Chris Lopata handles civil litigation and class actions, focusing on credit reporting, product liability, toxic torts, contract disputes, and a wide range of commercial litigation.
Chris appears in federal and state courts throughout the country in actions related to consumer credit reporting, lead paint, and tobacco as part of Jones Day's national representations of Experian Information Solutions, The Sherwin-Williams Company, and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
He has served as lead trial counsel for an array of commercial disputes in New York State courts. Chris also counsels clients who have sought and obtained favorable settlements in non-trial bound business disputes.
Chris has extensive experience coordinating electronic discovery and serves as the New York Office coordinator on e-discovery issues. When not steeped in e-discovery, he works with, and has developed, a wide range of expert witnesses, including accountants, economists, historians, and chemists.
Chris teaches continuing legal education programs about e-discovery. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
- Spring 2014
Electronic Discovery: Hofstra University School of Law
- April 11, 2013
Electronic Discovery, New York Law School
Various in-house CLE presentations covering deposition and motion practice, effective management of paralegals and secretarial assistants, technology in the courtroom, and other litigation practice topics.
In-house CLE presentation on use of technology to facilitate practice management.
- Georgetown University (J.D. 1996; Editor-in-Chief, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics); Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (M.S. with honors 1993); Georgetown College (B.A. magna cum laude with honors in English and Government 1992)
- New York; U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of New York; and all New York State courts
- Law Clerk to Judge Joan Zeldon, Superior Court of the District of Columbia (1996-1997)