Christopher R. Pitoun

Christopher R. Pitoun has focused on consumer litigation since graduating from law school and has gained broad experience representing individuals, municipalities and small businesses in all forms of complex litigation.

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Current Role

  • Associate, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
  • Practice focuses on class actions and other complex litigation

Experience

  • Associate, Girardi Keese, 2011-2014, where he gained extensive experience representing plaintiffs in business litigation involving copyright and trademark disputes, breach of contract claims and breach of fiduciary duty claims. He also worked on a number of nationwide class actions involving products liability matters in the pharmaceutical and construction industries.
  • While in law school, Mr. Pitoun externed for the Office of the Attorney General of California’s Business and Tax Division where he worked on tax appeals on behalf of the Franchise Tax Board. Mr. Pitoun also served as an editor on the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review.

Legal Activities

  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Association For Justice (AAJ)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)

Notable Cases

  • Fiat Chrysler Gear Shifter Rollaway
  • Countrywide Financial, et al. Pretextual Appraisal Litigation
  • EZconn Corp., Litigation
  • Students v. USC and Dr. Tyndall

Languages

French

Personal Insight

  • Prior to attending law school, Chris taught English and French to high school students in China.
  • Chris later decided to become a lawyer while marketing the film “Michael Clayton.”
  • In his spare time, Chris works as a volunteer for the American Friends of the Israel Museum, a non-profit which helps raise funds for the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.