Chris Pottmeyer represents clients in high-stakes commercial disputes in state and federal courts. Chris has assisted clients resolve disputes involving contract breaches, business torts, class actions, securities violations, construction disputes, investigations, and insurance recovery. His experience includes successfully briefing and arguing motions in limine and dispositive motions, taking and defending depositions, and coordinating strategy and fact development through every stage of litigation.
Chris recently served as the lead associate representing one of the world's largest steel producers in a three-week bench trial in federal court. He was responsible for all trial preparation, including witness preparation, pretrial filings, and defense strategy. Chris was also a member of a team that successfully defended Pittsburgh's largest health care organization in several high-profile disputes. Most recently, Chris argued a dispositive motion and secured the complete dismissal of breach of contract and fraudulent inducement claims brought against the former owner of an industrial complex.
Chris actively participates in the Pro Se Pro Bono ADR Program in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, where he advises pro se litigants for purposes of alternative dispute resolution. Before joining Jones Day, Chris was a teacher and mentor for students with developmental disabilities.
- University of Virginia (J.D. 2017; Senior Editor, Virginia Journal of Criminal Law); Oberlin College (B.A. in History 2011)
- Intern, United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania (2015)