Christa Culver Wasserman is an experienced litigator who has handled massive civil and criminal cases at both the state and federal levels. She has a broad range of experience, with particular expertise in the defense of federal criminal fraud prosecutions; securities matters, as well as other cases involving the financial services sector; and regulatory matters, including cases involving the federal export control regulations. Ms. Wasserman also has expertise in California’s cannabis regulations and has served as a panelist on KPCC, Southern California Public Radio, discussing developments in California’s cannabis law. In addition to her work with the firm, Ms. Wasserman serves on the board of Inner City Law Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free legal services to homeless individuals.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Wasserman clerked for the Honorable Gary A. Feess in the Central District of California. She also spent several years as an associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, where she represented prominent financial institutions in numerous cases brought by parties seeking billions of dollars in claims concerning mortgage-backed securities.
Ms. Wasserman earned her law degree from Stanford Law School, where she was awarded the Gerald Gunther Prize for Outstanding Performance in Criminal Law. She also participated in the Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, drafting petitions for certiorari before the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Wasserman received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, where she majored in Comparative Literature and graduated Phi Beta Kappa.