Christopher R.J. Pace is a partner in Weil's Litigation Department and a member of the firm's Complex Commercial Litigation and Appellate practice groups. Mr. Pace has litigated cases in federal and state courts throughout the country as well as in foreign jurisdictions. He represents clients in large class action lawsuits (including those alleging securities fraud and unfair competition), criminal/grand jury matters, regulatory agency investigations, electronic media/copyright/defamation disputes, and commercial cases. Mr. Pace also conducts internal investigations for corporations, boards of directors, audit committees and special litigation committees.
Mr. Pace is a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, law clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States, and law clerk to Judge Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In addition to practicing in Florida, Mr. Pace has also been in private practice in California, Texas and Washington DC. While an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Pace successfully prosecuted numerous complex criminal cases, and received an award as the Southern District of Florida's Outstanding AUSA.
Mr. Pace is a 1990 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he graduated first in his class, and a 1987 graduate of Southern Methodist University, where he graduated first in his major. He was the executive editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and the winner of the Law School's Keedy Cup Moot Court Competition.
Mr. Pace is admitted to practice in the State of California, the District of Columbia, the State of Florida, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of New York and the State of Texas. He is also admitted to practice in numerous federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States.