Christina Guerola Sarchio


Washington, D.C.

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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.

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Does Free Credit Monitoring Do More “Harm” Than Good?

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.