Christian Schreiber, Partner
Christian Schreiber is a partner at Chavez & Gertler LLP. He works primarily on class action cases involving consumer protection, employment, civil rights, and financial services matters. He also handles qui tam whistleblower cases.
Mr. Schreiber was co-lead counsel in one of the largest class action settlements brought under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Roe, et al. v. Intellicorp Records, Inc., which settled for $18.6 million. In addition to his work on consumer and employment rights for individuals with criminal backgrounds, he was lead counsel on two class actions on behalf of consumers who received “civil demand letters” after being accused of shoplifting. He has litigated numerous wage and hour and consumer class actions, and is a frequent writer and speaker on class action matters and labor and employment law. He has been recognized as a Northern California SuperLawyer from 2013 through 2017, after being named a “Rising Star” in 2012.
Mr. Schreiber is currently a Commissioner on the State Bar Legal Services Trust Fund Commission, which administers the Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts Program and the Equal Access Fund, and jointly administers the Justice Gap Fund with the California Commission on Access to Justice. In March 2015, he was appointed to the Board of the Impact Fund, a public interest organization that brings and funds impact litigation around the United States. He is an active member of the California Employment Lawyers Association, where he serves on CELA’s Legislative Committee and Wage and Hour Committee and serves on the editorial board of the organization’s blog, CELA VOICE. He is also a member of the American Constitution Society, the Public Justice Foundation, the Consumer Attorneys of California, and the Alameda and San Francisco Bar Associations.
Mr. Schreiber earned a JD from the UCLA School of Law in 2006, where he completed the Program in Public Interest Law & Policy and the Concentration in Critical Race Studies. He received his B.A. from UCLA in 1996 with degrees in Afro-American Studies, Political Science and English.
Prior to law school, he worked as a legislative aide in the Capitol, and served as Chief Investigator for the State Senate Select Committee to Investigate Price Manipulation of the Wholesale Energy Market. Mr. Schreiber also worked several years as a freelance writer.
He lives in Oakland with his wife and three children.
- State Bar Legal Services Trust Fund Commission, Commissioner
- Impact Fund, Board Member
- California Employment Lawyers Association
- (Legislative Committee, Wage and Hour Committee, Editorial Board, CELA VOICE)
- American Constitution Society
- Public Justice Foundation
- Consumer Attorneys of California
- Bar Association of Alameda
- Bar Association of San Francisco