A Senior Associate in the Supreme Court and Appellate Group, Chris's practice focuses on high-stakes appeals and cutting-edge legal issues.
Chris represents clients in appellate courts across the country. He specializes in issues at the intersection of business and technology, including deep expertise in copyright, trademark, and patent law, and in the issues confronting the Fintech industry. He also has experience with bankruptcy, telecommunications, trade secrets, commercial and class action litigation, constitutional law, and immigration law. He has authored merits briefs and cert. petitions in the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as briefing in federal and state courts of appeals. And he has represented clients in complex commercial litigation, helping to craft dispositive motions, witness declarations, evidentiary objections, and jury instructions.
Chris also maintains an active pro bono practice. Last year, he won an appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of a client seeking immigration relief. Chris is also an active member of the bar, sitting on the Federal Bar Council's Public Service Committee.
Prior to joining Orrick, Chris was a law clerk to Judge Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Chief Judge Carol B. Amon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.