Christian is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A., 2004) and NYU Law (J.D., 2010). After law school, he clerked for Judge Charles R. Wilson on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, and then joined the Mergers and Acquisitions group in the Corporate Department at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York. From 2013 to 2015, he spent a little over two years as a general corporate associate in Davis Polk’s London office, after which he returned to the M&A group in New York before leaving the firm in April of 2016.
His practice primarily included advising on public and private M&A transactions, corporate governance matters, and—while in London—capital markets transactions (along with a smattering of litigation-oriented/dispute-resolution, financing and regulatory matters).
Before law school, Christian co-founded a non-profit promoting civic education in his home state of Georgia, gave bike tours of the city of Paris and to Monet’s gardens at Giverny, and served as the Director of Online Strategies for Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox’s 2006 gubernatorial bid.