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Firm History

Law Office of Christopher J. Gray, P.C. was founded in New York City in 2004 by Christopher J. Gray and formerly was located at the corner of 57th Street and Park Avenue until 2012, when the firm moved to its current office location at 360 Lexington Avenue (corner of 41st street) in midtown Manhattan.

Founder Christopher J. Gray established the firm to continue his focus on class action and securities litigation, in which Gray had five years’ experience as an associate attorney with an established New York City class action law firm.

Attorney Michael J. Giarrusso joined the firm in 2017 after several years’ experience in securities and other complex litigation, including as an associate attorney with two well-established New York area firms and in his own practice.

The firm handles both individual investor claims against stockbrokers and financial advisors and complex litigation in state and federal court. With experience dating back 20 years, the firm’s attorneys have tried approximately 20 cases to arbitration award or jury verdict and have also successfully handled appeals in state and federal court.

The firm has a significant expertise in cases involving commodities futures and options, including handling substantial cases in arbitration before the National Futures Assocation (NFA) as well as class action cases alleging price manipulation in federal court. See In re Amaranth Natural Gas Commodities Litigation, 711 F. Supp. 2d 301 (S.D.N.Y. 2010) (price manipulation case against hedge fund resulting in $77 million recovery) In re Platinum and Palladium Commodities Litigation, No. 10-CV-3617 (WHP), 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96457 (S.D.N.Y. Jul. 15, 2014) (price manipulation case against hedge fund resulting in total recovery of $57.7 million, including recovery of over $12 million for physical purchaser class for which Gray firm served as co-counsel); In re Crude Oil Commodity Futures Litig., 913 F. Supp. 25, 41 (S.D.N.Y. 2012) (price manipulation case against hedge fund traders).

The firm also has significant experience in cases involving hedge funds, including arbitration cases before FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and cases in court. See Beach v. Citigroup Alternative Investments, LLC, No. 12-CV-7717 (PKC), 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30032 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 7, 2014) (case against unit of major investment bank and brokerage firm for misrepresentations and omissions in connection with hedge fund).

The firm has handed numerous cases involving non-traded REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) both in arbitration and in court. The firm has also handled multiple cases involving so-called Ponzi schemes in which investment promoters create the illusion of profitability by paying earlier investors high investment “returns” that are in reality the proceeds of investments by later investors. See Aleem, et al., v. Pearce & Durick, No. 1:15-cv-00085 (U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota) ($5,100,000 recovered from a law firm accused of violating North Dakota securities law in connection with an unregistered securities offering by alleged Ponzi schemers operating under the name “North Dakota Developments”); Carey, et al. v. Hudgins, et al., U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas Docket No. 6:08-cv-344 (Gray firm and co-counsel represented over 300 investors in case involving Ponzi scheme for which George Hudgins was convicted and sent to prison).

The firm’s attorneys are available for a no-cost, confidential consultation with investors who believe that they may have a valid individual or class action claim. Investors may contact us via the contact form on this website, at (866) 966-9598 or newcases@investorlawyers.net.