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Dallas, Texas 75201
Chris Maynard is a trial lawyer with deep experience in antitrust, general commercial, and securities and shareholder litigation in state and federal courts.
Chris obtained summary judgment, affirmed by the Fifth Circuit, in Golden Bridge Technology, Inc. v. Nokia Inc., et al., in which members of a cellular communication standard-setting organization were alleged to have conspired to remove technology from a standard. Chris was a member of the trial team in Texas Instruments Inc. v. Qualcomm Incorporated, which resulted in a take nothing bench verdict for Texas Instruments, affirmed by the Delaware Supreme Court, regarding claims that Texas Instruments had materially breached the companies' cross-license agreement. He also helped achieve favorable resolution of federal class action and opt-out suits and state indirect purchaser class action suits alleging a price-fixing conspiracy in In re Methionine Antitrust Litigation. Additionally, Chris has obtained favorable outcomes in securities litigation for Dell, EDS, and Morgan Stanley and in contract matters for Nokia, 7-Eleven, and STERIS. He also has handled class actions, internal investigations, and third-party subpoenas in civil litigation and government investigations on behalf of numerous clients.
Chris has been recognized as a Texas Rising Star since 2007 and is a member of the Texas State Bar, Dallas Bar Association, and the ABA. He is a graduate of Leadership Arts and helped create the Leadership Arts Alumni Association and the Patricia A. Porter Fellowship in Arts Management.
|Areas of Practice||1) Business and Tort Litigation (USA), 2) Antitrust & Competition Law, 3) Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement and 4) Intellectual Property|
|Law School||Case Western Reserve University School of Law|
|Education||University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1998)|
|Bar Member / Association||Texas and Ohio|
|Most recent firm||Jones Day|
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