Christopher R. Dyess is an associate in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins.
Mr. Dyess’ practice focuses primarily on litigation, with a particular emphasis on complex commercial litigation. Mr. Dyess has diverse litigation experience including class action defense, briefing and motion practice in federal and state court as well as before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. In addition, he is well-versed in offensive and defensive discovery including eDiscovery and development of document production strategies, and has extensive experience evaluating, developing and preparing witnesses for depositions.
In his pro bono practice, Mr. Dyess has successfully represented immigrants seeking asylum in immigration court and has assisted a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. on policy matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dyess was a manager in the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance Department at Capital One. In this role, Mr. Dyess was responsible for investigating the bank’s high-risk commercial and politically exposed person population for evidence of financial crimes and ensuring the bank complied with federal AML regulations.
While at Northwestern University School of Law, Mr. Dyess served as a senior articles editor for the Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy. He is also the author of “Off with His Head: The King Can Do No Wrong, Hurricane Katrina, and the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet,” which appeared in the Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy.
Mr. Dyess has also written about financial system reform as the author of “Credit Rating Agency Review Board: The Challenges and Implications of Implementing the Franken-Wicker Amendment to Dodd-Frank,” which appeared in Pepperdine University’s The Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship & the Law.