Chris is a graduate of Exeter, Harvard College and The University of Virginia Law School (where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review). He spent his 25 year professional career at the New York City law firm, Davis Polk, almost all as a partner in litigation. Career highlights include arguing a civil rights case in The Supreme Court, heading up one side in the largest take-over fight till that time and various other major, corporate litigations.
Chris loved the law but he retired early, because he wanted to live more than one life, which he has surely done. On “retirement” Chris and his wife, the portrait painter Hilary Cooper, moved to Aspen Colorado for five years to ski-bum, paint and write. During that time, he got the idea for the Younger Next Year books. Today they live in New York City and Lakeville Connecticut, in the Berkshires. They have three children, six grandchildren, and Olive, a Havanese Mountain Dog.