Christopher S. Studebaker, Partner
Georgetown University (B.S.F.S., cum laude, 1997)
Waseda University (M.A., 2001)
University of Kansas (J.D., 2004); Managing Editor of the Journal of Law & Public Policy.
New York State Bar
Washington State Bar
United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Christopher S. Studebaker is a partner in the New York office focusing on antitrust, structured finance, and securities litigation. In 2016, Mr. Studebaker was named a Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney by SuperLawyers. Mr. Studebaker joined the firm in 2007.
Mr. Studebaker's recent cases include:
■ Representation of a foreign financial institution in an action against a U.S. bank concerning a $30 million structured product. A confidential settlement was reached following the court's denial of defendants' motion to dismiss;
■ Representation of a foreign bank in a $70 million commercial dispute against a U.S. bank. A confidential settlement was reached following the court's denial of defendants' motion to dismiss;
■ Representation, as lead counsel, of a group of Singapore-based investors in structured products against a major financial institution. The litigation resulted in a recovery of $20 million;
■ Representation of a direct purchaser class against a medical manufacturer for monopolization of the hypodermic syringe market. The litigation resulted in a recovery of $40 million; and
■ Representation of the State of Michigan against drug wholesaler and publishers of pharmaceutical data for False Claims Act violations. A favorable settlement was reached.
Before joining the Firm, Mr. Studebaker was an associate with an antitrust and consumer protection litigation boutique. He also served at the U.S. Department of Commerce where he advised senior officials on U.S. trade policy, and represented the United States in trade negotiations and before the World Trade Organization. Before law school, Mr. Studebaker worked for the Government of Japan and studied in Japan.
Public Speaking/Publications include:
Co-author (in Japanese), "Current Status of Subprime-Related Litigation and Implications for Japan," Kinzai Jijyou Shukan-shi, (June 3, 2013);
Speaker (in Japanese), "Securities Litigation as Part of Risk Management," 2013 Japan Institutional Investment Forum; and
Guest Lecturer (in Japanese), "Class Action Procedures in the United States: Recent Trends and Future Prospects," Nihon University School of Law (July 2016).
Mr. Studebaker is a member of the Asian American Bar Association of New York.
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