Christopher Laquay Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Christopher Laquay

Christopher Laquay

Attorney at Law

Stevenson Ranch
California
Licensed in
CA
University of California at Davis King Hall School of Law
5.0 5
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About
Chris has a J.D., an M.B.A., and a B.A. in Economics. In private practice, Chris worked on corporate transactions (mergers/acquisitions, securities & private placements) at Gibson Dunn for 7 years.

As an in-house attorney, and through UpCounsel, Chris acquired extensive experience advising companies in the healthcare industry. His responsibilities have included reviewing and approving marketing communications, overseeing clinical and regulatory matters, and general contracting. He acted as the legal lead for product launches for Medtronic's Diabetes Division (2005-2017) and for Endologix, Inc. (2019).

Chris appreciates and attends to
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6
Projects on
upcounsel
24
Years
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Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
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out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Chris is an amazing legal partner who helps business and functions succeed. I worked with Chris to set up a first-of-its kind social media program for medical devices. Chris worked closely with us to mitigate risk while finding innovative that put us on the track to be industry leaders. I also worked with Chris on multiple product launches, customer support programs, and difficult business challenges. Chris begins with a yes, instead of a no, finds out what the function or business partner wants to accomplish, and helps to set the legal guidance that balances risks and benefits. He is a true business partner for every function within an organization and a joy to work with. - Amanda Sheldon former colleague at Medtronic"

General legal counsel and contracting
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
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Meets Deadlines

"Chris is an extremely gifted lawyer. His memory of details, few escape him, while keeping in mind the big picture is amazing and a valuable addition to any team attacking a project. Chris' unique ability to catch the problems that can arise while understanding how to move the project/group forward is his greatest strength. - Mike LoGuidice, Managing Director at CBIZ Valuation Group"

General legal counseling
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Endologix

Associate General Counsel

Jan 2019 - Present

Associate General Counsel for a publicly-traded medical device company.

Jan 2019 - Present

UpCounsel

Freelance Attorney

May 2018 - Jan 2019

Independent attorney representing various clients.

May 2018 - Jan 2019

Medtronic, Inc. Diabetes Division

Senior Legal Counsel

Jul 2005 - Aug 2017

Corporate counsel for $2 billion Diabetes business unit.

Jul 2005 - Aug 2017

Gibson Dunn

Corporate Associate

Aug 1998 - Jul 2005

Corporate associate with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, securities and private placements.

Aug 1998 - Jul 2005

Chadbourne & Parke

Litigation Associate

Mar 1997 - Jul 1998

Litigation associate for large, New York-based law firm.

Mar 1997 - Jul 1998

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