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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Christopher Robertson

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Commercial Liitgation; Business Torts; Contract Disputes; Corporate; Capital Markets; Commercial class Action Defense; Securities & Financial Litigation; Foreign Corrupt Practices; Institutional Investor; Derivatives; Financial Services


Mr. Robertson is Co-Chair of the National Whistleblower Team and a member of the Complex Litigation, Capital Markets and Investment Management practice areas in the Boston Office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. His areas of focus include complex commercial and financial litigation, securities litigation, consumer fraud litigation, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and internal investigations.  He has defended and advised corporations, broker-dealers, investment companies, investment advisers, advertisers and media companies, Internet companies, and their officers and directors in connection with class actions, derivative and private litigation, as well as audits, investigations, arbitrations and litigation commenced by federal and state authorities, self-regulatory organizations, and shareholders.  He has handled matters and tried cases in the federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as before the U.S. Congress, U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, state securities and consumer protection agencies, and self-regulatory bodies, including the NYSE, AMEX and NASD.  Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Mr. Robertson was Senior Counsel with the SEC’s Division of Enforcement in Washington, D.C., where he investigated and litigated, among others, accounting, insider trading, investment management, corporate misconduct, investment adviser and broker-dealer matters.


American Bar Association (Litigation Section)

Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni

Boston Bar Association (Former Co-Chair, Securities Law Committee)

FINRA Arbitrator

Massachusetts Bar Association

New England Chapter of the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society (Founding Chair)


J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law (1992) cum laude, A.B., Harvard University (1987) cum laud, Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

United States: Dispute resolution

Securities litigation - defense

Within: Securities litigation - defense

Seyfarth Shaw LLP defends clients in both securities litigation and SEC investigations, and climbs the ranking this year. Among those clients are investment banks and both large and mid-sized corporates in sectors such as technology, biotech, hospitality and financial services. Its deep bench of securities litigators works from Boston, New York, Washington DC and California. The firm recently hired Steven Paradise from Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP to work alongside key partner Gregory Markel in New York. Markel and up-and-coming partner Giovanna Ferrari in San Francisco are representing individual officers of a bank in 10b5 class actions alleging that they made material misrepresentations and omissions concerning the prospects for a bankrupt e-commerce and t-commerce company. Also recommended are Boston-based partners William Prickett and Christopher Robertson.

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