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Christopher L. Lebsock


Chris is a member of the firm’s antitrust and financial services groups and 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.

Chris has briefed and/or argued matters in numerous courts across the United States, including in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court, the Second, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.


Chris 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.

Practice Areas

Antitrust / Competition

Deceptive Business Practices and Consumer Protection

  • District Council #16 v. Sutter Health et al. - Lead counsel for ERISA plan plaintiffs in fraudulent billing litigation.
  • Gregory Duncan v. Sutter Health et al - Lead counsel in whistle-blower litigation under the California Insurance Fraud Prevention Act.

What Others Say

  • Lawdragon named Chris as one of its “Top Plaintiff Financial Lawyers” (2019-2020)
  • Chris was named a “Recommended Lawyer” in Antitrust - Civil Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiff by The Legal 500 (2019)
  • Global Competition Review honored Chris with the award for “Litigation of the Year – Cartel Prosecution” as part of FOREX case team (2015)


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

Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Northern District of California

Eastern District of California

Central District of California

Southern District of California

Affiliations & Memberships

State Bar of California, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, former Senior Managing Editor


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" Law360 (September 23, 2009)

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