Chris has a broad-based commercial litigation practice. Since joining the firm in 2006, Chris has represented companies in a variety of industries ranging from hedge funds to national retailers and he has litigated commercial matters involving, among other things, intellectual property disputes, breach of contract disputes, product and premises liability and employment matters. Chris also is experienced in alternative dispute resolution, having represented clients in numerous mediations as well as arbitrations before both the American Arbitration Association and FINRA.
Chris has also represented clients in several high-profile mass tort litigations. Notably, Chris was part of a team of attorneys who represented firearm manufacturers and distributors in the highly publicized public nuisance and negligent marketing trial of NAACP v. AA Arms, Inc., et al., Case no. CV-99-3999 (E.D.n.Y., J. Weinstein), which was tried to a defense verdict for the firearm industry. The verdict was selected as one of the top 10 defense verdicts of 2003 by both The National Law Journal and the New York Law Journal.
Chris received his B.A. in Political Science from Boston College in 1990 and his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1993. Chris is admitted to practice in New York State and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. In addition to litigating case in New York, Chris has litigated cases in state and federal courts in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and West Virginia.