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Christopher Shoff

Christopher Shoff

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Friday, November 3, 2017

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

Christopher Shoff is a partner at Latham & Watkins where he is a leading advisor to entrepreneurs, companies, venture capital investors, private equity firms and strategic acquirors in a broad range of corporate transactions with a particular emphasis on venture capital financings and mergers and acquisitions. Shoff regularly represent high growth companies throughout their entire lifecycle from startup to exit. His clients are primarily in the technology space as well as other high growth industries, including software, digital media and entertainment, artificial intelligence, virtual reality/augmented reality, mobile, consumer Internet, clean tech, medical device, pharmaceutical and healthcare services. Shoff is a valuable asset to their teams providing them with practical business and legal advice as they navigate the challenges that face high-growth businesses.

Shoff graduated summa cum laude in 1999 from Weber State University with a BS in Economics and received his JD in 2002 from Harvard University.


Buzzfeed News
March 18, 2018
Re: Niels W. Frenzen

Niels Frenzen was quoted on the lower evidentiary standard for arresting someone based on immigration status instead of a criminal act. The majority of immigration arrests in the United States are warrantless arrests, Frenzen said. "I don’t know if that is the case with this recent arrest in San Diego, but if CBP really had evidence that she was involved in a transnational human smuggling operation of some kind, that would definitely be a case where CBP would seek to criminally prosecute first and deport second," Frenzen said. "So the fact that CBP has arrested her on the civil law violations suggests that CBP does not have enough evidence to convince a judge to issue a criminal arrest warrant."


Robert K. Rasmussen
January, 2018

"Puerto Rico and the Netherworld of Sovereign Debt Restructuring," Workshop, Duke Law School, Durham, NC. 

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas participated on a panel on "Effective Assessment:  Measuring Your Law Library's Impact" at the Association of American Law School's Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas concluded her year-year term on the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law School's Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information.