CSU General Counsel
Christopher C. Fowler
Christopher C. Fowler

Christopher C. Fowler

Christopher C. Fowler joined the Office of General Counsel in October 2010. His current primary responsibility as University Counsel is advising California State University Sacramento. He previously served in a similar role at Channel Islands State University. Mr. Fowler previously served on the Office of General Counsel Litigation Team, and was responsible for litigating a variety of systemwide and campus-based matters in state and federal courts. He serves as the Office of General Counsel’s resource attorney for for Information Security, Construction and Land Records. Following law school, Mr. Fowler clerked for the Honorable Sterling Johnson, Jr. in the Eastern District of New York, in Brooklyn New York. He also practiced at the New York offices of Proskauer Rose LLP and Heller Ehrman LLP, before relocating to Southern California. Mr. Fowler worked at the law firms of Liner LLP and Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff before joining the California State University. His private practice focused on a wide variety of civil litigation and white collar defense matters, including securities litigation, policyholder insurance coverage, and complex business litigation. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Fowler worked for several years at The New York Times, and for several LGBT non-profits in both New York and Los Angeles.


  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School (2001)
  • B.A., History, University of California, Los Angeles (1991)

Legal Organizations and Activities:

  • Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys, 2010 - present
  • Board of Directors, HIV/AIDS Legal Services Alliance, 2007-2010
  • Member, Sexual Orientation Bias Committee, LACBA, 2010-2011
  • Bar Memberships
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association, 2006-2010
    • Lesbian and Gay Law Association, 2006-2010
    • Orange County Bar Association, 2009-2011
    • American Bar Association, 2001-2010

Speaking Engagements:

  • Facilities Management Training Program, “Stop Payment Notice Updates,” (May 2013)
  • Facilities Management Training Program, “Stop Notices, Claims Against the CSU,” (February 2011)
Telephone No. (562) 951-4500
Fax No. (562) 951-4956
E-mail Address: cfowler@calstate.edu

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Last Updated: June 01, 2018