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Chris Patton represents both defendants and plaintiffs in a variety of complex commercial disputes, including contract cases, antitrust suits, fiduciary duty litigation, and intellectual property matters. Among other recent successes, Chris was a key member of the trial team that represented Energy Transfer Partners in its 2014 jury trial against Enterprise Products Partners that resulted in a verdict of hundreds of millions of dollars in ETP’s favor. Chris’s outstanding work on this and other matters has earned him the recognition of his peers, having been selected as a "Texas Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters for 2015-2017.
Prior to joining Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, LLP, Chris practiced law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York. At Cravath, he worked on high-profile litigations, including a Department of Justice antitrust suit challenging established credit card industry practices, a securities fraud class action related to the Madoff Ponzi scheme, and a suit seeking to compel a prominent Swiss bank to disclose account holders’ names in violation of Swiss privacy law. During his time at Cravath, Chris also successfully fought for and obtained asylum for a Tibetan monk.
Chris received his J.D., with honors, from the George Washington University Law School where he served as Managing Editor of the George Washington International Law Review. Chris received his B.A. from Brigham Young University. He is licensed to practice in Texas and New York.
Chris is married to Janelle, and they have three children. He is also an accomplished jazz pianist.