Chaitra G. Betageri

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Chaitra Betageri focuses her litigation practice on complex commercial disputes and white collar criminal defense matters.  

Prior to joining Larson LLP, Chaitra was a litigation associate at a law firm in San Francisco, where she represented large financial institutions in mortgage banking, banking operations, and class action matters. She previously worked at the Marin County Public Defender's Office, where she represented clients charged with misdemeanors.  

Chaitra received her law degree from Berkeley Law, where she competed on the Trial Team and was a member of the Berkeley Business Law Journal and the Boalt Hall Women's Association. Chaitra received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley. As an undergraduate, she coached high school debate teams and participated in student government.

Firm News

Larson LLP signs CA Equal Pay Pledge

The firm joins California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls in their campaign, Equal Pay CA, to close the state's pay gap.

Benchmark Litigation

Larson LLP shortlisted for "Firm of the Year"

Larson LLP is one of seven Los Angeles firms recognized as finalists for Benchmark Litigation’s 2021 "Firm of the Year" award.

Daily Journal

County agrees to pay $65M to acquitted developer

San Bernardino County, Colonies Partners L.P., and Jeffrey Burum reached a $65 million settlement to resolve the First Amendment civil case, retaliation, and malicious prosecution.

San Bernardino Sun | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

San Bernardino County to pay $65M in Colonies case

San Bernardino County will pay Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeffrey Burum and his Colonies Partners investor group $65 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Mr. Burum in 2018 that alleged malicious prosecution.


County settles 'retaliatory prosecution suit'

San Bernardino County will pay $65 million to end the federal court suit accusing the county of the retaliatory investigation and malicious prosecution of Jeffrey Burum, the parties announced on Nov. 24, 2020.

Los Angeles Business Journal

Larson LLP named among L.A.’s most admired firms

Larson LLP is recognized as one of the “Most Admired Law Firms: L.A.’s Top Firms to Work For” of 2020 for consciously working toward creating a diverse, positive, and supportive environment to help drive the firm’s success.

Daily Journal

Firm's client did not waive affirmative defenses

The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled on Nov. 17, 2020, that Larson LLP's client did not waive affirmative defenses when it did not file an answer to the plaintiffs' amended pleadings in KST Data Inc. v. DXC Technology Co. et al.


Ninth Circuit reverses order in contract dispute

On Nov. 17, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded the district court’s ruling in KST Data Inc. v. DXC Technology Co. et al., a $5.4 million commercial contract dispute, securing another appellate victory for Larson LLP.

Larson O'Brien joins Law Firm Antiracism Alliance

The national coalition of law firms aims to create large-scale, coordinated pro bono projects that address systemic racism.

Firm joins L.A. Represents pro bono initiative

Mayor Eric Garcetti's pro bono initiative is composed of top Los Angeles law firms providing free legal services to residents facing hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


    University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D.

    University of California, Berkeley, B.A.