Matters involving national security are the U.S. Department of Justice’s highest profile and highest priority cases. From 2015 to 2017, Chris served as a national security prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Ohio. Chris draws upon his years of experience investigating and prosecuting high stakes matters involving terrorism, export controls, and cyber intrusion and hacking cases. Flannery | Georgalis, LLC has the expertise to represent parties in all matters of national security, from cases involving allegations of providing material support to terrorist organizations, to significant CIPA (“Classified Information Protection Act”) litigation, to export controls, to cyber intrusion and hacking cases.
Defended employee of large defense contractor in export control investigation and prosecution for false statements and obstruction of justice in top secret security clearance investigation. Obtained non-incarceration sentence.
Represented individual employees in DOJ investigation into export control and ITAR violations, resulting in a declination
Led multiple export control investigations by the FBI and the Departments of Commerce, State, and Homeland Security involving violations of the Export Administration Regulations
Prosecuted defendant for providing material support to ISIS for his role in a terrorist attack on U.S. soil and for recruiting lone wolves to his U.S.-based sleeper cell
Prosecuted defendant for providing material support to ISIS by creating propaganda videos and attempting to procure assault rifles and ammunition
Prosecuted defendant for using social media to solicit the murder of scores of servicemen and women on behalf of ISIS and its cyber hacking division
Prosecuted multi-defendant terrorism financing case where four individuals provided tens of thousands of dollars to fund Al-Qaeda member, Anwar Al-Awlaki