Christopher DeGennaro is a senior counsel and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP in New York. He focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and represents large corporations, small businesses and individuals in a wide variety of litigation areas in state and federal courts throughout the country. Chris has significant trial and alternative dispute resolution experience, having tried civil and criminal cases to verdict and represented clients in mediations and arbitrations. He is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Labor & Employment practice groups, as well as the firm’s Innovative Technology Sector industry team.
Prior to joining Foley, Chris clerked for the Honorable A. Kathleen Tomlinson in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Earlier in his career, Chris served as an assistant district attorney with the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office.
Chris devotes considerable time to various pro bono efforts. Notably, Chris pioneered the firm’s legal services partnership with Black Connect, a national non-profit organization focused on eliminating the racial wealth gap in America by increasing the number and success rate of black-owned businesses. He is also the New York office co-liaison for Foley’s Racial Justice and Equity Pro Bono practice group (RJEPG).