Chris Greeley focuses his practice on securities, derivatives and commodity futures litigation, and complex commercial disputes.
Chris defends prominent futures commission merchants (FCMs) and broker-dealers in complex cases involving allegations of financial fraud, RICO violations and violations of commodities and securities laws. Chris litigates in state and federal courts, and before arbitration panels under the jurisdiction of various futures exchanges (including CME/NYMEX) and self-regulatory entities such as FINRA.
He also conducts internal investigations for companies, often as part of his work defending financial institutions and individuals in actions brought by the CFTC, SEC and the self-regulating entities and exchanges under their jurisdiction.
Technology and the Law
Leveraging his past experience as a network administrator, web developer and software coder, Chris frequently uses technology to advance the goals of his broker-dealer and FCM clients. He has developed custom risk discovery programs and algorithms for clients that parse through enormous batches of trading records to uncover critical data. He also works with clients on the development of technology solutions that address risk mitigation, e-discovery, data privacy and cyber security concerns.
Complex Commercial Litigation
Chris has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, including contractual disputes and fraud claims. His recent trial successes include a New York Court of Appeals victory for Capital One N.A., concerning the UCC rule governing a customer's duties regarding unauthorized signatures and alterations, and the successful defense of DataTreasury Corporation in a $100 million stock option claim bench trial in New York State Supreme Court.
Board of Trustees - St. Hope Leadership Academy
Chris serves on the Board of Trustees for St. HOPE Leadership Academy, a public charter school in Harlem that provides poor and minority youth with the same educational opportunities afforded to affluent families. Chris advises the school on its operations and finances, and its interaction with the New York City Department of Education. He also serves on board of the U-Knights Foundation, which he helped to establish at his former high school, a technology-focused magnet school in Bergen County, New Jersey.