Chris is an associate in the Firm's Litigation Group. Prior to joining the Firm, he was an associate with a prominent international law firm having its original, and largest, office in Chicago. He has extensive experience in discovery matters, privilege claims, motion drafting, and oral argument. He also maintains a robust pro bono practice, having first-chaired an Immigration Court trial and secured asylum for the detained asylee.
Chris also gained valuable trial experience serving as a judicial law clerk for The Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Chris spent a summer during law school as a legal extern for the National Labor Relations Board and received a graduate fellowship through the Public Interest Law Initiative to continue representing employees in employment discrimination class action cases through the University of Chicago's Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, work he had begun as a law student.
Prior to law school, Chris gained valuable life and academic experience working in restaurants, serving as a teaching assistant, and translating French philosophy.
Professional Activities & Honors
- Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (2017 term)
- Executive Articles Editor, The Chicago Journal of International Law (2014-2015)
- Staff Member, The Chicago Journal of International Law (2013-2014)
- Phi Kappa Phi
- George Washington Scholar, Washington & Lee University (2007-2008)
Articles & Publications
- Aid "Specifically Directed" to Facilitate War Crimes: The ICTY's Anomalous Actus Reus Standard for Aiding and Abetting2014 - Vol. 15: No. 1, Article 12 – Author, Chicago Journal of International Law
- 12/18/2017 – Barack Ferrazzano Press Release