Chris Dodd focuses his practice on commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defense, utilities regulation, and intellectual property law. He works with companies conducting internal investigations, and represents businesses and individuals in high-stakes litigation in federal and state courts.
Chris began his career by serving over a decade as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Navy Reserve. Prior to joining Brooks Pierce, he was a defense program analyst for a government contractor.
Chris represents businesses of all sizes, as well as individuals, in litigation in state and federal courts. He counsels clients through a wide variety of complex commercial matters.
Chris helps clients protect their intellectual property through copyrights, trademarks, and patents. He also represents clients in litigation over intellectual property infringement claims.
Chris works with individuals and businesses who are facing white-collar criminal charges and/or investigations by governmental agencies for a variety of issues, including mail and wire fraud, accounting fraud, computer crimes, and tax controversy, among other matters.
Chris conducts and advises on internal investigations for allegations of criminal misconduct, corporate malfeasance, ethics complaints and workplace issues for private businesses, local government entities and individuals.
Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2022, cum laude; Lead Editor, Alaska Law Review
North Carolina State University, B.S., 2009, cum laude, Nuclear Engineering
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina
- Press Release10.07.2022
As a former Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy, I have been privileged to hone my leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills in demanding and dynamic situations, both at sea on a nuclear-powered attack submarine as well as in the deserts of Iraq. As an attorney, I strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for my clients using these same skill sets.
A native of Wilmington, outside of work I enjoy spending time with my wife and pit-shepherd-boxer-chow mix, surfing, and reading books on military history.