Chris Binnig is a highly respected litigator and corporate counsel whose practice primarily focuses on commercial litigation, with a special emphasis on litigation involving communications companies, electric and natural gas companies, and other regulated industries. His reputation as a dedicated and successful advisor to some of the nation’s principal utilities and communications companies has earned Chris annual mention in Chambers USA’s Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers as a prominent lawyer concentrating on the communications and telecommunications industry (2003–2016).
Chris represents clients in complex trials (bench and jury), appellate proceedings, and contested hearings before state and federal courts throughout the United States, and in regulatory proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission and numerous state regulatory agencies. He serves as trial counsel for AT&T Inc. and its operating subsidiaries in telecommunications litigation and related administrative legal matters, and provides comprehensive representation to major clients operating in the communications, utilities, transportation, and energy industries. He also serves as trial counsel for defendants in antitrust litigation under sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 1986, Chris worked with another major law firm in Atlanta, Georgia.