Christopher I. Rendall-Jackson

Christopher I. Rendall-Jackson

Associate

Christopher I. Rendall-Jackson

Associate

Christopher Rendall-Jackson draws on his experience with environmental law, white-collar defense, and securities enforcement and litigation to assist clients with multifaceted environmental litigation and enforcement matters.

In addition to litigation between private parties, Christopher has handled matters being prosecuted by or challenging the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, the California Public Utilities Commission, the Regional Water Quality Control Board for the San Francisco Bay Region, and the California Air Resources Board. Christopher’s pro bono practice has focused on criminal defense both in state and federal courts, where his efforts have contributed to the dismissal of numerous state convictions and the dismissal of two federal indictments related to alleged multimillion-dollar fraudulent schemes.

While in law school, Christopher was an articles editor for the Harvard Environmental Law Review, represented clients in court as a student attorney through the Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School, and was a research assistant to Harvard Law School Professors David Rosenberg and Jack Landman Goldsmith. After law school, Christopher clerked for the Honorable Jon P. McCalla of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. After his clerkship, Christopher spent several years as a litigation associate at an international law firm.

Prior to attending law school, Christopher was a professional ballet dancer for 14 years and rose to the rank of principal dancer with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Christopher continues to be a part of the arts community through his pro bono work as well as by teaching and coaching young dancers.

Experience

  • Represented municipality in successful demurrer to writ challenging the scope of authority of the Regional Water Quality Control Board.
  • Represented trade associations for publicly owned treatment works in challenge to an attempt by the EPA to circumvent rulemaking procedures.
  • Conducted internal investigation regarding potential insider trading at a major international bank and represented the bank during subsequent SEC inquiry.
  • Represented senior executive of a large Japanese company investigated in connection with the Department of Justice’s price-fixing investigation.
  • Represented multinational corporation regarding litigation pending before the Tokyo District Court to enforce an arbitration award in Japan.
  • Briefed successful action to enforce arbitration award before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
  • Briefed and argued motions before the Massachusetts Superior Court, including successful motion for summary judgment opposed by the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General regarding licensing for the installation of rooftop solar panels.
  • Obtained dismissal of a federal indictment on the eve of trial for a pro bono client charged with money laundering in connection with a failed multimillion-dollar real-estate development.
  • Obtained dismissal of a federal indictment on motion to dismiss for a pro bono client charged with conspiracy and wire fraud in connection with an alleged multimillion-dollar fraudulent mortgage scheme.
  • Obtained dismissal of prior criminal convictions in multiple state courts on behalf of a pro bono client.

Professional, Community And Pro Bono Involvement

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member, Central Valley Clean Water Association
  • Member, Association of Environmental Professionals
  • Member, California Stormwater Quality Association
  • Led efforts to develop arts-related pro bono opportunities resulting in pro bono engagements with prominent arts institutions across the country

Honors And Rankings

  • Clerkship, Chief Judge Jon P. McCalla, United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, 2012-2013

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