CHRISTOPHER Q. KING

PARTNER | CHICAGO

Industry Experience:

Clients retain Chris due to his demonstrated acumen in eDiscovery-related matters, his commitment to client services, and his distinguished record of delivering superior results.  With a broad range of experience in matters involving both U.S. discovery and international cross-border data transfer issues, Chris’ areas of concentration include securities litigation, director and officer fiduciary and shareholder litigation, antitrust litigation, and consumer fraud.  As a seasoned attorney, Chris has handled discovery strategy in complex litigation and briefed and argued electronic discovery motions in dozens of federal and state court cases.  

Chris’ experience spans multiple industries.  He has represented clients in the insurance, banking, securities, manufacturing, retail, technology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, energy and health care sectors and has litigated class actions, multidistrict litigation, and other types of complex litigation around the country.  Whether in court, writing briefs, or negotiating on behalf of a client, Chris prides himself on being a hands-on attorney and one who recognizes the strong link between eDiscovery and the overall strategy for litigating the merits of the case.  

Chris regularly advises clients in matters of eDiscovery, privacy and data security, as well as information governance and is a valuable asset to those he represents.  Chris’ experience includes: 

  • Developing customized litigation hold processes 
  • Negotiating ESI protocols
  • Preparing and defending fact and corporate representative witnesses with respect to discovery-related issues
  • Counseling clients regarding privacy and data security issues
  • Developing preservation plans for corporations facing discovery litigation and investigations 
  • Creating or auditing records management policies and schedules
  • Preparing data ownership and network use policies 
  • Advising about the impact of privacy laws and regulations on information management practices
  • Counseling on email retention policies

Chris is a sought after speaker, panelist, and presenter.  He regularly participates at The Sedona Conference, EDI Leadership Summit, and the Georgetown Advanced E-Discovery Institute as an authority on eDiscovery and information governance.

Prior to joining Redgrave LLP, Chris was a Partner at Dentons where he founded and led the eDiscovery and Information Governance practice for the U.S. region.  Chris was also clerk to Robert Murphy, Chief Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland. 

Honors and Recognition:

Chris is recognized by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as one of America’s leading lawyers for eDiscovery.  He is also recognized by Who’s Who Legal for Litigation: eDiscovery Lawyers.  

Organizational Involvement & Memberships:

Chris is an active member of The Sedona Conference® Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG1) and Working Group on Data Security and Privacy Liability (WG11).  He is also Co-chair of the Steering Committee of the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program. 

Education:

Chris received a J.D. from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. from Northwestern University.  Chris is admitted to practice in Illinois, the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, and the Eastern District of Michigan.