Chris Christie represents fiduciaries, plans, and insurers in ERISA and other employee benefits litigation, as well as represents healthcare providers and managed care organizations. He has handled numerous class actions, False Claims Act cases, multi-district litigation (MDL) cases, and other complex litigation. Many of his cases have involved financial, valuation or statistical experts. Chris also advises clients on matters related to COBRA, HIPAA and other similar laws.

Chris serves as leader of Bradley’s Insurance Practice Group, is a member of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Litigation, and Healthcare Practice Groups, and serves as co-chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.

Notable Matters
  • A judgment as a matter of law in favor of our healthcare provider client after 10 weeks of a bifurcated trial, where the Department of Justice sought for the government $202 million in trebled damages plus additional civil monetary penalties, based on alleged violations of the False Claims Act.
  • An $18.9 million settlement representing a class of state employees participating in a 457 plan, working with the Alabama State Personnel Board, where an insurance company allegedly had provided about $13 million in secret payments to the state employees union in exchange for being selected as the plan’s exclusive investment and administrative services provider.
  • A defense verdict in a JAMS arbitration arising from the sale of an insurance company, including a discretionary award of $200,000 as attorneys’ fees in favor of the firm’s client and against the insurance company purchaser, where the purchaser alleged the former shareholders had manipulated reserves to inflate the sales price.
  • A plaintiff’s verdict for $294,000, including $50,000 in punitive damages, against the other physicians in the group practice and in favor of the physician who was squeezed out of the practice.
  • A new trial for a death row inmate who spent 24 years on death row.