Christopher E. Byer

Tel 303.299.7369
Fax 303.296.3956

Christopher E. Byer is an associate in the Litigation Department. His practice focuses on complex corporate and commercial litigation in both federal and state courts, and privacy and data security. Chris’ experience includes drafting discovery requests and responses, drafting various privacy-related policies, drafting complaints, preparing witnesses to give testimony, arguing at hearings to secure civil restraining orders, and briefing dispositive motions.

While in law school, Chris served an internship at the University of Virginia Health System and at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he researched health care regulations, analyzed information on drug manufacturers, and drafted memoranda on proposed global pharmaceutical regulations.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully argued for a permanent restraining order preventing members of a local hate organization from accessing the client’s residence and workplace;
  • Represented clients in lawsuits involving allegations of breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, and conspiracy;
  • Negotiated a favorable settlement for a lender in a dispute involving the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Brian R. Whitney, Second Judicial District of Colorado, October 2018–October 2019

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association


Co-author, “Collecting Personal Information to Combat Coronavirus and the CCPA,” Ballard Spahr CyberAdviser blog, March 18, 2020

Co-author, “FDA and FTC to Study Impact of Social Media Influencers,” Ballard Spahr CyberAdviser blog, March 4, 2020

University of Virginia School of Law (J.D. 2018)
Editorial Board, Virginia Law & Business Review
Vice President of Social Events and Interdisciplinary Activities, Health Law Association
Member, Advocates for Disabled Veterans

University of Michigan (B.A. 2015, with distinction)


District of Columbia