Christopher B. Greene

Senior Associate
Christopher B. Greene

Education

  • B.A., Wesleyan University, 2008
    with honors
  • J.D., The University of Chicago, 2011
    with honors

Fellowships, Leadership & Recognition

  • Centennial Cornerstone Scholar, The University of Chicago Law School
  • University Scholar Award, Wesleyan University

Bar and Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York and Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • New York

Christopher (“Chris”) Greene is a Senior Associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink. Chris joined Kaplan Hecker & Fink from Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he spent six years in the Litigation Group. Chris has extensive experience representing clients in civil and criminal court proceedings, taking and defending depositions, expert discovery, and implementing complex consumer class action settlements.

Chris’ practice includes civil and criminal representation spanning such areas as consumer and securities class actions, active-short selling, mortgage-backed securities litigation, and federal criminal investigations. Presently, Chris is the Senior Associate for the Firm’s lawsuit against 26 neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups and individuals who planned for and committed the violence in Charlottesville.  

“I became an attorney because the law is among the few places in which facts matter. The rules of evidence, along with your ethical obligations and duties of candor before a court require that, no matter how vigorous your advocacy, you deal in the truth.” 

Chris’ pro bono practice has included the representation of non-violent drug offenders seeking clemency through applications to the Office of the Pardon Attorney, victims of domestic abuse seeking divorces from their abusers, and the City of New York in personal injury lawsuits. In addition, Chris was selected by Sullivan & Cromwell to spend eight months at the Federal Defenders of New York to serve as an Assistant Federal Defender. In that role, he represented indigent criminal defendants in all aspects of criminal litigation from arrest through sentencing. Among his more notable accomplishments at the Federal Defenders was securing a below-guidelines, non-custodial sentence for a client charged with theft of government funds.

A Staten Island native, Chris was appointed by the Borough President to serve as a board member of the borough’s Community Board 1 from 2014 to 2016. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of The Greenbelt Conservancy, an organization that supports more than 2,800 acres of park lands on Staten Island.