Christina Guerola Sarchio, a member of Orrick's Board of Directors and chair of the Class Action Strike Team, has received
national recognition for both her legal skills and business acumen. Christina, a former prosecutor, concentrates her practice on general business
litigation, class actions, and white collar criminal defense matters.
Christina’s representation spans several industries, including oil and gas,
financial, pharmaceutical, transportation, consumer products, and sports.
Described as "charming in person, deadly in the courtroom," Christina has
successfully tried more than a dozen jury trials in federal and state courts,
and has negotiated with a number of agencies, including the SEC, FDA, DOJ, and
various U.S. Attorney Offices. Her cases have received widespread media
attention in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and
FOX News, among others.
Recently named one of 10 "Rainmakers" in 2017 by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) and one of 12 "Leading Lawyers" for General Commercial Disputes by The Legal 500, Christina has received a number of awards, been
profiled by Law360, Powerful Latinas, among others, and has been recognized by numerous publications. Christina has been named as one of "20 Elite Women" by Hispanic Business
Magazine, a "Top Washington Lawyer" by the Washington Business
Journal, one of the "100 Most Influential Hispanics" by Hispanic
Business Magazine, and in the "Top 50 Woman Lawyers" in D.C.
The Seventh Circuit reinstates the Neiman Marcus data breach class action lawsuit after finding that increased risk of future fraudulent charges and greater susceptibility to identify theft are sufficient for standing.
Last week, the Seventh Circuit revived the Neiman Marcus data breach class action in an opinion that not only distinguished the Supreme Court’s Clapper decision, but, did something no court has done previously: turned the company’s offer of free credit monitoring and identity protection services into evidence that consumers’ fear of injury from this breach is not too “speculative” to halt litigation. This grave development should be carefully considered by companies in planning and responding to data breaches.