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Chris is an experienced trial lawyer, having litigated business and regulatory disputes across North Carolina and the Southeast. His litigation experience includes bet the company regulatory disputes, complex business torts, commercial and contract disputes, and financial services litigation.
Chris is is a veteran trial lawyer with a diverse litigation practice focusing on business and administrative disputes. Regularly serving clients in complex civil and regulatory disputes, he has been lead counsel in hundreds of cases for businesses ranging in size from a few employees to Fortune 100 companies. While Chris is most in his element when on his feet in a courtroom, his practical and business minded approach to resolving disputes is appreciated by executives and in-house legal teams alike. His extensive experience includes bet-the company administrative litigation, high exposure commercial disputes between businesses, and a wide variety of technology, corporate governance, finance and regulatory disputes.
Chris represents both national and local business interests, including Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 listed companies, in class actions, financial services and lending disputes, software design, development and implementation disputes, corporate governance and shareholder rights disputes, and antitrust and manufacturing disputes. Additionally, he has tried multiple cases against North Carolina governmental agencies before ALJs in the Office of Administrative Hearings, and regularly represents clients before administrative boards. He has been lead counsel in multiple jury and bench trials, and arbitrations, has appeared and argued appeals before both the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court, and has made countless courtroom appearances as lead counsel nationwide representing the firm’s clients.
A representative sample of clients that Chris has represented in publicly filed matters includes: Wells Fargo, N.A., Meridian Senior Living, Mecklenburg County, Caliber Home Loans, Inc., Grandfather Home for Children, Inc., Branch Bank and Trust Corp., AscendOne Corp., Mecklenburg County, UNC Health Systems, Consert, Inc., Snug Harbor on Nelson Bay, Inc., and Bayer Crop Science.
*Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.
Creator, editor and contributor: “The Compass” North Carolina and Fourth Circuit business and technology litigation blog
Creator and contributor: “BOOM, BUST & RECRIMINATION: A Consumer Finance Investigation and Enforcement Blog” (www.consumerfinanceinvestigation.blogspot.com)
“It’s a Small World: Opportunities and Pitfalls in Complex Federal Litigation Against International Opponents,” The Litigator, Vol. 27, No. 4, June 2007.
Panelist, "2013 Legislative Reform Round Up: Challenges Facing The Courts 2013," NCBA CLE, November 22, 2013
“Dodd-Frank Act-Where Are We Now?”: Presented to the Association of Corporate Counsel, Research Triangle Area Chapter, January 2011, North Carolina
“Litigation for Non-Litigators and Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods”: Presented to the Association of Corporate Counsel, Research Triangle Chapter, November, 2010, North Carolina
“Attorney Client Privilege for County Attorneys”: Presented at the North Carolina Association of County Attorneys Annual Conference, February 2008, North Carolina.
Consumer Finance Litigation
Financial Services Litigation