Mr. Christopher Lee is an associate in Seyfarth Shaw’s Litigation Department, and a member of the Financial Services, Securities, and Class Action Defense practice groups. He advises and represents nationwide and global corporations in regulatory enforcement proceedings and high-stakes litigation. Mr. Lee has particular expertise in representing financial institutions.
Mr. Lee’s specialty is in the prosecution and defense of complex actions, including civil RICO and class actions. He has prosecuted civil RICO actions involving dozens of entities and tens of millions of dollars in both the insurance and health care fields.
He has also defended officers and directors in securities class actions arising under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as well as financial institutions in consumer class actions arising under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and California’s Unfair Competition Law. More recently, he began defending Taft-Hartley benefit plans in class actions brought under ERISA.
As a member of Seyfarth Shaw’s National Whistleblower Team, Mr. Lee counsels officers, directors, and compliance committees faced with whistleblower complaints filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and/or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Mr. Lee is dedicated to increasing access to pro bono services to disenfranchised communities. He currently serves on the Pro Bono Advisory Council for Asian Americans Advancing Justice, the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.
- J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (2010)
- Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review
- B.A., University of California, Irvine (2002)
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