Christopher J. Walsh

Christopher J. Walsh

Senior Counsel

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 612 402 3000

Fax +1 612 402 3001

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Chris Walsh has advised companies from start-ups to large multinationals in all aspects of their acquisitions, sales, capital-raising, and corporate needs. He combines his technical experience with a practical, problem-solving approach he honed while in-house general counsel of UnitedHealth Group, a Fortune 20 healthcare company.

As an in-house general counsel and a seasoned deal lawyer, Chris has seen many of the corporate issues facing clients, and has worked with boards of directors and senior management on high-stakes strategic and governance initiatives. While in-house he gained insight into the particular challenges health care companies face involving complex regulatory, antitrust, and international issues.

Chris rejoined Hogan Lovells in 2013 after his time at UnitedHealth. Before joining UnitedHealth Group, he was a partner in the Denver office of Hogan Lovells, then Hogan & Hartson. Chris was recognized by Legal 500 US for Private Equity and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) in 2007 and in Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A from 2004 through 2007.

Chris graduated from the University of Wyoming School of Law, where he was managing editor for the Wyoming Law Review. In college, Chris was a finance major and played NCAA baseball for the University of Wyoming as a catcher. Chris credits the work he did behind the plate as key to the leadership and communication skills he draws on to this day with clients and colleagues.

Awards and recognitions


Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A, 2004-2007


Mergers and Acquisitions
Legal 500 US


Private Equity
Legal 500 US

Education and admissions


J.D., University of Wyoming, 1991

B.S., University of Wyoming, 1988

Bar admissions and qualifications