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CHRISTOPHER KING

Friday, January 16, 2015

Christopher King is a leading member of the firm’s Arbitration, Securities and Commodities Litigation, and Regulatory Enforcement practice groups. He has represented numerous clients both in arbitration and in court proceedings to confirm or vacate arbitration awards, and was on the front lines of many of the early disputes over class-based arbitration, including the successful vacatur of a clause construction award in the Fifth Circuit decision, Reed v. Florida Metropolitan University, Inc., 681 F.3d 630 (5th Cir.2012).

Mr. King has also defended enforcement actions around the country at both the trial and appellate levels. As lead counsel, he argued Commodity Futures Trading Comm’n v. Wilshire Inv. Mgmt. Corp., 531 F.3d 1339, 1345 (11th Cir.2008), which limited the regulator’s ability to recover restitution for customer losses in the Eleventh Circuit, and has defended several actions seeking to regulate the foreign currency spot and precious metal markets.

Mr. King also leads the firm’s appellate practice, having represented clients before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Circuits, as well as at the State level in Florida, California, and Illinois.

Mr. King has represented international clients from Switzerland, Panama, and Venezuela, and has extensive experience in securities litigation and in commercial and civil disputes both large and small.

Professional and Civic Activities and Memberships


  • The Florida Bar

  • Dade County Bar Association

Bar Admissions


  • Florida

Court Admissions


  • Florida State Courts

  • United States Supreme Court

  • The Supreme Court of Florida

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Background


  • Judicial Clerkship, Honorable Norman C. Roettger, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (1997-2000)

Education


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida (J.D., honors, 1997)

    • Journal of Law and Public Policy, Editor

    • Intern for Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen H. Grimes

  • Florida State University (B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa,1994)

Languages


  • English

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