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. Recognized as a Rising Star by Law 360 (for Banking) and the New York Law Journal
,Chris 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 experience advising securitization trustees and investors in and out of litigation, and has been involved in the negotiation, evaluation, and court approval of many complex settlements of securitization matters.
Chris joined Mayer Brown as 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 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.