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Chris Dodge

Counsel Practice Areas: Litigation Phone: 1-202-987-4928 Email:

Chris Dodge serves as counsel in Elias Law Group’s Litigation practice. He represents pro-democracy clients in a variety of voting rights and redistricting cases on behalf of ELG. 

Chris comes to ELG’s Washington, D.C. office from the United States Department of Justice, where he served as a trial attorney in the Federal Programs Branch. While there, Chris represented the Executive Branch in constitutional and statutory cases in courts across the country, including on matters related to abortion access, equitable COVID-19 relief, and non-discrimination in healthcare. Chris also defeated several lawsuits from former Trump administration officials, including Sean Spicer and Roger Severino, challenging their removals by President Biden. He was awarded a special commendation for his work defending the American Rescue Plan Act. Prior to the Department of Justice, Chris worked on intellectual property, commercial litigation, and appellate matters at WilmerHale in both their Washington and Boston offices. He was a member of the trial team that obtained a $539 million damages verdict for Apple in its long-running litigation with Samsung.  

Chris spent two years as a law clerk, first for the Hon. Alison J. Nathan of the Southern District of New York and subsequently for the Hon. Chester J. Straub of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. 

Chris attended the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and New York University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude from both schools. In law school, he worked as a research assistant to Professors Richard Pildes and Richard Epstein and served as an articles editor on the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy.