Clients in crisis engage Caroline for high-stakes internal investigations and complex litigation. Because the challenges companies face don't often fit neatly into one area of law, Caroline draws on her broad experience across cybersecurity, criminal law, and IP and commercial disputes to help clients see around corners and manage reputational and business risk, all while furthering their business and organizational objectives.
Caroline leads the Boston office and uses her extensive litigation and trial experience to help defend clients facing investigations and civil enforcement proceedings. In the realm of cybersecurity and data breach incident response, Caroline helps clients design and conduct large-scale internal investigations, and regularly advises clients and their Boards on security strategy, remediation, and risk mitigation. Caroline also has defended clients--including through trial and appeals--against allegations of fraud, securities violations, public corruption, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, resulting in favorable negotiated resolutions or decisions not to prosecute. She has conducted internal investigations involving suspected trade secret theft, fraud, financial misconduct, FCPA, and anticompetitive behavior, on behalf of both public institutions and companies of all stages.
Another focus of Caroline’s practice is intellectual property litigation, with a particular emphasis on disputes involving trade secret misappropriation and trademark and trade dress infringement claims. She has handled multiple trials before judges and juries, in state and federal court, and before the International Trade Commission (ITC). In this space, she has represented and defended companies across the tech, life sciences, pharmaceutical, materials, manufacturing and financial sectors.
Caroline currently co-chairs the IP Litigation Committee of the Boston Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law Section. In 2017, Caroline was named an Up & Coming Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, and has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2016 - 2020. She currently serves as co-chair of Orrick's DEI initiative and is an ambassador in the Move the Needle initiative, a trailblazing collaboration between Orrick, Diversity Lab, leading GCs, and four other law firms to advance diversity and inclusion in the legal profession through ambitious goals and bold experimentation. Caroline also maintains an active pro bono practice, currently representing children and refugees in asylum proceedings in conjunction with the Political Asylum / Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project. She has drafted amicus briefs in cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals in the areas of federal sentencing guidelines, reproductive rights, and political law.
Represented drone technology company in investigation and dispute with departing engineer with respect to trade secret misappropriation.
Counseled sports technology company with respect to suspected trade secret misappropriation and copyright violations stemming from failed joint venture.
Counseled and conducted investigation for search engine companies with respect to suspected trade secret misappropriation and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act violations by former partner.
Counseled start-up client focusing on battery technology with respect to policies protecting proprietary information and trade secrets.