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Christopher R.J. Pace (Chris)
Partner

Contact

(T) +1.305.714.9730
(F) +1.305.714.9799

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania (J.D. 1990; Graduated first in class; Executive Editor, Law Review; Winner, Keedy Cup Moot Court Competition); Southern Methodist University (B.B.A. 1987; Graduated first in major)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, California, District of Columbia, New York, and Texas

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to: Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, U.S. Supreme Court (1992-1993) and Judge Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1991-1992) and extern to Judge Edward Becker, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (1990)

Government Service

  • Successfully prosecuted numerous complex criminal cases as Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida (1995-1998)

Chris Pace has tried and prevailed in more than 20 cases, and he has orally argued and prevailed in over 25 appeals. Chris represents clients in commercial disputes, trade secrets and unfair competition cases, money laundering and other criminal investigations and prosecutions, and federal antitrust and RICO actions.

Chris has appeared on behalf of Fortune 500 companies in cases across the country, including in multidistrict litigation proceedings. He has represented health care-related entities on numerous occasions in class actions, commercial disputes, and investigations by the Department of Justice, state attorneys general, and regulatory agencies. Chris also has frequently been engaged by both corporations and individuals to investigate, or defend against, allegations of money laundering, trade secrets misappropriation, and bribery/corruption.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Chris had a diverse career that included service as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida and as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. He is a member of the Florida, California, District of Columbia, New York, and Texas bars.


Honors & Distinctions

  • Chambers USA (2013-2018)

    Florida Super Lawyers (2014-2018)

    Florida Trend magazine's "Legal Elite" (2011-2012)

    Best Lawyers in America (2012-2018)

    Legal 500 (2009 and 2013)

    "Litigation Star," Benchmark Litigation (2010-2018)

    Outstanding AUSA Award, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida (1996)
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