Christopher is Of Counsel to the Firm. He is also a founding partner of Perez Gonzalez, APC in Glendale, California. Christopher practices in our civil litigation, business transactions, and intellectual property practice areas. Christopher brings to the firm a broad range of experience with start-up companies, intellectual property, general counsel to businesses, and business and civil litigation matters.
Christopher’s current clientele includes individuals, several technology and internet companies, start-up ventures, privately held, national, and international companies, and non-profit organizations. Christopher has developed his skills from numerous disciplines to mold into a specialized dot.com practitioner. Christopher represents clients in all facets of their legal matters, including business formation, mergers and acquisitions, electronic commerce, strategic partnerships and alliances and other technological matters. Christopher also counsels businesses in the start-up stages that entrepreneurs face, including business plan development, first round funding procurement and business implementation. His experience also includes advocating on his clients’ behalf before governmental agencies, advising boards of directors on the legal aspects of business decisions, and successfully litigating matters in the courtroom.
In addition to his expertise with technology companies, Christopher has represented numerous governmental and public agencies, including the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority, Los Angeles Community College District, Rio Hondo Community College District, Richgrove School District, Oxnard School District, Sacramento Unified School District, South Bay Regional Public Communications Authority, and the County of San Bernardino.
In 2010, he successfully argued before the Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit on behalf of an Internet Service Provider (ISP) in which the Court ruled that the federal Communications Decency Act immunizes ISP’s from defamation liability for material created by third-parties. (Johnson v. Arden, 614 F.3d 785 (8th Cir. 2010).
Outside of his busy legal practice, Christopher dedicates his time to several community organizations that focus on the betterment and encouragement of children and instilling in children life-enhancing values. He is an active member of The First Tee, The Manny Mota International Foundation, and Padres Contra Cancer Foundation, and others. He is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Mexican American Bar Association and the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association.
Mr. Gonzalez received his B.A. degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his law degree from Whittier Law School, where he served on the Whittier Law Review and as President of the Hispanic American Law Students Association (H.A.L.S.A.). During law school, Mr. Gonzalez studied international law in Madrid, Spain at the College of William & Mary School of Law, Colegio Mayor Universitario San Pablo.