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Christopher V. Fenlon

Partner

Chris’ practice is focused in the area of complex civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, and construction litigation. He has broad experience in litigating commercial, employment, criminal, and construction matters in federal and state court and in arbitration proceedings. Chris provides thoughtful representation to a variety of clients, including public and private corporations, banks, hospitals, public agencies, construction firms, law firms/attorneys, and individuals. Representative matters include successfully representing a medical practice in an arbitration regarding the expulsion of one of its former members, a health care executive in defense of False Claims Act and retaliation claims, an attorney in a legal malpractice action, a leading arts foundation in defense of a lawsuit alleging collusion and monopolization in the market for the art works of a modern 20th century visual artist, a group of opt-out plaintiffs in In re TFT-LCD Antitrust Litigation seeking damages for overcharges on purchases of flat panel displays from a worldwide price-fixing cartel, and the co-founder of a global beverage corporation in a breach of contract action. Chris is a former law clerk to the Hon. Mae A. D’Agostino, United States District Court, Northern District of New York.

Credentials

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Partner (2018-Present)
    • Associate (2014-2017)
  • Hon. Mae A. D'Agostino, United States District Court, Northern District of New York
    • Law Clerk (2013-2014)
  • Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
    • Associate (2009-2013)
  • Criminal Appeals Clinic, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
    • Student Attorney (2007-2010)
  • Hon. Robert M. Levy, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • Judicial Intern (2007)

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Upstate New York, Rising Star (2016-2019)

Professional Affiliations

  • Albany County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association

Bar Memberships

  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States District Court, New York: Northern, Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts

News & Insight

Publication

Sexual Misconduct Allegations: Prompt, Thorough and Coordinated Response and Prevention Strategies Are Critical

December 21, 2017

In today’s environment, following the almost daily allegations and revelations of sexual misconduct in media, government, academia, and the private sector, it is clear that no industry, and no company or organization, is immune from these incidents.  Th…

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The Spoils System in Check?

May 1, 2009
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38 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 18, 2018

The Super Lawyers has selected 38 Hinckley Allen attorneys as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.Super Lawyers, a Thomson…

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Hinckley Allen Expands Partnership, Elevating Six Attorneys to Partner

January 12, 2018

Hinckley Allen today announced that the following attorneys have been elevated to Partner: John L. Arnold, Christopher V. Fenlon, David S. Hirsch, Seth M. Pasakarnis, Nathan R. Sabourin, and Michael J. Tentindo. These attorneys assumed their new positions …

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Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 18, 2017

The Super Lawyers has selected 39 Hinckley Allen attorneys as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.Super Lawyers, a Thomson…

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Hinckley Allen Attorneys Christopher V. Fenlon and Nathan R. Sabourin Both Named a 2016 “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers

August 16, 2016

Christopher V. Fenlon and Nathan R. Sabourin have been named 2016 Rising Stars by Super Lawyers. Based on peer nominations and evaluations of attorneys in the Upstate New York and Metro areas, the Rising Star recognition places these Hinckley Allen associa…

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Hinckley Allen Welcomes New Litigation Associate

November 3, 2014

Hinckley Allen is proud to welcome a new attorney to its Albany office. Christopher V. Fenlon has joined the firm as a member of the litigation practice group.Chris most recently worked as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Mae A. D’Agostino in the United Sta…

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