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Christine Gonong

Christine Gonong

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Friday, August 18, 2017

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

Christine Gonong practices complex litigation focusing on catastrophic injury at the law office of Minh T. Nguyen, ALC. Gonong served as a law clerk to Associate 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, receiving the Hastings Academic Excellence Award. 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. She is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the Asian Jewish Initiative Planning Committee of the Anti-Defamation League. She 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.


Los Angeles Times
March 15, 2018
Re: Jody David Armour

Jody Armour was quoted about the large sum a court awarded in damages to a family of a man fatally shot by a San Bernardino County deputy. "The jury was convinced that there was clear and convincing evidence that the officer was not merely negligent and unreasonable in killing the victim, but that his behavior was egregious, that it was characterized by malice," Armour said. "I remember $5-, $7-, $8-million awards, but nothing in this area."


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.