Christopher Westman advises public and private companies on a wide range of corporate and securities matters, including corporate governance, venture capital financing, and domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. Prior to joining Coblentz, Chris was an associate at Baker & McKenzie LLP in San Francisco and Palo Alto, and was a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins of the United States District Court, Northern District of California. Chris earned his J.D. at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he graduated magna cum laude. He earned his B.A. in Economics from Occidental College.