Christopher J. Hydal joined the firm in 2021 and is committed to its mission of achieving socially minded, justice-driven outcomes on behalf of individuals and businesses. He has over a decade of law firm experience and is admitted to practice as an attorney in New York and as a solicitor in England and Wales.
In his current role, Christopher specializes in antitrust and consumer protection class actions with a focus on discovery-related disputes, deposition strategy, and trial preparation. For example, Christopher played an important, successful role in drafting motions and written discovery filings in Varsity All Star and Scholastic Cheer Market Price-Fixing Litigation and Nestlé Bottled Water Litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Christopher worked in New York as an immigration associate, representing respondents in removal proceedings and litigating federal claims with respect to denied or delayed immigrant visa petitions. Previously, he studied law in London, where he qualified as both a solicitor and barrister. As an associate at a London-based litigation boutique, Christopher acted on behalf of claimants in Employment Tribunal claims for workplace discrimination and harassment, and adult survivors of historical child sex abuse in High Court compensation claims against institutional defendants.
Christopher is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, and the Inner Temple.