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Partner - Christopher R. Drury

Christopher R. Drury

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Chris Drury is a member of the Product Liability and Tort Litigation Group.  He focuses primarily on products liability litigation and complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts, including multidistrict litigation in Connecticut and throughout the United States.  Chris has experience defending large multinational companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device, health care, and automobile industries.

Chris combines his career’s worth of experience in business and commercial litigation with a deep knowledge of electronic discovery and technical data to direct all phases of pretrial discovery.  Chris has managed and overseen discovery for product and tort cases involving electronically stored information.  Chris has also handled all aspects of pretrial motion practice, taken and defended numerous depositions, and assisted trial teams in coordinating witnesses, preparing trial documents and exhibits, and supporting the development of trial strategy. Specific to product liability cases, he has advised clients regarding issues of medical causation and regulatory compliance and has assisted with preparing medical device and prescription drug actions for trial and developing case theories and defenses.  

In addition to defending clients in actions involving product liability claims, Chris has experience handling complex business litigation, with a focus on disputes involving breach of contract, business torts, noncompetition agreements, and the Uniform Commercial Code.  Chris has also represented clients in intellectual property disputes involving trademark, copyright, and patent infringement matters, unfair competition claims, disputes over proprietary information, and theft of trade secrets. 

At the national level Chris is involved with the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section’s Products Liability committee as well as the American Bar Association’s  Litigation Section’s Products Liability committee.  Chris is also a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI).  

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association: International Law Section and Intellectual Property Law Section
  • American Bar Association: International Trade Committee, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association: International Law Section and Intellectual Property Section
  • Federal Bar Association, Hartford Chapter: Past President
  • International Trademark Association, Member
  • Society for International Affairs, Member
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association, Member

Settlement in Trademark Infringement Action

Prosecuted trademark infringement action on behalf of an international provider of enterprise-wide enabling technologies for financial institutions. Settlement included entry of judgment for monetary damages and a permanent injunction requiring the defendants to give up all rights to the accused infringing trademarks.

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Education

  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 2002, cum laude
  • Middlebury College, B.A., 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of CT
  • U.S. District Court, District of MA
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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