Christopher Dueringer has extensive experience as a commercial litigator and trial lawyer handling a wide range of domestic and cross-border disputes arising within and outside the U.S., including Asia and Latin America. He routinely represents some of the largest financial institutions and other national and multinational corporations in a wide range of industries, including technology, manufacturing, distribution, insurance and energy. He manages complex to large-volume simple litigation involving breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, copyright/trademark, defamation and shareholder/derivative actions, among other matters. He has successfully represented clients in disputes with exposure exceeding one hundred million dollars. Mr. Dueringer has experience advising clients from the investigation phase through trial and appeal for matters in arbitration and pending in state and federal court, including multi-jurisdiction litigation. He defends single-plaintiff cases as well as mass and class actions.
One focus of Mr. Dueringer’s practice is consumer financial services litigation. Mr. Dueringer has defended financial institutions in a variety of cases, including matters alleging violations of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), as well as state unfair and deceptive acts or practices (UDAP) statutes and other consumer lending statutes and regulations, such as those promulgated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Mr. Dueringer represents clients based in the U.S. and Asia. He handled a matter in China that was before the trial, appellate and Supreme Courts and involved antitrust and breach of contract claims.
Mr. Dueringer is a co-chair of the firm's LGBT Affinity Group. He has been recognized in the Super Lawyers Business Edition and as a Super Lawyer by the publishers of Law and Politics and Los Angeles Magazine.
Christopher Dueringer has represented clients in a wide range of state and federal suits, including cases involving substantial dealer/franchise disputes, complex contract claims and business torts, consumer remedies, and automotive, aircraft and other product liability claims. Mr. Dueringer has prosecuted and defended actions for a wide variety of clients, including automotive and other industry manufacturers, distributors, insurers, banks, contractors, public relations firms and production companies. His experience ranges from simple matters to tri-partite arbitrations, class actions and multi-district complex litigation. Mr. Dueringer has tried cases to both juries and the court. He has provided clients with pre-litigation advice and handled all aspects of litigation including discovery, alternative dispute resolution, motion practice, trial and appeal.
Bar and Court Admissions
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California
Loyola Law School-Los Angeles, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1994
Indiana University, B.S., with distinction, 1982
Civic Involvement and Honors