Christopher H. Lyons

Christopher H. Lyons


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Christopher Lyons is a partner in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s Nashville and Wilmington offices, and manages the Wilmington office. He focuses his practice on representing institutional and individual investors in merger-related class action litigation and in complex securities litigation.

Chris has been a significant part of litigation teams that have achieved substantial recoveries for investors. Notable cases include Bioverativ (Goldstein v. Denner) ($84 million partial settlement, remaining claims set for trial), CoreCivic (Grae v. Corrections Corporation of America) ($56 million recovered), Good Technology ($52 million recovered for investors in a privately held technology company), Nissan ($36 million recovered), Blackhawk Network Holdings ($29.5 million), and The Fresh Market (Morrison v. Berry) ($27.5 million recovered). His pro bono work includes representing individuals who are appealing denial of necessary medical benefits by TennCare (Tennessee’s Medicaid program), through the Tennessee Justice Center.

Both during and before his time at Robbins Geller, Chris has litigated extensively in Delaware courts, having tried cases on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in the Delaware Court of Chancery. Before joining Robbins Geller, Chris practiced at a prominent Delaware law firm, where he mostly represented corporate officers and directors defending against breach of fiduciary duty claims in the Delaware Court of Chancery and in the Delaware Supreme Court. Before that, he clerked for Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery. Chris now applies the expertise he gained from those experiences to help investors uncover wrongful conduct and recover the money and other remedies to which they are rightfully entitled.

Chris has been selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Rising Star and was named to the Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch list by Best Lawyers®. He has also been named to the Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hot List and has been included in the 500 X - The Next Generation Lawdragon guide. Chris earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado College, with Distinction in International Political Economy and a minor in Asian Studies. Chris earned his Juris Doctor degree from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he served on the Vanderbilt Law Review and presented briefing and argument to the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces as part of the Appellate Litigation Clinic.


  • Best Lawyer in America: One to Watch, Best Lawyers®, 2022-2024
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2018-2020, 2022-2023
  • 500 X - The Next Generation, Lawdragon, 2023
  • 40 & Under Hot List, Benchmark Litigation, 2021

Practice Areas


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2010, Law & Business Certificate
  • Colorado College, B.A., 2006, with Distinction in International Political Economy


  • Delaware
  • Tennessee
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Delaware
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee

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