PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

Over the past 18 years, Chris has developed a practice encompassing Federal whistleblowers, construction law, intellectual property and commercial arbitration and 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 vision 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, Academy Award and Emmy Award winners. In 2020, Chris was on the trial team that prevailed in trial before SDNY, obtaining a verdict for willful infringement of a famous artist's work, against a major internet based platform.

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York
Victoria (Australia)
Southern & Eastern Districts New York
US Court Of Appeals, Second Circuit

BAR ASSOCIATIONS

New York State Bar Association
New York International Arbitration Center

EDUCATION

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

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