Chris Burris focuses on white-collar criminal defense, corporate internal investigations, regulatory enforcement action defense, and complex litigation. As a partner in King & Spalding's Special Matters and Government Investigations practice, Burris defends corporations and individuals in a variety of criminal, regulatory, False Claims Act, and other matters.
As a defense lawyer, Burris represents leading corporations and individuals in criminal and regulatory enforcement matters. He has particular experience with defending clients in False Claims Act/qui tam matters, handling dozens of cases concerning a variety of issues.
In addition, Burris counsels clients in matters concerning privacy, information security, and related issues. He also conducts internal investigations on behalf of management, boards of directors, and audit committees.
Previously, Burris served on active duty in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps for nearly six years, where he gained broad experience in trial prosecution and defense, appeals, and internal investigations. As a commander in the Naval Reserves, he currently serves as the executive officer of the Navy Reserve unit overseeing issues involving international and operational law, admiralty and maritime law, environmental law, and information operations and intelligence law.