Christopher Michael Santomassimo

Christopher Michael Santomassimo

Senior business-focused Outside General Counsel™ helping clients manage risk.
  • Business Law, Employment Law, Intellectual Property ...
  • New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
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Senior legal executive with proven success in leading legal and risk management functions for global companies; demonstrated success with creating new risk management and ethics/compliance functions cost-effectively. More than 16 years of legal experience in a broad range of matters that include investigations, ethics and compliance counseling, risk management, product safety/product liability matters, business and human resources counseling, and litigation.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Intellectual Property
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Additional Practice Areas
  • Outside General Counsel
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Regulatory and Licensing Matters
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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New York
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Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Professional Experience
Director (Volunteer)
Susan G. Komen Foundation North Jersey
- Current
Founder and Moderator
New Jersey Corporate Compliance Roundtable
- Current
The New Jersey Corporate Compliance Roundtable is a forum of corporate compliance and ethics professionals who gather to exchange information, share ideas, and build their professional networks
Nicoll Davis & Spinella LLP
- Current
Helping businesses succeed by managing legal and regulatory risk.
General Counsel, Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer (North America)
Agfa Corporation
- Current
Chief legal and compliance officer for North American subsidiaries of global manufacturer of commercial printing and graphics arts equipment and supplies.
Syracuse University College of Law
J.D. (1992)
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Boston University
B.S. | Business Administration
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 2541118
- Current
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New Jersey State Bar  # 019301992
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
"Working with the Sales Operation", Compliance Week 2015 Conference, Washington D.C.
"Managing Legal, Regulatory, and Business Risk: A Creative Dialogue Between CFOs and General Counsels", CFO Innovation Conference & Awards, East Rutherford, New Jersey
"Crime Doesn’t Pay! Finance Executives as Corporate Fraud Gatekeepers and Investigators", CFO Innovation Conference & Awards, East Rutherford, New Jersey
"Is your Organization "Compliance Fit?", New Jersey Corporate Compliance Roundtable, New Jersey
"The Transport of Recently Purchased Automobiles Overseas: The State of Law, Current Issues and Trends", National Association of Dealer Counsel, 2014 Fall Conference, Chigago, Illinois
Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP)
Compliance Certiification Board
Websites & Blogs
Nicoll Davis & Spinella LLP
Contact & Map
New Jersey Office
95 Route 17 South
Suite 316
Paramus, NJ 07652
Telephone: (201) 373-4008
New York Office
450 Seventh Avenue
Suite 2205
New York, NY 10123
Telephone: (212) 972-0786
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