For more than 20 years, Chris has successfully defended and prosecuted numerous large commercial litigation and arbitration matters in jurisdictions and arbitration forums around the country. He has successfully defended investment banks, financial advisors, large domestic corporations and their executive officers and directors accused of wrongdoing in a wide variety of commercial litigation and arbitration matters.
Along with his colleagues, he has also successfully prosecuted cases on behalf of shareholders of publicly traded corporations, and injured consumers, against corporate and individual wrongdoers which has resulted in the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars. For example, he has served a prominent role in numerous class actions including: In re Beazer Homes USA, Inc. Sec. Litig. (N.D. Ga. $30.5 million settlement); In re Liquidmetal Techs., Inc. (M.D. Fla. $7 million settlement); In re Omnivision Techs., Inc. Sec. Litig. (N.D. Cal. $13.7 million settlement); In re AFC Enters. Sec. Litig. (N.D. Ga. $15 million settlement); Macy’s Inc. ERISA Class Action (S.D. Ohio $8.5 million settlement), Dougherty v. Cerra, et al., (Kanawha County, West Virginia $1.5 million settlement); In re Teco Energy, Inc. Shareholder Litig., (13th Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County); and Reid, et al. v. Unilever United States, Inc., et al. (N.D. Ill. $10.25 million settlement). Chris is also a certified mediator who stands ready to mediate commercial matters throughout the United States. Whether it is prosecuting, defending, or mediating a case, Chris has one simple goal - obtain justice for his clients.