Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Christopher Mellott represents clients in litigation ranging from contract disputes, commercial transactions, defamation, utilities law, antitrust, consumer fraud, construction, and product liability trials.
Mr. Mellott was successful in having a $60 million judgment on a State consumer fraud claim against a Venable client overturned. He also successfully obtained enforcement of a multi million dollar commercial loan through summary judgment without need of discovery. Mr. Mellott obtained a reversal of an industry-wide regulation of electric utilities and affiliates in an argument before the Maryland Court of Appeals. He advises corporations and trade associations on antitrust matters, including distribution, wholesale, and retail pricing restrictions. And, in a challenge to an Internet subscription contract, he successfully defended the terms of that online contract.
A variety of matters comprise Mr. Mellott's recent cases. These include libel claims against the media, deregulation in the electric industry, defense of professional malpractice claims, and defense of a U.S. corporation against claims arising from fraud by employees of a foreign joint venture.
Active in his community, Mr. Mellott is chair of Law Firm Liaison Counsel to Baltimore City Sitting Judges; past president of the William & Mary Law School Alumni Board and past member of the Law School Board of Trustees; coach in the Roland Park Baseball League; past chair of Venable's Pro Bono Committee; and member of his church choir.
|Areas of Practice||1) Commercial Litigation, 2) Appellate Litigation, 3) Antitrust, 4) Antitrust Investigations, 5) Litigation and 6) ERISA / Employee Benefits Class Action Defense|
|Law School||William & Mary Law School (J.D., 1980)|
|Education||Duke University (B.S.E., 1977)|
|Bar Member / Association||Maryland State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Venable LLP|
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