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Christian Mark Poland

Partner

, Bryan Cave LLP
Chicago

Tel

1 312 602 5085

Fax

1 312 698 7485
christian.poland@bryancave.com
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Christian Mark Poland

Partner


Chicago



161 North Clark Street, Suite 4300
Chicago, Illinois 60601-3315

Phone:

1 312 602 5085

Fax:

1 312 698 7485

email:

christian.poland@bryancave.com

Christian Poland’s experience encompasses a wide range of litigation matters including federal and state employment laws, constitutional law, contract disputes, franchise law, the Uniform Commercial Code, restrictive covenants (e.g., covenants not to compete and nonsolicitation agreements), trade secrets, business torts (e.g., tortious interference with business relationships, misrepresentation, fraud, and negligence), personal torts (assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, false imprisonment, invasion of privacy, and negligence), anti-trust, housing law, liability by related and successor corporate entities, construction defects, medical malpractice, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), broker-dealer litigation/arbitrations, litigation privileges, and charitable solicitation laws. Mr. Poland has been involved in several class/collective action lawsuits and has litigated cases in federal and state courts in over 20 states.

Mr. Poland has briefed and argued cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Seventh Circuit, Eighth Circuit, Ninth Circuit, and Eleventh Circuit, winning every such case, and has successfully opposed every petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of those appellate rulings. Following law school, Mr. Poland served as law clerk to the Hon. Alice M. Batchelder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from 1992 to 1994.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

  • Chicago Bar Association

  • National Association of College and University Attorneys

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Law Clerk, Judge Alice M. Batchelder, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Christian Poland’s experience encompasses a wide range of litigation matters including federal and state employment laws, constitutional law, contract disputes, franchise law, the Uniform Commercial Code, restrictive covenants (e.g., covenants not to compete and nonsolicitation agreements), trade secrets, business torts (e.g., tortious interference with business relationships, misrepresentation, fraud, and negligence), personal torts (assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, false imprisonment, invasion of privacy, and negligence), anti-trust, housing law, liability by related and successor corporate entities, construction defects, medical malpractice, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), broker-dealer litigation/arbitrations, litigation privileges, and charitable solicitation laws. Mr. Poland has been involved in several class/collective action lawsuits and has litigated cases in federal and state courts in over 20 states.

Mr. Poland has briefed and argued cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Seventh Circuit, Eighth Circuit, Ninth Circuit, and Eleventh Circuit, winning every such case, and has successfully opposed every petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of those appellate rulings. Following law school, Mr. Poland served as law clerk to the Hon. Alice M. Batchelder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from 1992 to 1994.

Bar and Court Admissions

Illinois, 1994

California, 1992

United States Supreme Court

United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits

United States District Courts for the Western District of Arkansas; Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California; Central, Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois; Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana; Western District of Michigan; and Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin

Education

University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1992

Wheaton College, B.A., 1988

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Law Clerk, Judge Alice M. Batchelder, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Practice Specific Experience


Education

  • University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1992
  • Wheaton College, B.A., 1988

Admissions

  • Illinois, 1994
  • California, 1992
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits
  • United States District Courts for the Western District of Arkansas; Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California; Central, Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois; Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana; Western District of Michigan; and Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin

Awards & Recognition