Christopher Cotton

Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

Christopher V. Cotton’s practice is focused on product liability defense and complex litigation, primarily on the defense of national and international corporations in consumer product litigation. Chris has coordinated and defended individual and class action lawsuits in federal and state courts across the country at trial and appellate court levels.

Chris also advises clients with respect to corporate document retention and e-discovery issues. He liaises with in-house counsel, corporate records personnel and IT groups regarding records management and technology systems to help ensure efficient, proper responses to discovery demands. Chris also consults with case teams regarding discovery matters, including hold notices and record preservation and collection issues.

Chris has participated in project teams relating to litigation holds and the use of search and retrieval technology for discovery purposes. He has authored a number of recent papers on electronic discovery and litigation issues and is a frequent speaker on discovery-related topics.

He is also a regular author for Shook’s E-Discovery Litigation Update, and he has contributed to the firm’s Product Liability Litigation Report and Food & Beverage Litigation Update.


  • J.D., high distinction, University of Iowa College of Law, 1999
    • Journal of Corporation Law, Senior Note and Comment Editor
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Mount Saint Clare College, 1996

Bar Admissions:

  • Iowa
  • Missouri
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • The Sedona Conference, Working Group 1: Electronic Document Retention & Production (2005-present)
  • The Sedona Conference, Working Group 6: International Electronic Information Management, Discovery & Disclosure (2005-present)
  • Defense Research Institute, E-Discovery Committee, Chair (2008-2010); Vice-Chair (2007-2008)
  • American Bar Association, Law & Technology Committee, Vice Chair (2007-2008)
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers


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