Chris Swift-Perez

Associate, Miami

Biography

Overview

Chris helps clients successfully defend complex, high-stakes litigation in United States trial and appellate courts.

Chris's primary focus is class actions, but he has a broad base of experience, which includes representing a pharmaceutical manufacturer in multidistrict antitrust litigation; an insurance company in bad-faith litigation; a municipality in litigation involving pension benefits; an automobile manufacturer in a cross-border dispute with a distributor; a planned-community developer in construction-defect litigation; and an electric-power-generation company in a cross-border joint-venture dispute.

Clients value Chris's business education, original thinking, and results-oriented mindset.

Bars and Courts
Florida State Bar
US District Court for the Southern District of Florida
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Education
JD
Harvard Law School
BBA
University of Miami
Languages
English
Spanish

Experience

Hallums v. Infinity Ins. Co., No. 1:16-cv-24507-FAM, 2018 US Dist LEXIS 66839 (S.D. Fla. Apr. 20, 2018) (granting summary judgment and finding that auto insurance product was not illusory).

Marin v. Infinity Auto Ins. Co., 239 So. 3d 751 (Fla. 3d DCA 2018) (affirming order enforcing settlement agreement and dismissing action with prejudice).

Key Motors Ltd. v. Hyundai Motor Co., No. 1:16-cv-23657-RNS, 2016 US Dist LEXIS 173285 (S.D. Fla. Oct. 31, 2016) (granting motion to compel arbitration and denying motion to remand to state court).