Chris has a wide range of experience litigating public agency, product liability, real estate, and antitrust matters in state and federal courts. His focus is on helping clients navigate through all aspects of litigation, including preparing pleadings, overseeing discovery, preparing witnesses for trial, taking and defending depositions, leading settlement negotiations, and arguing motions.
Chris joined Casso & Sparks from an Am Law 100 firm, where he was part of the firm's worldwide litigation practice group for the past four years. Prior to that, he worked for a California-based firm that represents a wide array of public agency clients throughout California. His representative work for private clients includes handling a multi-billion-dollar antitrust suit for a large hospital system in Northern California and nationwide opioid litigation for one of the country's top employers. For public agencies and municipalities, Chris has successfully defended multiple class action, employment, and personal injury lawsuits for a broad spectrum of clients including the Golden Gate Bridge District, the Alameda County Transit District, and the Bay Area Transit Authority.
Chris also values the importance of pro bono work. For example, Chris successfully represented asylum-seekers in immigration court, including a Cuban engineer who was fleeing client violent political persecution in Cuba.