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Christopher J. Walsh

Partner
Minneapolis

Christopher J. Walsh

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 healthcare 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.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., University of Wyoming, 1991
  • B.S., University of Wyoming, 1988

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Minnesota
  • Colorado

2007

Private Equity

Legal 500 US

2007

Mergers and Acquisitions

Legal 500 US

2004-2007

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

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