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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695 Town Center Drive, Suite 540
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1993

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Norma García Guillén

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Professional Highlights

Ms. Garcia Guillen recently obtained a Ninth Circuit victory in a matter involving the Central District Court’s decision to enforce a settlement agreement in a securities fraud dispute. 

Ms. Garcia Guillen is currently litigating a contentious and complex breach of contract, fraud and breach of fiduciary demand and cross-demands. 

Ms. García Guillén is currently litigating a contentious commercial real estate dispute between joint venturers.

Ms. García Guillén is currently litigating securities fraud claims on behalf of investors in a high-profile ponzi scheme involving entities in the hospitality industry.

Ms. García Guillén selected as Special Counsel to local City Council in high-profile Mayor Censure hearing.

Ms. García Guillén is currently litigating a complex business dispute wherein her team strategically obtained a writ of attachment at the outset of litigation. Ms. García Guillén currently represents a high-profile Latin American artist in employment matters.

Ms. García Guillén successfully represented a multinational energy corporation in employment litigation.

Ms. García Guillén successfully represented a manufacturing company in prosecuting fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of implied in law contract, RICO claims, among others against former employees who we allege defrauded the company out of tens of millions of dollars.

Ms. García Guillén first chaired a bench trial involving fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and seeking dissolution of corporation. After a three-and-a-half week trial, the Court issued a decisive victory in favor of GRBB’s clients awarding $2.7 million in damages, plus attorneys’ fees, and dissolution.

Ms. García Guillén first chaired a bench trial related to multi-residential real estate complex fraud claims. GRBB obtained a decisive victory in favor of its clients. Ms. García Guillén represented 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 and Barcel USA, LLC, among others.