J. Christian Nemeth

Christian Nemeth is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Chicago office. Chris focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, including contract disputes, business torts, aviation matters, insurance cases, white collar criminal matters and health care litigation.

Chris has represented clients in federal and state courts across the country and has successfully tried cases involving a wide range of matters. Chris has also arbitrated cases in both domestic and international forums.

Chris has extensive appellate experience as well. He has successfully appealed cases to the Seventh, Ninth and Tenth Circuits and to the Illinois Court of Appeals.
Representative Experience

Secured a complete defense verdict on behalf of Celanese Corporation, a leading producer of chemicals and fibers, against breach of contract and fraud allegations seeking approximately $4 billion in damages
Won a federal jury trial and appeal on behalf of Leprino Foods Company, a major food producer, in a $24 million insurance coverage dispute involving an “all risk” policy and a contamination exclusion
Obtained a successful trial verdict for SMG, Inc., the exclusive manufacturer and marketer of hot dogs sold under the brand “Nathan’s Famous” in a case concerning sophisticated financial arrangements and change-of-control provisions, and prevailed on appeal
Won significant damages from a three-member arbitration panel for breach of contract and breach of warranty claims relating to a private aircraft
Represented an individual defendant in a federal jury trial concerning arson and secured a favorable verdict on all arson counts
Obtained forum non conveniens dismissal on behalf of Singapore Airlines in a lawsuit involving an airline crash in Taiwan
Represented multiple clients in connection with various civil investigations by the United States Attorney, state attorneys general, and DHHS OIG
Conducted numerous internal corporate investigations for major health care organizations across the country.

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Areas of Practice 1) Airport & Aviation, 2) Appellate, 3) Chemicals, 4) Class Action, 5) Health Care Litigation, 6) Insurance Disputes, 7) Labor & Employment, 8) Privacy and Data Protection, 9) Trial and 10) White-Collar & Securities Defense
Law School The University of Michigan Law School ( J.D., 2001)
Education Northwestern University (B.A.,1999)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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