Christopher J. Orrico

New York

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Mr. Orrico’s practice is focused on complex litigation, including matters involving securities fraud, corporate governance and shareholder rights litigation on behalf of the firm’s institutional investor clients. 

Mr. Orrico has significant experience in complex litigation, representing investor plaintiffs in major securities, antitrust and ERISA litigation, as well as a variety of other business tort litigation.  He has also represented insurers in matters involving directors and officers liability policies, errors and omissions, and fiduciary liability.   

Mr. Orrico obtained his joint J.D. and M.B.A. from Villanova University School of Law and School of Business.  He completed the fou-year joint degree program in only three years and has since served as a guest lecturer on securities litigation for the school.  Additionally, Mr. Orrico obtained his B.A. in Economics from Yale University where he was Captain of the Varsity Baseball Team.  He is the co-author of “Entire Fairness Or Business Judgment? It’s Anyone’s Guess,” which was published by in 2015 and “The X's and O's of Football's Offseason of Discontent,” which was published by the New York Law Journal in 2011.  He is the author of “If You Ain’t Cheating You Ain’t Trying!,” which was published by The Advocate for Institutional Investors in 2016.

Mr. Orrico is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association, as well as the National Italian American Foundation.  He is also a member of the Villanova Law Alumni Mentoring Program.

He is currently a member of the teams prosecuting:  In re Appraisal of Towers Watson & Co. (n/k/a WTW Delaware Holding LLC); In re Appraisal of Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc.; Williams v. Ji, et al. (Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.); California Public Employees’ Retirement System v. IAC/InterActiveCorp, et al.; 3-Sigma Value Financial Opportunities LP, et al. v. Jones (CertusHoldings, Inc.); and In re Sanchez Energy Derivative Litigation.


  • Villanova University School of Law, 2009, J.D.
  • Villanova University School of Business, 2009, MBA
  • Yale University, 2005, B.A., Economics, Paul Sortal Award for Ability and Leadership

Bar Admissions:

  • Connecticut
  • New York