Christopher D. Porter
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
Chris is Co-Managing Partner of Quinn Emanuel’s Houston office. Chris is an experienced trial lawyer focused on the key disputes businesses face – from breach of contract and trade secret claims to business torts and antitrust disputes. A natural in the courtroom, Chris brings substantive jury-trial experience and commands the respect of judges and juries alike. His comfort level with going to trial is a formidable competitive advantage for his clients – both in and outside the courtroom.
Chris represents plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts throughout Texas and elsewhere. A key to his approach (and success) is developing a close working relationship with his clients and maintaining an open, ongoing dialogue that ensures the best strategic decisions at every stage of litigation. Whether his clients are looking to obtain a quick settlement, or to see their matter through trial, he is prepared every step of the way.
A distinctly business-oriented trial lawyer, Chris studied Business Administration with a concentration in Finance at The University of Texas at El Paso, where he was also a student government senator, captain of the football team, and a bowl game MVP. His demonstrated work ethic today comes in large part from his early drive to succeed. After working in the insurance industry for two years, Chris graduated with honors from the University of Michigan Law School. He then completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Philip R. Martinez in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.
In 2022, Chris was ranked by Chambers USA in General Commercial Litigation and most recently has been named Litigator of the Week by The American Lawyer. He has also been repeatedly recognized as a “Texas Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers, and he has been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list from 2020-2022. Chris has also been selected to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers guide from 2020-2022. Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Houston Parks Board.