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Christopher Sun

Associate

Mr. Sun maintains a broad practice representing major corporations in matters ranging from complex commercial litigation, class action defense, and intellectual property disputes. He has substantial experience managing all aspects of the litigation process and regularly appears in court, argues motions, and takes depositions to obtain favorable results for his clients. Most recently, Mr. Sun served as lead counsel on a complex business dispute concerning the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act where he succeeded in getting the case dismissed with prejudice.

In representing his clients, Mr. Sun draws from his significant experience examining complex economic relationships, planning corporate organizational structures, and preparing sophisticated financial models. Before beginning his legal career, he spent four years at Deloitte Tax LLP as a Global Transfer Pricing Manager. In that role, he assisted Fortune 500 companies in evaluating prices charged between related business entities for the provision of goods, services, and intellectual property rights. 

Mr. Sun also has an active pro bono practice with a focus on criminal justice matters. He is currently collaborating with the ACLU in a First Amendment challenge to California’s death penalty.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sun clerked for the Honorable Jill Pryor of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and for the United States Attorney’s Office in San Francisco. He graduated from Harvard Law School, where he served as Executive Director of the Prison Legal Assistance Project, an organization dedicated to representing Massachusetts prisoners in their parole and disciplinary hearings. While in law school, Mr. Sun also competed in Harvard’s prestigious Ames Moot Court Competition, where he finished as a semi-finalist.

Mr. Sun maintains a broad practice representing major corporations in matters ranging from complex commercial litigation, class action defense, and intellectual property disputes. He has substantial experience managing all aspects of the litigation process and regularly appears in court, argues motions, and takes depositions to obtain favorable results for his clients. Most recently, Mr. Sun served as lead counsel on a complex business dispute concerning the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act where he succeeded in getting the case dismissed with prejudice.

In representing his clients, Mr. Sun draws from his significant experience examining complex economic relationships, planning corporate organizational structures, and preparing sophisticated financial models. Before beginning his legal career, he spent four years at Deloitte Tax LLP as a Global Transfer Pricing Manager. In that role, he assisted Fortune 500 companies in evaluating prices charged between related business entities for the provision of goods, services, and intellectual property rights. 

Mr. Sun also has an active pro bono practice with a focus on criminal justice matters. He is currently collaborating with the ACLU in a First Amendment challenge to California’s death penalty.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sun clerked for the Honorable Jill Pryor of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and for the United States Attorney’s Office in San Francisco. He graduated from Harvard Law School, where he served as Executive Director of the Prison Legal Assistance Project, an organization dedicated to representing Massachusetts prisoners in their parole and disciplinary hearings. While in law school, Mr. Sun also competed in Harvard’s prestigious Ames Moot Court Competition, where he finished as a semi-finalist.

Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit on California executions

August 17, 2018

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by news organizations seeking to let media and public witnesses view more of the process of executions in California, which could resume soon. Read more

Federal judge rules suit to force California to make all portions of executions public may proceed

August 17, 2018

A federal judge on Friday rejected an attempt by the state of California to dismiss much of a lawsuit that seeks to make public all portions of executions. Read more

LA Times, other CA news media sue state to make entire execution process transparent, but critics say it will prevent executions

April 12, 2018

The LA Times and two San Francisco-based non-profit news organizations are suing to keep executions from resuming in CA. The Times, NPR-member station KQED and the San Francisco Progressive Media Center want guaranteed full access to executions before they resume. Read more

Keker and the ACLU of Northern California Call on State to Allow Full Press Access to Executions

April 11, 2018

Keker, Van Nest & Peters and The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California filed suit against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation challenging its execution viewing procedure. Read more