Christopher M. Sheehan is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and concentrates his practice on a wide array of complex commercial contractual disputes and patent and technology related matters. He represents corporations, non-profit organizations, and individuals in state and federal courts throughout the country.
As a member of the Litigation Department, Mr. Sheehan has experience litigating a wide range of complex and high-stakes commercial matters involving breach of contract, business torts, patent and technology litigation and ERISA/employee benefits civil disputes. Most recently, Mr. Sheehan helped to represent a major competitor in the food processing industry to litigate a highly contentious patent infringement action. He also served as part of a litigation team representing a non-profit healthcare organization in a large-scale complex commercial arbitration involving a soured technology outsourcing agreement. In addition to his practice, and in keeping with the firm’s commitment to pro bono service, from 2010 to 2011, Mr. Sheehan helped draft model legislation for a uniform state statute reforming eyewitness identification procedures during criminal investigations and trials. He also works with the firm’s Domestic Violence Pro Bono Program by representing victims of domestic violence seeking court protection against further abuse.
As an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Sheehan competed on the school’s mock trial team where he served as captain. In 2005, he was awarded the Outstanding Attorney Award from the American Mock Trial Association for perfect scores in oral advocacy and overall case-in-chief. While attending Notre Dame Law School, he served as an active member of the law school’s appellate moot court team, Student Bar Association and Bengal Bouts Men’s Boxing Club.