Christopher D. McEachran Associate

Chris is a member of the firm’s Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation Department where he represents individual and corporate clients in investigations by federal agencies, including FERC, the SEC, FINRA and the DOJ. Chris helps clients respond to requests for information by conducting fact-finding investigations and leading teams of attorneys in reviewing and producing documents. Clients of McGuireWoods have often turned to Chris to brief novel issues of ever-changing administrative law.

Chris also deploys the skills developed in his government investigations practice to defend clients in complex commercial litigation. In many cases, Chris becomes involved in litigation that naturally follow a high-profile government investigation.

Chris enjoys pro bono work and he recently represented individuals in labor trafficking and immigration cases

Chris is an editor of the Firm’s Subject to Inquiry blog, and he co-led the development of McGuireWoods’ FERC Enforcement Reporter, an innovative, web-based legal research tool that organizes information about FERC enforcement cases and policy statements topically.

Prior to joining the firm, Chris worked as a law clerk for the Senior Judge Panel of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and as a judicial extern to Judge James A. Wynn of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. While in law school, Chris served as the executive comments editor on the North Carolina Law Review and was selected to the Order of the Coif. 

  • The University of North Carolina School of Law, JD, with High Honors, Order of the Coif, Executive Comments Editor, North Carolina Law Review, 2012
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BS, Psychology, with Highest Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 2008
  • Spanish
  • District of Columbia
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
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