Christopher 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.
Christopher 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.
Christopher obtained his joint J.D. and M.B.A. from Villanova University School of Law and School of Business. He completed the four-year joint degree program in only three years and has since served as a guest lecturer on securities litigation for the school. Additionally, Christopher 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 Law360 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!” and “The Shifting Meaning of 'Fair Value,' From Corwin to Dell: Recent Rulings and Reversals in Delaware's Courts May Spell Trouble for Investors," which were published by The Advocate for Institutional Investors in 2016 and 2018, respectively.
Christopher 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.
Christopher was a key member of the teams that successfully litigated: In re Appraisal of Towers Watson & Co. (n/k/a WTW Delaware Holding LLC); 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.); In re Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. Stockholders Litigation; In re Appraisal of Diamond Resorts International, Inc.; In re Vaalco Energy, Inc. Consolidated Stockholder Litigation; In re Sanchez Energy Derivative Litigation; Fire and Police Retiree Health Care Fund, San Antonio, et al. v. Smith (Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.); and In re Starz Stockholder Litigation. He was also member of the In re Appraisal of Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc. trial team and obtained a temporary restraining order in the In re Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. Stockholder Litigation.
In recognition of his accomplishments, Christopher has been named by Thomson Reuters to the "Rising Star" Super Lawyers list since 2015, and was recently chosen by Benchmark Litigation for its 2021 “40 & Under Hot List.”