Christina joined Hernandez, Schaedel & Associates, LLP in May 2011 as a summer associate and continues to work for the firm as a law clerk. She has been heavily involved in the defense of a complex federal class action which spans contract law, employment law, international law, and constitutional law. Christina has also worked on a matter for the firm concerning executive compensation following a corporate merger and professional liability cases. Before coming to Hernandez, Schaedel & Associates, Christina worked in the Business and Legal Affairs Department of an internet start-up company, drafting licensing agreements for the company’s intellectual property.
Christina graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 2012. While attending law school, Christina served as an editor of the Hale Moot Court Honors Program, after having been a quarter-finalist in the program’s moot court competition. She was chosen as a member of USC’s national moot court team and subsequently represented the school at Vanderbilt’s National First Amendment Moot Court Competition. Additionally, Christina was Vice-President of USC’s chapter of the Women’s Law Association and was its liaison to the Women’s Law Association of Los Angeles. Christina also externed during law school in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Broker-Dealer Examination Office.
Christina earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California as well. While an undergraduate, she competed as a member of the Mock Trial team which placed in the top ten mock trial teams nationally while she was a member.
Christina currently volunteers with Reading to Kids, a community organization dedicated to instilling a love of reading in under-served children.
- University of Southern California, J.D., cum laude
- University of Southern California, B.A., English, magna cum laude