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Chris is a partner in Reed Smith’s Global Corporate Group resident in the firm’s New York office and also serves as global vice-chair of the Private Equity Group. Chris concentrates his practice on private equity transactions and domestic and cross-border mergers & acquisitions across a broad range of sectors, including consumer brands and retail, industrials and manufacturing, technology, media and telecom (TMT), financial services, healthcare, and entertainment & media.


  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2008, J.D.
  • University of South Carolina, 2003, B.S.

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Awards & Recognition

  • Named as Emerging Leader by M&A Advisor in 2018 
  • Chris was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers from 2013-2018