Appellate Briefing & Oral Argument
Navigate the intricate world of appeals with effective legal strategy and persuasive arguments from an advocate with a proven track record. Christa wrote briefs filed in the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit for leading technology corporations in patent law. She argued in the 6th Circuit, D.C. Circuit, and dispositive motions at all levels. She is the world champion of the Lachs Moot Court Competition and an award-winning public speaker.
Technology Law: AI, XR, +more
Comprehensive legal counsel tailored to your tech-related challenges, from AI to blockchain to XR to medtech, including patent law, trademark, advertising, copyright, right of publicity, and more. Christa is an accomplished intellectual property law scholar and litigator, drawing from a decade of practice experience at prestigious law firms Kirkland & Ellis LLP and WilmerHale and the broad legal knowledge of a professor. Get broad and comprehensive strategy.
Advertising, Labeling, & Promotions
Review advertising copy, labeling, and giveaways before they go live to ensure that they comply with FTC false advertising law, FDA labeling requirements, and California sweepstakes and lottery restrictions. Bring or defend false advertising cases under the Lanham Act, California competition law, and the FTC and National Advertising Division. Christa has represented major companies in over a dozen advertising disputes at all stages and reviewed marketing copy for multi-million-dollar goods and services.
Copyright Law & Education
Protect your creative works in the evolving landscape at the intersection of copyright and technology, including generative artificial intelligence and copyright law. Available for consulting on legal and product strategy to maximize intellectual property rights, avoid legal pitfalls, and help teach you best practices in copyright in these new technology areas. Also available to review copyright licenses, work-for-hire agreements, assignments, transfers of IP, as well as model releases and right of publicity strategy.
Trademark Filings & Education
Get help with filing a trademark, responding to Trademark Office rejections, providing strategy, briefing, and more in litigation, or educating you or your corporate team about trademark law and filings. Christa has extensive experience in consumer confusion surveys, working with the top experts in the field to design, launch, and challenge dozens of consumer perception surveys and conjoint analysis surveys. One of the most well-versed experts in the United States on the admissibility of survey evidence and Daubert motions in survey expert witness disputes.
Patent Litigation & Education
Christa brings a background in developing global patent strategy and successfully handling patent litigation and high-level strategy for the worlds top companies in BigLaw. She is available for education, consulting, and litigation on patent strategy, including on complex topics such as patent misuse, equitable defenses, damages, proceedings at the U.S.I.T.C., standard-essential patents, and BPCIA and ANDA disputes. She also has expertise in reviewing patent risks of startup purchases and preserving patent damages during sales and restructuring, as well as reviewing IP transactions.