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Sulina Gabale is a member of the Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice at Orrick, which is nationally ranked by the Legal 500 USA.
Sulina’s practice focuses on online privacy, cybersecurity and data privacy, digital advertising and promotions, Internet law, and consumer protection. She has experience assisting clients of all sizes in matters before the Federal Trade Commission, National Advertising Division, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and State Attorneys’ General, as well as in private litigation.
As a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Sulina works with clients in diverse industries on compliance programs addressing multi-national rules, regulations, and best practices governing the collection, use, transfer and disclosure of personal information. She has also advised clients on a spectrum of federal and state laws, including Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), state data breach notification laws, and others. With a background in journalism and entertainment, Sulina also brings her experience with digital media, online privacy, and First Amendment issues to her practice.
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.
Gabin Gabas is an Energy & Infrastructure lawyer in Orrick’s Paris office.
Gabin has a significant experience in project development and auditing in the mining, oil & gas and energy sectors, across Europe and Sub-Sahara African States members of the OHADA.
His practice focuses on advising governments, state-owned entities and sponsors on sector-specific corporate, commercial and regulatory aspects.
Michael is an associate in the London office and is a member of our Corporate department.
Michael advises on a variety of domestic and cross border corporate matters, including share and asset acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures and investments across a number of sectors, with a particular focus on renewable energy M&A transactions and venture capital investment in technology companies, frequently acting for both investors and companies.
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.
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.
Hannah is a member of Orrick's Litigation Group and Supreme Court and Appellate practice.
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, Hannah worked as a research analyst for the Iowa Senate.
Elizabeth Gardner, a partner in the New York Office, handles a variety of patent-related matters. Her practice is focused on patent litigation, post grant proceedings, and licensing.
For more than 20 years, Elizabeth has represented clients in a broad range of technology areas, including in the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech, medical products, and medical diagnostics industries. She has represented clients in numerous bench trials, jury trials, and pre-trial proceedings in both the Federal district courts and the International Trade Commission. She has also handled and argued appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and has represented clients in patent office proceedings including inter partes reviews (IPR), reexaminations, and interferences.
Ms. Gardner also regularly advises clients with respect to various commercial transactions involving intellectual property, including acquisitions, licenses, development agreements, and venture capital investments. This work includes the negotiation and drafting of all types of technology related agreements, as well as the underlying IP due diligence necessary to advise her clients on risk, strategy, and deal structure.
Ms. Gardner has been recognized by Managing Intellectual Property as a New York “IP Star” and one of the “Top 250 Women in IP.”
Kathryn Garner focuses her practice on federal tax law related to public finance and tax-exempt bond financings. She advises cities, counties, school districts, higher education authorities, state agencies, port authorities, transit authorities and water utility districts.
Kathryn regularly consults with governmental issuers on arbitrage and rebate compliance and responds to inquiries from governmental issuers, borrowers and investment bankers regarding tax issues. She has represented numerous issuers and borrowers in connection with IRS audits of tax-exempt bonds. Kathryn also advises non-profit organizations regarding the process for achieving tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code and Texas sales and franchise taxes as well as providing ongoing compliance with federal tax laws and regulations.
Kathryn is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the Houston Bar Foundation and is a past president of the Texas Chapter of Women in Public Finance.
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.