Chris Durham is an associate in Ropes & Gray's litigation and enforcement practice group. Chris focuses his practice on civil litigation, government and internal investigations, mass tort defense, and employment litigation. He represents clients in matters involving misconduct claims.

During law school, Chris interned for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Boston, where he assisted with investigating financial crimes. Chris also externed for the Honorable Scott L. Kafker of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. As a 3:03 Assistant District Attorney for the Middlesex District Attorney's Office, Chris argued a number of motions and first-chaired one jury trial and four bench trials in Ayer District Court.


Sexual Misconduct Investigations and Representation

  • Represents non-profit institution in resolving claims related to allegations of historic sexual misconduct by a former employee.
  • Represents sports apparel company and youth sports producer in civil litigation related to allegations of athlete abuse.
  • Represents schools regarding allegations of faculty misconduct.


  • Represents state government in resolving mass tort claims related to allegations of negligent patient care.
  • Represents an individual in a government investigation into allegations of defective pricing by former employer.

Employment Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Represents company in litigation surrounding former employees’ breach of fiduciary duties, breach of contract, and trade secret misappropriation.

Pro Bono

  • Represents individual in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status proceedings.
  • Member of Special Master team appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts to oversee inmate confinement conditions and early release opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis.

Areas of Practice