Christine I. Gannon

Christine I. Gannon

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P: 973.757.1017

F: 973.757.1090

 cgannon@walsh.law
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Practice Areas:
  • Class Action Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property

 

States Admitted to Practice:
  • New Jersey
  • New York

 

Courts Admitted to Practice:
  • US District Court for the District of New Jersey

 

Education:
  • Rutgers University School of Law (cum laude, 2003)
  • Rutgers University, Cook College (1998)

 

Affiliations:
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
  • Defense Counsel Trial Academy Aluni Network

Christine I. Gannon has a diverse practice, across a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters. She regularly counsels clients on strategies to avoid litigation and minimize litigation risk, and has successfully assisted some of the country’s largest and most respected companies in all stages of litigation— in both federal and state courts — involving intellectual property infringement, trade secrets, trademarks, trade dress, unfair competition, product liability, antitrust and competition, commercial breach of contract,  fraudulent business practices, and class action defense.

 

Christine has been named a New Leader of the Bar by the New Jersey Law Journal (2014) and a New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014-15). She graduated cum laude from Rutgers University School of Law, where she was the business editor of the Women’s Rights Law Reporter, and later served as a law clerk to the Honorable Steven L. Lefelt, J.A.D., former Appellate Judge in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.  She takes pride in her pro bono work and community service, including her work with Lawyers for Justice and Dress for Success, and her service on the Legal Program Board for the Covenant House of New Jersey’s Youth Advocacy Center.

Honors & Awards
  • New Jersey Law Journal New Leaders of the Bar (2014)
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2014-2015)
  • New Jersey Law Journel Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year (Member) (2014)
Representative Experience
  • Representation of manufacturer of filter media in action involving claims of Walker Process fraud on the patent office, attempted monopolization, invalidity, non-infringement and inequitable conduct.
  • Representation of supermarket cooperative in litigation involving claims of trademark infringement, minority shareholder oppression, and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Representation of major pharmaceutical companies in patent infringement and antitrust litigations as New Jersey litigation counsel.
  • Representation of one of the world’s leading industrial filtration companies in litigation involving claims of negligence, breach of warranty, and defective manufacture and design and failure to warn claims under the the New Jersey Product Liability Act.- Representation of leading manufacuterer of commercial boilers and hot water heaters in litigation involving claims of breach of contract and warranty, fraud, and tortious interference.
  • Representation of health insurance company in putative class action litigation involving RICO, ERISA, and various state fraud and unjust enrichment claims.
  • Representation of a multi-billion dollar Canadian gold mining company in securities class action.
  • Appellate representation of aircraft manufacturer in wrongful death case.
  • Representation of corporate officer in securities class action and related SEC investigation.
  • Appellate representation of County in challenge to bid specifications issued by the County.
  • Representation of a pharmaceutical company accused of consumer fraud in statewide putative class action.
  • Representation of leading producer and fruit juices in a nationwide putative class action involving claims of breach of warranty, unjust enrichment, unconscionable commercial practice, unfair competition, deception, fraud, false promise and misrepresentation.
Decisions
  • TransWeb, LLC v. 3M Innovative Properties Co. and 3M Co., 812 F.3d 1295 (Fed. Cir. 2016)
  • Otsuka Pharm. Co., LTD. V. Torrent Pharms. Ltd., Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50082 (D.N.J. Apr. 16, 2015)
  • Southern Research Institute, et al., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25072 (D.N.J. Feb. 4, 2014)
  • TransWeb, LLC v. 3M Innovative Properties Co. and 3M Co., 16 F. Supp. 3d (D.N.J. Apr. 21, 2014)
  • Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Amino Chemicals Ltd., 715 F.3d 1363 (Fed. Cir. 2013)
  • TransWeb, LLC v. 3M Innovative Properties Co. and 3M Co., Civil Action No. 10-4413 (FSH) (PS), 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97512 (D.N.J. July 13, 2012)
  • New Jersey Dental Assoc. v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and Aetna Life Insurance Co., 424 N.J. Super. 160 (App. Div. 2012), cert. denied May 21, 2012
  • Association of New Jersey Chiropractors v. Aetna, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 64413 (D.N.J. May 8, 2012)
  • TransWeb, LLC v. 3M Innovative Props. Co., Civil Action No. 10-4413 (FSH), 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59095 (D.N.J. June 1, 2011)
  • Albany Molecular Research, Inc. v. Dr. Reddy’s Labs., Ltd., Civil Action No. 09-4638 (GEB), 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59236 (D.N.J. June 14, 2010)
  • H. Reid Gen. Contr. V. Conmaco/Rector, L.P., Civil Action No. 08-6034 (WHW), 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6929 (D.N.J. Jan. 27, 2010)
  • Fletcher v. Cessna Aircraft Co., 412 N.J. Super. 530 (App. Div. 2010)
  • In re N.J. Title Insurance Litigation, Civil Action No. 08-1425 (GEB), 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67273 (D.N.J. July 6, 2010)
  • International Union of Operating Eng’rs v. Astrazeneca PLC, et al., Docket No. A-0605-08T2, 2009 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1053 (App. Div. May 1, 2009)
  • LaRoy v. N.J. Dep’t of Envtl. Prot., Docket No. A-0447-07T3, 2009 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 44 (App. Div. Jan. 28, 2009)
  • In re N.J. Title Insurance Litigation, Civil Action No. 08-1425 (GEB), 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92310 (D.N.J. Oct. 5, 2009)
  • Appaloosa Investment, L.P.I. et al. v. J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc., et al., 398 N.J. Super. 52 (App. Div. 2008)
  • In re Optionable Securities Litigation, 577 F.Supp.2d 681 (S.D.N.Y. 2008)
  • Food King, Inc. v. Norkus Enterprises, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 04-1500 (MLC), 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62406 (D.N.J. Aug. 15, 2008)
  • Raab v. Borough of Avalon, 392 N.J. Super. 499 (App. Div. 2007)
  • Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Barr Laboratories, Inc., 411 F.Supp.2d 490 (D.N.J. 2006)
  • In re Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 372 F.Supp.2d 430 (D.N.J. 2005)
News & Activities
  • Board Member, Covenant House of New Jersey, Youth Advocacy Center Legal Program Board
  • Volunteer, Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (2013 – present)
  • Speaker, “Tips for Tackling Tricky Questions,” Professional Women’s Group Workshop for Dress for Success, Morris County (May 2014)
  • Organizer, “Anti-Competitive Practice Update – Restrictive Covenants and Theft of Trade Secrets and Company Property,” Business Litigation Roundtable, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (June 2014)
  • Speaker, “New Proposed Federal Rules That are Currently Under Review,” A Practical Guide to Federal Court: E-Discovery, Evidence and Experts Agenda Seminar, National Business Institute (April 2014)
  • Speaker, “Expert Witness in Federal Court Cases: Practically Applying FRE,” A Practical Guide to Federal Court: E-Discovery, Evidence and Experts Agenda Seminar, National Business Institute (April 2014)
  • Speaker, “Commercial Litigation: Examining Situations that Give Rise to Business Disputes,” NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education Webinar (December 2013)
  • Participant, International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Acadamy (2009)
Publications
  • Co-author, “DRI Unfair Trade Practices: A Compendium of State Law,” New Jersey Chapter (2005)
  • Author, “Reproductive Self-Determination in the Third Circuit: The Statutory Proscription of Wrongful Birth and Wrongful Life Claims as an Unconstitutional Violation of Planned Parenthood v. Casey’s Undue Burden Standard,” 24 Women’s Rts. L. Rep. 101 (Spring 2003)