Christopher "Chris" Klimmek practices in the area of complex business disputes and has experience with trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts, and with arbitration proceedings. He has litigated a wide variety of claims, including breach of contract, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, successor liability, violations of state and federal securities laws, unfair trade practices and false claims acts.
Before joining the firm, Chris practiced for five years in Washington, D.C., and clerked for the Honorable Jane R. Roth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Represented nationwide energy company in arbitration proceeding arising from power purchase agreement that resulted in award rejecting opponent's claim and sustaining company's counterclaim in full
Represented leading travel services company in securing dismissal of putative consumer class action
Represented special litigation committee of the board of directors of a community bank in investigation and report on shareholder demand and subsequent suit challenging pending merger; the committee's report resulted in dismissal of the suit
Represented prominent aviation business in parallel proceedings in Connecticut and New York arising from dispute over joint venture; matter was settled on favorable terms at the pleading stage
Assisted with defense of prominent international bank in parallel actions brought by customers and regulators in state and federal court and with administration of subsequent class action settlement
magna cum laude2008Order of the Coif; The Tax Lawyer, Co-Managing Editor
Recognized as Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by the Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition, 2009