Christopher M. Colorado Joins Friedman Kaplan Partnership

January 1, 2017

Friedman Kaplan is proud to announce the election of  Christopher M. Colorado to our partnership.

Mr. Colorado's practice focuses on complex commercial disputes with particular focus on matters related to financial products, distressed companies, licensing, and debt. He also represents companies and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants in employment litigation matters, as well as law firms in the defense of malpractice and other claims. He has significant experience representing clients in both federal and state courts, including on appeal, as well as before regulatory bodies and in arbitration. Some of his recent work includes representation of Caesars Entertainment Corporation in defense of federal and chancery court lawsuits brought by various creditor groups alleging that certain transactions violated the terms of bond issuances and the Trust Indenture Act, and defense of a major financial services company in a licensing and copyright infringement dispute brought by IBM arising out of a compliance audit.

"For nearly a decade, Chris’ intelligence, creativity, and work ethic have made him an invaluable asset to our firm, and we are excited to embark on this next chapter of our work together," said Managing Partner Eric Seiler.

In addition to his practice, Mr. Colorado is a member of the Federal Bar Council, as a member of the Inn of Court and having served as chair of its First Decade Committee, which is dedicated to attorneys in their first ten years of practice, from 2013 to 2016, as well as a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association.  He is also an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law, where he teaches legal research and writing.  Prior to joining Friedman Kaplan, Mr. Colorado served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nina Gershon and practiced at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.