Christina Lee represents clients in all facets of commercial litigation. Prior to joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Ms. Lee served as a law clerk to Judge Milan D. Smith, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.
Ms. Lee earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and her B.A. in history, summa cum laude, from Yale. During law school, she participated in Harvard Law School's Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, mediated disputes in small claims court through the Harvard Mediation Program, and co-chaired the 21st National Asian Pacific American Conference on Law and Public Policy.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Lee spent summers interning at the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education, working at an international humanitarian aid organization in Taipei, Taiwan, and studying human rights in Berlin, Germany as a Humanity in Action Fellow.
Shareholder Representative Services v. Shire Pharmaceuticals
We represented Shareholder Representative Services (SRS) in its role as representative of the former shareholders of FerroKin Biosciences in a post-merger dispute with Shire Pharmaceuticals, which had refused to make a $45 million milestone payment related to the development of an experimental iron chelation drug. After a four-day bench trial, the Delaware Chancery Court entered judgment in favor of SRS, ruling in a 77-page opinion that the former FerroKin shareholders were entitled to the overdue $45 million milestone, as well as five years of interest on the payment and their attorneys’ fees and costs.