Chris's legal practice focuses on complex commercial litigation at both the trial... more
Chris's legal practice focuses on complex commercial litigation at both the trial and appellate level. He also has experience with securities class action litigation. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Chris designed and developed financial software systems supporting the international trading and brokerage business for a well-known investment company. He is dedicated to providing his clients excellen... view profile
Gwen Young is a memberof the Wheeler Trigg O'Donnellteam that handles dealer-related... more
Gwen Young is a memberof the Wheeler Trigg O'Donnellteam that handles dealer-related commercial disputes for major domestic automobile manufacturers. Before joining WTO, she headed her firm's discovery team in its role as co-national counsel for an auto manufacturer's pattern rollover litigation. Ms. Young's practice areas include civil business litigation and franchise litigation. Her trial co... view profile
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