Christopher J. Valeriote: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Christopher J. Valeriote

Partner
St. Louis,  MO  U.S.A.
Phone314.480.1859

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Practice Areas

  • Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
  • Business Litigation
  • Class Action
  • Consumer Fraud Litigation
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 314.480.1859
Fax: 314.480.1505
http://www.huschblackwell.com/chris-valeriote/
 
University Michigan State University, B.S., 1989; National Moot Court Team
 
Law SchoolMichigan State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1992; Law Review
 
Admitted1995, Florida; 2002, Missouri
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations and Memberships

The Florida Bar

•The Missouri Bar

 
Biography

Chris' practice focuses on delivering results to public and private companies involved in complex commercial litigation and business disputes. To that end, over the past 22 years, Chris has served as lead counsel for a variety of clients involved in matters litigated in state and federal courts across the country. His experience includes successfully defending class actions claims and cases arising under various states' consumer protection statutes.

Chris' work on behalf of healthcare industry clients has included:

•Defeated class certification in several cases filed in New Jersey state court against pharmacy benefit management companies and obtained summary judgment on claims.

•Represented Fortune 100 company in litigation relating to escrow dispute in New Jersey federal court.

•Obtained summary judgment on all claims in case filed by brokerage company seeking millions of dollars in commissions in Missouri federal court.

•Represented pharmaceutical manufacturer in contract actions in New York and Missouri.

Civic Involvement

City of Olivette, Missouri Board of Adjustment, Member

Experience

•Defeated class certification and obtained summary judgment in two cases filed in New Jersey state court asserting claims for violations of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.

•Defeated class certification and obtained summary judgment in several cases pending in Multi District Litigation involving alleged violation of ERISA and various states' (NY, NJ and MO) consumer protection statutes.

•Obtained summary judgment in case filed by brokerage company seeking millions of dollars of commissions in Missouri federal court.

•Obtained complete dismissal of claims alleging company breached employee's privacy relating to protected health information in Florida state court.

•Obtained dismissal of all claims against client in New Jersey Federal Court litigation involving claims seeking injunctive relief and recall of generic pharmaceutical products.

•Obtained partial summary judgment on claims involving dispute over multi-million dollar escrow fund dispute in New Jersey Federal Court which led to successful resolution of case for client.

•Represented financial services client involved in claims asserting violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act in Missouri Federal Court.

•Represented client in large, complex commercial dispute involving pharmaceutical supply contract in Pennsylvania Federal Court.

•Represented client in AAA Arbitration proceedings involving injunctive relief claims against large retail pharmacy chain.

•Represented pharmaceutical company in litigation involving former employees' claims arising from company's stock option plan.

•Represented international importer and supplier of wine and spirit products in dispute involving claims under the Missouri Franchise Act filed in Missouri Federal Court.

Business Insights

Business Insights

1.01.95 Environmental Litigation Newsletter, American Bar Association
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Office Information

Christopher J. Valeriote

190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 600
St. LouisMO 63105-3441




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