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  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Internet of Things

Sulina Gabale Senior Associate Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation, Internet of Things

Washington, D.C.

Sulina Gabale is a Senior Associate and founding member of the Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice, named Privacy & Data Security Law Firm of the Year by Chambers USA in 2019.

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.

  • She routinely guides companies of all sizes through the existing patchwork of laws, self-regulatory standards and industry practice impacting data privacy and security. She advises clients subject to regulatory investigations and litigation involving a spectrum of federal and state laws, including Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and proposed state privacy legislation, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), biometric privacy laws such as the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and related state student data privacy laws, the U.S.-E.U. Privacy Shield Program, the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) and others.
  • Sulina advises companies of all sizes on the development and deployment of cutting-edge technologies and services, including ad-tech, AI and machine learning, biometric tools, social media, robotics and IoT devices, marketing and promotions and more.
  • Sulina began her legal career focusing on consumer protection. She continues to counsel clients on marketing and promotional issues, including interest-based ads; sweepstakes and promotions; automatic renewal and subscriptions; advertising substantiation; influencer programs and social media; SMS text messaging and telemarketing (including matters involving the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)); and other state and federal consumer protection laws. 

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.



  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Corporate

Bryan S. Gadol Partner M&A and Private Equity, Corporate

Orange County

Bryan S. Gadol, a corporate partner in Orrick’s Orange County office, is a member of our M&A and Private Equity group.

Bryan guides clients at all stages of the corporate life-cycle in connection with M&A and private equity, securities transactions, reorganizations and other corporate matters.

He is a trusted advisor to companies, PE funds, family offices and other investors across various sectors, including the technology, medical, beauty, consumer products and manufacturing industries.



  • Corporate
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Fintech
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Amanda Galton Partner Corporate, Technology Companies Group

San Francisco

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:

  • Community and Connection (Massdrop, Wonolo, CareerLark, Roam, Neighborly, Maybrooks, Molly);
  • Financial Technology and Impact Finance (ZestFinance, Angaza Design, Konviv, Upstart Network, SunFunder);
  • Clean Tech and Energy & Infrastructure (Kestrel, Fisker, Bitnami, Nelumbo, Accelergy Corporation, BrightSource Energy, Folsom Labs, Global Thermostat, Instapio, Solecular, Big Metal Additive, Other Machine Company);
  • Food and Beverage (Nomiku, Perfect Day Foods, Masienda, Hampton Creek,, New Frontier Foods, Arable Labs, Global Food Scholar, i-Cultiver, Heat & Control, Landec); and
  • Health and Professional Services (Visor, 23andMe, eHealth Insurance, Garnysh, Lifespans, W Travel).

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.



  • Banking & Finance
  • Indian Tribal Finance

Ramon Galvan Of Counsel Banking & Finance, Indian Tribal Finance

Los Angeles

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.



  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Ashley Gambone Associate Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Ashley Gambone is a litigation associate in Orrick's Boston office and a member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group.

She has experience in issues arising out of the financial crisis, including a range of issues relating to residential mortgage backed securities (“RMBS”). Ashley has represented issuers and sponsors of RMBS in fraud and breach of contract cases, as well as federal and state securities actions.



  • Employment Law & Litigation

Carolina Garcia Managing Associate Employment Law & Litigation

Silicon Valley

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.



  • Supreme Court & Appellate

Hannah Garden-Monheit Managing Associate Supreme Court & Appellate

Washington, D.C.

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 Garko


  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising
  • Patents
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • U.S. International Trade Commission

Sheryl Koval Garko Partner Intellectual Property, Copyright, Trademark & False Advertising


Sheryl Koval Garko is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses on trademark, copyright, false advertising 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.



  • eDiscovery & Information Governance

Dawn Kelly Garrison Project Attorney eDiscovery & Information Governance

Wheeling, W.V. (GOIC)

Dawn Garrison is a member of the Orrick Analytics group. The group specializes in using technology and project management discipline to assist firm attorneys with litigation and transactional tasks, particularly tasks that involve large volumes of data and documents.

Dawn works with litigation attorneys and third party vendors to manage the review and production of documents relevant to investigations and litigation. Dawn's work includes using early case assessment technology to analyze, categorize and cull data. She also manages teams of specialists performing document review, redaction, analysis, production and drafting privilege logs. Dawn assists the litigation team to prepare for trial, including drafting deposition summaries, factual memoranda and exhibit charts. Dawn also works with practice office attorneys on transactional tasks, including contract review and due diligence.

Dawn is the leader of the Lean In Circle at Orrick’s Global Operation Center In this role she acts as a facilitator, organizer, and mentor for fellow women in an effort to inspire and support women to develop their leadership and communication skills.

Prior to joining Orrick, Dawn was a tax preparer for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. She also worked at Lundy, Flitter, Beldecos & Berger, P.C., in Narberth, Pennsylvania.



  • M&A and Private Equity

Sara Gates Managing Associate M&A and Private Equity

Silicon Valley

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.



  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Power
  • Renewable Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Corporate

Bradford Gathright Partner Energy & Infrastructure, M&A and Private Equity


Brad focuses on project development and finance matters and corporate transactions in the energy industry, primarily in the conventional and renewable power and midstream oil and gas sectors.

He represents investors and developers in a broad range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments and other commercial transactions involving the development, construction, financing, acquisition, sale and investment in power generation, exploration, production, storage, transportation, distribution, marketing and other energy-related projects and businesses.



  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Nicole Gelsomini Managing Associate Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation, Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution

San Francisco

Nicole is a Managing Associate in Orrick’s San Francisco office with experience litigating privacy and cybersecurity cases and other complex commercial disputes.

Nicole has defended companies facing class action litigation, payment card brand claims, and government enforcement following the announcement of privacy and cybersecurity incidents. She has also advised companies on the initial response to potential incidents.

Nicole's civil litigation practice spans a range of other areas as well, including antitrust, insurance coverage, and securities disputes.  Her pro bono practice focuses on civil rights issues.  

Prior to law school, Nicole worked as a teacher and for Teach For America.