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Chris Patton specializes in complex business litigation. His extensive trial experience in both state and federal courts has led to significant victories on behalf of a diverse set clients. His practice focuses on multiple areas of law including antitrust, intellectual property, fiduciary duty, securities, trusts and estates, oil and gas, employment, and contract claims. Chris’s outstanding work has earned him the recognition of his peers, having been selected as a "Texas Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters for 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Prior to joining Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, LLP, Chris practiced commercial litigation in New York at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Chris received his J.D., with honors, from the George Washington University Law School, and he obtained his B.A. from Brigham Young University. Chris is married to Janelle and they have three children. He is an accomplished jazz pianist.
Chris is licensed to practice in Texas and New York.
- Represented a pipeline company in a jury trial related to the alleged formation of a partnership to market and operate a multi-billion dollar pipeline project, which resulted in the jury awarding substantial damages in the client’s favor.
- Represented a multi-national medical equipment manufacturer in a federal jury trial involving antitrust monopolization claims relating to equipment’s repair and maintenance.
- Represented a New York-based design and advertising firm in a contract and copyright infringement dispute filed in federal court in New York, and settling on highly favorable terms.
- Represented a medical billing company in a matter involving trade secret and fiduciary duty claims.
- Represented a health supplements company in a bet-the-company, multi-party arbitration related to a former CEO’s departure, ending in a favorable settlement allowing the client to continue operations.
- Represented an investment fund in a securities fraud class action related to the Madoff Ponzi scheme.
- Represented a prominent Swiss bank in a suit seeking to compel the disclosure of account holders’ names in violation of Swiss privacy law.
- Texas Trade Secret Litigation, ALM Media (2018) / Purchase