Olga is a veteran New York City trial lawyer who has tried and litigated a wide variety of the most significant commercial cases, including accounting malpractice, breach of contract, and fraud cases, in state and federal courts around the country, as well as in arbitration proceedings. Olga has successfully represented companies and individuals in matters concerning, among other things, commercial disputes, accounting malpractice, the FCPA, theft of trade secrets, data breaches, whistleblower claims, federal securities actions, and bankruptcy litigations. Olga also has substantial white-collar experience representing companies and individuals in government investigations, regulatory proceedings, and internal investigations in various domestic and international markets, including pharmaceuticals, agriculture, health care, oil and natural gas, and international beverage production and distribution.

Olga has been committed to pro bono work from the outset and throughout her career, with an emphasis on educational justice and other civil liberties. Olga has worked tirelessly to apply her legal skills for the benefit of the underserved in our community, including through New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. 

Olga’s leadership skills have led to significant professional achievements outside the courtroom as well. When she started her career, not many women were front and center in corporate trials, and certainly not many women of color. Olga strove to disrupt that norm and insisted that she and other women make courtroom appearances, take witnesses at jury trials, and hold firm leadership positions, increasing the visibility of women and people of color in these roles. For her achievements and leadership, she has been recognized by Latino Leaders Magazine and Profiles in Diversity Journal.

Before co-founding Glenn Agre Bergman & Fuentes, Olga was a partner at Kasowitz Benson Torres and an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Olga has represented:

  • Lenders of $725 million to SunEdison, once the world’s largest renewable energy company, in actions against KPMG for misrepresentation of internal controls over financial reporting, and Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. for fraudulent inducement.
  • The Official Committee of Equity Securities Holders of Garrett Motion Inc., a manufacturer of turbochargers, in its Chapter 11 cases. Glenn Agre, on behalf of the equity committee, objected to the debtors’ proposed Chapter 11 plan, which would have left minority shareholders with nearly worthless stock subordinated to billions in obligations to other shareholders. The equity committee’s efforts to guaranty equal treatment to all shareholders resulted in a mediation that led to the negotiation of a consensual Chapter 11 plan, giving minority shareholders significantly enhanced recoveries in the form of the right to receive convertible preferred stock or a cash payout.
  • Ambac Assurance Corporation, a financial guarantee insurance company, in connection with Puerto Rico’s restructuring proceeding under Title III.
  • MF Global, a commodities brokerage firm, in a $3 billion accounting malpractice action against PwC, which settled dramatically mid-trial in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • A private investment fund in multiyear, multi-forum litigation to recoup its investments in a defrauded corporation and defeat third-party claims.
  • Profiles in Diversity Journal, Woman Worth Watching, 2020-21
  • Latino Leaders Magazine, Top Latino Lawyer, 2020
  • Olga Lucia Fuentes-Skinner and Marissa Miller named 2021 women worth watching by Profiles in Diversity Journal (Sept. 20, 2021) Read here.

 

CREDENTIALS

  • UCLA School of Law, J.D., 2001
  • Boston University, B.A., B.S., magna cum laude, 1998

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York