Seattle, Washington 98101
Chris Durbin is a partner in the Commercial Litigation, Commercial Class Action Litigation, Securities Litigation, Privacy, and White Collar & Regulatory Defense practice groups and a member of the Cooley Litigation Department. He joined the firm in 2001 and is resident in the Firm's Seattle office.
Mr. Durbin's practice encompasses a range of litigation matters in federal and state courts, including consumer and privacy class actions, private securities litigation, white collar defense, and regulatory investigations, as well as pre-litigation counseling, including risk assessment, insurance matters, and informal dispute resolution.
Mr. Durbin also has extensive trial experience, including two federal white collar trials involving allegations of stock-option backdating—one of which, United States v. Roberts, resulted in the first acquittal of a stock-options backdating defendant—as well as a two-part trial in In re Pacific Gas & Electric Co., in which the bankruptcy court approved of PG&E's plan of reorganization in what was at the time the largest utility bankruptcy proceeding in U.S. history.
Mr. Durbin's practice also focuses on federal and state appellate litigation. He has prepared and argued a wide variety of notices, motions, petitions, writs, and briefs in various federal and state courts of appeal.
|Areas of Practice||1) Pro Bono, 2) Commercial Class Action Litigation, 3) White Collar & Regulatory Defense, 4) Commercial Litigation, 5) Privacy & Data Protection, 6) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act & International Anti-Corruption and 7) Securities Litigation|
|Law School||University of Washington School of Law JD, 2001|
|Education||Gonzaga University, B.A., 1997|
|Bar Member / Association||California State Bar Association, Washington State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Cooley LLP|
Duties: - HR duties: screen resumes, initial interviews, manage benefits and insurance programs with outside vendors, manage payroll with outside vendors - Coordinate with IT & manage backup sys...
Staff Counsel The Staff Counsel will assist the General Counsel and Associate General Counsel in providing legal advice to Moneytree’s directors, officers and employees with regard to legal mat...
Claim Counsel, Bond and SI
Claim Counsel, Bond and SI The candidate will analyze, investigate, negotiate and resolve moderate severity Bond claims with moderate supervision by claims management. Will make appropriate decision...
|+ View more jobs|
A. Harrison Barnes is a well-known attorney throughout the United States. As a member of the Malibu community, Harrison is committed to serving the needs of Malibu residents and businesses in legal matters.
Benjamin P. Smith is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. He is a trial lawyer with a particular focus on high-stakes disputes in the biotechnology, medical device, and internet industries.