Christopher R. Fredmonski concentrates his practice on complex civil litigation and dispute resolution, including commercial litigation, securities and consumer class action litigation, government investigations and enforcement litigation, non-compete and trade secret litigation, and post-closing disputes following mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Fredmonski has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts around the country and through all stages of litigation, including expedited preliminary proceedings, dispositive motion practice, fact and expert discovery, and trials and appeals. He also has represented clients in connection with alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.
Representative matters include:
- representing a large financial institution in a three-week bench trial before the Commercial Division of the New York Supreme Court in connection with claims arising out of two structured finance transactions
- representing a health care technology company in connection with an expedited non-compete and trade secret case culminating in a bench trial before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- defending an indirect auto finance company in connection with an enforcement action brought by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office in Massachusetts Superior Court and a related subsequent shareholder putative federal securities class action filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- defending an online sports betting company in connection with putative consumer class actions filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and New Jersey Superior Court
- representing a large power utility company in an expedited breach-of-contract case before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Mr. Fredmonski maintains an active pro bono practice and has handled a variety of matters in this capacity, including a federal civil rights action under Section 1983, a Social Security appeal in federal district court and a real estate dispute on behalf of a nonprofit legal services organization. He was recognized by Sanctuary for Families for his work in defending a mother of three children in connection with a petition filed by the children’s father under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
Mr. Fredmonski is heavily involved in Skadden’s recruiting efforts and serves on the firm’s Associate Recruiting Committee. During law school, Mr. Fredmonski was a member of the University of Virginia School of Law Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, where he worked on numerous petitions for certiorari and amicus briefs, including a merits-stage amicus brief filed in Manuel v. City of Joliet.