Christopher Wood

Partner

Christopher.Wood@lewisbrisbois.com

Christopher Wood is a partner in the Denver and Washington, D.C. offices of Lewis Brisbois, and is a member of the firm’s Antitrust Practice. He has over 25 years of experience, with expertise in antitrust, government investigations, and complex and commercial litigation. Chris represents plaintiffs and defendants (from individuals to Fortune 500 companies) in state and federal proceedings, spanning domestic and international markets. His antitrust and competition law experience includes private (single and multi) party litigation, class actions, and opt-out proceedings in regulated and unregulated industries. His extensive practice experience has aided him in providing effective counseling, training, and tailored audits for clients navigating the antitrust and fair trade risks inherent in daily operations.

Chris also focuses on other commercial and intellectual property matters, managing and handling all phases of business disputes. In recent years, the subject of these representations has involved statutory, constitutional, and common law claims arising from disputes over, among others, commercial real estate transactions, trademark usage, private entity membership interests, service contracts, consulting agreements, and consumer rights.

Before joining Lewis Brisbois, Chris practiced with Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, and then as a partner at two other DC firms. Chris currently is the chair of the Colorado Bar’s Business Law Section’s Antitrust and Consumer Protection subsection and is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, teaching antitrust law.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • COVID-19: Consumer Protection/Price Fixing/Price Gouging

Additional Experience

Admissions

District of Columbia

Colorado

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

United States District Court for the District of Colorado

Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association
    • Chair, CBA Antitrust and Consumer Protection Subsection
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association Business Law Section Executive Board
  • District of Columbia Bar (DCB)
  • American Bar Association

Professional Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, “Bid Rigging and the Ever-Growing Consumer Protection Act,” Colorado Bar Association, September 2019. Presentation addressed the scope of bid rigging, including non-traditional interpretations of the conduct as well as the 2019 amendments to Colorado’s CPA and the impact of those amendments on consumers and businesses alike.
  • Co-Presenter, “Bid Rigging and Other Threats to Effective Procurement,” Colorado Bar Association, July 2019. Presentation provided a fresh look at how contractors and procurement officers can find themselves on the wrong end of bid-rigging investigations tied to private party and public projects at both the state and federal level.
  • Co-Presenter, “Antitrust Law: Competition Matters,” Colorado Bar Association, Business Law Institute, September 2018. Presentation covered a range of antitrust matters including merger enforcement; non-solicitation agreements; product importation as it relates to the FTAIA and comity principles; pricing algorithms; and data scraping.
     

Education

College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law

Juris Doctor, Law Foundation Scholar, 1994

Washington & Lee University

Bachelor of Arts, Politics, Phi Beta Kappa, 1990

Community Activities

Served as a director for Legal Transformation Institute, designing business models and funding mechanisms for lawyer/non-lawyer entrepreneurs/intrapreneurs seeking to deliver cost-effective legal services and products.

Personal Statement

Chris is dedicated to his trade and clients, but does make time to recreate. Chances are, if not in the office, you'll find him in the mountains, skiing in the winter and mountain or road biking during other months.