FedArb is thrilled to announce that Hon. Christopher F. Droney (Ret.) has joined the panel. He will be based in Connecticut and specialize in resolving disputes related to antitrust, class actions, employment/labor, insurance, intellectual property (trademark & copyright), securities/financial services and trade secret matters. He will serve as an arbitrator, mediator, special discovery master and oversee mock trials and corporate investigations.
Judge Droney served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 2011 to 2019. Prior to his time on the Court of Appeals, he served as a United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut for 14 years. Before that, he was a United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut from 1993 to 1997.
Judge Droney published a number of opinions for the Second Circuit and the District Court on issues such as intellectual property, commercial litigation, insurance, real property disputes, ERISA, pensions, credit reporting law, RICO, antitrust, patents, False Claims Act, securities, class actions, employment discrimination, labor law, environmental law, as well as criminal and constitutional law.
Judge Droney earned his B.A. from College of the Holy Cross (magna cum laude) and his law degree fromUniversity of Connecticut School of Law.