Christopher Knight is a senior associate in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. Christopher’s practice has primarily focused on antitrust and mass tort litigation.

Christopher also has experience litigating complex commercial litigation, class actions, trade secrets, and white-collar criminal defense. Christopher has assisted clients at every stage of the litigation process, from drafting pleadings, to taking and defending depositions, to briefing and arguing dispositive motions, to trying a case in federal court.

In 2019, Christopher served as trial counsel in Saget v. Trump, a challenge of the US Government’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status for over 50,000 Haitian Nationals. The Mayer Brown team obtained a nationwide preliminary injunction despite having only six weeks to prepare for the hearing. The matter was Mayer Brown’s 2019 Litigation Pro Bono Matter of the Year.

Christopher also serves as Co-Chair of the Project Equity in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office. Mayer Brown launched Project Equity in response to the tragic killing of George Floyd and the worldwide calls for social justice. As Chair, Christopher arranges office-wide initiatives and presentations related to voting rights, criminal justice, education, housing, and economic justice.

Before joining Mayer Brown, Christopher practiced as a corporate litigator in Detroit, Michigan. He has represented a variety of clients, such as automotive companies, financial institutions, and manufacturers, litigating a broad range of issues covering intellectual property, complex commercial law, and commercial real estate. Before becoming a litigator, he served one year as a law clerk for the Honorable Gershwin Drain in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, where he handled one-third of the civil and criminal docket.

Christopher has been named to Lawyers of Color “Hot List 2020.”

Spoken Languages

  • French


Eastern Michigan University, BS, cum laude

University of Virginia, JD


  • Michigan
  • Illinois


  • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan