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


  • 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
  • Acted as lead counsel in confidential ERISA-based Department of Labor investigations involving fiduciary breaches, VEBA registrations and propriety of investments

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Recognition


  • The Best Lawyers in America 2019, 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