Carina Bergal is an Associate in the Corporate Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.
Ms. Bergal’s practice focuses on a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities law, and commercial transactions. Ms. Bergal has extensive experience in financial services and regulatory matters as well as a particular focus on cybersecurity and data privacy.
Ms. Bergal earned her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where she served as Managing Editor of the Fordham Environmental Law Review and received the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award. While in law school, Ms. Bergal served as a legal intern in the Office of General Counsel of the Office of Administration (OA) in the Executive Office of the President of the United States, where she worked closely with White House Counsel and OA General Counsels on diverse Executive Office legal issues. She also served on the Fordham Law School Board of Student Advisors and participated in Fordham University School of Law’s Clinic on Presidential Succession.
Ms. Bergal earned her B.A. from Brandeis University with a concentration in Philosophy and Legal Studies.
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Associate
Selfhelp NexGen Committee
Speaker and panel organizer, “Cybercrime for Breakfast: What Your Business Needs to Know About Cybersecurity,” New York, NY, June 15, 2017.
Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege in M&A Transactions (co-author), NYLJ (Aug. 8, 2016).
Ensuring the Stability of Presidential Succession in the Modern Era: Report of the Fordham University School of Law’s Clinic on Presidential Succession (co-author), 81 Fordham L. Rev 1 (2012).
Carina Bergal, The Mexican Drug War: The Case for a Non-International Armed Conflict Classification, 32(3) ABA Nat’l Security Law Rep. 15 (2012).
Carina Bergal, The Mexican Drug War: The Case for a Non-International Armed Conflict Classification, 34 Fordham Int’l L.J. 1042 (2011).