Christina Dolen

Associate, Los Angeles

Biography

Overview

Christina ("Kiki") Dolen is an associate in the Los Angeles office of White & Case and a member of the firm's commercial litigation group.  Her practice focuses on complex and high-stakes business disputes in the areas of competition, white collar defense, trade secrets, and class actions litigation.

Since joining White & Case, Kiki regularly advises technology and social media companies on compliance with U.S. and international laws and regulations concerning data privacy and data protection, intermediary liability, consumer class actions, and other commercial disputes.  She has substantial experience counseling individuals and multinational corporations through civil and criminal enforcement actions, novel regulatory matters, and internal investigations.

Kiki is also actively involved in pro bono matters.  She received the ACLU of Southern California's Immigration Justice Award and was honored by the California State Controller in 2018 for securing a full gubernatorial pardon for a deported veteran honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps.

Prior to joining White & Case, Kiki served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Barristers Litigation Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco.  She previously obtained a certificate in Multilateral Governance and International Affairs from the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.

Bars and Courts
California State Bar
Northern District of California
Education
JD
University of Texas School of Law
BA
Claremont McKenna College
Languages
English

Experience

International litigation for Facebook and WhatsApp
Serves as a key member of a team handling international civil litigation for Facebook and WhatsApp, including matters implicating international data protection, privacy, and intermediary liability laws.

Technology trade secrets litigation*
Counseled former executive of ridesharing company in matters relating to allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets, defamation, and privacy torts.

DOJ antitrust investigation*
Represented CEO of public energy company in multiyear investigation by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice; co-author of white paper submitted on CEO’s behalf, leading to declination of all potential criminal charges.

Federal regulatory investigation and trial*
Member of the defense team in seven-week criminal jury trial concerning federal regulatory and obstruction of justice charges, resulting in dismissal or acquittal on 22 of 28 counts. 

Internal investigation and shareholder derivative suit*
Defended CEO in accelerated internal investigation, and follow-on shareholder derivative lawsuit, prompted by hostile proxy battle, securing a full $93 million severance payment for client.

*Matters prior to joining White & Case, LLP.