Chris finds legal solutions for financial, health care and emerging businesses.
Chris is Chair of the Financial Services Practice.
He advises financial service and health care clients concerning:
He focuses on helping clients manage risk and identify and implement proactive solutions to complex problems and advance business goals. Chris has extensive in-house counsel experience, having served as general counsel for an enterprise holding company and subsidiaries in the debt relief industry, and as corporate counsel for two large regional financial institutions.
After graduating from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1996, Chris served as a Clerk for the Honorable Joseph F. Murphy, Jr., then Chief Judge of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.
Chris is the co-author of an ongoing series covering activities identified as unfair, deceptive or abusive acts or practices (UDAAPs) by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, state attorneys general and consumer financial services regulators using federal UDAAP powers created by the Dodd-Frank Act. Click here for the articles.
AV® Preeminent™ Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
Named to Best Lawyers in America® for Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, 2021
Recipient of The Daily Record's "Leadership in Law" Award, 2018
Recipient of the Lexology Client Choice Award, 2016
Adjunct Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law
Past Chair, Board Member, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service; Past President; Co-Chair, Advisory Board
Board Member, St. Ignatius Loyola Academy
Member, Maryland State Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association, Consumer Credit/Financial Institutions Committee (co-chair)
Member, American Bar Association
J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, 1996
B.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1991
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
Court of Appeals of Maryland