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
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.
- Hasting College of the Law, University of California, JD, 1998
- California State University of Chico B.A., 1994
J.B.B. Investment Partners, Inc. v. R. Thomas Fair (2014) 232 Cal.App.4th 974