Chris focuses his practice on complex litigation and arbitration in the securities and commodities industries. His securities practice involves handling both customer and industry disputes, as well as regulatory matters, involving issues of fraud, suitability, breach of contract, wrongful termination, negligence, defamation on a Form U-5, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentations, and violations of state and federal securities laws. His commodities practice involves handling a wide variety of matters including issues of churning, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, unauthorized trading, failure to supervise, and NFA arbitration. He has litigated matters in a variety of forums including FINRA arbitration, NFA arbitration, and AAA arbitration, and he has represented clients in both state and federal courts. Chris also has experience defending industry members against regulatory actions brought by FINRA and the NFA. His experience in both the securities and commodities industries has exposed him to a variety of industry and customer situations, as well as a variety of products, including tenancies in common (TICS), real estate investment trusts (REITS), auction rate securities (ARS), swaps, bonds, futures, options, variable annuities, private placements, and other derivatives.