S. Christopher Provenzano
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Chris Provenzano has been practicing complex financial and commercial litigation since he began his career at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. A graduate of Columbia Law School, he has represented large and small corporations as well as their officers in private litigation and regulatory investigations. Chris has litigated a wide variety of securities cases, including numerous class actions, in industries ranging from finance to pharmaceuticals and mortgage lending and securitization. He has also conducted investigations relating to securities law and other regulatory issues.
Chris’s trial experience includes trying complex and highly technical matters in court and in arbitration. Notable cases have included a month-long trial in the Eastern District of New York that raised issues of federal preemption, Indian law, gaming law and land use, and Chris’s temporary admission to the bar of the High Court of Tanzania to conduct a trial for an investor in a power plant project in a dispute involving the copartner, contractor and financing banks. The latter case (still on-going) has involved parallel ICSID, New York and English proceedings in addition to the Tanzanian trial, and is one of the largest trials to be held in the Tanzanian courts, with nearly half a billion dollars at issue.
Chris represents clients before arbitral panels and has litigated the various issues that surround arbitration, from forcing parties to arbitration to enforcing or vacating arbitral awards. He has also sat as an arbitrator with the AAA International Center for Dispute Resolution.
S. Christopher Provenzano
Email: chris.provenzano@pgbfirm.com
Direct Phone: +1 (917) 690 8764
Languages: English

Education

Columbia Law School

J.D., 2002

Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts

University of California at Los Angeles

M.A., 1997 (Ethnomusicology)

Tufts University

B.A., 1994, cum laude

Bar Admissions

New York

Southern District of New York

Eastern District of New York

United States Supreme Court