Gia Colunga, Partner
Litigation | Labor & Employment
What is your favorite type of matter to work on? I thrive on sensitive litigation, where emotions run high because of the subject matter and the amount at stake. I often defend clients in non-compete and trade secret cases, and I have developed a niche in defending sexual assault and harassment claims, not to mention defamation claims about all of those things.
What was your favorite COVID hobby or new-found interest? My favorite new pastime is playing soccer with my 9 year old daughter Maria and watching her play soccer. I played soccer growing up, including club ball in college, so I love that she has taken to it as well. I also got a pandemic puppy, a pug named Gumbo.
What is your favorite part of being a part of Freeborn’s WLC? Freeborn’s WLC really cares about the women at the firm and wants to tackle challenges like recruitment, retention, and promotion. The WLC stresses that Freeborn’s women attorneys are critical to the long-term success of the firm.
Describe what you work on in your typical work week: I’m a litigator, so there is no typical work week. At any given moment, I may be drafting a brief, deposing a witness, preparing for oral argument, or simply counseling a client. I also love managing teams and projects, ensuring that the client’s problems are resolved effectively and efficiently.