Christopher S.Maynard


Dallas + 1.214.969.3787

Christopher Maynard is an experienced litigator focused in internal and SEC investigations, antitrust issues in IP litigation, and pro bono matters.

Christopher has been dedicated to managing the day-to-day operations of the Laredo Project after leading a team that obtained relief for one of the earliest clients engaged in the project. He also has had substantial roles in internal investigations and related government investigations of Volkswagen AG and Wal-Mart, Dell, and others. He has obtained summary judgment, affirmed by the Fifth Circuit where members of a cellular communication standard-setting organization were alleged to have conspired to remove technology from a standard. He was a member of the trial team that resulted in a take nothing bench verdict for Texas Instruments, affirmed by the Delaware Supreme Court, regarding claims that Texas Instruments had materially breached a cross-license agreement. He also helped achieve favorable resolution of federal class action and opt-out lawsuits and state indirect purchaser class action lawsuits alleging a price-fixing conspiracy in In re Methionine Antitrust Litigation.

Christopher has represented a number of pro bono clients — unaccompanied minors in immigration matters and federal prisoners seeking commutation through the Clemency Initiative. Two of the latter received commutations on the Obama Administration's penultimate day. He is a member of the Texas State Bar and Dallas Bar Association. He is a graduate of Leadership Arts and helped create the Leadership Arts Alumni Association and the Patricia A. Porter Fellowship in Arts Management.


  • Salvadoran woman granted withholding of removal after nine months in detentionJones Day obtained relief for a Salvadoran woman who had been in the United States for several years.
  • Dell obtains dismissal of securities litigationJones Day represented Dell Inc., the individual defendants and present and former directors of Dell's Board in securities litigation, derivative cases, and ERISA class actions filed in the Western District of Texas, Travis County state court and Delaware Chancery court.
  • EDS resolves consolidated securities fraud action and ERISA class actionJones Day represented Electronic Data Systems Corporation and certain of its current and former officers and directors in a consolidated securities fraud action arising out of EDS' disclosure in September 2002 that its earnings would be lower than anticipated.
  • Morgan Stanley defends shareholder derivative and class actionJones Day is representing Morgan Stanley in a derivative and class action filed on behalf of shareholders regarding the acquisition of Crescent.
  • Texas Instruments wins favorable judgment in dispute over patent portfolio agreementJones Day successfully defended Texas Instruments against a claim by Qualcomm seeking to forfeit its rights under a patent portfolio agreement.
  • Kmart arbitrates against former officers and auditor claiming corporate mismanagementJones Day represented Kmart Corporation in various arbitrations against its former officers and auditor regarding allegations of corporate mismanagement.
  • Nokia defends against Qualcomm's breach of contract claim over license agreementJones Day represented Nokia Corporation in a breach of contract action relating to the specific performance of a cross-license agreement.
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