Christopher Bayh is an associate in Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis and Washington, D.C., offices, and is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. Mr. Bayh focuses his practice in commercial litigation, appellate litigation, and white collar investigations and defense. His experience is diverse, including litigation and investigations in the fields of antitrust, construction, corporate fraud, finance, mass tort, national security, professional sports, and workplace security.
Mr. Bayh has helped companies of all sizes—from small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations—navigate government-led, internal, and employee investigations. He has represented clients as trial counsel in a wide range of subject areas, in federal court, state court, and arbitration tribunals. He also has significant appellate experience, including as lead attorney on a case before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, where he assisted a pro bono client in winning a unanimous reversal.
Active in the community, Mr. Bayh serves on the Executive Committee for the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Appellate Section, and on the Board of Directors of Horizon House, an agency that provides a safe place and vital services for Indianapolis’ homeless.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bayh was an associate at WilmerHale LLP in Washington, D.C., where he handled complex litigation and investigation matters. He previously served as a law clerk to Judge David F. Hamilton of the Seventh Circuit, and as a research assistant to former Indiana Congressman Lee H. Hamilton at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Mr. Bayh earned his J.D., cum laude, in 2009 from Washington University in St. Louis, where he received multiple awards, including the Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy and the American Society of Law, Medicine, & Ethics’ Health Law Student Award. He earned his B.A. with high distinction in economics and Spanish from Indiana University in 2004, where he graduated from the school’s Liberal Arts and Management Program. While in college, Mr. Bayh played football under Coach Cam Cameron and served as an assistant probation officer for Monroe County, Indiana.
Mr. Bayh is admitted to practice in Indiana, Illinois, and the District of Columbia, before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.