Christopher Jackson’s practice focuses on appellate litigation and white collar criminal defense. Mr. Jackson has broad appellate experience and has represented numerous corporate and individual clients in investigations conducted by the Department of Justice and other regulatory enforcement agencies.
In Mr. Jackson’s appellate practice, he has co-authored amicus briefs in cases before the US Supreme Court, and has also represented clients before both federal and state appellate courts, including an individual convicted of first-degree murder before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Mr. Jackson has particular expertise in both environmental and intellectual property litigation at the appellate stage, and has handled matters involving challenges to federal and state regulatory actions as well as patent litigation. Mr. Jackson is admitted to the Sixth, Ninth, D.C., and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, as well as to the US Supreme Court.
In his white collar practice, Mr. Jackson has represented clients in the financial services, health care, transportation, mining, construction and other industries in both criminal and civil enforcement actions, and has led internal investigations in response to government-issued subpoenas and civil investigative demands. Mr. Jackson has experience defending clients against a broad array of charges under United States Code Title 18, as well as cases brought under the False Claims Act, the Sherman Antitrust Act and other statutes. He has negotiated with US Attorney’s Offices and other enforcement agencies on behalf of clients, and recently achieved a highly favorable result at sentencing for a client who pleaded guilty in a multimillion-dollar fraud case.
Prior to joining Katten, Mr. Jackson worked in the Washington, D.C. office of Goodwin Procter LLP, where his practice was focused on white collar defense, government investigations, appellate litigation, and complex civil cases. Previously, Mr. Jackson clerked for the Honorable Danny J. Boggs, Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Mr. Jackson graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he received the Eppa Hunton IV Memorial Book Award for superior achievement in litigation courses. He also was a finalist in the University of Virginia’s Moot Court competition, and won the Stephen Pierre Traynor Award for Best Oralist. Mr. Jackson was an executive editor for the Journal of Law & Politics, a member of the ATLA Trial Advocacy team and a graduate of the National Trial Advocacy College. He received his BA, cum laude, from Brigham Young University.
Mr. Jackson is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia.