Chris Thatch is a commercial litigator who handles a wide range of complex civil matters. He has tried cases in state and federal courts throughout the country.Chris has particular experience litigating contract and mass tort actions, with a focus on construction and product liability matters. He has litigated disputes on large-scale public and commercial projects and environmental remediation efforts. He also has defended companies against enterprise-threatening litigation resulting from natural and man-made disasters and allegedly defective products. Most recently, Chris was counsel to a major utility in a dispute related to the licensing, design, and construction of the first nuclear power project authorized to be built in the United States in more than 30 years. In 2012 he successfully represented a global engineering firm in a lawsuit alleging billions of dollars in damages from flooding in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Chris also represents R.J. Reynolds in a number of tobacco cases, including several tried to jury verdict in Florida, and he defends transportation companies in train derailment and chemical spill cases.