a breakneck pace. To thrive in this competitive industry and protect their intellectual property, companies must battle up-and-coming startups, global heavyweights, and everyone in between. Christina specializes in such high-stakes cases for clients such as Oracle and Foxconn. She represents plaintiffs and defendants in notable patent, copyright, and trade secret litigation, including the recent Oracle v. Google trial.
Christy hones her litigation skills by dedicating time to significant pro bono cases. In June 2017, she argued a challenge to California’s latest death penalty initiative measure (Proposition 66) to the California Supreme Court. Her work on that fight, as well has her fight to save immigrant children from deportation and her work on fair housing and, earned her the American Inns of Court 2017 Sandra Day O'Connor Award for Professional Service.
Combining her tech, IP and (not so secret) gaming past, Christy also serves as Co-Lead of Orrick's Video Game Group. She focuses on the video game, interactive entertainment, new media and content, and content-related industries.
Christy has a mechanical engineering degree from Stanford, and, as such, is able to immerse herself deeply in highly technical matters. She also prides herself on her oral and written advocacy, and has filed and argued several successful dispositive motions, including motions for summary judgment of non-infringement.
Christy is a founding member of the Howard T. Markey Intellectual Property Inn of Court in Orange County, and has served as Secretary, Membership Chair, Programs Chair, and member of the Board for that organization. She is also an Editor of Orrick's Trade Secrets Watch Blog.
Prior to joining Orrick, Christina clerked for the Honorable Andrew Guilford of the Federal District Court of the Central District of California.