Christopher C. Boots


  • JD, Stanford Law School, 2014
  • BA, Phi Beta Kappa, The University of Chicago, 2010


  • Massachusetts, 2017
  • Maine, 2015
  • California, 2014

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2017
  • Honorable Jon D. Levy, U.S. District Court for the District of Maine

Christopher C. Boots


Christopher Boots joined Ropes & Gray in 2015 as an associate in the litigation department. Chris began in the firm’s San Francisco office and relocated to its Boston headquarters in 2016. Chris’s practice covers a wide range of civil litigation, including SEC enforcement matters, shareholder suits, and other complex commercial disputes. Chris also maintains an active pro bono practice, with experience representing clients in immigration, fair housing, and class action cases in both state and federal court.

Chris attended Stanford Law School, where he was a member of the Stanford Community Law Clinic and served as a co-president of the Stanford Law Association. After graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Jon D. Levy of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine.

Prior to law school, Chris worked as a wilderness canoe guide in Ontario, Canada and at a ski shop in Vail, Colorado


  • Represents investment advisers in SEC enforcement actions and SEC examinations.
  • Successfully represented pharmaceutical manufacturer in First Circuit appeal of dismissal of shareholder suit relating to company’s statements regarding timeline for approval of new drug application. 
  • Defended private equity firm against claims for tortious interference and unfair trade practices arising from portfolio company’s add-on acquisition, obtaining summary judgment in favor of firm on all counts. 
  • Currently representing trustee in multiple residential mortgage-backed securities repurchase actions pending in state court.
  • Part of litigation team that obtained full dismissal in favor of large publicly held consumer goods company of securities claims brought by shareholders.