Christopher Lynch is a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation, professional tort and fiduciary litigation, white collar defense and internal investigations, and appeals. He has conducted numerous internal investigations and False Claims Act matters in the health, education and defense sectors, and litigated cases through trial, appeal and discretionary review.
Mr. Lynch is a recipient of the 2018 CLAY (California Lawyer Attorney of the Year) Award for his pro bono appellate representation of a family of Los Angeles tenants establishing for the first time in a published opinion that California renters asserting a habitability defense have a right to a jury trial.
- Occidental Chemical Corporation in litigation arising out of the Bayou Corne Sinkhole in Assumption Parish, Louisiana.
- University of California in obtaining a preliminary injunction shutting down a multi-million-dollar health care fraud scheme perpetrated by a network of doctors, pharmacies and recruiters targeting UC students for fraudulent clinical trials.
- A major law firm in trial court and on appeal in litigation against allegations of aiding and abetting another lawyer’s breach of fiduciary duty.
- LG Display in defense of class action and individual antitrust cases stemming from allegations of price-fixing among manufacturers of LCD panels.
Prior to joining Munger Tolles, Mr. Lynch served as a law clerk to Judge A. Wallace Tashima of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Alvin W. Thompson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.
Mr. Lynch earned his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was the reviews editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. Before entering law school, Mr. Lynch was a legal assistant at Covington & Burling LLP in New York and interned with Judge Denise L. Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
He received his B.A. in architectural history and theory from Columbia College.