Chris joined Appian in 2015 and leads the company's legal, contracting, and compliance functions. Prior to joining Appian, Chris was General Counsel at Applied Predictive Technologies from 2013 until 2015. Prior to 2013, he served as Deputy General Counsel at CoStar Group and as an Associate at Arnold & Porter. Chris holds a B.A. in History from Northern Illinois University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. In 2016, Chris was named a Trending 40 Corporate Counsel.