Chris Paparella concentrates on financial services litigation and international disputes. He has represented financial institution clients in federal and state court litigation and arbitration involving mortgage-backed securities, securities fraud, lender liability and foreign exchange transactions. Chris argued and won a ground-breaking case in New York's highest court in which he obtained the dismissal of a $300 million fraud case on the grounds that the assignment of the claims to a litigation funder violated New York's champerty statute. Justinian Capital SPC v. WestLB AG, 28 N.Y.3d 160 (2016).
Chris has also represented clients in international and domestic arbitrations in New York, London, Mexico City, Paris, Amsterdam and elsewhere. Chris has developed particular familiarity and skill in the energy and process industries, and has represented participants in offshore and onshore oil and gas production facilities, as well as a variety of downstream process plants and other facilities. Chris has been ranked by Chambers USA, Chambers Global and Legal 500 as one of the leading international arbitration lawyers in the United States.