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Christian Ford

Christian Ford


Chair, Space Exploration and Innovation practice


Christian is a former federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice's Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, where he was responsible for cross-border investigations involving civil and criminal money laundering violations, U.S. economic sanctions and export control laws, cyber-based crimes, economic espionage and theft of trade secrets.  Several of his investigations involved extensive interaction with the Department of Justice’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, as well as U.S. and foreign financial regulatory agencies and bureaus.

Christian most recently held the position of Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Policy, where he supervised several priority portfolios, including national security, law enforcement, terrorism and violent crime prevention.

Bar admissionsCaliforniaDistrict of ColumbiaTexas
  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • M.A., Political Science, University of California at Berkeley
  • M.A., International Relations, Yale University


  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Recommended, Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense (2022-2023)
  • Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service
  • FBI Director's Award for Outstanding Counterintelligence Investigation
  • National Intelligence Medallion
  • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Law Enforcement Award
  • National Security Division's Assistant Attorney General Award for Excellence (2016, 2017, 2019)




+1 202 799 4420
(Work, Washington, DC)
+1 713 425 8420
(Work, Houston)