Christopher A. DeLong
PEOPLE

Christopher A. DeLong

Associate
delong.christopher@dorsey.com

Overview

CHRIS LEVERAGES HIS PRAGMATIC APPROACH TO PROBLEM SOLVING TO HELP CLIENTS SUCCESSFULLY AND FAVORABLY NAVIGATE CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LITIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS.

Chris is an associate in Dorsey’s Government Enforcement and Corporate Investigations Group. In his practice, Chris represents clients in fraud and securities litigation, and related commercial disputes. Chris also has significant experience in qui tam actions under the False Claims Act, government contract disputes, corporate investigations, and government enforcement actions. Chris’s experiences as a judicial law clerk and as a US Marine give him a unique insight into the practical workings of government and the need to improvise and work with the resources you have.

Chris is also committed to pro bono work and represents clients with criminal appeals in Minnesota state and federal courts, and appeals of denials of veteran’s benefits before the Board of Veteran’s Appeals and the Court of Appeals for Veteran’s Claims.

Before joining Dorsey, Chris clerked for Justice G. Barry Anderson of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Chris is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving from 2007 to 2012 as a Korean Cryptologic Linguist.

Education & Admissions

New York Law School (Juris Doctor, 2017), summa cum laude

Golden Gate University (Business, 2014), magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims

Clerkships

  • Minnesota Supreme Court, Justice G. Barry Anderson, 2017-2018

Experience

Representative Experience

  • Represented regional hospital system in defense against qui tam action brought under the False Claims Act.
  • Represented software company in intervention against bid protest related to contract award from the Veteran’s Benefits Administration.
  • Secured summary judgment in favor of former high-profile employees of motor coach distributor sued by former employer, and defended the win on appeal.
  • Defended property management company in disputes with former clients, securing a favorable settlement and a favorable judgment on the merits. • Defended property management company in dispute with landowner and secured favorable settlement.
  • Defended resort operator and secured favorable settlement in dispute with former investor.
  • Secured favorable settlement for dairy cooperative in dispute with secured creditor of a farmer-owner.
  • Obtained favorable ruling for defendant insurance company in dispute in which plaintiff making underinsured motorist claim refused examination of alleged neurophysiological injuries and where the damages sought potentially exceeded a million dollars.
  • Secured favorable settlement for defendant environmental technology company in commercial dispute with plaintiff electrical contractor.
  • Secured favorable settlement for out-of-state plaintiff farm operator in commercial dispute with agricultural equipment dealer.

Industries & Practices

Government Enforcement & Corporate Investigations
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Government Enforcement & Corporate Investigations
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network, Volunteer Attorney
  • MSBA Appellate Practice Section, Special Assistant Appellate Public Defender

Accolades

  • Dorsey & Whitney – Scales of Justice Team Award (Rebuilding Our Community Webinar Series), 2021

Contributed 100+ Pro Bono Hours in 2021 Contributed 50+ Pro Bono Hours in 2020

  • Contributed more than 100 Challenge pro bono hours, 2021
  • Contributed more than 50 Challenge pro bono hours, 2020

North Star Lawyer

  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2019-2020
Christopher A. DeLong