Christopher C. Lam

Legal Assistant
Crystal Hester
P: 704.338.6133
Representative Experience
  • Representative Experience
    • Breach of contract/business tort litigation
      Obtained defense verdict in federal jury trial on behalf of publicly traded technology company sued for breach of contract alleging damages of almost $10 million arising out of acquisition of web domains. Earlier in the case, obtained summary judgment in favor of the company’s CEO and CFO, resulting in the dismissal of all business tort claims against the executive defendants.

      Breach of contract/business tort litigation
      Obtained summary judgment for CEO and President of media company sued for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty by television network alleging damages of $13 million. Also obtained order excluding plaintiff network’s damages expert witness pursuant to Fed. R. Evid. 702.

      Unfair and deceptive trade practices/defamation suit
      Obtained defense verdict in jury trial for NASCAR owner in unfair and deceptive trade practices suit alleging damages of $27 million based on alleged defamation and wrongful interference with contract.

      Trade secrets suit
      Obtained summary judgment for major financial consulting company in multimillion-dollar claim for alleged misappropriation of trade secrets and business interference.

      Corporate deal disputes
      Multiple representations of buyers and sellers in disputes arising out of corporate deals, including earnout disputes, indemnification claims, and merger challenges.

      Franchise litigation
      Defended franchisor portfolio company and directors and officers in numerous nationwide franchisee suits alleging breach of contract, fraud, and unfair and deceptive trade practices.

      Government contract arbitration
      Obtained full multimillion-dollar claim for regional accounting firm in government contract dispute with prime contractor.

      Commercial arbitration
      Defended public bottled water company against claims for breach of contract, fraud, and unfair and deceptive trade practices brought by former distributor.

      MDL product liability cases
      Defended major pharmaceutical company in multidistrict litigation alleging product liability for leading cancer drugs.

      Toxic tort litigation
      Represent different target defendants in benzene and talc litigation.

      Partnership dispute claim
      Defended national television network in a dispute with its former programming provider, which sought to declare the parties’ contractual relationship a “partnership” and to recover half of the network’s assets. The North Carolina Business Court dismissed the programmer’s claims, holding as a matter of law there was no partnership.

      Non-compete litigation
      Represented both companies and former executives and employees in disputes involving the enforcement of various restrictive covenants, including non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.