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3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.205.2416

Ian M. Christy

Represented 70 investors who collectively lost nearly $100 million in the Aequitas Ponzi scheme. Obtained favorable settlements with third-party professionals in state court litigation and private arbitration.
Represented company and directors in shareholder class action arising out of merger.
Represented defendant Lime Wire and its founder in the damages phase of a multibillion-dollar trial against the major record companies for inducing copyright infringement.
Drafted amicus brief for the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association.
  • Represented investment advisory firm and broker in defending claims in FINRA arbitration involving variable annuities. Secured favorable settlement on the eve of arbitration hearing.

  • Defended investment advisor in FINRA arbitration proceedings arising from sale of tenant-in-common investments.
  • Representing publicly traded company in SEC and DOJ investigation into potential securities law violations.

  • Represented publicly traded mutual fund company in SEC investigation involving allegedly false and misleading marketing materials.

  • Represented a multinational pharmaceutical company in a DOJ and SEC investigation of alleged FCPA violations in numerous countries.
Represented plaintiff in a breach of contract suit concerning the confidential sale of a Mark Rothko painting, resulting in a unanimous plaintiff’s jury verdict in federal court.
Successfully defended investment manager Kingdon Capital Management in an arbitration against claims brought by a former senior executive.
Represented defendant in multimillion-dollar lawsuit alleging claims for breach of contract, defamation, and intentional interference with economic relations, which ultimately resulted in a dismissal of all claims.
Represented defendant in consumer class action lawsuit alleging violations of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act.