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Christine Helwick

Of Counsel

Christine Helwick is the former General Counsel for the California State University system and provides advice on a wide range of issues for higher education institutions, particularly on Board governance, conflict of interest, policies and procedures, sexual assault, police issues, records access, athletics, First Amendment issues, real estate, land use, privacy and security breaches, student discipline, international study, contracts, construction and personnel. She also provides coaching for managers to achieve successful results. She has participated in accreditation reviews as an adviser and review team member. Christine was the head of Litigation at the University of California for 16 years.

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Other Distinctions

President, National Association of College and University Attorneys
2013 Corporate Counsel Magazine, Best Legal Department 
Two-term Board Member, National Association of College and University Business Officers
Fulbright Award for Higher Education Administrators

Professional and Civic Involvement

Aspen Institute Participant
Shortstop, Juvenile Diversion Program
Operation Jumpstart Mentor, Long Beach
Board Member, African Library Project
Board Member, Center for the Collaborative Classroom
Member of the Site Evaluation Team for the University of Maine School of Law (2014) AND Appalachian School of Law (2016)

Representative Public Presentations and Articles

Christine  Helwick
Office: Northern California
Phone: 415-835-9000
Fax: 415-834-0443
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Practice Areas


  • Stanford University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of California, Hastings College of The Law

Bar/Court Admissions

California State Bar, Southern, Central, Northern, and Eastern Federal District Courts in California, 9th Circuit, United States Supreme Court