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Chris Fredrich focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, with an emphasis in financial services matters and consumer class and individual action defense. 

Chris represents banks, lenders, loan servicers, investors and other financial institutions in state and federal court proceedings, at both the trial and appellate levels. He has significant experience litigating claims arising under the Truth in Lending Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act, as well as claims based on state laws regulating debt collection, loan servicing, loss mitigation and foreclosure practices. He has defended multiple actions alleging violations of state consumer protection laws, including California’s Unfair Competition Law and Rosenthal Act.

Chris also has significant experience advising clients in regulatory and compliance matters. This includes conducting comprehensive internal procedure reviews, assessing risk in connection with institutional investment opportunities, and counseling clients on privacy and data breach notification issues. In addition, Chris assists clients in responding to state and federal regulator inquiries.

Chris maintains an active pro bono practice and is a two-time recipient of Stroock’s Public Service Project Award for his pro bono representation of a victim of financial elder abuse.

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers Magazine 2015-19, Listed in Southern California as a “Rising Star” for Consumer Law and Civil Litigation Defense

Memberships

  • Chair, Committee on the Administration of Justice, a standing committee of the Litigation Section of the California Lawyers Association (formerly part of the State Bar of California)
  • Planning Committee Member, UC San Diego Alumni Association, Los Angeles Regional Club

Speeches & Events

  • Speaker, “Defeating Class Certification: Using Personal Jurisdiction to Defeat Litigation Tourism,” Strafford Live Webinar, December 5, 2019

Publications

  • "California Attorney General CCPA FAQs – Clarification for Consumers, Help for Businesses," Stroock Special Bulletin, July 15, 2020
  • “Top 5 Focus Areas As CCPA Enforcement Commences,” Stroock Special Bulletin, June 30, 2020
  • “Proposed Regulations Flesh Out California Consumer Privacy Act,” Stroock Special Bulletin, October 11, 2019
  • “Arbitration Update – Relief Sought in Class Action Held Not to Be ‘Public Injunctive’ Relief,” Stroock Special Bulletin, September 20, 2018

Admitted To Practice

California

District of Columbia

U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

 

Education

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2009

B.A., University of California, San Diego, 2006