Christopher B. Durbin

Of Counsel

Every step we take before and during litigation is with single-minded focus on efficiently achieving our clients’ business goals.

Chris is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer. His practice focuses on securities class actions, derivative actions, SEC and securities-related regulatory, internal investigations, and a range of complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts, as well as prelitigation counseling, including risk assessment, insurance matters, alternative dispute resolution and appeals.

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  • Victory Secured for GNC 

  • Cooley Trial Team Wins First Acquittal of a Stock-Options Backdating Defendant  

  • Trademark Litigation Team Defeats Nordstrom's Attempt to Enjoin Use of ‘Beyond the Rack' Mark 

  • Consolidated Class Action Involving “Daily Deal” Company Favorably Resolved 

  • Defending Mobile-App Developers Against Claims of Improper Access to Address Book Data 

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  • University of Washington School of Law
    JD, with honors, Order of the Coif, 2001

  • Gonzaga University
    BA, English Literature
    magna cum laude, 1997

Admissions & Credentials


District of Columbia



  • American Bar Association - Litigation Section

  • King County Bar Association

  • Federal Bar Association, W.D. Wash. Chapter

Rankings & Accolades

    Washington Super Lawyers: Securities Litigation (2018-2022)