Christine D'Auria

Associate

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  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law, 2012; associate editor, Northwestern University Law Review 
  • BA (International Relations), magna cum laude, Brown University, 2008

Qualifications

  • Illinois, 2015
  • Massachusetts, 2013
  • Honorable Francisco A. Besosa, U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
  • Spanish

Christine D'Auria

Associate

Christine advises clients on an array of complex commercial litigation matters, including excessive fee claims brought against investment management firms, class actions involving price fixing allegations, and multidistrict litigation stemming from data breaches. She has also advised a range of companies regarding corporate risk, guiding clients through anti-corruption risk assessments and due diligence, as well as SEC enforcement matters.

Christine collaborates with colleagues across practices and has represented clients in state and federal courts. She also maintains an active pro bono practice, particularly representing a number of Iraqi and Afghan translators and contractors, hired by the U.S. military, to obtain Special Immigrant Visas and safely escape war zones. 

Experience

  • PIMCO and Metropolitan West Asset Management, LLC. Currently defending two fund advisers against claims of excessive fees, challenging the alleged differential between advisory and sub-advisory fees in the Western District of Washington and Central District of California, respectively.
  • Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings/Polar Air Cargo.  Represented a Fortune 500 airline in defense of a class action involving allegations of price fixing in the Eastern District of New York.
  • Supervalu, Inc.  Defended a leading retail grocery network against multidistrict litigation claims and regulatory inquiries stemming from unauthorized network intrusions suffered in 2014, and successfully obtained dismissal of the suit via a motion to dismiss in the District of Minnesota.
  • Represented Cablevision Systems Corp. in antitrust litigation in the Southern District of New York involving unlawful tying, and successfully defended against a motion to dismiss. Served as defense counsel in the District of New Jersey for the same client in a second antitrust matter.