Chris Houpt is a member of Mayer Brown's Banking and Finance Litigation group
, specializing in banking and finance matters, particularly cases involving cross-border issues; securitization, structured finance, and derivatives; and asset turnover. He has represented banks from numerous foreign countries in connection with U.S. litigation or third-party discovery and is experienced in coordinating litigations in multiple forums. In the arena of financial products, Chris has extensive experience representing securitization trustees and investors, including in bankruptcy. Chris has also been involved in negotiating and seeking court approval of several highly complex securitization settlements.
Chris is also a member of Mayer Brown's Supreme Court and Appellate
practice. His appellate experience includes briefs
in the U.S. Supreme Court, federal Courts of Appeals, and various state appellate courts, as well as three oral arguments in the New York Appellate Division.
Chris joined Mayer Brown in 2005, after serving as a foreign law clerk for the Honorable Aharon Barak, President of the Supreme Court of Israel. During law school, Chris was an editor on the Harvard Law Review
and a Teaching Fellow for the Harvard Economics Department. Previously, he worked in portfolio management at the D. E. Shaw Group and as a manager in the finance department of Covad Communications. Chris passed the National Futures Association’s Series 3 exam in 2000 and has completed the first two levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst® program.