Areas of Practice
  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 2010, Stanford Law and Policy Review, Senior Editor
  • Harvard University, A.B., Social Studies, 2006, magna cum laude
Judicial Clerkships
  • Hon. John D. Tinder, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2013-2014
  • Hon. William C. Bryson, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2012-2013
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Christopher M. Re

1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 3083
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

Christopher Re is an associate in Steptoe’s Washington office, where his practice focuses on high-stakes commercial and intellectual property litigation at both the trial and appellate level.

Commercial Litigation

Mr. Re has assisted clients in commercial disputes at all stages of litigation.  Representative matters include:

  • As part of a team, brought suit against the federal government under the Freedom of Information Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, triggering substantial discovery and motion practice in federal district court. 
  • Assist in the representation of various railroads in cases brought under the Federal Employers Liability Act, including trials, appeals, and petitions for state supreme court review.
  • Advise clients regarding class action litigation, including class certification and settlement.

Intellectual Property

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Re clerked on the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, where he assisted the Honorable William C. Bryson with patent appeals.  In private practice, Mr. Re has worked on patent infringement and trade secret litigation in the pharmaceutical industry and other technical fields.  Representative matters include:

  • Assist in the defense of a pharmaceutical company in patent infringement litigation in federal district court regarding breakthrough cholesterol medication.
  • Represent, as part of a team, a tire manufacturer in litigation in federal district court involving misappropriation of trade secrets.
  • Aid in preparation of an argument in one of the first pharmaceutical-related appeals to the Federal Circuit of an inter partes review conducted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Pro Bono

Mr. Re retains an active pro bono practice, particularly in the areas of free speech, voting rights, and social security benefits.  He was part of the team that successfully obtained a preliminary injunction against the Executor Director of the Election Assistance Commission, preventing the implementation of restrictive voting instructions in the National Mail Voter Registration Form prior to the 2016 elections.