Chris Macchiaroli is a partner in Silverman Thompson’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice covers all facets of civil litigation and criminal defense. Chris has tried over fifty cases to verdict (25 jury trials), including five in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, authored over twenty-five appellate briefs in the D.C. Circuit, the Second Circuit, and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and participated in over seventy criminal and civil evidentiary hearings in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the Southern District of New York, the Southern District of Florida, and the District of Columbia Superior Court. Chris has over ten years of experience as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Southern District of Florida, where he was both a criminal prosecutor, trying both violent crimes and large scale multi-defendant conspiracy cases, and a civil attorney representing the United States in all aspects of defensive and affirmative civil litigation. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Chris was in private practice in New York and Washington, D.C., where he represented individuals and corporations in a variety of civil and white-collar matters. Chris’ work has resulted in numerous published decisions and news articles.