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EDUCATION

George Washington University Law School J.D., With Honors, 2002

Georgetown University B.S., Foreign Service, 1996

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

California 2008

Washington D.C. 2003

Virginia 2002

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Christopher R. Pantel

SENIOR COUNSEL

(California Bar No. 256569) is a litigator with fifteen years of experience in complex commercial litigation, class actions, contract and business disputes, internal investigations, consumer rights, and wage and hour law.

Mr. Pantel began his career in the Complex Litigation and Business Fraud practice group at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. Mr. Pantel worked on high-profile matters for multiple corporate entities, including Enron and WorldCom, and he served with the Independent Monitor overseeing AOL’s Deferred Prosecution Agreement between 2005 and 2006.  He also investigated an Oil-for-Food matter in Europe.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Pantel interned with the Office of the General Counsel (Civil Litigation Unit) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C., and also with Judge Paul W. Grimm of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

Mr. Pantel has extensive trial procedure experience and is a veteran of hundreds of court appearances and depositions, both state and federal. In addition to his trial experience, Mr. Pantel represents clients in arbitration, mediation and administrative proceedings.

Mr. Pantel graduated from Georgetown University (SFS) with a B.S. in Foreign Service in 1996. He received his J.D., With Honors, from George Washington University Law School in 2002. He is admitted to practice law in California (2008), Washington D.C. (2003) and Virginia (2002).