Christopher advises major technology companies in intellectual property and commercial aspects of mergers and acquisitions, and offers strategic counseling on a broad range of commercial agreements and licensing arrangements. He structures, drafts and negotiates a variety of complex transactions, including those involving joint development, technology licensing, marketing alliances and other strategic relationships, and has managed and advised clients on well over 100 buy- and sell-side M&A transactions, including numerous acquisitions of public, private and international entities by Cisco and Symantec. Christopher also has deep knowledge in open source and copyright law.

Prior to law school, Christopher was a consultant with the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, the export promotion arm of the Department of Commerce, where he performed advisory, analysis and project management assignments in support of a global, service delivery network, receiving the Vice Presidential Hammer Award for innovations in client service.

Christopher also worked as a research assistant to Philip P. Frickey, a leading scholar in the fields of statutory interpretation and legislative process.

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Representative Clients

  • AltSchool
  • Cisco Systems
  • Fortinet
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Niantic
  • Symantec

Education & Admissions

J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
Order of the Coif
Associate Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal
Contributor, Annual Review of Law and Technology

B.A., American Government
Georgetown University

Admitted to practice in California


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