Christopher J. Bakes

Partner

  • location icon Sacramento, CA
    2020 West El Camino Avenue
    Suite 700
    Sacramento, CA 95833
  • location icon Los Angeles, CA
    633 West 5th Street
    Suite 4000
    Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • location icon New York, NY
    77 Water Street
    Suite 2100
    New York, NY 10005
  • location icon San Francisco, CA
    333 Bush Street
    Suite 1100
    San Francisco, CA 94104

Christopher Bakes is a partner who practices in the offices of Lewis Brisbois on both coasts – Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, and San Francisco. Admitted to practice in California, New York and the District of Columbia, he is a member of Lewis Brisbois’ Commercial Litigation Practice. Chris is recognized nationally for the breadth and depth of his practice, the high profile of his cases, matters and transaction, and the results he has obtained in a range of industries, from tech and entertainment to construction and real estate. 

As a trial lawyer, Christopher has represented the largest companies in the world, doing so in courts across California and the United States. He has litigated information technology and intellectual property disputes, health care contracts, government contracts and contracting, actions involving significant federal and state statutes, research and development (R&D) contracts, and major construction and real estate development contracts. He has litigated multiple matters of first impression in both state and federal courts, and is known for the size, complexity and high-profile of his cases. 

Christopher’s representation of individuals includes large and complex headline cases, ranging from representation of creative talent in the entertainment industry to elected officeholders and C-level executives.

Legal Experience

  • United States Navy
  • Locke Lord LLP

Military Service

Officer, Judge Advocate General's Corps., United States Navy

Community Activities

  • Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula
  • Cristo Rey High School
  • All Hallows Concerts

Admissions

California

New York

District of Columbia

United States Supreme Court

All California Districts

Southern District of New York

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Associations

  • ABA
  • NYSBA
  • Federal Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Navy Achievement Medal

Education

University of San Francisco

Juris Doctor

University of San Francisco

Bachelor of Arts, Economics

Unites States Navy Military Justice School

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