alexander M. Schack
Mr. Schack received a degree in Economics from Rutgers College in 1978. In December of 1981, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law (State Bar No. 99126). In 1985 he passed the California CPA exam (although he is not a C.P.A.) and received an LL.M in Taxation from the University of San Diego School of Law. He was employed by the former “big six” accounting firms of Arthur Andersen and Company (Los Angeles) and KPMG Peat Marwick (San Diego) for approximately four years. His client list included MGM, Wickes Furniture, Circus Circus, S.E. Rykoff, Ernest Borgnine, Santa Catalina Island Co., San Diego Hall of Champions, National Pen, etc.
Since 1988, Mr. Schack has represented both consumers and businesses in numerous complex litigation lawsuits. He has orally argued before the Fourth Appellate District and Second Appellate District on at least five separate occasions. In one case in particular, the Fourth Appellate District - Division One, set aside approximately two hours for appellate discussion to analyze the antitrust jurisdiction of a Superior Court to hear an action under the Cartwright Act for price fixing against the cellular telephone carriers in light of the jurisdiction of the California Public Utilities Commission to approve cellular telephone rates. That appellate discussion resulted in the published opinion of Cellular Plus v. Superior Court, 14 Cal.App.4th 1224 (cert.denied July 1, 1993). This opinion has twice been the subject of articles in Competition - the Journal of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section of the State Bar of California. He also is a former adjunct professor at the University of San Diego.
Natasha N. SERINO
Natasha Serino joined the Law Offices of Alexander Schack in 2012 and currently practices in the consumer protection and antitrust areas. Natasha has a background in economics and journalism. After just three years, she received her Bachelor of Science from the University of California San Diego, where she studied quantitative economics. Deciding to pursue a legal career, the San Diego native attended the University of San Diego School of Law. While earning her Juris Doctor degree, Natasha had the opportunity to work in a variety of legal settings from ‘big law’ to the public sector. Ms. Serino is currently admitted to practice law in California and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.
Kathy graduated from the University of San Diego School of Business in 1983 earning her Bachelor of Science degree. In 1985 she received her Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of San Diego. Upon graduation Kathy went to work in aerospace for Rohr, Inc. At Rohr Kathy was responsible for all aspects of Program Finance, Accounting, and Program Management. She currently manages the Computer and Accounting departments for the firm and consults on damages and related issues.
Joan joined the firm in early 2013, bringing over 20 years of legal experience working for one of the top St. Louis law firms. She obtained her paralegal certificate from St. Louis College at Meramec and is presently working on her business degree. Joan specializes in litigation, class action, bankruptcy and in electronic court filings.