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Chris McNamara is an experienced attorney with a practice focusing primarily on trials, arbitrations, and pre-suit resolution of business disputes. Chris has litigated in federal and state courts across the country, and has represented clients in domestic and international arbitrations as well as mediation. A strategic advisor and counselor to various companies and individuals, Chris offers a steady, thoughtful, and commercially practical perspective when counseling clients on corporate policies, disputes, risk management, transactions, and other sundry, sensitive matters.
Chris has represented a diverse set of clients, including public companies, investment advisers, global healthcare companies, real estate investment and management firms, boards, nationwide logistics companies, technology companies, startups, and individuals in a broad array of matters, including securities litigation, employment disputes, shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, class actions, breach of contract, fraud, and intellectual property.
Chris has been selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers each year since 2018. He is also a prior recipient of The Legal Aid Society’s “Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award”, and chairs Barton’s pro bono program.
Chris is an active member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). In 2018, Chris was appointed to serve on NYSBA’s Presidential Task Force on Mass Shootings and Assault Weapons. In connection with his work on the Task Force, Chris chaired the subcommittee devoted to analyzing the relationship between mass shootings and mental health. He currently serves on both the NYSBA Committee on Leadership Development and the NYSBA Committee on Membership.
Chris is a graduate of Fordham Law School, where he served as an associate editor of the Fordham Law Review. Prior to joining Barton, Chris practiced at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.