Chris represents publically traded companies and private businesses in complex commercial, banking, and employment disputes before the Rhode Island and Massachusetts state and federal courts and regulatory agencies. Chris’ practice is varied and ranges from the defense of an investment management fund’s rights under a Chapter 11 plan to the prosecution of a manufacturer’s breach of fiduciary duty and trade secret dispute with former employees. In addition, Chris advises businesses confronting complex claims and investigations before regulators. He is also an active member of the firm’s e-Discovery Committee.
Prior to joining Partridge Snow & Hahn, Chris served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alice B. Gibney and the Honorable Sarah Taft-Carter of the Rhode Island Superior Court, and as an intern to the Honorable William P. Robinson III of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.
- Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude
- Brown University, B.A., magna cum laude
Bar Memberships & Admissions
- Rhode Island
- U.S. District Court, Rhode Island
- U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- Named a Rhode Island Super Lawyers “Rising Star” 2015
- Federal Bar Association, Rhode Island Chapter, Young Lawyer’s Committee
- Rhode Island Bar Association
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May 17, 2019
- An Epic Win for Employers Across the Nation: What Employers Should Do To Avail Themselves of the Benefits of the New U.S. Supreme Court Decision
May 24, 2018
- Employee Arbitration Agreement Insights From Rhode Island
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- Lending Industry Take Note: U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Scope of Right to Sue Under Federal Fair Housing Act
May 15, 2017
- New Supreme Court Decision Reminds Parties to Bankruptcies to Keep their Priorities Straight
March 31, 2017
- Supreme Court Decision On Arbitration Clauses Could Significantly Reduce Employer Exposure to Class Claims
Supreme Court Decision On Arbitration Clauses Could Significantly Reduce Employer Exposure to Class Claims for Violations of Employment Laws, March 16, 2017
- Got A Priority Bankruptcy Claim? Nothing To Worry About Then, Right? Wrong.
03 November 2016
- Lenders Take Note: U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Scope of Right to Sue Under Federal Fair Housing Act
September 22, 2016
- "Lending Industry Take Note: Federal Fair Housing Act Provides For Disparate-Impact Liability"
- "U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Resolve Whether the FHA Provides for Disparate Impact Liability"
- "Harsh & Costly Lesson from Unilateral Use of E-Discovery Tools"
- "e-Discovery Update: Avoid Sanctions by Appropriately Preserving Electronically Stored Information"
- PS&H Attorneys Named 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
American Lawyer Media, October 22. 2018
- PS&H Attorneys Named 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars