A founding partner of Seeger Weiss, Chris is widely recognized as a highly innovative and accomplished plaintiff attorney. Chiefly known for multidistrict mass torts and class actions involving drug injury, toxic injury and personal injury, Chris’s versatile practice also includes product liability, property damage, antitrust, third-party payer litigation, as well as consumer, insurance, and securities fraud.
Chris has led some of the most complex, groundbreaking, and high-profile litigations in the U.S. representing plaintiffs and achieving landmark settlements in cases including the 3M Combat Arms Earplug Litigation, National Prescription Opiate Litigation, NFL Players’ Concussion Litigation, Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” Litigation, Vioxx Litigation, and Syngenta AG MIR 162 Corn Litigation. His unique experience makes him a knowledgeable and capable litigator and negotiator, highly regarded among both his peers and opponents.
Currently, Chris serves as co-lead counsel in the 3M Combat Arms Earplug Litigation, Philips Recalled CPAP, Bi-Level Pap, and Mechanical Ventilator Litigation, Social Media Adolescent Addiction/Personal Injury Litigation, and Proton-Pump Inhibitor Litigation. He is also appointed to the plaintiffs’ executive committees in the National Prescription Opiate Litigation and East Palestine Train Derailment Litigation. Often chosen by the courts to serve as lead counsel, co-lead Counsel, liaison counsel, or member of the plaintiffs’ executive and/or steering committee, Chris received the most multidistrict litigation (MDL) appointments of any lawyer between 2016 and 2019 according to a 2020 ALM study.
Chris is regularly quoted by the press regarding his work on nationally and internationally prominent cases, including in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Associated Press, Bloomberg, Reuters, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, and ESPN.
Chris started his career as a corporate defense lawyer representing the interests of big business. Struck by the imbalance of power between corporations and the individuals harmed by them, he left to become a plaintiff attorney. The son of a union carpenter who worked his way through school, Chris is a former amateur boxer and a current Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. Now, whether working on a class action involving thousands of people against a multinational conglomerate or an individual case protecting one client’s rights, he fights with the same passion and conviction.