Christopher S. Studebaker

Christopher S. Studebaker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Kirby McInerney LLP
 | 250 Park Ave, Suite 820
New York, NY 10177
Phone: 212-371-6600
Fax: 212-751-2540
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Securities Litigation (60%),
  • Antitrust Litigation (40%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Japanese
    Attorney Profile

    Christopher S. Studebaker is a partner at Kirby McInerney LLP focusing on securities, antitrust and structured finance litigation. In 2016, 2017, and 2018, Mr. Studebaker was named a Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney by SuperLawyers.   

    Mr. Studebaker's recent cases include:

    ■ Representation of a foreign financial institution in an action against a U.S. bank concerning a $30 million structured product. A confidential settlement was reached following the court's denial of defendants' motion to dismiss;

    ■ Representation of a foreign bank in a $70 million commercial dispute against a U.S. bank. A confidential settlement was reached following the court's denial of defendants' motion to dismiss;

    ■ Representation, as lead counsel, of a group of Singapore-based investors in structured products against a major financial institution. The litigation resulted in a recovery of $20 million; 

    ■ Representation of a direct purchaser class against a medical manufacturer for monopolization of the hypodermic syringe market. The litigation resulted in a recovery of $40 million; and 

    ■ Representation of the State of Michigan against drug wholesaler and publishers of pharmaceutical data for False Claims Act violations. A favorable settlement was reached.

    Before joining the Firm, Mr. Studebaker was an associate with an antitrust and consumer protection litigation boutique. He also served at the U.S. Department of Commerce where he advised senior officials on U.S. trade policy, and represented the United States in trade negotiations and before the World Trade Organization. Before law school, Mr. Studebaker worked for the Government of Japan and studied in Japan.

    Public Speaking/Publications include:

    Co-author (in Japanese), "Current Status of Subprime-Related Litigation and Implications for Japan," Kinzai Jijyou Shukan-shi, (June 3, 2013);

    Speaker (in Japanese), "Securities Litigation as Part of Risk Management," 2013 Japan Institutional Investment Forum; and

    Guest Lecturer (in Japanese), "Class Action Procedures in the United States: Recent Trends and Future Prospects," Nihon University School of Law (July 2016).

    Mr. Studebaker is a member of the Asian American Bar Association of New York. 

    About Christopher Studebaker

    Admitted: 2006, New York

    Professional Webpage: http://www.kmllp.com/attorney.asp?key=26

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Asian American Bar Association of New York 
    • American Bar Association
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    Office Location for Christopher S. Studebaker

    250 Park Ave
    Suite 820
    New York, NY 10177

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    Last Updated: 3/30/2020

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