Abby Lloyd is a Senior Associate in the Litigation Department of Orrick’s Orange County office. She is an experienced trial lawyer, with both first and second-chair civil and criminal trial experience. Formerly in-house counsel for an international technology company, Abby understands the importance of striking the right balance between the pursuit of business objectives and the reduction of legal risk.
Abby has represented some of the nation’s leading high technology companies in a variety of litigation disputes involving, among other things, theft of trade secrets, unfair competition, intellectual property, patent infringement, joint-venture financings, and shareholder class action and derivative suits. Her practice includes both state and federal jurisdictions, and involves all stages of the litigation process.
Abby previously served as in house counsel for an international technology company, where she advised on litigation matters, data security solutions, employment, wage & hour, and sexual harassment disputes, as well as negotiated over one hundred contracts, including outsourcing, intellectual property, hardware as a service (HaaS) contracts and software licenses. Abby also worked collaboratively with other business functions (Tax, HR, Finance, etc.) to achieve favorable business outcomes while minimizing legal risk.
Abby also previously served as a full-time Deputy District Attorney in Orange County, first-chairing multiple criminal jury trials and prosecuting felony preliminary hearings through the Orange County Trial Attorney Participation Program. She is a founding member of the Orange County Lavender Bar Association.