Christian Penn Foote: Lawyer with Duane Morris LLP

Christian Penn Foote

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San Francisco,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone415 957 3188

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  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Lending Litigation
  • Banking and Consumer Financial Services
  • Environmental and Natural Resources
Contact InfoTelephone: 415 957 3188
Fax: 415 358 4194
University University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2000
Law SchoolWashington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 2005
Admitted2005, California; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Christian Footepractices in the areas of litigation and administrative law. Mr. Foote has substantial experience with complex commercial litigation at the trial and appellate level, with an emphasis on banking, consumer financial services and environmental matters. Mr. Foote represents national banks, mortgage lenders, credit card issuers and specialty lenders in a wide variety of individual and class actions. Mr. Foote's environmental law experience includes litigating cases at the trial and appellate level arising under CERCLA and RCRA as well as various state environmental laws. He also represents businesses in proceedings before the California and federal EPA.

Mr. Foote is a 2005 graduate of Washington and Lee University School of Law and a 2000 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., Economics). He is active in the community with The Guardsmen, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to helping Bay Area underprivileged youth. He lives with his wife and kids in San Francisco.


•Duane Morris LLP
- Associate, 2008-present
•Murphy, Pearson, Bradley & Feeney
- Litigation Associate, 2005-2008
•U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division
- Law Clerk, Summer 2004

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Litigated and then negotiated on behalf of the Merced Irrigation District a settlement of a major water litigation case in California against a downstream water user who was claiming a perpetual right to water. Obtained on behalf of Capital One Bank, N. A., and its predecessor in interest, ING Bank, FSB, a dismissal of an appeal before the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Five, upholding a judgment for ING in a dispute that included issues related to the Home Owners Loan Act and the Dodd-Frank Act. The dismissal also left intact a second judgment in favor of ING from the Sonoma County Superior Court. Represented Wells Fargo Bank, N. A. and Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, LLC, in Contra Costa County Superior Court, in a multimillion lawsuit stemming from claims of retaliatory eviction and habitability following Wells Fargo's successful foreclosure on an apartment complex in Pittsburg, California. Successfully negotiated a favorable settlement that required financial contributions from neither client. Obtained on behalf of U.S. Bancorp and U.S. Bank National Association, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, a dismissal with prejudice of a high exposure breach of contract, negligence and commercial code violation case. Obtained a settlement on behalf of NEC Corporation and four of its Japanese and U.S. affiliates in MDL antitrust litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California concerning an alleged global price-fixing conspiracy in the LCD flat panel and finished products markets. Obtained on behalf of Capital One, N.A., in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, a dismissal with prejudice of a high exposure lawsuit in connection with a failed construction project located in Los Angeles, California.
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Christian Penn Foote

One Market Plaza, Suite 2200
San FranciscoCA 94105-1127


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