Team Member Spotlight

Chris Dryden

Founding and Managing Partner

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Chris Dryden is well-recognized as a leading payments industry attorney with expertise in many subfields therein that range from corporate governance and planning, contract drafting, transactions to mergers and acquisitions, federal and state regulatory compliance and overall business consulting. What sets Chris and Global Legal’s attorneys apart from other industry attorneys is their considerable litigation experience concerning all of those subject matters.

Chris is able to apply his knowledge base in the litigation arena and argues firsthand many of the key issues affecting a payment business’s daily operations. With this 360 degree view of his client’s overall legal needs and potential pitfalls Chris is consistently leaned upon by his clients to not only address legal fires that arise but also assist to shore up operational deficiencies to strategically avoid future unnecessary legal expenses that commonly plague small to medium sized businesses.

As the payments system landscape has evolved with the insertion of myriad technological advances and applications, Chris and Global Legal have become actively involved in defending and prosecuting client’s claims that originate from add on services and products being marketed in the space including POS sales and financing, commercial lending, alternative financing such as merchant cash advance, and working with ISV’s to partner with payment providers. No matter the issue, Chris and Global Legal take pride on approaching client relationships from a perspective to build lasting and sustainable partnerships.


LSU Paul M. Hebert School of Law
– Juris Doctor

University of California San Diego
– B.A.

Activities & Affiliations

  • Electronic Transactions Association
  • Western States Acquirers Association
  • Southeast Acquirers Association
  • Midwest Acquirers Association
  • Money 20/20

Bar Admissions

  • California

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