Christopher Popecki represents sophisticated corporate clients in insurance recovery, commercial litigation, and regulatory matters. His insurance practice involves complex asset recovery litigation on behalf of corporate policyholders. He also provides strategic advice related to insurance laws and regulations, various insurance policy forms, and hot-button insurance coverage issues, such as loss allocation for long-tail claims and the application of anti-stacking provisions in liability insurance programs. In white collar and regulatory matters, Chris has helped guide and resolve delicate internal investigations, regulatory inquiries, and civil enforcement actions for financial industry clients and other companies. He is admitted in the District of Columbia and Virginia only, and his practice is supervised by CA Bar members.
During law school, Chris represented victims of human trafficking and facilitated their cooperation with federal investigators. He has since maintained a robust pro bono practice.
Involved in nearly all aspects of insurance recovery efforts for major historic product manufacturer seeking access to over $1 billion of insurance assets responsive to long-tail asbestos-related liabilities, including extensive trial preparation and support for two multi-week trial phases, preparing fact and expert witnesses, deposing corporate representative on underwriting of liability policies, engaging in successful motions practice, and developing expertise regarding frequently litigated coverage issues.
Worked closely with legal and compliance departments of major financial services clients to identify issues and guide responses to extensive US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) investigative and enforcement inquiries.
University of Michigan Law School, 2014, J.D., cum laude
Saint John's University, 2009, B.A., summa cum laude
District of Columbia
US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
US District Court for the Western District of Virginia