CHRISTINA PRUSAK CHIANESE is a partner in the Commercial Litigation and Disputes practice in the firm’s New York office. Christina represents clients in a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters at both the trial and appellate level in federal and state court throughout the United States. She also has experience representing clients in international arbitration disputes under the aegis of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
Christina represents global asset management firms in complex commercial disputes, internal investigations and crisis management situations. She has represented clients, including private equity managers and hedge funds, in contract and investment disputes, actions involving a wide array of business tort, fraud, and civil RICO claims, securities class actions, shareholder derivative litigation, and bankruptcy litigation, as well as in regulatory and white collar criminal matters. Her matters have arisen from business activities in the United States and a variety of foreign jurisdictions, including Asia, emerging markets in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and the Caribbean. She also has experience advising clients on litigation pending or threatened simultaneously in multiple jurisdictions in the United States and abroad.
Prior to joining Sidley, Christina clerked for the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Christina received her J.D. in 2010 from New York University School of Law, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, where she was a notes editor for the New York University Law Review and both a Pomeroy Scholar (top ten first year students) and an Allen Scholar (top 10 percent of graduating class). Christina received her B.A. in 2007 from Georgetown University, magna cum laude.
Admissions & Certifications
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
- U.S. District Court, E.D. of New York
- U.S. District Court, S.D. of New York
- New York
- New York University School of Law, J.D., 2010 (magna cum laude)
- Georgetown University, B.A., 2007 (magna cum laude)
- Karen Nelson Moore, U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit (2011 - 2012)