Jones Day (Miami)

Chris R.J. Pace

Jones Day (Miami)
Lawyer (Partner)

Chris R.J. Pace is a Partner at Jones Day. He has prevailed in more than 20 trials, and he has orally argued and prevailed in more than 25 appeals. Chris represents clients in commercial disputes, antitrust and unfair competition cases, RICO actions, and False Claims Act matters. He also represents clients in connection with criminal investigations and prosecutions. Victories Chris has assisted clients to obtain include the dismissal of the first cryptocurrency antitrust lawsuit, the upholding of a financial service company’s immunity from liability for government disclosures under the Bank Secrecy Act, and summary judgment on the eve of trial in an energy industry tortious interference and breach of contract action. Chris has appeared on behalf of Fortune 500 companies in cases across the country, including in multidistrict litigation proceedings. He has represented corporations in the health care, financial services, and technology industries, including health tech and fintech companies, to litigate and resolve commercial, antitrust, and fraud/false claims lawsuits. Chris also is regularly engaged by both corporations and individuals to investigate, or defend against, allegations of misconduct being investigated or prosecuted by the Department of Justice or State Attorneys General, including alleged money laundering or foreign bribery/corruption. Prior to joining Jones Day, Chris had a diverse career that included service as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida and as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. He is a member of the Florida, California, District of Columbia, New York, and Texas bars.

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Louis K. Fisher, Tiffany D. Lipscomb-Jackson, Craig A. Waldman, Chris R.J. Pace, Marc A. Weinroth, Matthew A. Kairis The US Supreme Court prohibits an association from restraining student-athlete education-related benefits while recognizing the association still retains considerable flexibility to regulate such benefits (NCAA / Alston)


The Court’s ruling that certain NCAA rules violate antitrust law opens the door for student-athletes to receive additional benefits. But it does not extend to compensation relating to athletic performance, conferences remain free to pass their own rules independently, and universities may decide (...)

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