Associate

Christopher F. Moriarty

VCARD
Christopher Moriarty litigates securities fraud, corporate governance, and other complex class action litigation in the U.S. and counsels institutional investors on opportunities to seek recovery in securities-related actions in both the U.S. and internationally.

Christopher was a member of the litigation teams representing investors as lead counsel in the following notable actions: 

  • In re Barrick Gold Securities Litigation, No. 13-cv-03851 (S.D.N.Y.) ($140 million recovery*) (sole lead counsel);
  • City of Brockton Retirement System v. Avon Products, Inc., 11 Civ. 4655 (PGG) (S.D.N.Y.) ($62 million recovery*) (sole lead counsel); 
  • Hill v. State Street Corp., No. 09-cv-12136-GAO (D. Mass.) ($60 million recovery*) (co-lead counsel); 
  • In re Hewlett-Packard Co. Securities Litigation, No. 11-cv-1404 (RNBx) (C.D. Cal.) ($57 million recovery*) (co-lead counsel);
  • Första AP-Fonden and Danske Invest Management A/S v. St. Jude Medical, Inc., No. Civil No. 12-3070 (JNE/HB) (D. Minn.) ($39.25 million recovery*) (co-lead counsel);
  • Ross v. Career Education Corp., No. 12-cv-00276 (N.D. Ill.)  ($27.5 million recovery*) (co-lead counsel).

Christopher currently represents investors in the following actions:  KBC Asset Management NV v. 3D Systems Corp., No. 15-cv-02393-MGL (D.S.C.); KBC Asset Management NV v. Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 14-cv-10105-MLW (D. Mass.); In re Conn’s, Inc. Securities Litigation, No. 14-cv-00548 (KPE) (S.D. Tex.); and Martin v. GNC Holdings, Inc., No. 15-cv-01522-NBF (W.D. Pa.).

Christopher also represents investors in shareholder derivative litigation, including in In re Walgreen Co. Derivative Litigation, No. 13-cv-05471 (N.D. Ill.) (seeking corporate governance reforms to ensure compliance with the Controlled Substances Act*), and whistleblowers in proceedings before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

While in law school, Christopher was a member of the Moot Court Board, served as an Executive Editor of the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy, and taught a course on constitutional law to LL.M. students. Christopher has also drafted amicus curiae briefs in numerous constitutional law cases before the U.S. Supreme Court (which has cited his work) and the federal courts of appeal.

Christopher was called to the Bar in England and Wales by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.

PUBLISHED WORKS:

Supreme Court Rules That Securities Act Time Bar Is Not Subject to American Pipe Tolling” (American Bar Association, October 2017) 

* Please remember that every case is different. Any result we achieve for one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

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Education

  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2011
  • M.A., Trinity College, University of Cambridge, 2007
  • B.A., Trinity College, University of Cambridge, 2003

Associations

  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association

Licensed In

  • South Carolina

Admitted to Practice Before

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the Northern District of Illinois, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the District of South Carolina

Awards and Accolades

  • Super Lawyers®

    2016–2017 South Carolina Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list
    Securities litigation

Casework

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When directors and officers of a public company decide to undertake a corporate transaction such as a merger, acquisition or leveraged buyout, we work with company shareholders to help maximize share value and to avoid conflicts of interest and corporate waste, providing them with the information needed to cast an informed vote.

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