Christopher J Cormier is an accomplished lawyer with substantial experience litigating high-stakes antitrust cases for plaintiffs. Appointed as lead counsel in various nationwide antitrust class actions over the past two decades, Chris has served on the trial team that secured the largest price-fixing verdict ever issued and secured favourable settlements in courts across the country.
His representative cases involve price-fixing claims against urethane chemicals producers (In re Urethane antitrust litigation (D. Kan), $1.2 billion judgment); output coordination claims against suppliers of vital biologic treatments (In re Plasma-Derivative Protein Therapies antitrust litigation (ND Ill), $128 million settlement); price-fixing claims against dental product distributors (In re Dental Supplies antitrust litigation (EDNY), $80 million settlement); monopolisation and price-fixing claims against pipe fitting producers (In re Ductile Iron Pipe Fittings antitrust litigation (DNJ), $17 million settlement; and bid-rigging claims against natural gas producers (In re Anadarko Basin Oil and Gas Lease Antitrust Litigation (WD Okla), $7 million settlement). He also represents companies as plaintiffs in large-scale commercial contingency litigation.
Chris has been honoured repeatedly by Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and Benchmark Litigation. He graduated from the University of Virginia (BA in government, 1999) and the American University’s Washington College of Law (JD, magna cum laude, 2002). Before entering private practice, he interned for United States District Court Judge Deborah Chasanow (D. Md) and the DOJ’s antitrust division.