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Christine Gonong

Christine Gonong

Lecturer in Law

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: August 20, 2018




Christine J. Gonong practices complex litigation focusing on catastrophic injury at Nguyen Lawyers, ALC. She served as a law clerk to Justice Mario R. Ramil of the Hawaii Supreme Court and Circuit Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Gonong also clerked in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California for Judges S. James Otero, Dale S. Fischer, Otis D. Wright II, and Jacqueline H. Nguyen. Gonong was a litigation associate at Jones Day, an international law firm.

Gonong earned her JD from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2002. She served as a notes and managing editor for the Hastings Law Journal and was awarded with the Raymond L. Ocampo, Jr. Scholarship by the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California (FBANC). Gonong received her BA in Political Science magna cum laude from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she was awarded with College Honors and the Morgan Harris Scholarship Award.

Gonong is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in the State of California, and is also a member of the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit. Gonong was named a “Southern California Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2008.

Gonong is committed to public service. Gonong was the 2015-2016 President of the Philippine American Bar Association (PABA) and is currently a member of its Board of Governors. Gonong previously served on the Board of Governors of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles (APABA) and Board of Directors of the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association.
 

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