Chris Nienhaus joined the firm’s Litigation and Enforcement practice group as an associate in 2018. Prior to joining the firm, Chris served as a law clerk to the Honorable Susan G. Braden of the United States Court of Federal Claims and as an intern to the Honorable William M. Conley of the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. During law school, Chris competed in the Burton D. Wechsler Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. and served as a senior managing editor on the Wisconsin Law Review.
- Co-author, “For the First Time CFTC Publishes Enforcement Manual,” Ropes & Gray Alert (May 13, 2019)
- Co-author, “Insight: DOJ Revises Policy on Instant Messaging Apps in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement,” Bloomberg Law (April 18, 2019)
- Co-author, “FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy Update: DOJ Introduces New Compliance Requirements for Companies Using Instant Messaging Platforms,” Ropes & Gray Alert (March 21, 2019)
- Co-author, “Former Hong Kong Government Official Convicted of FCPA and International Money Laundering Crimes in Connection with African Bribery Schemes,” Ropes & Gray Alert (December 13, 2018)
- Co-author, “DOJ Deputy Attorney General Outlines Key Policy Revisions Focusing on Individual Accountability, Softening Yates Memo,” Ropes & Gray Alert (November 30, 2018)
- JD, magna cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2017; Order of the Coif; Dean’s Academic Achievement Award; Burton D. Wechsler Moot Court Competition; Senior Managing Editor, Wisconsin Law Review; Gwynette E. Smalley Law Review Prize
- BA, with honors, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009