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Chris defends individual and corporate clients faced with white collar criminal charges, government investigations, and complex business disputes. His experience includes federal appeals of civil and criminal matters, False Claims Act litigation, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act claims, allegations of securities fraud, Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act litigation, and federal grand jury proffers.
Chris provides clients with valuable perspective gained from working for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and serving as a law clerk to three state and federal judges: the Hon. Julie H. Becker of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, the Hon. Madeline Cox Arleo of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the Hon. Salvador Mendoza, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.
Prior to clerking, Chris worked as a legal intern in the DOJ’s Antitrust Division, where he drafted memoranda advising how cybersecurity developments, class action litigation, and emerging patent law practices affected the division’s enforcement policies. He also helped draft new policies on the sharing of potentially competitively sensitive cyberthreat information.
Before joining Lowenstein Sandler, Chris worked as an Advocacy Fellow at the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality in Seattle, Washington, where he helped prepare legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky for oral argument in Arce v. Douglas, 793 F.3d 968 (9th Cir. 2015), which successfully challenged Arizona’s unconstitutional ban of a Mexican American Studies program. While at the Korematsu Center, he also drafted amicus briefs in support of judicial review of Alaska’s involuntary civil commitment of foster children.
Chris also interned at the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, where he fought to exonerate innocent people from wrongful convictions.