Christopher specializes in antitrust and class action litigation.
Representative matters include:
- Capacitors Price-Fixing Antitrust Litigation: The Firm is Sole Lead Counsel in a class action lawsuit alleging that global capacitor manufacturers conspired to fix prices, forcing direct purchasers to pay more. Class is certified and trial is set for 2020. Initial settlements in the case total $219.5 million; and
- Restasis Antitrust Litigation: The Firm is Interim Co-Lead Counsel representing the Self-Insured Schools of California in a class action lawsuit against Allergan, Inc. The suit alleges that Allergan participated in a scheme to delay generic competition to Allergan’s blockbuster Restasis drug and extended its monopoly in the Restasis market through a series of fraudulent and anticompetitive acts.
Before joining the Firm, Christopher was a law clerk for Associate Justice Lamar W. Baker of the California Second District Court of Appeal, Division Five, where he drafted opinions on various issues. In addition, he cite-checked and record-checked drafts and separate opinions for circulation to other chambers, proofread opinions prior to filing, and observed oral arguments to assist Justice Baker in making decisions. Prior to this, he was a post-bar fellow at the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office, where he drafted motions, conducted legal research, interviewed clients, and assisted with trial efforts.
While in law school, Christopher was an associate editor of the UCLA Law Review and participated in the 2016 American Red Cross Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition, where his team was awarded Best Overall Team Research and Writing. In addition, he worked as a certified legal intern for the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office, where he worked on complex securities fraud cases, represented clients at arraignment, and participated heavily in a trial, including examination of witnesses.