Clients and colleagues rely on Rolf’s judgment, business experience, and international background to make informed decisions in complex cases. Through targeted document review and interviews, Rolf quickly identifies and understands the key facts that affect a client matter, and presents alternative courses of action based on the client’s legal and business goals, as well as time and cost constraints.

Rolf lived in Germany and Guatemala before settling in the United States, and grew up speaking German, Spanish, English and French. His language skills and international background make him the go-to person when a client is dealing with international matters that involve multiple languages. Rolf regularly defends counties and public officials in state and federal courts, and represents insurance clients in tort, breach of contract, and insurance coverage claims.

Before becoming a lawyer, Rolf was a member of the executive team of a venture-backed internet company in Durham, NC. As the company’s Chief Operating Officer, he was responsible for the day-to-day legal, financial, and human resources aspects of the business. Later, his focus switched to building partnerships and product integrations with other companies in the accounting space. Rolf also spent three years with a boutique management consulting firm, advising closely held companies in Central America, Mexico and Colombia. This insider’s understanding of business makes Rolf ideal for corporate clients who want a lawyer who speaks their language.

    Experience

    Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

    • Directed fact-finding through employee interviews and technical document review to advise the client, a cybersecurity provider, in its response to an investigation conducted by one of its high-profile customers who had suffered a large-scale data breach.
    • Led technology-assisted review of 2.5 million documents in Spanish and English, as part of a team conducting an internal investigation into alleged FCPA violations by a US client’s Latin American subsidiary.
    • Secured early dismissal of asbestos claim, after a thorough investigation of the client’s corporate structure revealed that liability could only attach to an old corporate entity that had since been dissolved.

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    Contact information

    +1 336.721.3712
    rolf.garcia-gallont@wbd-us.com
    +1 336.726.9012

    Bar admissions

    2016, North Carolina

    Education

    • J.D.,  2016, Wake Forest University School of Law
      • magna cum laude
      • Order of the Coif
      • Executive Online Editor, Wake Forest Law Review
      • Earned highest grade in:
        • Appellate Advocacy
        • Constitutional Law I
        • Equitable and Legal Remedies
        • Legal Analysis
        • Writing, and Research II
        • Sales and Secured Transactions
        • State and Local Government
    • B.A., 2006, Duke University: Political Science