Chris Combs - McDermott Will & Emery


Chris Combs has represented financial institutions, corporations and individuals in a variety of litigation matters, including complex commercial disputes, federal regulatory investigations, antitrust litigation, class actions and internal investigations. In addition, he maintains an active pro bono practice focused on immigration and criminal appeals matters.

Prior to law school, he spent three years as a Teach for America corps member and high school English teacher in the Mississippi Delta.


  • Represented a consortium of financial institutions in litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery arising from the multi-billion-dollar acquisition of a social media company*
  • Represented a large technology company in a significant antitrust lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission*
  • Represented a public healthcare company in a trade secret and non-compete dispute in federal district court*
  • Represented an incarcerated individual in a successful pro bono criminal appeal where the New York Court of Appeals awarded a new trial on constitutional grounds*

*Matter handled prior to joining McDermott


Columbia Law School, JD, 2019
Vanderbilt University, BA, 2013

New York

US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York