Attorney at Law
School of Law
Chris's practice involves providing counsel on business transactions, litigation, and risk management.
Shea Law LLC
Dec 2014 - Present
The firm can assist with matters such as the following: business formations; contract review, drafting, and negotiation; public records requests under Ohio's Public Records Act, either in the context of making a request or responding to a request, and records retention; risk management; pre-litigation counseling; mediation; commercial litigation; and litigation involving state and local entities. The firm is also available to assist as part of multi-firm litigation teams.
Chris Shea, Shea Law LLC, 175 S. 3rd St., Suite 200, Columbus, Ohio 43215, 614.484.7084 (phone), 614.386.1547 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org, www.shealawoh.com.
Office of the Ohio Secretary of State
Administrative Counsel (previously Public Records/Corporations Counsel)
Jan 2010 - Jun 2014
In-house counsel for the office in two administrations. I served as the principal drafter of commercial agreements involving the office, and provided legal support on various issues, including: questions that arose in connection with the operation of the agency's Business Services Division, which handles corporate and Uniform Commercial Code filings, commissions and licenses; and election litigation and other litigation involving the office. I also served as the principal point of contact with the public for records requests, most of which involved election and voter registration issues.
Christopher Shea, Attorney at Law, LLC
Mar 2006 - Dec 2009
Commercial law practice with an emphasis in representation of individuals and small- and medium-sized businesses in transactional matters. Matters also included zoning and lobbying work.
Aug 2007 - Sep 2009
Contract review, drafting, and negotiation; assistance with the implementation of a company-wide contract management system; M&A due diligence. Placed through Robert Half Legal. Dates reflect beginning and end dates of all work for Cardinal Health, which was not continuous.
Mar 2003 - Jan 2006
Complex commercial litigation, including litigation related to Chapter 11 proceedings, disputes under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), and contract disputes.
Ohio Attorney General's Office
Assistant Attorney General
Oct 2002 - Jan 2003
Represented the Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio in litigation.
Mar 2001 - Jul 2002
Complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis in ERISA disputes and contract disputes.
May 2000 - Sep 2000
Assisted firm’s Cleveland litigation practice group with a large bankruptcy case in Phoenix. At that time, it was the largest non-profit bankruptcy in U.S. history.
Ohio Department of Development
Assistant Chief Legal Counsel
Oct 1999 - Apr 2000
Emphasis in drafting commercial loan agreements for the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.
US Securities and Exchange Commission
Jul 1998 - Feb 1999
Emphasis in drafting notices and orders concerning rule changes for self-regulatory organizations.
The Legal Aid Society of Columbus
Sep 1997 - Feb 1998
Emphasis in domestic relations work.
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Law Clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge James D. Thomas
Mar 1995 - Aug 1997
Drafted opinions and orders for review by the Court, with an emphasis in Social Security Disability/Supplemental Security Income cases and habeas corpus cases. Served as the Magistrate Judge's first law clerk.
Ohio State Legal Services Association/Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
Sep 1994 - Feb 1995
Research at the Columbus office in support of impact litigation and direct service work at the Chillicothe office.
Aug 1993 - Jun 1994
Commercial real estate and M&A work.
May 1992 - Aug 1992
Corporate law and litigation.
Shaw Pittman Potts & Trowbridge
May 1991 - Aug 1991
Banking law and litigation.
VNU Business Information Services, Inc.
Assistant to the General Counsel
Aug 1988 - Aug 1990
Assisted a two attorney in-house legal department with the provision of a range of legal services to VNU BIS and its subsidiaries.
Arnold & Porter
Jun 1987 - Jun 1988
Supported FDA and litigation practice groups.