Chris's Resume




University of Virginia, School of Law  (Charlottesville, Virginia)
Juris Doctor expected 2003

  • Activities:  Executive Editor for The Virginia Law Review
  • Academic Honors: Received Award for "Best Brief in Section"
  • Judicial Clerkship:  Hon. Patrick E. Higginbotham, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit  (2003-2004)

Harvard University (Boston, Massachusetts)
Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Political Science received in May, 1994

  • Favorite Activities: Member of The Harvard Glee Club
  • Coursework included studies of American government and constitutional law, historical foundations of American constitutionalism, political philosophy, comparative government, international relations, and macro- and microeconomics
  • Academic Honors: Awarded the John Harvard Scholarship Award for Academic Achievement of the Highest Distinction, each semester, 1990-1994

Richmond College   (London, England, Summer 1992)
Summer Program Abroad

  • Coursework in comparative government and British and European Community politics

Palmetto Senior High School  (Miami, FL, 1990)
Graduated June, 1990

  • Valedictorian, first in class of 728. 
  • Academic Honors: National Merit Scholar; Congressional Scholar
  • President of National Honor Society, Vice-President of English National Honor Society



Baker Botts, L.L.P.   (Houston, TX)
Summer Associate — Trademark and Corporate Sections   (Summer 2002)

Bracewell & Patterson, L.L.P.   (Houston, TX)
Summer Associate — Corporate, Real Estate, and Finance Groups   (Summer 2002)

Research Assistant for Professor A. E. Dick Howard   (Summer and Fall, 2001)
Assisted with research on the development of constitutionalism in Central/Eastern Europe, and Judicial Supremacy and the Rehnquist Court

Arnold & Porter  (Washington, D.C.)
   Senior Legal Assistant, Intellectual Property   (1996 – 2000)

  • Participated in all aspects of the firm's trademark prosecution practice
  • Advised attorneys of significant changes in trademark and internet law
  • Developed new docketing and filing procedures to improve the efficiency of the trademark group

   Legal Assistant, General Litigation (1994 –1996)

  • Researched and investigated complex factual issues on such diverse topics as the administration of managed health care, savings and loan accounting procedures, and photocopy machine repair
  • Assisted in the analysis of opposition's arguments, and helped formulate defense arguments and counter-arguments; manipulated computerized models and data to support our assertions
  • Researched and created case handbooks, chronologies, and document logs;  proofread and organized case briefs; digested deposition and hearing transcripts; organized and managed documents in major antitrust litigation cases



  • Enjoy playing tennis, jogging, and walking my puppy.
  • Amateur musician: former singer in The Harvard Glee Club (a 60-voice male choir) and Take Note! (a D.C.-area a cappella group); also play piano and trumpet
  • Member of Virginia Law Partners, a social group for married law students and their spouses.