Christopher Yandel

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Christopher Yandel
Litigation Fellow

(415) 795-2014

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Prior to joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Mr. Yandel clerked for the Honorable Mark Rindner of the Alaska Superior Court, Anchorage Division.

Our commitment to securing justice and providing the best representation possible is reflected in a commitment to diversity within our own firm. At Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, we know better than to think the best attorneys look alike, sound alike, think alike, or live alike. What matters is talent, and we hire the best talent available.

As a result, our team more accurately mirrors America. Women, minority, and/or openly gay lawyers make up the majority of our staff. A passion for social justice unites our team - we all work to use the power of law to help create and enforce a more just society.

Christopher Yandel is a Litigation Fellow in the San Francisco office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, a national law firm with offices in Washington, DC, New York, California, Tennessee, and Maryland. Mr. Yandel received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina Honors College. Prior to joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Mr. Yandel clerked for the Honorable Mark Rindner of the Alaska Superior Court, Anchorage Division.

While studying at Berkeley Law, Mr. Yandel worked with the Samuelson Law Technology and Public Policy Clinic and held executive positions in both the Berkeley Technology and Law Journal and the Berkeley Journal of International Law. Mr. Yandel also had externships with the Honorable Richard G. Seeborg of the Northern District of California and the Honorable Michael W. Fitzgerald of the Central District of California during his time at Berkeley Law. Mr. Yandel was recognized for completing the Berkeley Law Pro Bono Pledge upon graduation.

Prior to law school, Mr. Yandel taught English in countries such as Malaysia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea.

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law at Boalt Hall 2017
  • B.A., University of South Carolina Honors College, cum laude

Clerkships

  • Honorable Mark Rindner, Alaska Superior Court Anchorage Division

Bar Admissions

  • Alaska
  • California
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