Biography

Christopher Wilds represents clients in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters, and is a member of the Independent Monitoring Team for the Newark Police Division (“NPD”), responsible for overseeing the City of Newark’s and NPD’s compliance with a Consent Decree entered into with the U.S. Department of Justice.

From 2016 to 2017, Mr. Wilds served as a law clerk to the Hon. Johnnie B. Rawlinson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Representative Matters

Represented major corporation in connection with a civil Department of Justice investigation into alleged anticompetitive restrictions in labor markets.

Represented former hedge fund trader in connection with an investigation into bond marking by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Represented individual defendants in appeal of $100 million judgment on fraud, contract, and civil RICO claims.

Representing company in the energy and industrial products sector against claims brought under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”).

Representing large legal services company in putative class action under the California Consumer Privacy Act arising from ransomware attack.

Representing a leading beverage manufacturer in arbitration proceedings related to breach of contract.

Advised major education company in connection with an Intellectual Property dispute.

Advised media corporation in connection with potential contractual dispute involving broadcasting rights.

Advised client regarding potential claims involving successor and vicarious liability.

Pro Bono

Successfully represented client in challenge of criminal conviction before the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division.

Represented Harlem, New York-based church in a personal injury action in Bronx Supreme Court, culminating in settlement.

Represented indigent client in a landlord-tenant action in Yonkers City Court, culminating in settlement.

Admissions
  • New York
Professional Activities
  • New York City Bar Association
    • Chair, Minorities in the Courts Committee (2020-present)
    • Working Group on Racial Equality in Our Courts (2021)
  • Pathfinder, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (2020)