Mr. Christopher Robertson is Co-Chair of the National Whistleblower Team and a member of the Complex Litigation, Capital Markets and Investment Management practice areas in the Boston Office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. His areas of focus include complex commercial and financial litigation, securities litigation, consumer fraud litigation, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and internal investigations.
He has defended and advised corporations, broker-dealers, investment companies, investment advisers, advertisers and media companies, Internet companies, and their officers and directors in connection with class actions, derivative and private litigation, as well as audits, investigations, arbitrations and litigation commenced by federal and state authorities, self-regulatory organizations, and shareholders.
He has handled matters and tried cases in the federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as before the U.S. Congress, U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, state securities and consumer protection agencies, and self-regulatory bodies, including the NYSE, AMEX and NASD.
Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Mr. Robertson was Senior Counsel with the SEC’s Division of Enforcement in Washington, D.C., where he investigated and litigated, among others, accounting, insider trading, investment management, corporate misconduct, investment adviser and broker-dealer matters.
Mr. Robertson served as the co-chair of the Securities Law Committee of the Boston Bar Association from 2000 through 2003 and has written and spoken frequently on securities and SEC issues, appearing as a guest commentator on Greater Boston with Emily Rooney on WGBH Television in Boston, WBIX Radio in Framingham, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Hedgeworld Magazine, the Boston Business Journal and Dow Jones.
- J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law (1992)
- A.B., Harvard University (1987)
- Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
- American Bar Association (Litigation Section)
- Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni
- Boston Bar Association (Former Co-Chair, Securities Law Committee)
- FINRA Arbitrator
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- New England Chapter of the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society (Founding Chair)
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