CHRISTOPHER GRIFFIN is a managing associate in Sidley’s Los Angeles office and is a member of the Commercial Litigation and Disputes practice. Christopher’s practice focuses on defending corporate and individual clients in state and federal government enforcement actions, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation matters. Most recently, Christopher represented clients in connection with investigations and enforcement actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).
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 participated in Sidley’s summer associate program and Sidley’s Pro Bono Fellowship Program, during which he worked with the Education Equity group at the ACLU of Southern California.
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.