ChristopherMarkham (Chris)


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Chris Markham focuses on conducting investigations that set clients up for success in front of regulators while always taking into account the possibility of litigation down the road. Chris has significant experience investigating and litigating complex matters. While at Jones Day, he has worked on several large-scale investigations involving data security, government contracts, the False Claims Act, and the Anti-Kickback Act.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Chris served three years as a military prosecutor and Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of North Carolina. During this time he oversaw investigations of crimes involving military installations that were later prosecuted in federal and military courts. Chris prosecuted dozens of cases involving a wide variety of crimes, including cyber and financial fraud.

Chris also completed a clerkship in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island. He is currently a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve where he serves as a judge advocate and civil affairs officer.


  • Private university investigates business email compromise and pursues stolen fundsJones Day led an investigation into a business email compromise at a private university and advised the university on breach notification laws and legal avenues, including insurance strategies, to recoup stolen funds.
  • Transportation company investigates potential computer hack of customer dataJones Day led an investigation into a potential criminal intrusion into the network of a transportation company's customer data, provided advice regarding data breach notification laws, and represented the company in responding to an inquiry by the New York Department of Financial Services.
  • R.J. Reynolds wins complete defense verdict in Massachusetts wrongful death lawsuitOn March 27, 2019, following nearly four weeks of trial, a jury in state court in Dedham, Massachusetts returned a defense verdict in favor of Jones Day client, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, in a wrongful death case.
  • Additional Publications

    Publications Prior to Jones Day

    January 5, 2015
    Restricted Reporting on California Military Installations: The Unnecessary and Unwise State Law Exception, Harvard National Security Journal Online

    Punishing the Publishing of Classified Materials: The Espionage Act and WikiLeaks, 23 Boston University Public Interest Law Journal 1

    Precision Air Warfare and the Law of Armed Conflict, 89 International Law Studies 669 (co-written with Professor Michael N. Schmitt, United States Naval War College)

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