Christopher F. Moriarty

Christopher F. Moriarty

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney in Mount Pleasant, SC

Motley Rice
 | 28 Bridgeside Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone: 843-216-9000
Fax: 843-216-9450
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Securities Litigation
    Attorney Profile

    Christopher Moriarty litigates securities fraud, corporate governance, and other complex class action litigation in the U.S. and counsels institutional investors on opportunities to seek recovery in securities-related actions in both the U.S. and internationally. His practice encompasses every aspect of litigation, from case-starting to settlement.

    Notable securities fraud class actions include:

    In re Barrick Gold Securities Litigation, No. 13-cv-03851 (S.D.N.Y.) ($140 million recovery*) (sole lead counsel);

    City of Brockton Retirement System v. Avon Products, Inc., 11 Civ. 4655 (PGG) (S.D.N.Y.) ($62 million recovery*) (sole lead counsel);

    Hill v. State Street Corp., No. 09-cv-12136-GAO (D. Mass.) ($60 million recovery*) (co-lead counsel);

    In re Hewlett-Packard Co. Securities Litigation, No. 11-cv-1404 (RNBx) (C.D. Cal.) ($57 million recovery*) (co-lead counsel);

    KBC Asset Mgmt. v. 3D Sys. Corp., No. 15-cv-02393-MGL (D.S.C.) ($50 million recovery*) (co-lead counsel);

    Första AP-Fonden and Danske Invest Management A/S v. St. Jude Medical, Inc., No. Civil No. 12-3070 (JNE/HB) (D. Minn.) ($39.25 million recovery*) (co-lead counsel);

    Ross v. Career Education Corp., No. 12-cv-00276 (N.D. Ill.)  ($27.5 million recovery*) (co-lead counsel);

    KBC Asset Mgmt. NV v. Aegerion Pharms., Inc., No. 14-cv-10105-MLW (D. Mass.) ($22.25 million recovery*) (co-lead counsel).

    Christopher represents investors in shareholder derivative litigation, including in In re Walgreen Co. Derivative Litigation, No. 13-cv-05471 (N.D. Ill.) (securing corporate governance reforms to ensure compliance with the Controlled Substances Act*); antitrust class actions, including In re Libor-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation, No. 11-md-02262-NRB (S.D.N.Y.) (pending); and whistleblowers in proceedings before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. His practice extends to securities-related litigation in several foreign jurisdictions, including England, France, and the Netherlands.

    While in law school, Christopher was a member of the Moot Court Board, served as an Executive Editor of the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy, and taught a course on constitutional law to LL.M. students. Christopher has also drafted amicus curiae briefs in numerous constitutional law cases before the U.S. Supreme Court (which has cited his work) and the federal courts of appeal.

    Christopher was called to the Bar in England and Wales by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.

    * Please remember that every case is different. Any result we achieve for one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

    About Christopher Moriarty

    Admitted: 2011, South Carolina

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    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Licensed in SC; Admitted to Practice Before: U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the Northern District of Illinois and the District of South Carolina

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Bar Association, South Carolina Association for Justice, South Carolina Bar Association, Charleston County Bar Association

    Educational Background:

    • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2011; M.A., Trinity College, University of Cambridge, 2007; B.A., Trinity College, University of Cambridge, 2003
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    Office Location for Christopher F. Moriarty

    28 Bridgeside Boulevard
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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    Last Updated: 1/30/2020

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