CHRISTOPHER GRIFFIN focuses his practice on defending corporate and individual clients in state and federal government enforcement actions and in complex commercial litigation and product liability matters, including class actions, consolidated litigations, and multi-district litigations. His work has covered all stages of litigation, from initial fact investigation and drafting pleadings through discovery, dispositive motion practice, and trial.
Christopher is currently defending and advising companies in emerging contaminant matters involving PFAS and other substances. More broadly, Christopher has represented clients in a wide array of industries in administrative, state, and federal trial courts, including companies in the consumer goods, assisted living, banking, entertainment, and specialty chemicals sectors. Christopher has also represented clients across multiple industries in connection with investigations and enforcement actions brought by the FTC, DOJ, SEC, and California’s DTSC. He maintains an active pro bono practice, including most recently immigration detainee civil rights litigation and both defensive and affirmative asylum representation.
Prior to joining Sidley, Christopher participated in Sidley’s summer associate program and Sidley’s Pro Bono Fellowship Program, during which he worked with the Education Equity group at the ACLU of Southern California. He also served as a certified law student at the University of Southern California Post-Conviction Justice Project, where he advised and represented women serving life sentences in parole proceedings before the California Board of Parole Hearings, and advocated for inmates sentenced to life without parole while they were juveniles by seeking resentencing to parole-eligible life sentences in state court.