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Christopher M. Wyant

Partner
+1.206.370.7893
Fax +1.206.370.6371
Mr. Wyant is a partner in the firm's Seattle office. His practice concentrates on complex business, antitrust and creditor/debtor litigation. Mr. Wyant has experience in all phases of litigation and has successfully litigated and settled several cases involving breach of contract, antitrust violations, merger and acquisition disputes, and fraudulent transfers in several Ponzi scheme cases. He also has extensive mediation and arbitration experience.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Chris served as a law clerk for the Honorable Thomas S. Zilly, United States District Court for the Western District of Washington (2005-2006) and Justice Susan Owens, Washington State Supreme Court (2004-2005).

Achievements

  • Selected to the Washington Rising Stars list (2009-2012, 2014-2016).

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Executive Committee, Washington State Bar Association, Antitrust, Consumer Protection and Unfair Business Practices Section
  • King County Prosecutor Fellowship (2011) (represented the state of Washington in several felony jury trials)

Antitrust Litigation Experience

  • Represented a large Taiwanese TFT-LCD panel manufacturer in a price-fixing criminal investigation in the United States and follow-on civil litigation by direct- and indirect-purchaser classes, individual purchasers, and state attorneys general in various federal and state courts.
  • Represented national after-market auto parts manufacturer against claims for restraint of trade, monopolization, attempted monopolization and refusal to deal in Western District of Washington.
  • Represented physician in litigation involving claims for monopolization and unfair competition in Western District of Washington.

Business Litigation Experience

  • Represented publicly-traded furniture company against contract and statutory claims asserted by regional retailer in the Western District of Washington.
  • Represented publicly-traded manufacturing company against supplier’s claims for damages arising from rejected goods in Kitsap County Superior Court.
  • Represented Seattle technology company in multi-million dollar breach of contract action in King County Superior Court.
  • Represented regional investment bank asserting claims in several arbitration proceedings related to disputed service agreements.
  • Represented regional business broker in arbitration and litigation matters involving contractual liability and rights to commissions.

Creditor/Debtor Litigation Experience

  • Represent several investment funds with respect to investments in, or affected by, Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, LLC in litigation the Southern District of New York.
  • Represented group of defrauded investors in In Re Bayou Group, LLC in bankruptcy court in the Southern District of New York. Investors thus far have recovered monies and judgments in excess of $85 million.
  • Represented trustee for Seattle-based real estate funds in multi-million dollar fraud/Ponzi-scheme bankruptcy case.
  • Represented warehouse lending company in fraudulent conveyance action against former retail mortgage lender in King County Superior Court.
  • Represented regional bank in multiple actions to recover against borrowers and guarantors with respect to commercial lending transactions.
  • Represented regional lender in Western District of Washington against California borrower and guarantors, resulting in judgment in excess of $14 million.