Christopher M. Varano
Christopher represents clients in a variety of litigation matters at both the trial and appellate levels.
Before Fox Rothschild
Prior to joining Fox, Christopher was a litigation associate in the Philadelphia office of a global law firm, where he counseled clients in white-collar, securities, and complex commercial litigation disputes. In addition, Christopher co-chaired the firm’s Education Law pro bono practice group.
Some of his previous representations include:
- Represented a New York real estate investor in connection with a complex civil litigation dispute concerning the control of a $1 billion nursing home company and related claims against the operating company’s owners and the investor’s former attorneys
- Represented a hedge fund in an internal investigation in connection with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission “expert networks” insider trading investigation
- Represented former officers and directors of a business credit card issuer in securities and ERISA class actions
- Defended a senior investment banking executive in SEC and New York State Attorney General investigations into auction rate securities
- Represented individual directors accused of fraud in a derivative action in the Isle of Jersey
- Defended a client from claims before the U.S. Supreme Court
Christopher also handled a variety of pro bono matters at his former firm, representing clients in federal civil rights, habeas corpus, eviction, and First Amendment litigation.
Christopher was also a former staff attorney for the Education Law Center, where he represented students and handled education law matters. He is also a former assistant to professors at both The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Christopher previously worked as a summer analyst for the private wealth management arm of Morgan Stanley, where he assisted in managing high net worth client portfolios.
While at University of Pennsylvania Law School, Christopher obtained a Wharton Certificate in Business and Public Policy. As an undergraduate, he traveled to the United Kingdom to study at Oxford University’s St. Catherine’s College.