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Francesca Giannoni-Crystal

Attorney Profile

Top Rated International Attorney in New York, NY

Crystal & Giannoni-Crystal, LLC
200 Park Ave, #1700
New York, NY 10166
Phone: 843-202-0090
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018
Licensed in New York Since: 2011
Practice Areas: International (40%), Business/Corporate (40%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%), Professional Liability: Defense (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Area of practice: Technology and internet, International law, Corporate law, Data Protection, Lawyers’ Ethics.

Expertise: Ms. Giannoni-Crystal holds two JDs, one from Italy (110/110) and one from the US (cum laude). In her almost twenty years of practice in Italy and the US (mostly transactional and compliance work) she has provided assistance (including in M&A) to a wide range of clients (technology companies, industrial & commercial companies, banks & financial institutions, law firms). She was a consultant for Italian Employer’s Association, she worked for Deloitte Legal, she was in-house, several years, for an internet and mobile-content group. Working in house, she had direct responsibility for international technology agreements, privacy and T&C issues, especially for the foreign companies of the group (e.g., Spain, Germany, France, US, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, China and Australia); she also coordinated a team of local counsel and dealt with corporate issues and technology agreements. She is one of the founding member of Crystal & Giannoni-Crystal, LLC in the U.S.  Ms. Giannoni-Crystal has written extensively and spoken both domestically and internationally on a number of topics in the fields of technology and privacy, professional responsibility, and contract law. She is co-responsible for the website Technethics (www.technethics.com), a blogging and training platform in fields of ethics/technology and privacy.  

Admissions: She is admitted as an attorney in the state of New York and the District of Columbia, as an avvocato in Italy, and as a foreign legal consultant (not a member of SC Bar) in South Carolina.  She is admitted to the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts  for the District of Columbia.

Languages: English, Italian, Spanish, German, some French and Portuguese.

About Francesca Giannoni-Crystal

First Admitted: 2002, Washington DC

Professional Webpage: https://www.cgcfirm.com/people/francesca-giannoni-crystal/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Attorney-Client Privilege and Protecting Work Product as In-House Counsel, Ethics Watch: Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege and Protecting Work Product as In-House Counsel, South Carolina Lawyer 12 (January 2016)., 2016
  • International transactions / cultural and legal differences , Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Lost in Translation Issues That Can Hurt Your Deal, (January, 2013), available at https://www.italchamber.org/Latest-news/lost-in-translation-issues-that-can-hurt-your-deal.html, also published in Italian, (February, 2013), ava, 2013
  • Forum Selection Clause Challenges, Deterrents to Forum Selection Clause Challenges, Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, International Litigation Articles, ABA (June 25, 2013), http://apps.americanbar.org/abanet/common/login/securedarea.cfm?areaType=premium&role=lt&u, 2013
  • Cloud computing / comparison between the US approach and the European approach (in Italian), Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Something’s got to give: breve comparazione tra l’approccio americano ed europeo al cloud computing, soluzioni pratiche (in Italian), Cultura e Diritti, no. 4/2014, October- December 2014, p. 27, 2014
  •  Cloud Computing, as applied to lawyers – comparative approach US and EU and practical proposals to overcome difference, Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, “Something’s got to give” – Cloud Computing, as applied to lawyers – comparative approach US and EU and practical proposals to overcome differences, Opinio Juris in Comparatione Vol.I, n.I, 2014 (availab, 2014
  • Contract Enforceability, Force Majeure, MAC, Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Contract Enforceability During Economic Crisis: Legal Principles and Drafting Solutions, Global Jurist: Vol. 10: Iss. 3 (Advances) (2010), Article 3, available at http://www.bepress.com/gj/vol10/iss3/art, 2010
  • Comparison of the Status of In-House Counsel, the Scope of the Attorney-Client Privilege, and Discovery in the U.S. and Europe, Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Understanding Akzo Nobel: A Comparison of the Status of In-House Counsel, the Scope of the Attorney-Client Privilege, and Discovery in the U.S. and Europe, Global Jurist: Vol. 11: Iss. 1 (Topics) (2011),, 2011
  • Forum Selection Clause, Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Enforceability of Forum Selection Clause: A “Gallant Knight” Still Seeking Eldorado, 8 S.C. J. Int’l. L. & Bus 203 (2012), 2012
  • Ethical and Practical Thoughts on “Notarization” in International Transactions, Do the Right Thing (for your duty of competency): Some Ethical and Practical Thoughts on “Notarization” in International Transactions, Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Global Jurist. Volume 12, Issue 2, Pages –, ISSN (Online) 1934-2640,, 2012
  • Conflict of Ethical Rules in International Arbitration, Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, “One, No One and One Hundred Thousand” … Which Ethical Rule to Apply? Conflict of Ethical Rules in International Arbitration, 32 Miss. C.L. Rev. 283 (2013), 2013
  • Choice of Law in Lawyers’ Engagement Agreement, Francesca Giannoni-Crystal & Nathan M. Crystal, Choice of Law in Lawyers’ Engagement Agreements, 121 Penn St. L. Rev. 683 (2017), 2017
  • cloud contracts, Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Reconciling US and EU approaches to cloud contracts, 22 PL&B International, October 2014, Issue 131, www.privacylaws.com, 2014
  • International Attorney-Client Privilege Choice of Law Issues, Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Using Occam’s Razor to Solve International Attorney-Client Privilege Choice of Law Issues: An Old Solution to a New Problem, forthcoming in North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regu, 2016
  •  The Internet-of-Things (#IoT) (or Internet of Everything) – privacy and data protection issues in the EU and the US, Francesca Giannoni-Crystal & Allyson Haynes Stuart, The Internet-of-Things (#IoT) (or Internet of Everything) – privacy and data protection issues in the EU and the US, Information Law Journal, Spring 2016, volume 7 issue 2, available at http://apps.a, 2016
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Office Location for Francesca Giannoni-Crystal

200 Park Ave
#1700
New York, NY 10166

Last Updated: 4/9/2021

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