Christopher J. Banks


Chris Banks is a trial lawyer who helps companies from startups to the Fortune 500 solve problems concerning unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation and data security, employee departures, wage and hour disputes, and other labor and employment matters. He also advises on intellectual property rights, technology licensing and development arrangements, and breach of fiduciary duty and other business torts. His accomplishments include serving as lead trial counsel for Japanese pharmaceutical company Asahi Kasei Pharma Corp. in a three-month trial that resulted in the largest contested jury verdict in the United States for 2011. In 2014, he helped uphold that judgment on appeal to the California Supreme Court, with Asahi Kasei recovering more than $523 million.