Christian R. Jenner




Christian provides business-minded advice on high-stakes disputes, including the prosecution and defense of cases in state and federal courts, arbitration, and mediation. Christian represents clients in tribunals across the nation and, most frequently, appears before the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Superior Court. These disputes involve millions of dollars and complex legal issues.

Christian’s clients do business in a broad range of industries. He effectively counsels both consultants and customers in technology law matters, including prosecuting and defending claims arising out of failed software implementation projects. In the health care industry, he represents providers, insurers, pharmaceutical companies, and biotechnology companies. He also represents financial institutions, retailers, distributors, and suppliers.

Christian’s corporate governance litigation experience includes shareholder derivative actions, class actions, and direct actions. He frequently handles minority shareholder claims, claims of breach of fiduciary duty, and litigation arising out of mergers, acquisitions, and other change-of-control transactions. Christian has also represented clients for alleged violation of federal and state securities laws.

Christian has litigated complex contract disputes, unfair trade practice and consumer protection cases, and insurance coverage disputes. He has advised clients in responding to government investigations and threatened litigation, and represented victims of financial crimes, and obtained restitution on behalf of those victims.

Before joining PS&H, Christian worked as legal counsel for the State of Rhode Island in the Office of the Governor and for the litigation department of a large multinational law firm.

Practice Areas

Litigation & Disputes


Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude

Georgetown University, B.S., Mathematics & Philosophy, summa cum laude

Bar Memberships

Rhode Island


US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

US District Court, Massachusetts

US District Court, Rhode Island


  • Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America
    • Board Member

Representative Cases

  • Represented clients in connection with claims arising out of failed software implementation projects, both prosecuting claims and defending against them.
  • Represented licensee in a royalty dispute with large, publicly traded toys and entertainment company.
  • Represented a large distribution company in contract disputes arising with customers, suppliers and real estate matters.
  • Obtained civil judgments against two perpetrators of a fraudulent scheme that used falsely reported receivables to obtain a business loan from a local financial institution. Christian then led the investigation to locate concealed and fraudulently transferred assets, and ultimately recovered over $1,000,000.
  • Successfully defending a shipyard in a two-week arbitration in which the award denied the buyer’s claims that the shipyard defrauded it and knowingly installed substandard material, along with myriad alleged defects in workmanship.


  • Fellow of the Rhode Island Bar Foundation, June 23, 2022
  • Selected for 40 & Under Hot List 2021 by Benchmark Litigation
  • Chambers USA – Ranked in the commercial litigation space since 2021
  • 40 Under Forty Award Recipient, Providence Business News, 2018

Representative Publications

Representative Speaking Engagements

  • A Primer on Evidence in the Digital Age: Admitting ESI Evidence at Trial, presented at the 2023 Annual Meeting of the Rhode Island Bar Association on June 1, 2023
  • What Now? Contract-ing COVID — included a survey of the pertinent law as well as a panel discussion of recent cases (from Rhode Island and elsewhere) involving legal issues arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, presented at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Rhode Island Bar Association June 23, 2021
  • Your First E-Discovery Harvest Rhode Island Bar Association, first presented in 2013 and updated


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