Caroline Simons is a litigator and trial lawyer who defends technology companies in high-stakes litigation, often at the seams where intellectual property and data meet. Her interdisciplinary experience enables her to problem-solve and guide her clients through crises, defend them in high-stakes litigation, and manage enterprise risk strategically, effectively, and efficiently.
Caroline focuses her practice on disputes in the technology space. She has particular experience representing tech and consumer-facing companies in litigation that involves protecting the intellectual property, brand, and reputation of her clients, including litigating and developing strategy around fast-evolving issues such as Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, trademark and trade dress infringement, cybersecurity and data privacy litigation, and trade secret theft or misappropriation. Caroline also has advised clients in cyber incident response, including crisis management, government and internal investigations, and government enforcement. Her experience gives her breadth of perspective and allows her to work with her clients to make swift and pragmatic decisions to effectively manage their reputational, legal, and financial risks. Clients appreciate Caroline's ability to engage, listen to, and connect with witnesses, company stakeholders, and factfinders -- both inside and outside the courtroom -- to achieve meaningful results.
Caroline was named an Up & Coming Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2017, and has been recognized by Super Lawyers from 2016 - 2022. She formerly served as co-chair of Orrick's firmwide DEI initiative and as an ambassador in the Move the Needle initiative, a trailblazing collaboration between Orrick, Diversity Lab, leading GCs, and three other law firms to advance diversity and inclusion in the legal profession through ambitious goals and bold experimentation. Caroline maintains an active pro bono practice, representing children and refugees in asylum proceedings in conjunction with the Political Asylum / Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project. She has also drafted amicus briefs in cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals in the areas of technology, criminal justice, and reproductive rights.