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Christina B. Moore

Christina B. Moore


A healthcare litigator, Christina brings practical knowledge of healthcare finance and operations to her representation of clients.

Christina’s career centered on healthcare even in her pre-law days: prior to attending law school, she served as a chief accountant and finance director at a healthcare startup, numerous physician practices, a home health organization, and a major for-profit hospital corporation. She saw firsthand the challenges and complexity of the healthcare industry and worked to align the details of patient care with proactive compliance, organizational growth, and cost efficiency.

Most of Christina’s legal practice has also focused on healthcare, giving her a 360-degree view of the industry. While serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Missouri for nearly a decade, she often handled medical malpractice matters, healthcare fraud, and qui tam actions. She later accepted an in-house counsel role on the medical campus of a large private university, guiding the medical school, health sciences college, and nursing school, as well as a physician practice of more than 500 providers.

At Husch Blackwell, Christina represents clients in a wide variety of healthcare litigation, including insurance questions, reimbursement disputes, regulatory matters, and Department of Justice investigations. With a solid background in the industry, she readily grasps the unique complexities of these cases, as well as the high stakes for healthcare providers and their practices. Christina knows how dedicated the firm’s clients are to providing quality patient care, and she believes they deserve equally dedicated legal advocates.

Christina also has a particular focus on white collar defense within the healthcare industry. She regularly represents clients who have been targeted by government investigations, often persuading the government not to pursue an indictment. Her experience includes qui tam allegations, allegations of tax and other financial fraud, potential violations related to opioids and other prescription drugs, and a variety of other healthcare-related violations. Thanks to her time as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Christina has an inside perspective on the government’s usual roadmap for investigations and indictments, and she has also earned the trust of agents and investigators, helping her achieve faster resolutions. Clients can be confident that Christina will secure the best results possible.




  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2024
  • Leadership St. Louis, 2021-2022 Class
  • Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, March 2021
  • Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2020


  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
    • magna cum laude
    • Order of the Woolsack
    • Saint Louis University Law Journal, Executive Board, Managing Editor
  • B.A., University of Missouri
    • Mathematics


  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Women's Lawyers Association of Greater St. Louis (WLA), Board of Directors; Member at Large, 2020-2021; President, 2022-2023
  • Women’s White Collar Defense Association
  • Theodore McMillian American Inn of Court, Barrister Member 2012-2014
  • Federal Bar Association, St. Louis Chapter, Philanthropy Co-Chair
2023 Pro Bono Contributor

Husch Blackwell is unique in that it has such a broad group of highly specialized and experienced attorneys. It gives me confidence that no matter what the issue, I’m going to be able to find someone who can help.



  • Obtained defense verdicts for federal agency regarding healthcare matters.
  • Successfully obtained jury verdict regarding individual physician pursuant to Controlled Substances Act regarding opioid case.
  • Argued before Eighth Circuit of Appeals on behalf of federal workers, achieving zero defense verdicts.

Risk Management and Compliance

  • As in-house counsel for large private university, proactively counseled medical school, physician practice of 500+ providers, health sciences college and nursing school regarding various risk management, privacy, regulatory and transactional issues.
  • As in-house counsel at large private university, reviewed myriad contracts, implementing contract management software system for most efficient, thorough and cost-effective review and approval record retention process.


  • As Assistant U.S. Attorney, handled affirmative and defensive civil litigation involving medical malpractice, torts, employment discrimination, constitutional claims and other various federal statutes, including qui tam cases involving allegations of fraud, particularly healthcare fraud.

Healthcare Finance

  • As finance director of major for-profit hospital, supervised billing, collections, accounts payable and payroll departments; decreased bad debt expense by 80% from previous year.

White Collar Defense

  • Represented healthcare provider charged with healthcare and tax fraud. Achieved plea agreement requiring defendant to forfeit only a fraction of the original amount, with the tax count dropped. Also achieved immunity for defendant's spouse and family.
  • Represented financial services companies under investigation for alleged roles in various schemes to promote and support conservation easements, successfully keeping clients in non-target status.
  • Represented pharmacy targeted for indictment based on scripts related to opioids and fentanyl. Client not charged.
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Outside the Office

Christina co-founded a book club in 2002 that’s still going strong.

Eager to read for pleasure after graduating law school, Christina and her female classmates formed a book club that has seen them through career changes, weddings and motherhood. Christina now has two sons and a daughter active in baseball and softball.

Christina and her husband also enjoy live music. Mumford & Sons is a favorite, but all the kids have been to at least one Pearl Jam concert with Mom and Dad.

Christina and her daughter recently joined the Gateway Chapter of the National Charity League, which is a group of mothers and daughters who have come together in a commitment to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.

Community Leadership
  • National Charity League, Inc., Gateway Chapter
  • Step It Up, Volunteer