Moore & Van Allen PLLC
Chris Tomlinson has extensive experience representing clients in complex business and securities litigation, with concentrations in broker-dealer litigation, financial services litigation, shareholder and corporate governance disputes, and manufacturing litigation. Mr. Tomlinson regularly litigates in federal courts, state courts, FINRA arbitration, and other private arbitrations. Mr. Tomlinson has particular experience litigating cases in the North Carolina Business Court, and he is a practice leader for Moore & Van Allen’s North Carolina Business Court Litigation Team.
A member in Moore & Van Allen’s Litigation Group, Mr. Tomlinson regularly assists a wide variety of clients, including global financial institutions, broker-dealers, private equity groups, and manufacturers. Mr. Tomlinson also represents members, shareholders, and directors in corporate governance disputes and business break-ups.
Mr. Tomlinson also assists clients with international and domestic regulatory enforcement matters, internal investigations, and white collar criminal matters, particularly when they involve securities or other financial issues. Mr. Tomlinson’s regulatory enforcement and white collar criminal experience includes assisting clients in investigations and enforcement matters by FINRA, SEC, DOJ, and other regulators in the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America.
Mr. Tomlinson completed a special assignment as an Assistant District Attorney at the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office, during which he tried dozens of cases to verdict. Mr. Tomlinson has a significant record of pro bono legal service, as he has assisted on numerous court-appointed federal criminal cases and housing rights cases. Mr. Tomlinson also serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of A Christian Ministry in the National Parks, advising the Board on constitutional issues and other matters.
Prior to joining Moore & Van Allen, Mr. Tomlinson clerked for the Honorable Sidney A. Fitzwater, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.