Christian is an attorney admitted to the State Bar of California. He currently serves as Legal Director of Global Brand & IP Litigation at Yahoo! Inc. As a member of Yahoo!’s Intellectual Property Asset Management team, Christian’s role is a global one, in which he is responsible for managing a heavy litigation docket as well as focusing on Yahoo!’s anti-phishing and anti-spam efforts, and managing Yahoo!’s consumer facing portfolio of brands, including Yahoo!, Flickr, and Maktoob.
Prior to joining Yahoo!, Christian was at the firm of Keats McFarland & Wilson LLP in Beverly Hills, California. While at KMW, Christian enjoyed the distinct opportunity to work with some of the world’s most recognizable brands and intellectual property content providers, including major motion picture studios, multi-platinum Grammy award-winning artists, and leading video game producers. Christian handled intellectual property licensing deals and high-tech commercial litigation matters in both state and federal court, which included defending Yahoo! in multiple class action cases.
Prior to practicing law, Christian’s career in the field of electronic commerce led him to work for companies such as LowerMyBills.com, where he held the position of E-Commerce Sales Manager, establishing leading-edge cost-per-acquisition business deals with consumer services vendors in the growing online marketplace.
Christian regularly speaks on topics relating to online brand enforcement and IP litigation, as well as LGBT rights issues. He is an ardent proponent of inclusive corporate workplace environments and has been awarded the Out and Proud Corporate Counsel Award by the National LGBT Bar Association.