Chris Crain


Chris Crain focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and representing companies under investigations relating to antitrust, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, international trade, intellectual property, toxic tort, Lanham Act and libel. He has also represented a range of media defendants successfully challenging suits alleging libel or defamation in coverage of issues of public import.

Bar admissionsDistrict of ColumbiaGeorgiaTexas
CourtsUnited States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitUnited States District Court for the Northern District of GeorgiaUnited States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • J.D., Harvard Law School 1990
    cum laude
  • B.A., Vanderbilt University 1987
    magna cum laude
  • Georgetown University Institute on Political Journalism (outstanding student award) 1985

Pro Bono

  • Neighborhood Legal Services Program (D.C.)
  • Represented first test case challenging Don’t Ask Don’t Tell to reach U.S. Supreme Court
  • Filed amicus brief on behalf of medical associations supporting lesbian mother fighting for custody of her daughter