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Bar Admissions

Bar of the State of New York
Victoria (Australia)
Southern District of New York                 Eastern District of New York                     US Court Of Appeals, Second Circuit


LL.M., University of Melbourne, Australia
LL.B., Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
B.A., Monash University, Melbourne, Australia


“The Collateral Use of Construction Professionals’ Violations of Licensing Regulations and Codes of Ethics,”Journal of the American College of Construction Professionals, Volume 1, Issue 2, (2007)
“Key Aspects of Structural Condition Assessments,” Structure Magazine, (2006)

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Practice Areas

  • Complex & General Commercial Litigation
  • International and Domestic Arbitration
  • Construction (agreements and litigation)
  • Intellectual Property & Technology, including trade secrets
  • International Law
  • Whistleblower Law

Chris Fladgate is a partner at Garson, Segal, Steinmetz, Fladgate LLP.

Over the past 17 years, Chris has developed a practice encompassing Federal whistleblowers, construction law, intellectual property and commercial litigation by working with high-profile firms and clients in New York, Hong Kong and Australia.

Federal Whistleblowers

Chris represents clients who have submitted multiple Federal whistleblower claims. Under the Dodd-Frank Act, Federal whistleblowers are eligible for between 10% and 30% of any assessed penalty for providing information to the SEC, CFTC or IRS that opens either opens the relevant investigation or contributes new information to an existing investigation. 

Construction Law

Chris drafts and negotiates all forms of construction-related agreements and represents a high-profile, world renowned sporting organization in relation to its capital works strategic and, since 2014, has prepared and negotiated a design and construction agreements with a combined contract value in excess of $750 million for the same client.

Chris also represents owners, design professionals, contractors and subcontractors in all forms of construction litigation and arbitration – from lien disputes through to complex dispute work.

Intellectual Property

Chris represents a wide array of clients drafting and negotiating IP-related agreements, as well as litigating, on their behalf. Some of Chris’ clients include award winning photographers and Academy Award winners.

Chris started his legal career with Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) in Australia.  While at Mallesons, Chris worked in Hong Kong office before taking his legal talents to the Big Apple in 2005, Chris where he joined Zetlin & DeChiara.

Chris is admitted to practice in New York, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Victoria (Australia) and the High Court of Australia.

Chris can be contacted at 212-380-3623 or via email at