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Sam S. Garbia, Partner

29 August 2011 Written by Administrator
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GarbiaPlocki, LLP, Fairfax, VA | June, 2003 – Present
Partner

Co-founder and managing partner of GarbiaPlocki, LLP. Direct the firm’s Corporate Counsel section, serve as lead counsel to the firm’s corporate clients in litigation, consult with and advise corporate clients on litigation matters and methods to avoid litigation, supervise associate attorneys on all litigation matters. Acting outside general counsel for a wide range of companies. Regularly advise clients regarding appropriate business structures, in particular by advising them regarding the benefits and potential difficulties associated with forming corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and other commercial entities.

General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer for Corporate Clients

Responsible for leading corporate strategic growth and tactical legal initiatives. Provide senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manage the legal function, and obtain and oversee the work of outside counsel. Provide oversight and assist in the government contracting proposal and negotiating process and be responsible for compliance with all applicable government regulations, including Federal Acquisition Regulations and other federal contracting rules. Directly involved in complex business transactions and negotiating other critical contracts. Participate in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provide continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters. Serve as key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. Judge the merits of major court cases filed against or on behalf of the company. Supervise litigation and bid protests, and develop policies to assure the organization’s compliance with the small business administration’s 8(a) program and GSA Schedule.

Fleshner & Kim LLP, Chantilly, VA | June 2002 – June 2003
Associate
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Drafted trademark and patent applications.  Researched and wrote intra-office memoranda on patent and trademark issues.  Drafted opinion letters. Composed patent claims and specifications. Drafted licensing and non-compete agreements. Reviewed and drafted responses to trademark and patent office actions. Drafted claim amendments.

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit of Virginia, Juvenile District Court, Fairfax, VA | May 2000 –August 2000
Intern to the Honorable David Schell
Reviewed criminal and civil case files, performed legal research, and drafted legal memoranda for use in court proceedings.

Hazel & Thomas, LLP (now ReedSmith) Falls Church, Virginia | June 1998-Septmeber 1999
Assistant

Assisted in marketing and responses for proposals and legal seminar events in multiple locations.

EDUCATION

George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA
Juris Doctor, May 2002,
Treasurer, George Mason Inn of Counrt
Member, George Mason Inn of Court
Member, Moot Court Board

George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia
B.A. Communications May 1999

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Top Secret Security Clearance, DOD
American Bar Association, 2003 - 2014
Virginia Bar Association, 2002 - Present
Fairfax Bar Association, 2005 - Present
Admitted to Practice Law in Virginia and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2002

Douglas E. Plocki, Partner

29 August 2011 Written by Administrator
Published in Attorneys

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Mr. Plocki specializes in representing corporate clients and litigating commercial disputes before judges and juries in Virginia state and federal courts. He has represented clients in a wide range of business interests, including Fortune 100 telecommunications companies, audit and consulting firms, and international banks, as well as large transportation, logistics management, and technology companies.

After graduating from law school, Mr. Plocki served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Wooldrige, Jr. in the Fairfax County Circuit Court. After his clerkship, Mr. Plocki spent five years litigating for McGuireWoods, LLP.  He has continued to represent corporate clients in state and federal courts, and has expanded his practice to counsel corporate clients and growing business as to best practices, policy development, and corporate governance designed to avoid litigation.

Mr. Plocki served as trial counsel in defending a large telecommunications company against tort and contract claims worth over $2 million in the Fairfax County Circuit Court in connection with the provision of international long-distance services. That representation resulted in a complete defense verdict after a four-day jury trial. Mr. Plocki served as trial counsel in successfully defending a logistics management company against multi-million dollar tort and contract claims in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in connection with a split between former business partners. Those claims included tortious interference with contract, fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of contract. The parties settled after a four-day bench trial and while plaintiff's appeal was pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Mr. Plocki also served as lead trial counsel representing a local municipal authority in a takings action. That representation resulted in summary judgment being issued to the municipal defendant. Mr. Plocki also served as lead trial counsel in several state court actions involving small-to-midsized technology companies, manufacturers, and various small business owners. He works with companies to successfully avoid and resolve disputes, but will actively litigate cases to ensure a level playing field. He has successfully resolved many matters without the need for protracted, expensive litigation.

Mr. Plocki joined GarbiaPlocki, LLP in 2007.

Education:

  • George Mason University School of Law (JD, cum laude, 2003)
  • Pennsylvania State University (BS, 1996)

Bar Admissions:

  • Virginia (2003)

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Association Involvement:

  • George Mason University School of Law Alumni Association Board of Governors
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Community Involvement:
  • Pro bono work for Northern Virginia Legal Services and a Richmond-based charitable organization that acts as a public clearinghouse for grief-therapy counseling information.

Publications:

  • Harm Advocacy Theory: Where to Draw the Line Between Free Speech and Criminal Advocacy, 12 George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal, 123, 2001.

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