Christopher Trueax


Christopher Trueax


Philadelphia | Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2808
+1 215 994 2076 | +1 215 994 2222

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Christopher Trueax focuses his practice on white collar and securities litigation.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Trueax served as an associate at another international law firm where he worked on securities litigation, internal and governmental investigations, mutual fund regulation, and fund formation.


Significant Representations

  • A global media company in shareholder derivative suit resulting in valuable Third Circuit precedent concerning executive compensation and federal preemption. 
  • A global packaging company involved with a merger acquisition, in litigation brought by Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation seeking termination of merger target’s pension plan, an outcome which would have undermined the merger.
  • Conducted an investigation into multi-billion dollar trading loss on behalf of global bank’s Board, resulting in investigation report which facilitated settlement with government.
  • A major mutual fund adviser during SEC Enforcement action alleging misuse of fund money and improper payments to fund intermediaries.
  • Launched a closed-end fund on NYSE in US$280 million initial public offering—one of the largest such offerings in the previous decade at the time of launch.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • Boston College, B.A., 2009, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2012, magna cum laude, Executive Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law
  • Pennsylvania
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Honorable Anthony J. Scirica