Christopher M.Lomax (Chris)

Associate

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Chris Lomax is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and criminal matters.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Chris was a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice where he primarily focused on human trafficking, hate crimes, and law enforcement misconduct cases. During his time with the DOJ, he conducted numerous grand jury investigations and successfully prosecuted cases in federal courts in Louisiana, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming. He worked closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Marshal Service, and a variety of other federal and state agencies. While at the DOJ, Chris received two Special Commendations for Outstanding Service, a Special Achievement Award, and was recognized for outstanding contributions to DOJ's Attorney Mentorship Program.

In addition to his extensive litigation experience, Chris currently serves on the teaching faculty for Harvard Law School's Trial Advocacy Workshop and has served as faculty for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

Chris maintains an active pro bono practice, representing indigent criminal defendants in Florida state courts and unaccompanied children in immigration and juvenile dependency proceedings.

In 2012, Chris was an EnVest Foundation 40 Under 40 Award Recipient for outstanding community service. In 2016, he was named one of the 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Experience

  • Universities defend multidistrict putative class action litigation brought by former football playersJones Day is serving as lead counsel for all NCAA member institution defendants in a multidistrict litigation ("MDL") consolidating more than 300 putative class actions brought on behalf of former football players.
  • Chevron to buy Pasadena Refining System for $350 million from Petrobras America Inc.Jones Day is advising Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, in its purchase of all of the equity interests of Pasadena Refining System Inc. (“PRSI”) and PRSI Trading, LLC from Petrobras America Inc. for $350 million, subject to adjustments for working capital.
  • University system conducts internal investigation into allegations of sexual assaultJones Day has been retained by a university system to conduct an independent investigation relating to allegations of sexual assault, as well as to assist the university in its responses to threatened litigation.
  • Investors resolve dispute with claimed inventor of low energy nuclear reaction deviceJones Day represented an investment company, two alternative energy technology companies, and two executives in connection with litigation brought by Andrea Rossi and Leonardo Corporation.
  • ResMed successfully resolves antitrust litigation brought by competitorJones Day represented ResMed Corp. in connection with antitrust litigation brought by 3B Medical, Inc. alleging monopolization and exclusive dealing.
  • Crédito Real acquires 65 percent of AFS Acceptance to scale up its used car business in the U.S.Jones Day advised Crédito Real, S.A.B de C.V., SOFOM, E.R. ("Crédito Real") in its acquisition of 65 percent of the equity interests issued by AFS Acceptance LLC, a financial institution focused on granting loans for the acquisition of used cars in the U.S.
  • Major multinational corporation undergoes internal investigation into accounting fraud and corruptionJones Day conducted an internal investigation into alleged accounting fraud and corruption in the international operations of a major publicly traded multinational corporation.
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