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Chris Handman

Chris Handman

Snapchat, Inc.
General Counsel
Venice, CA, USA

Chris serves as Snapchat’s General Counsel. Before he came to Snapchat, Chris was a partner at Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C., where he practiced appellate litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court, the federal circuit courts, and six State supreme courts. During his time in private practice, Chris argued nearly 50 appeals, covering a wide range of issues that reflected an aggressively generalist practice. In December 2013, shortly before he moved to Snapchat, Chris was named the American Lawyer's Litigator of the Week for securing a landmark press-freedom ruling from New York's highest court.

Chris received his law degree from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and the editor in chief of the Yale Journal of International Law. He went on to clerk for Judge Patricia M. Wald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia. And his first three years as an appellate litigator were spent working with now-Chief Justice John Roberts, who then headed up Hogan's appellate practice.


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