Chris Lind > Bartlit Beck LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Bartlit Beck LLP
United States


Chris Lind serves as lead trial counsel in high-profile matters before juries, judges, and arbitrators throughout the United States. His representations span an unusually broad range of complex commercial litigation, including matters involving antitrust, accountants’ liability, intellectual property (including patent infringement, trademark infringement, Lanham Act claims, and copyright infringement), fraud and securities litigation, breach of contract, and insurance coverage. Chris served as Special Trial Counsel to the United States in its antitrust enforcement action against Microsoft.

Chris is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. He is known for his ability to distill the most complex cases down to a simple and compelling narrative, as well as his effective cross-examination skills, having cross-examined a wide range of skilled witnesses, including Nobel Prize winning economists, top executives of major corporations, a former FBI director, a former federal judge, and foremost, experts on subjects ranging from antitrust policy to jet engine technology.

Chris joined the firm at its inception, while finishing his last year of law school, and returned after a clerkship with Honorable A. Raymond Randolph on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Chris attended Northwestern University Law School from which he graduated first in his class.

He is a member of the bar in Illinois and Colorado (inactive) and has been admitted to practice in state and federal courts across the country, including the United States Supreme Court.


Northwestern University, Pritzker School of Law, Law Board

Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Bluhm Legal Clinic Advisory Board, Co-Chair

Adjunct Professor of Law: Taught “Trial Technology” class on the use of technology in the practice of law at trial and in preparation for trial, Northwestern University School of Law

Trial Team Coach: Regional Champions, National Quarterfinalists, Northwestern University School of Law

Instructor: Undergraduate Mock Trial Institute, Northwestern University School of Law

Northwestern University Legal Clinic: Lead defense counsel for juvenile clients in attempted murder and burglary trials Fred Bartlit Center for Trial Strategy, Northwestern University School of Law, 1999-2003, Outside Director: Responsible for coordinating Center’s activities and planning and implementing conference on developments and innovations in trial strategy


Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 1994, J.D., summa cum laude

First in Class

John Paul Stevens Award for Academic Excellence

John Henry Wigmore full tuition merit scholarship

Associate Articles Editor, Northwestern University Law Review

University of Michigan, 1990, B.A., in Economics with Highest Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa