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Christopher R. Hampton

Associate

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Overview

Chris Hampton is a litigation associate in the Construction practice group, with experience in White-Collar litigation and Government Investigations.

In addition to a general business litigation background, Chris has experience defending construction entities and other companies in civil and criminal false claims cases, including whistleblower actions. Chris’s experience also includes intellectual property litigation and disciplinary hearings before occupational licensing boards.

Prior to law school, Chris studied Chinese in Taiwan. While clerking at Nexsen Pruet, Chris travelled to Taiwan to assist a partner representing a U.S. client before the Taiwan Intellectual Property Court. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Davidson College in 2008, where he was a varsity football player and a Bonner Scholar.

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Education

University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2015

Davidson College, B.S., 2008

Bar Admissions

South Carolina
North Carolina

Languages

Mandarin Chinese

Chris has assisted in a variety of litigation matters, including:

  • Defending the president of a construction company in a criminal fraud case involving government contracts;
  • Defending a defense contractor in several FCA cases;
  • Representing a political group during a public corruption investigation;
  • Defending a medical practice in FCA qui tam case;
  • Defending an individual and his company against drug money laundering charges resulting in acceptance into pre-trial diversion program and eventual dismissal of charges;
  • Representing an individual during a South Carolina Department of Revenue tax investigation;
  • Representing a witness during a bribery related federal grand jury investigation; and
  • Representing a hotel in a tax dispute before South Carolina Administrative Law Court

Chris grew up on a farm in North Carolina, and still enjoys working outside with his father when visiting home.  He hopes this picture isn’t too “corny.”