Chris counsels clients on toxic tort, commercial litigation, and business transactions, with a focus on complex litigation involving the defense of toxic injury product liability and premises liability claims involving asbestos, mold, and airborne and water-borne contaminants and chemicals.
He represents multinational manufacturers of heavy industrial equipment, such as valves, pumps, and automobile engine gaskets and brakes; flooring material manufacturers; pesticide and fertilizer manufacturers and suppliers; and chemical and petrochemical companies.
Chris has successfully defended cases involving exposure to contaminants at sea (and in port) under federal maritime law, including Jones Act claims and claims brought under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, as well as claims involving premises owners and alleged toxic exposures on those premises. He also has experience with litigation involving federal (including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) and state environmental statutes. He is also adept at overseeing and managing complex litigation in a national counsel role and has spearheaded coordination of statewide discovery and investigation for several major industrial manufacturers.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Christopher Strunk