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Christopher K. Ralston

Phelps Dunbar
Litigation Partner
New Orleans, LA
CHRISTOPHER K. RALSTON is a litigation partner at Phelps Dunbar, where he serves as a practice coordinator for the firm's litigation group in New Orleans. Mr. Ralston handles a broad range of commercial litigation and focuses in the areas of antitrust law, business torts, contract disputes, cybersecurity, data breach and trade secret litigation, tax disputes, intellectual property litigation, securities litigation and arbitration, and direct selling disputes. He also serves as a part of the firm's appellate practice group.

Mr. Ralston regularly appears in state and federal courts. He frequently litigates breach of contract disputes and enforcement of licensing, non-competition and distributor agreements. He has tried antitrust, tax, securities fraud, federal qui tam/False Claims Act cases, large real estate suits and a variety of commercial disputes. A substantial segment of his practice includes appellate representation. He has also handled successful appeals at each of the five Louisiana Circuit Courts of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Louisiana, and the Fifth and the Federal Circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals. 
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Ralston is an active member of many professional associations and nonprofit organizations. He currently serves as Immediate Past President of the New Orleans Bar Association. He serves on the National Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association and as Board Chairman of the ADA's Louisiana Chapter. He serves as Vice President of the Tulane Alumni Association and is an officer and board member of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, and the Pro Bono Project. He received his law degree in 1999 from Tulane Law School and his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary. After law school, Mr. Ralston served as a judicial law clerk to U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon.