CHRISTOPHER GRIFFIN is an associate in Sidley’s Los Angeles office and is a member of the Commercial Litigation and Disputes practice. Christopher participated in Sidley’s summer associate program in 2016 and Sidley’s Pro Bono Fellowship Program, during which he worked with the Education Equity group at the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. Prior to joining Sidley, Christopher served as a legal intern at the Post-Conviction Justice Project, where he advised and represented women serving life sentences in parole proceedings before the California Board of Parole Hearings and advocated for inmates sentenced to life without parole while they were juveniles by seeking resentencing to parole-eligible life sentences in state court.
Christopher earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he was a semifinalist and Vice Chair of the Hale Moot Court Honors Program. He also served as the legal director for the USC chapter of the International Refugee Assistance Project and participated in the National Appellate Advocacy Competition as a member of USC’s National Moot Court team. Prior to law school, Christopher worked as an analyst at an EB-5 regional center. He received a B.A., cum laude, in international relations/political science from Carleton College.
Admissions & Certifications
- U.S. District Court, C.D. of California
- University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D., 2017
- Carleton College, B.A., 2013 (cum laude)