Christopher D. Barraza

Associate
Overview

Overview

With more than a decade of experience, Christopher D. Barraza prosecutes complex securities fraud cases on behalf of institutional investors. Chris is actively involved in litigating matters against Precision Castparts, Xerox, Cardiovascular Sciences, and Aaron’s. 

Prior to joining Labaton Sucharow, Chris was an associate in the Products Liability and Mass Torts Group at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he represented several Fortune 500 clients in high-profile product liability, complex commercial, and False Claims Act litigation. Chris has represented sophisticated clients in a wide variety of industries, including: pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer products, chemicals, oil and gas, nuclear power, aviation, materials science, and defense contracting. Chris has extensive experience litigating cases at the trial and appellate level in state and federal courts across the United States.

Chris earned his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where he contributed to the Georgetown International Environmental Law Journal, and completed an externship at the World Bank Inspection Panel. He received his B.S., cum laude, from Georgetown University. 

Chris is an active member of the American Bar Association’s International Law and Litigation Sections and recently was featured in its publication for his piece on Mass Torts Litigation. He also served as the Chair for the Environmental Law Committee under the New York County Law Association. In 2014 and 2015, Chris was recognized as a Rising Star in Products Liability.

Chris is fluent in Spanish and French.

Education

Georgetown University Law Center
J.D., cum laude, 2006

Georgetown University
B.S., cum laude, 1999

Admissions

2007, New York
2013, District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Appeals
2014, D.C. Circuit

U.S. District Court
2008, Southern District of New York
2009, Western District of Michigan
2013, District of Columbia