Having Christopher Rudd on my side was everything. He fought for me as aggressively as if I were a member of his own family and achieved a result that was beyond my expectations.

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Associate Attorney - Ariel Harman Holmes

Previous Experience

Harman-Holmes Law Firm LLC, The Capital Post Conviction Project of Louisiana, New Orleans Public Defenders.

Education

Cornell Law School, Class of 2010


Christopher L. Rudd is an aggressive, experienced civil trial lawyer.

Christopher L. Rudd handles jury and non-jury matters in California and throughout the United States.The Rudd Law Firm, P.C. focuses on complex and multi-district litigation involving intellectual property disputes, entertainment litigation, class actions and business law disputes. 

Since 2014 alone, Mr. Rudd has obtained nearly 13 million dollars in jury verdicts and arbitration and fee awards. 

Before founding The Rudd Law Firm, P.C. in 2013, Mr. Rudd was an equity partner at two large, national firms, and a founding partner at a successful, mid-sized boutique law firm. In recognition of his outstanding work on behalf of clients,  as rated by his peers, Mr. Rudd has attained Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating (AV) for legal ability and ethical standards. 

Experience

Equity Partner Venable LLP. 2006-2010

Founding Partner Gorry Meyer & Rudd 2001-2006

Equity Partner Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP 1997-2001

Education

•   J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1987

      Senior Editor, Alaska Law Review, 1986-1987

•   B.A., magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1984

Bar Admissions

•   California

Community Contributions

  • The Rudd Foundation, founded by Mrs. Rudd in 2012, provides loans to women without access to traditional capital. The Rudd Foundation has funded over 31 loans to date. Learn more at theruddfoundation.org

The Rudd Law Firm, P.C. - Recent Significant Matters

2017: Won certified class action matter in California Superior Court, obtaining permanent injunction. Represented well-known music figure in a confidential settlement over intellectual property rights. Represented well-known art figures in a confidential settlement. Representing well-known entertainment figures in confidential claims regarding economic loss and injury.

2016: Obtained published Ninth Circuit Opinion, reversing United States District Court's dismissal of consumer claims.

2015: Represented Real Estate Developer in obtaining large arbitration award subsequently confirmed as a judgment.

2014:  Represented well-known entrepreneur in obtaining 10 Million dollar jury verdict.