Christina Donato Saler is Senior Counsel in the Haverford Office. She joined the firm in July 2011. Christina concentrates her practice on prosecuting class action litigation, including securities fraud, consumer protection, and ERISA cases on behalf of shareholders, consumers and institutional clients. Christina is a member of the Firm’s Client Development Group which is charged with developing and maintaining strong client relations.
Following her 2003 law school graduation, Christina was an associate with the Philadelphia litigation boutique Kohn, Swift & Graf, P.C. where she prosecuted securities and consumer class actions as well as represented individual plaintiffs in First Amendment cases against media defendants. Christina gained extensive experience in all aspects of complex litigation and significant trial experience. Christina’s accomplishments have been acknowledged by her peers. In 2011, 2012, and 2013 she was selected as a Pennsylvania Rising Star SuperLawyer by Law & Politics and the publishers of Philadelphia Magazine, a designation held by only 2.5 percent of lawyers statewide.
Christina’s law school career was marked by several academic honors which included being named “Best Oralist” of her first year moot court class. She was also a member of the Rutgers Law Journal and served on the Editorial Board as the Lead Articles Editor. In 2002, the Rutgers Law Journal published her note, Pennsylvania Law Should No Longer Allow A Parent’s Right to Testamentary Freedom to Outweigh the Dependent Child’s “Absolute Right to Child Support,” 34 Rutgers L.J. 235 (Fall 2002). Also in 2002, Christina served as law clerk to The Honorable Mark I. Bernstein, Court of Common Pleas – Commerce Court, First Judicial District of Pennsylvania.
As an attorney volunteer of the Volunteer for the Indigence Program (VIP) in Philadelphia, Christina represents individuals in jeopardy of losing their homes in the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court’s Mortgage Foreclosure Program.
Christina’s professional career began in advertising. She was a senior account executive with the Tierney Agency where she managed the execution of various advertising campaigns and Verizon’s contractual relationship with its spokesperson, James Earl Jones.