Christine Adams

Adams, Duerk & Kamenstein LLP
Thought Leadership
Committee Chair
Committee Member

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Adams, Duerk & Kamenstein LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Phone 1: 213-408-4082

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  • J.D., Yale Law School 

    Yale Law Journal, Symposium Editor

  • B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara

    Summa Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa


  • The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and The Broad, Associate General Counsel  

  • United States Attorney’s Office, Central District of California, Assistant United States Attorney

  • O’Melveny & Myers, Litigation Associate

  • United States District Court, Honorable John G. Davies, Judicial Law Clerk

As a former federal prosecutor for eleven years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, Christine has extensive experience trying cases in the federal courts as well as leading complex government investigations.  When she was an AUSA, Christine served as the Defense Contractor Fraud Coordinator for the Central District of California.  In that role, she oversaw multiple complex investigations relating to Department of Defense contracts, aircraft testing, trade secrets, corruption and other areas. Christine also served in the public corruption and, subsequently, the major frauds sections of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, where she specialized in complex fraud matters, including SEC investigations and tax, bank and mortgage fraud, as well as environmental crimes.

Christine also served as an instructor in fraud training programs for federal prosecutors and for several law enforcement agencies.  She has received commendations from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the Army Criminal Investigation Command, the Department of Justice’s Environmental Crimes Section and the Internal Revenue Service.  Christine tried eleven matters to verdict and prevailed in every one.

After leaving the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Christine served as Associate General Counsel for The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and The Broad museum.  In that role, she advised and represented the foundations and the museum in a variety of matters, including litigation. 

Before she became a federal prosecutor, Christine was a litigation associate at O’Melveny & Myers, where she specialized in securities fraud, antitrust and white-collar environmental crimes.  She also served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable John G. Davies of the United States District Court.

Christine currently serves as the chair of the Yale Law School Executive Committee and chair of the board of The Industry, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and producing experimental, site-specific art and music in Los Angeles.

Practice Areas

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Compliance Counseling
  • Crisis Management
  • Extradition
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Contracting, Bid Protests and the False Claims Act
  • Government Investigations
  • Internal Investigations
  • SEC Enforcement
  • Title IX
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trials
  • White Collar Crime