From 1992 to 2006 Chris was Counsel to the Land Use Committee of the City Council and Deputy Director of the Land Use Division. He also served as General Counsel to the Department of Telecommunications & Energy and Counsel to the Bureau of Franchises at the Board of Estimate.
In addition to his work in government, Chris was a founding board member of Friends of the High Line, has served on the Law Committee of the Municipal Art Society, several committees at the Association of the Bar and as Chair of Manhattan Community Board 8. He also has been a guest lecturer at numerous universities and law schools.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA where he currently serves as President of the Alumni Board and a Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh.