Christopher A. Hatfield

Associate He / Him / His
Washington, DC

Christopher A. Hatfield handles a variety of matters related to white collar defense, internal investigations, government investigations, and civil litigation. Chris has experience with matters involving allegations of bribery and honest services fraud, computer fraud, mail and wire fraud, disclosing restricted personal information, antitrust violations, and legal malpractice. He also handles internal corporate investigations.


Representative Matters

  • Represented multiple individuals in investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and related Congressional investigations
  • Represented former executive of government contracting company accused of honest services fraud and found not guilty after two-week jury trial in Eastern District of Virginia
  • Conducted internal investigation for a Fortune 500 company in response to shareholder demand letter
  • First-chaired three-day civil jury trial in D.C. Superior Court defending S&P 500 company and subsidiaries against claims of conversion and negligence

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Chris’s pro bono experience includes defending tenants in eviction lawsuits and representing applicants for unemployment benefits in appeal proceedings.

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Robert J. Lynn, New Hampshire Supreme Court, 2013-2014

Professional Activities

D.C. Bar Foundation, Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch," – Criminal Defense: White-Collar (Washington, D.C.), 2021, 2022

Board Memberships & Community Service

Brown Daily Herald, Inc., Board of Directors



University of Virginia School of Law (J.D. 2013)
Managing Editor, The Journal of Law and Politics
Legal Research and Writing Fellow

Brown University (A.B. 2006)
Executive Editor, Brown Daily Herald


District of Columbia



U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia