September 03, 2019

Christopher Waldon Joins Venable's Commercial Litigation Practice in San Francisco

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San Francisco, CA (September 03, 2019) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Christopher J.C. Waldon has joined the firm as counsel in the Commercial Litigation Practice in the San Francisco office. Mr. Waldon is a seasoned commercial litigator focused on business and commercial disputes, real estate matters, and consumer litigation.

Mr. Waldon has achieved favorable results for clients in both state and federal courts in matters involving common law fraud, violation of the Consumer Legal Remedies Act and Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence actions, unlawful detainer actions, and wrongful death actions. He has substantial experience handling all aspects of litigation, including pre-trial and trial practice, motion practice, fact and expert discovery, witness preparation, mediation, and appellate practice.

James E. Nelson, partner-in-charge of the firm's San Francisco office, said, "Christopher is joining a team of esteemed commercial litigators here in San Francisco and throughout the firm who handle matters ranging from consumer class actions to intellectual property to product liability and commercial disputes. As active trial attorneys, our team routinely drive our client's matters to verdict or favorable settlements knowing the pressure of trial often is necessary to obtain the most favorable remedy for our clients. Chris' ample experience litigating fits nicely with our approach and will be a major asset as we continue to grow the San Francisco office and further our efforts to address the expanding needs of our clients."

Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Waldon said, "I am honored to join such a distinguished group of litigators, well known for their tenacious advocacy and commitment to superb client service. I look forward to furthering those ideals from day one."

Mr. Waldon received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2007 and his B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from Emory University in 2003.


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