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Christopher (Chris) B. Wilson



Chicago Office Managing Partner; Member, Firmwide Executive Committee

Christopher Wilson, a partner in the firm's Litigation practice and managing partner of the Chicago office, represents clients in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters.  He has represented a number of Fortune 500 companies in high stakes cases, including The Boeing Company in connection with shareholder derivative actions involving the Dreamliner 787, Microsoft Corporation in trade secrets and piracy matters, in qui tam actions arising under the Illinois Whistleblower Act, and Career Education Corporation defending consumer class actions.  In addition to his securities work, Chris has extensive trial experience in antitrust matters, unfair competition and consumer fraud defense, and multiple defendant product liability matters.

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 - Present: Commercial Litigation

Related Employment

  • Grippo & Elden, Chicago, IL, Partner, 1992-2002
  • Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago, IL, Associate, 1990-1992
  • U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Legislative Aide, 99th Congress, 1985-1986


  • Hon. William J. Bauer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1989 - 1990


  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1989
    Associate Note & Comment Editor, Northwestern University Law Review
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois