About Chris Beatty

Christopher Beatty is a well-respected litigator with substantial trial and appellate litigation experience in both state and federal courts. Recognized as one of the "Top 40 Lawyers Under 40" in California by the Daily Journal, clients trust his ability to help them navigate matters ranging in size and complexity. Chris has deep experience in litigation involving finance, startups, "business divorces," entertainment matters, real estate, insurance issues, bankruptcy, trusts and estates, family disputes, employment, intellectual property, and other business matters.

Thoughtful counsel for the most complex cases

Providing counsel to clients from a wide range of industries, Chris understands his clients' goals and tailors his litigation strategy to meet the unique needs of each case. Whether the matter goes to trial or is settled out of court, Chris is highly focused on achieving efficient and favorable results.

Additionally, Chris is committed to pro bono service and volunteers in his community.

Prior to Katten, Chris was a partner at an LA-based law firm and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard F. Suhrheinrich of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. In law school, he was a contributing editor of the Michigan Law Review and president of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. He also worked as a law clerk at the University of Michigan Office of the Vice President and General Counsel.

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Practice Focus

  • Commercial litigation
  • Contract and breach of fiduciary disputes
  • Entertainment and media litigation