Christopher Escobedo Hart

Counsel - Boston

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617.832.1232

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With significant trial litigation, appellate advocacy and cybersecurity experience, Chris Hart has counseled and represented sovereign nations, Fortune 500 companies, start-up companies, non-profits, and individuals in a wide variety of contexts for over a decade. He represents clients before the U.S. Supreme Court, argues in appellate courts across the country, including successfully before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and Supreme Judicial Court; and advocates on behalf of clients in federal and state courts nationwide.

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Education:

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2005
  • Saint Johns College, M.A., 2002
  • Harvard University, B.A., 2000

Languages:

Spanish

Representative Experience

  • Successfully defended a national law firm against a claim of legal malpractice.
  • Represented an owner/client in a multi-million construction contract dispute.
  • Represented a brand drug manufacturer in patent litigation.
  • Represented a global energy company in toxic tort litigation.
  • Represent employers and employees in both employment discrimination and employment contract matters.

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct professor at Northeastern University, currently teaching in the Doctorate of Law and Public Policy Program.
  • Judicial law clerk to the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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Honors

  • As an associate at his previous law firm, Chris’ work as the lead lawyer on a civil rights pro bono matter won recognition from the Washington Lawyers' Committee, which honored him and the firm for work in obtaining a significant settlement in that case.

Involvement

  • Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys
  • Fellow, Boston Bar Association Public Interest Leadership Program, 2015-16
  • 2014-15, Editor-in-Chief, Federal Bar Association (Massachusetts Chapter) Newsletter (winner of national “Outstanding Newsletter” award)
  • Co-Chair, Federal Bar Association International Law Committee
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association Diversity & Inclusion Section - Co-Chair, Mentoring Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association (Massachusetts Chapter) Newsletter, Editor-in-Chief
  • Fellow, The Partnership, Inc.
  • Member, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Advisory Council
  • Speaker, "CyberRisk - Why the CFO Needs to Take Charge," LicataRisk Advisors (June 2017) 
  • Speaker, “Cyber Security Belongs in the C-Suite: Are you ready?,” Information Systems Security Association, New England Chapter Meeting (September 2016) 
  • Moderator, “What is Reasonable in Cybersecurity? Responsibility and Accountability for Cybersecurity Practices,” Advanced Cyber Security Center Conference (November 2015)
  • Moderator, Women in Entrepreneurship “Cybersecurity 101” Panel (May 2015)
  • Panelist, "How to Approach the 'Bring Your Own Device,'" Advanced Cyber Security Conference (November 2014) 
  • Panelist, American Constitution Society (New England School of Law Chapter), Constitutional Interpretation (April 2014)
  • Speaker, "Cyber Risk & Liability: Privacy & Data Security Risk Management," Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Summit (March 2014)
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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts