J.D., with honors, The George Washington University Law School
M.C.E., The Johns Hopkins University
B.S. and B.C.E., The Catholic University of America
Member, The George Washington Law Review
Bar and Court Admissions
District of Columbia Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia and District of Columbia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Supreme Court of Virginia
Chris counsels and represents clients on a range of matters, including technology transactions, litigation, government contracts, and intellectual property.
- Represents clients in a wide variety of technology, intellectual property, outsourcing, and services agreements. Chris has extensive experience negotiating transactions covering software development and licensing, equipment, reseller and distribution arrangements, data licensing, strategic alliances, and many types of professional services, including the provision of services to the government. His transactional experience also extends to corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, capital formation, corporate restructuring, and general corporate counseling.
- Represents clients in state and federal court litigation regarding intellectual property, government contract, and commercial disputes, with substantial experience in managing large and document intensive cases. Also represents clients before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA).
- Advises government contractors on transactional matters, including subcontracts, teaming agreements, and related transactions, and further assists government contractors with claims and equitable adjustments, intellectual property and data rights, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, and investigations.
- Advises clients on intellectual property matters, including the acquisition, enforcement, and prosecution of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
- Former federal employee with several years' experience in design and construction project management, including experience as a contracting officer's representative. Represented the government in numerous employment actions before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)
News & Insights
- Winter 2015 | ArticleThe Procurement Lawyer
- Spring 2014 | NewsletterIs Your Company SCA Compliant? Figure It Out Before the United States Department of Labor Figures It Out for You!
- March 21, 2014 | Fairfax, VA | Speaking EngagementHot Topics in Business Bankruptcy LawChristopher M. Mills, Speaker
- Winter 2013 | Newsletter
- November 30, 2012 | ArticleTraps for the Unwary: When Service Contract Act and Davis-Bacon Act Violations Can Form the Basis of a False Claims Act ViolationBloomberg BNA's Federal Contracts ReportEric W. Leonard, Christopher M. Mills
- Fall 2012 | NewsletterDraft Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act Seeks to Realize Billions in Savings in Federal IT Buys
- August 3, 2011 | AlertD.C. District Court Allows Qui Tam Case Involving the Service Contract Act Compliance-Related Allegations to Move ForwardEric W. Leonard, Christopher M. Mills
- December 31, 2007 | Press Release
- September 2, 2004 | Press Release