Overview
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Christin Lawler is an associate in the firm’s San Francisco office. Her practice involves all areas of employment and labor law, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, unfair competition, grievance claims and wage and hour suits. She represents employers in single plaintiff and class action litigation in both state and federal courts, as well as in mediation and arbitration.  Christin drafts and updates employment agreements, handbooks, policies and guidelines in compliance with federal and state laws and the best practices in human resources.

Christin also is a member of the Higher Education practice group, with a focus on athletics compliance in NCAA and other areas, particularly at the Division III level.  She counsels colleges and universities on compliance with Title IX, generally and in relation to athletics.

Prior to joining Hirschfeld Kraemer, Christin practiced employment litigation at a large national firm. Christin also served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Louisa S. Porter of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Christin is an avid skier.  Before attending law school, she worked as a ski instructor in Park City, Utah.

Second-chaired the defense of a public university in an Alameda County Superior Court jury trial that resulted in unanimous defense verdict.  The Daily Journal selected this defense verdict as one of the 10 Top Defense Results of 2015.

Education

Duke University, B.A. cum laude 2006

University of San Diego School of Law, J.D. 2010

Judicial

Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Louisa S. Porter, United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Judicial Extern to the Honorable Barbara Major, United States District Court for the Southern District of California

Judicial Extern to the Honorable Jeremy Fogel, United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Admissions

California

U.S. District Court, Central, Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of California

U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States