Sulina Gabale is a Managing Associate and founding member of the Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice, named Band 1 in U.S. Privacy & Data Security in 2019, Privacy Practice Group of the Year by Law360 in 2017 and is nationally ranked by The Legal 500 US for Cyber Law, Data Protection and Privacy.
As innovation pushes the limits of technology, those ideas challenge the boundaries of what is considered “personally identifiable information.” Sulina answers the question - how can we create tomorrow’s technology with yesterday’s privacy and consumer protection laws? Sulina works closely with innovators at all levels of a business – executives, engineers, marketing and product, HR and customer service teams – to gain a true understanding of their goals and the data they’re collecting, using and sharing. She places herself in her client’s shoes as well as in consumers’ mindset to devise creative privacy-by-design solutions, ensuring her client’s business and data innovation strategies withstand multi-national rules, government regulations, industry standards and consumer scrutiny.
With experience in both data privacy and consumer protection, Sulina utilizes a comprehensive approach to counsel clients on a myriad of issues affecting consumers and businesses.
Sulina’s practice is industry-agnostic. She has represented clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500s, non-profits, academic institutions and city governments across a range of industries from fashion and ecommerce, financial services, retail, food and beverage and technology services.
Prior to law school, Sulina worked in the highly interactive fields of journalism, entertainment and digital media. This well-rounded background helps her connect with clients on a personal level, and ensure her advice integrates legal solutions with business practicality.
Before joining Orrick, Sulina was a member of the Privacy & Data Security Group; Entertainment & Media Group; and IP, Information & Innovation Group at Reed Smith, LLP in New York and Washington, D.C.
Rich Gallena is a managing associate in Orrick's White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group. His practice focuses on defending companies and individuals in government investigations involving complex white collar matters.
Rich represents companies and individuals in anti-corruption enforcement actions brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Rich also advises clients in sanctions proceedings brought by Multi-Lateral Development Banks such as the World Bank and African Development Bank.
Rich’s practice entails conducting internal investigations with a focus on potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Rich has experience with unique anti-corruption concerns that vary by region and industry. He has conducted investigations in South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and worked with a variety of multinational companies across several different industries, including:
Rich also works with clients to improve compliance programs with an emphasis on the FCPA and other anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws. He frequently assists clients with anti-corruption diligence related to potential acquisitions and joint venture partners.
Prior to focusing on white collar defense, Rich represented companies in complex civil litigation. His work included contribution actions under the federal CERCLA statute, insurance coverage disputes involving environmental and mass tort liabilities, and bankruptcy proceedings. Through Orrick’s partnership with the National Veterans Legal Services Program, Rich works with wounded veterans seeking disability benefits for service-related injuries.
Amanda helps entrepreneurs reimagine the way in which our world works. High-growth companies and their investors rely on her creative and collaborative solutions to resolve both anticipated and unforeseen obstacles and developments. With Amanda by their side, these clients can focus on their true passion - innovation.
Amanda has been solving problems since her Peace Corps days in the plains of Guinea, West Africa, where she found, among other things, kinship and inspiration with Liberian refugees thinking about developing windmills to transform local energy production. Now as co-leader of Orrick’s Technology Companies Group, she uses her legal experience, business acumen, professional network and industry expertise to resolve problems before they arise, and leverage larger resources when needed. She advises at material stages of the corporate life cycle (formation, financing, and exits); and provides guidance and trusted governance advice on board, advisor, employment, separation, and other commercial matters. To further help budding companies thrive, Amanda keeps clients informed about recent investments in their space, invites them to influential events and connects entrepreneurs and investors with one another.
Amanda has worked with companies and entrepreneurs in a number of industries including:
She has also represented global strategic investors such as Shell Technology Ventures, TOTAL S.A. and Intel Capital, as well as nationally based venture funds and impact venture funds such as Imprint Venture Lab.
In addition to her practice, Amanda dedicates time to advancing women in the U.S. and abroad. She serves as a cultural mentor and professional resource for emerging women leaders from the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa through TechWomen, a U.S. State Department initiative which empowers women technology leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Amanda also has served on the Board of CodeChix, a non-profit corporation which recruits, retains and inspires women engineers.
She also spends her time on projects which address her interest in global economic development. She is an active member of Orrick’s Impact Finance Leadership which supports investors and entrepreneurs who make social and environmental impacts alongside financial returns. She has also spent significant pro bono hours on the World Bank’s Doing Business project focused on Afghanistan, and handles international development-focused work for companies such as the Institute for Transformative Technologies.
Ramon Galvan is a member of the firm's Banking & Finance group. He represents a variety of lending institutions in complex commercial finance transactions, both secured and unsecured, as well as workouts and restructuring transactions.
Ramon has a wide range of experience in financings involving Native American tribes and tribal entities, including financings for new casino construction projects and casino expansions, and serving as lead counsel for some of the largest tribal financings on the West Coast.
Ashley Gambone is a litigation associate in Orrick's Boston office.
Elena Garcia is an associate in Orrick's Orange County office. Elena focuses her practice on intellectual property, with an emphasis in high technology litigation matters involving patent law, trade secret law, cybersecurity and Internet law. She has experience in investigations involving cybercrime. She has worked on matters involving computer software, hardware, Internet and networking technologies.
Elena began her career at Orrick as a summer associate in 2013.
In law school, Elena was a member of Northwestern's Center on Wrongful Convictions for two years. As a clinical student, she worked on several Illinois post-conviction cases.
Prior to law school, Elena worked in the consulting industry, specializing in technical architecture for E-Commerce systems.
Carolina Garcia helps clients navigate the complex world of wage & hour, discrimination and pay equity litigation in state and federal court.
Carolina developed her passion for litigation prior to joining Orrick through her service as a law clerk and judicial extern in the Northern District of California.
In addition to her practice, Carolina also devotes her time to the community. Carolina dedicates a portion of her practice to providing pro bono employment counseling services to nonprofit organizations. She previously worked at the East Bay Community Law Center, where she helped those who are HIV positive gain access to disability benefits, among other critical needs.
Hannah is a member of Orrick's Litigation Group and Supreme Court and Appellate practice.
Hannah represents clients in high-stakes, complex litigation. She has co-authored briefs in appellate tribunals and district courts across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Her work has covered a wide range of subject areas, such as constitutional law, data privacy, intellectual property, and general commercial litigation.
Hannah maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on election law, First Amendment, criminal, and immigration matters.
Prior to joining Orrick, Hannah served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to the Honorable Randolph D. Moss of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Before law school, she worked as an analyst for the Iowa Senate, specializing in communications, as well as government oversight and transportation policy.
Sheryl Koval Garko is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses on trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation. Clients hire Sheryl for her creative, strategic, business-focused advice enriched by her extensive courtroom experience and working knowledge of a wide range of technologies.
For almost 15 years, she has represented clients ranging from Fortune 50 companies to start-ups in high stakes litigation and at trial. She has worked with leading technology companies and some of the most recognizable brands in the world, including New Balance, Samsung, and Microsoft. She has tried cases to both judges and juries in federal courts across the United States and is experienced practicing before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the International Trade Commission.
Sheryl honed her skills in high profile, precedent setting cases. She represented New Balance at trial in the International Trade Commission in the successful defense of trade dress claims brought by Nike/Converse in a case that IP Law360 named it the top trademark ruling of 2016. Sheryl also represented Aereo against the major U.S. television networks in defense of its novel, industry-disrupting system for providing internet access to over-the-air broadcast television. That case ultimately went to the Supreme Court, which addressed copyright law issues of first impression.
Having prepared countless cases for trial, Sheryl has a clear understanding of the importance of identifying litigation strategy early on to direct the case in a cost- effective and efficient manner. Sheryl also leverages her wealth of experience to counsel clients on strategies to protect intellectual property when avoiding litigation is a strategic business priority.
Having also litigated a number of patent cases throughout her career, she brings to each matter a unique understanding of the intersection of copyright, trademark, trade secret and patent law. A superb communicator, she is able to explain diverse areas of complex technology to a judge or jury.
In 2017, World Trademark Review 1000, a peer and client survey, named Sheryl as one of the leading intellectual property litigators in the world, describing her as “‘highly recommended’ for her ‘helpful and creative advice,’ which is ‘always of first-rate quality.’” In the 2018 edition, WTR 1000 stated that Sheryl “offers significant firepower to any contentious mandate.”
She was named a 2017 Woman Worth Watching by Profiles in Diversity Journal. Sheryl was also singled out for Metropolitan Corporate Counsel’s Women in Business and the Law 2017 edition. In 2015, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly named her one of the Top Women of Law and she received a 2015 Leadership Excellence Award from the National Diversity Council.
Caitlin Garrigan-Nass is a Managing Associate in the Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm's White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group.
Caitlin's practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, government investigations, and anti-corruption compliance. She has particular experience with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, including conducting internal investigations and representing companies and individuals in FCPA investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. She has also worked with companies to develop and enhance their corporate compliance programs.
Prior to law school, Caitlin was a Fulbright Scholar in France.
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Evan J. Gascoine is a member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution group at Orrick's Global Operations Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. Evan focuses his practice on Mass Torts & Product Liability.
Prior to joining Orrick, Evan was a law clerk for Chief Judge Gary L. Lancaster in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he worked on cases involving class action, employment discrimination, civil rights, qui tam, patent, social security and ERISA claims.
Sara Gates is an associate in the Silicon Valley Office and a member of the firm's corporate group.
Sara focuses primarily on corporate governance issues as well as mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and capital markets.