Christine E. Gwinn

Associate | Washington, D.C. | (415) 268-7538
(415) 268-7538

Christine Gwinn is an associate in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Investigations + White Collar Defense and Global Antitrust Law Practice Groups.

Christine focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense and internal corporate investigations. She represents companies and individuals in matters involving complex fraud, antitrust and cartel activity, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and crisis and risk management, including investigations into allegations of insider trading, intellectual property theft, and workplace misconduct. Christine has defended clients before various government enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and Congress.

Christine maintains a strong commitment to pro bono work. She currently represents an individual seeking asylum and previously assisted in the representation of a death row inmate in a Rule 32 proceeding. She also volunteers at criminal record expungement and asylum clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Christine received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Special Pro Bono Pledge Honoree, senior articles editor of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, and a research assistant for the Georgetown Law Journal’s Annual Review of Criminal Procedure. She also served as a law fellow for Professor Susan McMahon.

During law school, Christine interned in the DOJ’s Criminal Division and for the Honorable Gray M. Borden of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.

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