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Christopher Lovrien (Chris)

Partner-in-Charge California Region


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  • Harvard University (J.D. 1998); University of St. Thomas (B.A. summa cum laude 1995)

Bar Admissions

  • California, Virginia, and District of Columbia


  • Law Clerk to Judge Jerome Turner, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee (1998-1999)

Government Service

  • Honors Internship Program, Office of General Counsel, Federal Bureau of Investigation (1996)

Christopher Lovrien represents companies in high-stakes commercial litigation, deal disputes, contested bankruptcy matters, securities litigation, and the defense of consumer class actions. As a trial lawyer he has litigated cases in courts throughout the U.S. and has substantial experience in arbitration and mediation. Clients also rely on Chris to defend them, and their officers and directors, in internal and SEC investigations. He is the Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's California Region, which encompasses five offices and nearly 300 lawyers.

Chris's recent accomplishments include prevailing as trial counsel for American Apparel in its contested chapter 11 confirmation hearing, leading the Firm's representation of Macy's in an arbitrated real estate dispute that culminated in a five-day hearing and a unanimous victory for the client, and defeating federal securities claims at the trial court and on appeal arising out of the sale of a well-known restaurant chain.

Chris has litigated dozens of putative class actions and opt-out cases involving federal and state antitrust and unfair competition laws (including California Bus. & Prof. Code section 17200). These matters have involved notable companies in the apparel, consumer products, e-commerce, pharmaceutical, restaurant, and technology industries.

Chris serves on the Board of Overseers for the RAND Institute for Civil Justice and as the chairman for the Children's Bureau Board of Trustees.

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