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Christopher Pagliarella (Chris)


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  • Yale University (J.D. 2016; Coker Fellow; Yale Law Journal; B.A. magna cum laude 2012, with distinction in Political Science and African American Studies majors; William Pickens Prize for Outstanding Senior Thesis in African American Studies)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia and New York


  • Law Clerk to Hon. Thomas M. Hardiman, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (2016-2017)

Chris Pagliarella's practice focuses on appellate and complex civil litigation, where he has drafted merits and amicus briefs before state and federal courts. Chris has represented and counseled clients in a broad range of matters, including intellectual property disputes, Establishment Clause challenges, asylum claims, election law issues, and bankruptcy disputes.

Before joining Jones Day in 2017, Chris served as a law clerk to Judge Thomas M. Hardiman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

During law school, Chris served as co-chair of the Education Adequacy Project, a clinic dedicated to litigating issues of adequacy and equity in state education funding.

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