Christopher M. Walling



Massey & Gail LLP
50 East Washington Street
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60602

Office: 312.283.1590
Direct: 312.379.0752
Fax: 312.379.0467

Chris Walling is a commercial litigator who represents clients during all stages of a case. He has experience in antitrust, patent, insurance, and contract disputes in state and federal courts.

Before joining Massey & Gail, Chris was an associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Chicago. Chris graduated from the University of Chicago Law School and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frank H. Easterbrook of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D. with high honors, Order of the Coif, 2019
  • George Washington University, B.A., 2015
  • The Honorable Frank H. Easterbrook, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Rising Star, Business Litigation (2023-present) – Illinois Super Lawyers
  • Successfully represented JPMorgan Chase & Co. in multi-million dollar litigations arising from its provision of banking services to sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The case settled on confidential terms shortly before trial.
  • Currently defending Union Pacific Railroad in substantial antitrust MDL involving claims asserted by several Fortune 500 companies.
  • Defended a national online retailer in a false advertising dispute with the state of Illinois.
  • Successfully represented Fortune 1 company in federal district court in Puerto Rico on Covid-related unfair competition claims brought by local retailers.
  • Defended a local construction company in false claims action brought by the municipality.