Christopher Mader, Esq.

Investment Fraud Lawyer

Christopher P. Mader is a partner of the firm. Mr. Mader is a trial attorney with civil litigation experience in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration forums such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). His practice focuses primarily on securities litigation and arbitration.

Mr. Mader graduated from Hastings College of the Law, University of California in 1998. During law school, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable James Larson (Ret.), United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and also worked with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Mader was formerly an FINRA licensed Series 7 and Series 66 registered representative at a leading investment firm, and is qualified as a Solicitor by The Law Society of England and Wales.

Since joining the firm in 2005, Mr. Mader’s practice has focused on representing individuals and financial institutions in customer-related disputes before FINRA. Mr. Mader’s practice also includes complex business litigation and regulatory matters. Chris is a member of the State Bar of California.

Mr. Mader was responsible for the highly-publicized victory for the firm’s clients in a seminal California appellate case concerning the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (“UETA”). A large portion of California’s economic growth is driven by technology and electronic commerce. The state was the first state to adopt the UETA, which provides uniform rules for conducting and enforcing electronic transactions.

In the first published decision in California interpreting the UETA, J.B.B. Investment Partners, Inc. v. R. Thomas Fair (2014) 232 Cal.App.4th 974, the California Court of Appeal held in favor of the firm’s clients, finding that the UETA applies only when the parties consent to conduct a transaction by electronic means; if a signature is required, it must be clear that the signing party intends for that electronic signature to act as a binding signature.

Contact our team at (310) 220-0988 or (650) 469-8383.

Education

  • Hasting College of the Law, University of California, JD, 1998
  • California State University of Chico B.A., 1994

Reported Cases

  • J.B.B. Investment Partners, Inc. v. R. Thomas Fair (2014) 232 Cal.App.4th 974

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