Overview


J. Christian (Chris) Nemeth provides legal counsel on complex commercial litigation and government investigations, including ERISA matters, financial and banking cases, business torts and breach of contract actions. Chris is the Co-Chair of the Firm’s ERISA Litigation group and works closely with the Firm’s Employee Benefits department on all types of Litigation matters, Department of Labor investigations and similar issues.

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Results


  • Defending a major retailer in connection with a putative class action alleging that our client issued notices relating to continuing health care coverage that failed to comply with the requirements of COBRA. The plaintiffs seek penalties as a result of the issuance of the allegedly defective notices, which can be up to $110 per day per participant. The courts’ decision in this case could be precedent setting, given the volume of employers who could be potentially subject to similar claims
  • 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
  • Representing appraisal organization in federal appellate court action involving propriety of approximately $350 million ESOP valuation
  • Successfully represented a large company in defending a billion dollar corporate valuation for purposes of an executive compensation dispute

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Recognitions


  • The Legal 500 US 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2019 to 2021, Commercial Litigation

Community


  • International Association of Defense Counsel

Credentials


Education
University of Michigan Law School, JD, 2001
Northwestern University, BA, cum laude, 1999

Admissions
California
Florida
Illinois

Courts/Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
US District Court for the District of Colorado
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

J. Christian Nemeth

Insights & Events / Media

New York, NY / Speaking Engagements / November 22, 2019

Chicago, IL / McDermott Event / October 10, 2019

On the Subject / September 10, 2019

On the Subject / February 7, 2019

Benefits Law Journal / November 2018

Retirement Counseling (Society of Financial Service Professionals) / June 2018

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association / July 2017

Food & Drink Magazine / June 14, 2017

Food & Drink Magazine / March 31, 2017

On the Subject / November 21, 2016

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