Chris has built an extensive practice encompassing all aspects of criminal and civil litigation. Splitting his time between serving as a plaintiffs’ lawyer and a defense lawyer, Chris focuses on cases in the entertainment industry, intellectual property, securities, employment, professional liability, and white collar crimes. Prior to joining Boies Schiller Flexner, Chris co-founded Los Angeles litigation boutique, Caldwell Leslie & Proctor.
An experienced negotiator and trial lawyer, Chris is known for his ability to obtain pretrial rulings dismissing claims brought against his clients, and has also accumulated an extraordinary record of victories in both trials and arbitral proceedings. He repeatedly has been hired as trial counsel shortly before the trials began, and has shown his ability to quickly master the facts and achieve favorable results.
Chris advises major media companies, movie studios, and the Motion Picture Association of America, among others. He also regularly represents Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes securities class actions, SEC enforcement proceedings, criminal investigations, and employment disputes. As a “lawyer’s lawyer,” he also is regularly retained by national law firms for representation in malpractice cases.