CHRISTINE ADAMS

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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.

Email: christineadams@caderadams.com

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Yale Law School 

    Yale Law Journal, Symposium Editor

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

    Summa Cum Laude; Phi Beta Kappa

EXPERIENCE

  • 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

YASMIN CADER

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As a former federal defender, Yasmin Cader has tried more than thirty criminal cases to resolution before juries and judges in state and federal courts in Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C.  At the Offices of the Federal Public Defender in the Southern District of New York and Los Angeles, Yasmin represented witnesses and individuals facing a variety of federal criminal charges, including complex white-collar criminal and regulatory matters. Yasmin also served as the Chief of Training in Los Angeles, a position in which she developed and implemented substantive legal and trial skills training programs for attorneys in Los Angeles and other offices across the country.  While representing individuals in Washington D.C. with the Public Defender Service, she defended juveniles and adults facing the most serious felony charges in Superior Court.  

Yasmin is also an experienced civil litigator.  She began her career as an Honors Program Trial Lawyer with the Employment Litigation Section of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, where she litigated individual and class-action claims of sexual and racial harassment and discrimination.  Prior to that, she served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Damon J. Keith of the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In private practice, Yasmin continues to teach trial skills to practicing lawyers and law students alike.  She is a member of the faculty at Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop and the National Criminal Defense College.  She has served as a guest lecturer at local and national bar associations across the country, as well as at Yale Law School, Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law, UCLA School of Law and Loyola Law School.   She currently serves on the Yale Law School Executive Committee and is also on the board of a national non-profit dedicated to effective messaging for social justice issues.

Email: yasmincader@caderadams.com

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Yale Law School 

    Yale Law Journal, Essays Editor

  • Black Law Student Association, President

  • B.A., Howard University

    Magna Cum Laude

EXPERIENCE

  • Office of Federal Public Defender, Chief of Training and Assistant Deputy Federal Public Defender, Central District of California

  • Federal Defenders for the Southern District of New York, Trial Attorney  

  • Public Defender Office for the District of Columbia, Trial Attorney

  • United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Employment Litigation Section, Trial Attorney

  • United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Honorable Damon J. Keith, Judicial Law Clerk