Partner, Intellectual Property, Internet & Technology, Gagnier Margossian LLP
Christina Gagnier leads the Intellectual Property, Internet & Technology practice at Gagnier Margossian LLP, with a specialization in social media, copyright and information privacy. A member of the State Bar of California, Gagnier has been active in the field of intellectual property since 2002. Gagnier serves as the Chief Executive Officer of TRAIL, managing platforms like JobScout.
Gagnier consults technology companies on policy issues ranging from patent law reform to communications issues, such as Network Neutrality. Gagnier’s primary research concerns issues of cyber rights and the intersection of on and offline action. Her most recent academic publication, On Privacy: Liberty in the Digital Revolution, contains analysis of the impacts of our behavior online on society’s legal privacy rights. In 2008, she published, Running Cases Through a Merck Sieve: Biopharmaceutical Research in the Wake of Merck v. Integra, discussing the legal and political impacts of the 2005 Supreme Court decision and the reaction of the circuit courts.
She blogs in the Technology section of The Huffington Post, serves as the host for TechWire on the California Channel, is a columnist on legal ethics on the web and Internet law topics for California Lawyer, has been a contributor to CBS News’What’s Trending and was previously a host on This Week in Cause and TechZulu Law.
Gagnier earned a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Irvine, a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco. She is admitted to practice in California, the U.S. District Court- Central District of California and the U.S. District Court- Northern District of California. Christina is also an accredited attorney with the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs to help veterans with claims.