J. S. "Chris" Christie

Birmingham, AL

After an unsuccessful run for Alabama Attorney General, Chris Christie is a litigator at Sirote & Permutt, P.C. Before leaving to run, Chris worked for 30 years at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLC, where he served as leader of Bradley's Employee Benefits Litigation and Insurance Practice Groups and served as Chair or Co-Chair of its Pro Bono Committee for 20 years. Chris represents employers, fiduciaries and insurers in ERISA and other employee benefits litigation. He has handled numerous class actions and other complex litigation. Many of the ERISA lawsuits have involved business or stock valuations. Chris also is a frequent speaker and author on employee benefits, trial tactics and techniques, and legal ethics issues.
EDUCATION
Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1985;
Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy, M.A., 1985;
Rhodes College, B.A., 1981, with honors.
CLERKSHIPS
Honorable Seybourn H. Lynne, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama

Health and Welfare Plans
Speaker

DC Plans
Speaker

Fiduciary/Other Title I Issues
Speaker

Exempt/Governmental Plans
Speaker