Garcia Rainey Blank & Bowerbank LLP, Attorneys in Orange County

Norma Garcia Guillen

Direct: (714) 382-7002
Main: (714) 382-7000
Fax: (714) 784-0031

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ORANGE COUNTY
695 Town Center Drive, Suite 700
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1993

Norma García Guillén

Founding Partner

Professional Highlights

Ms. García Guillén currently represents a public utilities corporation in a multi-billion dollar commercial dispute concerning the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

Ms. García Guillén has managed all claims on behalf of a federal Receiver in a high profile Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement action for a ponzi scheme where thousands of investors were defrauded out of tens of millions of dollars.

She has successfully brought contempt, turnover, and disgorgement motions and handled evidentiary hearings.

Ms. García Guillén has handled numerous high profile cases, including business and defamation disputes for Latin American celebrities.

She also successfully represented a Hong Kong based manufacturer of cell phones and cell phone equipment in international arbitration, before the International Chamber of Commerce ("ICC") International Court of Arbitration, in a breach of contract dispute where the choice of law was Mexican law.

Ms. García Guillén has also successfully asserted extraterritorial jurisdiction and international comity defenses in two related class actions brought under the Consumer Legal Remedies Act, obtaining summary judgment in both matters on behalf of an international telecommunications company.

She successfully represented brokers in a self-insurance group in a breach of contract, business tort, and defamation dispute.  Ms. García Guillén managed the entire action, which resulted in a remarkable victory for the client. Indeed, the legal research and drafting persuaded a panel of three arbitrators that the proper measure of damages for a breach of contract dispute was loss of gross commissions, and not lost profits. This decision made a multi-million dollar difference to the client.  The victory was replicated in a related action before an Orange County Superior Court Judge who issued the same ruling in a jury instruction, forcing the opposing party to settle.

Ms. García Guillén managed multiple complex disputes on behalf of a prominent food manufacturer involving trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract and trademark infringement claims.

Ms. García Guillén has successfully obtained numerous judgments for a leading factoring company in commercial disputes against parties in different parts of the country.

She successfully resolved commercial litigation on behalf of a U.S. subsidiary of a Mexican entity after coordinating with foreign counsel in related civil and criminal proceedings.

Ms. García Guillén has obtained waivers and expedited 0-1 visas for a Latin American celebrity after working directly with the Visa Chief in the United States Embassy.

She has drafted various talent performance agreements for Latin American celebrities with United States producers and venues.

She has strategized and coordinated with local counsel in Mexico pertaining to the creation of a joint venture between a Mexican parent company and U.S. subsidiaries.

Ms. García Guillén advised the U.S. distributor for a Mexican subsidiary of a German company on legal issues, including the interplay between Mexican and United States/California law, pertaining to a bilingual distribution agreement.

She provided various legal opinions to a leading bank in Mexico on various issues, including cross-border banking operations and the validity of a family trust pertaining to a brokerage account.

Ms. García Guillén has handled transactional matters for clients such as Broadcom Corporation, Adriana’s Insurance Services, Inc., and Barcel USA, LLC, among others.