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Christopher Harris is Global Vice Chair of Latham & Watkins' Litigation & Trial Department, head of the firm's Bankruptcy Litigation & Creditors' Rights Practice, and former Global Vice Chair of the firm's Complex Commercial Litigation Practice.
Mr. Harris focuses his practice on two main areas: insolvency litigation, and securities and other accounting-related litigation. His extensive insolvency litigation experience includes providing counsel to:
- Agents for consortiums of lenders
- Trustees and creditors’ committees
- Individual creditors
- Service providers
Mr. Harris has represented most of the major banks and accounting firms in a wide range of civil, regulatory, and criminal matters. He has also represented issuers in multiple-billion dollar securities litigations, securities firms and individuals in SEC investigations, and issuers and outside directors of investment banks in securities class actions and derivative suits.
Mr. Harris is a frequent speaker and writer on litigation and trial practice topics, including the use of expert witnesses. He has presented at the ABA National Conference, the American Corporate Counsel Association and before numerous other venues, and also served as a faculty member for the Federal Judiciary Center, instructing new federal bankruptcy judges about discovery issues. Mr. Harris also has extensive First Amendment and technology-related litigation experience.
Among other leadership roles within the firm, Mr. Harris formerly served as Co-Chair of the Litigation & Trial Department in Latham's New York office and as Global Chair of the LGBTQ Affinity Group.