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Christina Guerola Sarchio, a member of Orrick's Board of Directors and chair of the Class Action Strike Team, has received national recognition for both her legal skills and business acumen. Christina, a former prosecutor, concentrates her practice on general business litigation, class actions, and white collar criminal defense matters.
Christina’s representation spans several industries, including oil and gas, financial, pharmaceutical, transportation, consumer products, and sports.
Described as "charming in person, deadly in the courtroom," Christina has successfully tried more than a dozen jury trials in federal and state courts, and has negotiated with a number of agencies, including the SEC, FDA, DOJ, and various U.S. Attorney Offices. Her cases have received widespread media attention in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and FOX News, among others.
Recently named one of 10 "Rainmakers" in 2017 by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) and one of 12 "Leading Lawyers" for General Commercial Disputes by The Legal 500, Christina has received a number of awards, been profiled by Law360, Powerful Latinas, among others, and has been recognized by numerous publications. Christina has been named as one of "20 Elite Women" by Hispanic Business Magazine, a "Top Washington Lawyer" by the Washington Business Journal, one of the "100 Most Influential Hispanics" by Hispanic Business Magazine, and in the "Top 50 Woman Lawyers" in D.C.
Christina serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. She has taught as an adjunct professor at The George Washington University Law School, and frequently provides on-air legal commentary.
Christina served as a prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. Prior to joining Orrick, Christina co-chaired the Government Investigations and Litigation practice group for Patton Boggs. Christina clerked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for D.C. (Public Integrity) and DOJ (Civil Division).
Christina acted as lead trial counsel in the following recent engagements.
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