Attorney at Law
School of Law
Celine is a dual citizen of the US and France,… read more and completely fluent in English and French.
HANCOCK LEGAL (San Francisco)
Apr 2016 - Present
Provide cost-effective advice on in-house legal matters, including pre-litigation and litigation matters. Advise with respect to a wide range of commercial contracts, including the preparation and/or review of business agreements, non-disclosure agreements, consulting agreements, vendor and master services agreements, as as well as agreements specific to certain commercial transactions.
GALETTE 88 (San Francisco)
Dec 2010 - Oct 2015
Created concept and handled all aspects of founding, operating and selling a restaurant specialized in Brittany-style crêpes. Drafted and negotiated business plan, lease agreements, employee-related documents, and asset sale documents. Handled all legal aspects of the business. Featured in The Wall Street Journal, 7x7 Magazine, Sunset Magazine and various travel publications.
PACHULSKI, STANG, ZIEHL & JONES, LLP (San Francisco)
Litigation Associate / Of Counsel
Sep 2002 - Oct 2010
Provided litigation advice on a wide variety of commercial commercial disputes and claims in Chapter 11 proceeding (including business contracts, IP, employment matters). Conducted case management and discovery: handled all aspects of litigation, both pre-trial and trial phases, conducted discovery, deposed party and non-party witnesses, drafted dispositive motions, and negotiated settlements.
YIELD WINE BAR (San Francisco)
Jan 2006 - Nov 2009
Co-founded first “green” wine bar in San Francisco: handled all aspects of starting a small business, including concept creation, business plan, “building & planning” issues, marketing, and variety of legal matters.
Sep 2000 - Nov 2001
Consulted with and advised technology clients on a wide range of matters pertaining to “start-up” companies, including stock option plans, licensing, IP, labor and employment, product development, and overall risk management.
Researched and prepared case-specific memoranda on various legal issues, drafted discovery motions and legal briefs in connection with general commercial litigation.
Sep 1998 - Aug 2000
Participated in all aspects of pre-trial discovery in connection with employment, business and IP litigation, including drafting and arguing discovery motions and deposing party and non-party witnesses.
Advised small businesses with respect to strategic transactional matters and pre-litigation disputes. Researched and drafted memoranda on a wide range of issues for case-specific and business d