Christopher's practice focuses on U.S. regulatory matters, including U.S. economic sanctions, export controls, and antitrust issues, government investigations, and international arbitration. He has represented clients in arbitrations conducted under the ICC, ICSID, and ICDR-AAA rules in various sectors, including, construction, alternative energy, pharmaceuticals, telecom, and the oil and gas sectors.
Christopher's experience includes advising:
- a state-owned energy company in an AAA arbitration concerning joint production agreements in South America
- a leading metals and mining company seeking vacatur of an arbitration award for manifest disregard of the law
- a global technology company in connection with U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission anticorruption investigations
- a Middle Eastern telecoms company in an arbitration arising under the OIC Agreement
- an international alternative energy company in an ICC arbitration concerning an alternative energy power plant in the United States
- a European construction and infrastructure company in a licensing application submitted to the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control in connection with an ICC arbitration
- private clients in Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District
- a European pharmaceuticals company in litigation in New York Supreme Court, Commercial Division involving a licensing dispute
- Olympic athletes in connection with litigation in New York Supreme Court involving claims of defamation
- a leading Asia-based developer of blockchain technology in connection with US sanctions, data privacy laws, and export controls
- a European upstream oil company in relation to US secondary sanctions and Foreign Agent Registration Act requirements
- a global technology and engineering consulting firm in antitrust filings with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission
Christopher received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his A.B. from Harvard University, with a grade of summa cum laude on his thesis in philosophy and intellectual history. He received a Fulbright Scholarship for study at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and was a visiting student at the École normale supérieure, Paris. In connection with his law degree, Christopher worked for the Director of the Ministry of Human Rights, Yemen.
During law school, Christopher worked for the United Nations advising the Constitutional Drafting Commission of Yemen. He also spent eight months working for the Office of the U.N. Special Envoy for Syria monitoring the ceasefire and advising on the peace talks between the Government of Syria and the Opposition.