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Christopher L. Lebsock

A partner at Hausfeld, Christopher Lebsock represents consumers and businesses in complex legal disputes in a variety of jurisdictions across the globe. Chris regularly consults with clients, trade associations, and law firms about competition issues and legal strategies that span international borders.

He is a member of the firm’s antitrust and financial services groups and represents banks, insurance companies, and manufacturers and distributors in litigation. Chris enjoys crafting creative legal solutions for his clients, and where necessary, advocating new and novel legal theories to advance his clients’ interests.

Representative recent U.S. cases include:

  • In Re: Packaged Seafood Products Antitrust Litigation, S.D. Cal. Case No. 3:15-md-02670-JLS-MDD (lead counsel for distributors of shelf-stable tuna products);
  • In Re: Disposable Contact Lens Antitrust Litigation, M.D. Fl. Case No. 3:15-md-2626-HES (lead counsel for plaintiffs, class certified);
  • In Re: Transpacific Passenger Air Transportation Antitrust Litig., N.D. Cal. Case No. 07-CV-5634-CRB (lead counsel for plaintiffs, approximately $150 million settlement, Final Approval pending);
  • In Re: Korean Ramen Antitrust Litig., N.D. Cal. Case No. C-13-04115-WHO (lead counsel for distributor plaintiffs, class certified, treid to verdict in 2018);
  • District Council #16 v. Sutter et al., Case No. RG15753647 and Duncan v. Sutter et al., Case No. RG17846895 (lead counsel for ERISA plan plaintiffs in fraudulent billing and insurance fraud schemes).
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Education

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1996

University of Colorado, Boulder, B.A., 1993; Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

United States Supreme Court

California Supreme Court

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Northern District of California

Eastern District of California

Central District of California

Southern District of California

Affiliations & Memberships

Recommended Lawyer - Antitrust - Civil Litigation/Class Actions - Plaintiff, The Legal 500, 2019

State Bar of California, Member

American Bar Association, Member 

Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, former Senior Managing Editor

Publications

Christopher L. Lebsock, “Evolving Class Certification Standards in Federal Courts,” The Journal of State Bar of California Litigation Section, (November 3, 2010)

Christopher L. Lebsock and Michael Lehmann, "Dismissal Standards Following Bell Atlantic v. Twombly - A One-Year Retrospective" The Antitrust Review of the Americas (2009)

Christopher L. Lebsock, "Pimco: Another Guidepost for Class Certification" Law 360 (September 23, 2009)

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