Chris’ practice is focused on intellectual property law. Prior to joining Parlee McLaws LLP, he was a corporate lawyer specializing in securities for over ten years. Chris worked at two national law firms and at the Alberta Securities Commission, including as a member of a national initiative dealing with fintech businesses and cryptocurrencies.

During his legal studies, Chris received an award for obtaining the highest mark in his patent law course and attended the International Intellectual Property Law Summer Program at the University of Victoria.

Prior to his legal studies, Chris obtained a degree in computer engineering and worked at several multinational organizations including as a communications systems designer at a consulting services firm, a software engineer at a telecommunications and consumer electronics company, a hardware designer at a telecommunications and networking equipment manufacturer and an applications engineer at a semiconductor company.