Gagnier Margossian LLP routinely provides legal representation of victims of online harassment, including all forms of cyber exploitation. Unfortunately, an occupational hazard of doing such work is that these perpetrators sometimes turn their tactics on our firm as counsel.
Recently, after successfully advocating for a client who has been maliciously harassed for nearly two years, the perpetrator has decided to turn her attention to one of our partners, Christina Gagnier. The firm has discovered at least one post that is, in the most generous of descriptions, patently defamatory, disgusting and outrageous.
Gagnier has served as a member of the Federal Communication Commission’s Consumer Advisory Committee and California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ Cyber-Exploitation Task Force. Christina has been a subject matter expert on Cyber Exploitation to California's Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
In addition to her practice, Gagnier is Adjunct Faculty at the University of California at Irvine School of Law, teaching privacy law and serving as clinical faculty for the Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic, in which the Clinic creates resources for victims of online harassment. Christina further sits on the Board of Directors of Without My Consent, tackling issues like online harassment and revenge porn. She also recently worked on SB 157, which successfully passed in the California State Legislature.
Christina was also recently published in the most recent edition of Domestic Violence Report with her article “Cyber Exploitation and the Perpetration of Digital Abuse.” The irony does not escape this firm that Christina now finds herself a victim of the behavior she routinely fights against.
The team at GAMALLP wants to make it clear that we will not succumb to harassment in any form.