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Cristina is a partner in our San Francisco office, whose practice is specifically focused on representing corporate policyholders in disputes against their insurance companies. Most recently, Cristina has been part of a legal team representing a Fortune 500 financial institution in multiple cases throughout the country involving mortgage insurance, subprime mortgage claims and mortgage fraud claims. In that highly complex representation, Cristina was trial counsel for matters venued in federal court, state court and multiple arbitrations. Cristina also successfully represented a major online peer-to-peer transportation company in a dispute against its insurance company for personal injury and wrongful death claims in the San Francisco bay area. In addition to litigating matters, Cristina also counsels clients on the scope of their insurance programs and advises on existing and new coverage for organizations across a multitude of industries. Cristina has represented clients in matters involving environmental and remediation claims, data and network security (cyberliability), employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, professional liability, securities fraud, directors and officers ("D&O") liability, and claims under comprehensive general liability (CGL) policies.


  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1995, J.D.
  • University of California, Berkeley, 1989, B.A.

  • California

  • All State and Federal Courts - California

  • State Bar of California
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section