Christopher R. Heredia is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Chicago office, where he focuses his practice on legal ethics, risk management for law firms and lawyers, and other professional responsibility issues, as well as commercial litigation.
As a member of the firm's Legal Profession Team, Mr. Heredia advises and represents attorneys, law firms and in-house counsel on all aspects of professional responsibility matters, including firm organization, lawyer mobility, regulatory compliance and bar disciplinary defense. In his commercial litigation practice, Mr. Heredia also represents a wide variety of clients in complex business disputes, including breach of contract, fraud, and other business torts.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Heredia served as litigation counsel for the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission (ARDC), where he investigated and litigated countless charges of attorney misconduct as well as formal proceedings before the Commission and Illinois Supreme Court. His tenure with the ARDC allowed Mr. Heredia to become intimately familiar with the law governing lawyers and professional responsibility matters. Prior to his work with the ARDC, Mr. Heredia worked as a criminal prosecutor for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, where he gained extensive litigation experience prosecuting complex vehicle, theft and fraud related felonies, and civil commitment cases including actions for involuntary commitment and medical treatment.
In the community, Mr. Heredia is active in local and national bar associations, and frequently presents on professional responsibility matters to law schools, organizations and media outlets. As a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), he teaches lawyers successful deposition techniques during their annual deposition skills training program. Mr. Heredia is also an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, teaching ethics and advocacy, a course that combines elements of professional responsibility with trial advocacy.
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