Overview

Chris has more than 40 years of experience as a practicing litigator and trial lawyer in both federal and state courts throughout the United States. Since he became Senior Counsel in January 2020, he has devoted himself primarily to advising his clients on a broad array of corporate, commercial and intellectual property matters. Chris is Counsel to the firm and advises the firm on matters of professional responsibility and internal business affairs.

Chris also holds the position of General Counsel to Pharmasphere, Inc., a pharmaceutical and generic drug company based in Paramus, New Jersey.

Honors & Recognitions

“Christopher Jensen is one of the … most experience trial lawyers, with impressive wins on a CV that spans more than 30 years.” 2020 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals

“Christopher Jensen possesses considerable experience across a broad range of IP litigation. He demonstrates notable strength in handling trade secrets misappropriation disputes.”– Chambers USA 2019

Mary Donovan, Christopher Jensen and Maryann Licciardi bring impressive experience to bear in portfolio management, litigation and TTAB proceedings respectively. 2019 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals

Christopher Jensen "has a tremendous background in IP litigation – he is brilliant when it comes to resolving disputes."  2018 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals

WTR 1000 World Leading Trademark Professionals, Enforcement and Litigation (2018 to present)

The Best Lawyers in America (2016 to date) 

AV Preeminent (R) Peer Review Rated (Martindale-Hubbell)

"Super Lawyers" in Intellectual Property Litigation (2006 - present)

The Best Lawyers in America in Intellectual Property Law (American Lawyer Media, Inc. 2005-present), reprinted in New York magazine

Chambers USA as one of the leading individuals in Trademark and Copyright Litigation in New York (2016)

Thurgood Marshall Award by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York for pro bono representation of a death row inmate (1999)

Special Merit Award of the U.S. Attorney General (1979)

Chief of the Civil Division, United States Attorneys Office for the Eastern District of New York (1976 - 1980)

Community & Professional Activities

  • Member, Federal Bar Council
  • Master in the Federal Bar Council Inn of Court (2003-Present)
  • International Senior Lawyers Project - advising government of Malawi on revision of its intellectual property laws (2009)
  • Treasurer, The Eastern District Association
  • Arbitration Panel, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Experience

Experience

Acted as lead trial counsel  in federal and state courts and in arbitration tribunals throughout the United States.

Prior Employment

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York (1975 - 80), Chief, Civil Division (1977- 80)

Newsroom

Speaking Engagements

  • "Edward Lee Elmore, Innocence and the Intern"
    Featured in CNN Documentary - Death Row Stories, 2013

Publications

  • Are You Carrying Trade Secrets?
    The Industrial Physicist, 11.07.2001

Social Media

Blog Posts

Education

New York University School of Law (JD, cum laude; Order of the Coif)

Columbia University, Columbia College 

Admissions

  • New York
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Courtsfor the Northern District of New York
  • United States Court of International Trade
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