Restraint is often the most powerful tool in the box.

Christine Helwick is of counsel in the San Francisco office. She provides a broad range of advice to higher education clients, does investigations, and provides coaching for high-level managers. Christine is the former General Counsel for the California State University system, and head of Litigation at the University of California. She has served on two law school accreditation teams.

Says Christine: I am happy to be a part of Hirschfeld Kraemer as it is one of the few law firms with a genuine interest in, and understanding of, higher education.

2007 Distinguished Service Award, National Association of College and University Attorneys

2013 Corporate Counsel Magazine, Best Legal Department

Two-term Board Member, National Association of College and University Business Officers

Fulbright Award for Higher Education Administrators

President, National Association of College and University Attorneys

Aspen Institute Participant

Shortstop, Juvenile Diversion Program

Operation Jumpstart Mentor, Long Beach

Board Member, African Library Project

Board Member, Center for the Collaborative Classroom

Member, Site Evaluation Team for the University of Maine School of Law and the Appalachian School of Law

Christine Helwick Speaks to 2015 College and University General Counsel Institute

Christine Helwick Speaks To The American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) Becoming a Provost Academy


University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D. 1973

Stanford University, B.A. 1968

Northwestern University, M.A. 1969



Southern, Central, Northern, and Eastern Federal District Courts in California

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

United States Supreme Court