McManis Faulkner announces that Partner Christine Peek was honored as one of “Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
The Silicon Valley Business Journal honored 100 women who blazed trails in education, energy, finance, law, and technology. Women of Influence honorees are nominated by their peers and chosen by a panel of previous Women of Influence recipients. Selection is based on success within their industries and contributions to their communities.
“Being honored by the Silicon Valley business community is a testament to Christine’s excellence as a trial lawyer and her dedicated leadership, which she demonstrates every day in both her professional and community activities,” said James McManis, head of McManis Faulkner.
In her practice, Peek emphasizes resolving business and constitutional litigation, including privacy claims, contract disputes, unfair competition, fraud, trade secret misappropriation, and other business torts. She also frequently assists companies whose employees are harassed or stalked in obtaining civil restraining orders or other appropriate relief. Peek has tackled a wide variety of constitutional issues, including business regulation, privacy, campaign finance, lobbyist regulation, public employment, selective enforcement, illegal search and seizure, and excessive force.
Peek, CIPP/US certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), keeps current on emerging trends in privacy law. She is an active member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association (SCCBA) and current chair of the High Technology Section. Previously, Peek co-chaired the SCCBA’s Rainbow Committee and was a member of its Board of Trustees, Appellate Courts Committee and Conference of Delegates. She served as managing editor of the Santa Clara Law Review. Peek is a member of California Women Lawyers and has moderated a panel examining a women lawyers’ relationship to technology and how that relationship can enhance the practice of law.
Peek stays involved in the community as a leader and volunteer. She makes herself available to students at her alma mater, Santa Clara University Law School (SCU), on a regular basis, either for informal chats about the realities of practice or more formal panel discussions at the law school. Peek was a guest speaker for an Honors Moot Court event at the law school and served as a member of SCU’s Advisory Committee on the Future of Law Career Opportunities, a group of administrators, alumni and other leaders in the legal community dedicated to helping the law school adapt to the changing legal market and produce high-quality, highly employable graduates. Peek received her J.D. from the Santa Clara University School of Law (2004) and her B.A. from San Jose State University (2000).