Bar & Court Admissions
- State Bar of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Central and Eastern Districts
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC)
Loyola Law School, J.D.
University of California, San Diego, B.A.
Christopher K. Mosqueda
Christopher Mosqueda is an associate in M&R’s Los Angeles office and a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. He provides advice and counsel to and litigates on behalf of a range of clients – primarily management – relative to wage and hour, discrimination, wrongful termination and other job-related disputes.
Analytical and pragmatic, Chris never loses site of his clients’ short- and long-term business goals. Indeed, his results-driven approach to all of his cases informs Chris’s work. Of note, not only does he litigate in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels, Chris also is a skilled negotiator able to facilitate early case resolutions.
As an undergraduate, Chris attended the University of California, San Diego, where he was awarded a B.A. (cum laude) in Political Science. After that, he earned a J.D. from Loyola Law School. There, he was a Senior Production Editor of the International and Comparative Law Review and member of the Armenian Law Students Association (Armenian is Chris’s native language).
Appellate: Drafted an appellate brief and argued before the California Court of Appeal in connection with a lawsuit against an attorney client concerning the application of Civil Code § 1714.10 and involving fraud and civil conspiracy.
Appellate: Drafted appellate briefs in two separate matters concerning the correct interpretation and application of Civil Code § 1714.10.
Appellate: Drafted an appellate brief in support of a trial court’s favorable order granting summary judgment on a cross-complaint arising from a partnership dispute concerning real property and alleging causes of action for intentional and negligent misrepresentation and rescission. The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s order.
Appellate: Drafted an appellate brief submitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the appeal of a trial court’s order granting client’s motion to dismiss under the Rooker-Feldman doctrine. The Ninth Circuit affirmed the trial court’s order without oral argument.
Breach of Contract: Represented a national provider of diagnostic laboratory services in a breach of contract action, and successfully defended it against a cross-complaint for fraud, negligent misrepresentation and rescission. The parties entered into a mutually favorable settlement agreement before trial.
Injunctive Relief: Obtained injunctive relief on behalf of the owners of an assisted living facility as against a management company that breached its agreement to pay the owners a monthly management fee, reimburse the owners’ lease payments on the facility (approximately $86K each month) and preserve the owners’ license issued by the Department of Social Services to operate the facility. By virtue of M&R’s efforts, the owners were able to regain control and possession of the facility placed in jeopardy due to the management company’s negligence.
Medical Malpractice: Drafted two successful motions to compel arbitration in separate elder abuse and medical malpractice cases against a skilled nursing facility client.
Products Liability: Successfully represented a national distributor of aluminum products in a products liability action in the United States District Court, in which punitive damages were sought by virtue of the distributor’s purported knowledge of an alleged defect.