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Christina McPhaul is an associate in the New York office of Raines Feldman Littrell LLP, working in the Litigation and Fiduciary Representation groups.  Christina focuses primarily on representing federal equity receivers in financial matters, as well as complex litigation in state and federal courts. 

Prior to joining Raines Feldman, Christina was an associate at a preeminent litigation boutique firm working primarily on complex litigation matters involving antitrust violations, benchmark rate manipulation, securities fraud, and insurance fraud. Christina also worked on white-collar criminal cases as an intern at the Connecticut Chief State’s Attorney’s Office and served as an assistant clerk on the Complex Litigation Docket at Hartford Superior Court. During law school, Christina interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the Office of the New York State Attorney General. Prior to law school, Christina worked at Deloitte Consulting for six years as an actuarial and risk management consultant. Christina also has experience in fraud investigations from her work in the Litigation Support & Forensic Services practice at an accounting firm.

Significant Engagements & Transactions

  • Securities and Exchange Commission v. Bivona et al., No. 3:16‐CV‐01386 (N.D. Cal.)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission v. Direct Lending Investments LLC, No. 2:19‐cv‐02188 (C.D. Cal.)
  • Bradley D. Sharp, as Receiver v. Shinhan Bank Co., Ltd. et al., No. 2:21‐cv‐9197 (C.D. Cal.)
  • Bradley D. Sharp, as Receiver v. EisnerAmper, LLP, No. 656686/2021 (N.Y. County Sup. Ct.)
  • Norfolk Cty. Retirement Sys. v. Cmty. Health Sys., Inc., No. 3:11-cv-00433 (M.D. Tenn.)
  • In re Foreign Exchange Benchmark Rates Antitrust Litigation, 1:13-cv-07789 (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Aetna Inc., et al. v. Insys Therapeutics, Inc., et al., 2:17-cv-04812 (E.D. Pa.)
  • Humana Inc. v. Insys Therapeutics, et al., 17-CI-971 (Pike Co. Cir. Ct. Ky.)
  • Sullivan, et al. v. Barclays, et al., 13-cv-02811 (S.D.N.Y.) (Euribor)
  • Laydon v. Mizuho Bank, Ltd., et al., No. 1:12-cv-03419 (S.D.N.Y.) (yen-LIBOR)
  • In re American Realty Capital Properties, Inc., 1:15-mc-00040 (S.D.N.Y.)

Publications, Recognitions and Speaking Engagements

Christina is host of one of four episodes of a podcast put on by the New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section Cartel & Criminal Practice Committee titled Undercurrents Unveiled: The Marine Hose Cartel Antitrust Odyssey. The episode is called Beyond the Conviction: Policy Considerations and Compliance and can be found here.


Christina co-authored Money Talks, in Emory Corporate Governance and Accountability Review, January 2017 and contributed to the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys (NAPPA) white paper “Post-Morrison: The Global Journey Towards Asset Recovery.” At Pace Law School, she served as a senior member of Pace Law Review.

Professional Affiliations

Member, Cartel and Criminal Practice Subcommittee of the Antitrust Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.