Chris Johnson represents and counsels corporate clients in complex commercial litigation and internal investigations. He has experience with fact development and investigation, managing discovery, motion practice, appellate briefing, and settlement negotiations.
Chris maintains an active pro bono practice and has represented individuals seeking asylum in U.S. immigration courts, relief in state habeas proceedings, and expungement of their criminal records.
Before joining Jones Day, Chris served as a law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, where he gained significant legal research and writing experience.
Prior to attending law school, Chris worked in the oil and gas industry as a petroleum engineer.
Reboot Required: Artificial Intelligence System Cannot Be Named As An Inventor Under U.S. Patent Law, USPTO Says
- Columbia University (J.D. 2018; Notes Editor, Columbia Law Review; President, Columbia Federalist Society); University of Notre Dame (B.S. in Chemical Engineering magna cum laude 2013; Tau Beta Pi)
- Michigan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- Law Clerk to Judge Jerry E. Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (2018-2019)