He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of disputes involving copyrights, trademarks, and patents, and also is highly experienced at handling disputes related to technology issues, particularly with respect to software, healthcare IT, and e-commerce. His clients also place great trust in his counsel in business disputes related to unfair competition, trade secrets, business torts, fraud, and privacy concerns, as well as with respect to defending and prosecuting claims for breach of contract, breach of license, and unfair and deceptive trade practices.
Christopher works hard to create and maintain great relationships with his clients, who range from publicly traded, market-leading software and technology companies to small and midsize private businesses, entrepreneurs, and artists. He has successfully litigated cases for them in federal and state courts throughout North Carolina and across the southeastern United States. His well-rounded experience includes cases involving the Copyright Act, Lanham Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), Anti-Cybersquatting Piracy Act (ACPA), and Sherman Act, among others.
Within Morningstar Law Group, Christopher currently serves both as the Operations Partner and as a member of the firm’s Accountability Team. In these roles, he is responsible for a variety of issues involving technology and security, human resources, firm finances, risk management, and marketing.
Pro bono legal projects also have always been important to Christopher, and his experience includes a stint working full-time with Legal Aid of North Carolina representing indigent clients. His former firm, Wood Jackson PLLC, was honored by the N.C. Bar Association with its Smaller Law Firm Pro Bono Service Award in 2014.
Before joining Morningstar Law Group, Christopher was a co-managing member of Wood Jackson PLLC; practiced at Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, an international law firm; and was a staff attorney for the Securities and Corporate Practices Division of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in Washington, DC. He also served as a law clerk for the Honorable I. Beverly Lake, Jr., who was Chief Justice of the N.C. Supreme Court at the time.
A North Carolina native, Christopher lives in Raleigh with his wife, Jill, a board-certified family law attorney, and their two children.
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