Christopher M. Diffee works on employment and litigation matters, including numerous ERISA class action lawsuits, civil matters under RICO, and antitrust actions. He counsels employers facing regulatory investigations and governmental inquiries, advising on matters before the US Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the New York Attorney General and the Massachusetts Securities Division.
Christopher gives significant effort to pro bono, including work on a successful constitutional challenge to an Arkansas law prohibiting adoption by unmarried couples.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Christopher served as a law clerk to Judge Diana Gribbon Motz of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He also was a litigation associate in another large international law firm.
Stanford Law School, 2007, J.D.
University of California, Irvine, 1995, M.A.
University of California, Irvine, 2001, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina, 1993, B.A., With Highest Honors and Highest Distinction
Clerkship to Judge J. Motz of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (2007 - 2008)
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)