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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. Cristina’s practice includes all aspects of disputes with insurers – including evaluating, litigating and settling claims. Cristina has represented policyholders in disputes involving a variety of insurance policies, including property, general liability, cyberliability, professional liability and employment practices liability, to name a few. In addition to representing clients across a broad spectrum of claims, Cristina has also represented a self-insured entity in an arbitration against its reinsurers. 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 San Francisco. In addition to litigating matters, Cristina also counsels clients on the scope of their insurance programs and advises on existing coverage and placement of new coverage for organizations across a multitude of industries.


  • 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

Awards & Recognition

  • Named a winner in the Law Firm Thought Leadership category in Corporate Counsel’s Women, Influence and Power in Law Awards (2022)