H. Christopher Bartolomucci


H. Christopher Bartolomucci is a partner at Bancroft PLLC.  Mr. Bartolomucci’s practice focuses on appellate and complex litigation. He has successfully argued in the U.S. Supreme Court and many other appellate courts. He was a litigation partner at Hogan Lovells in 2001 and from 2003 to 2011.  In 2007, as a short-listed candidate for nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Mr. Bartolomucci was given the highest rating of “Highly Qualified” by the Virginia State Bar.

Mr. Bartolomucci’s government service includes experience in every branch of the federal government. He served in the White House from 2001 to 2003 as Associate Counsel to the President. He has also served in the Solicitor General’s Office of the U.S. Department of Justice, as Associate Special Counsel to the U.S. Senate Whitewater Committee, and as Counsel to the D.C. Inspector General. He clerked for Judge William L. Garwood of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Austin, Texas.

Mr. Bartolomucci’s litigation victories include:

South Carolina v. United States, 898 F. Supp. 2d 30 (D.D.C. Oct. 10, 2012) (three-judge court):  Securing the preclearance of South Carolina’s voter ID law pursuant to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, Mr. Bartolomucci led the trial team and presented the closing oral argument for South Carolina.

Cambium Ltd. v. Trilantic Capital Partners III L.P., 36 A.3d 348 (Del. 2012): Representing Cambium in a case arising out of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, Mr. Bartolomucci successfully argued to the Delaware Supreme Court that the Court of Chancery had erred in dismissing Cambium’s complaint against Trilantic.

South Carolina v. North Carolina, 558 U.S. 256 (2010):  Mr. Bartolomucci presented oral argument in the Supreme Court and successfully argued on behalf of two of his three clients who sought to intervene in this high-stakes water rights dispute.

Sheet Metal Workers Local 28 Pension Fund v. Office Depot, Inc., 405 Fed. App’x 384 (11th Cir. 2010):  Representing Office Depot and its former CEO and CFO in a securities fraud case, Mr. Bartolomucci successfully argued that the Eleventh Circuit should affirm the dismissal of plaintiffs’ class action.

Hendrix v. Evenflo Company, Inc., 609 F.3d 1183 (11th Cir. 2010):  In this products liability case, Mr. Bartolomucci successfully argued that the Eleventh Circuit should affirm the exclusion of plaintiff’s medical experts under the Daubert doctrine.

In re Ali Hijazi, 589 F.3d 401 (7th Cir. 2009):  Representing a resident of Kuwait indicted on federal fraud charges, Mr. Bartolomucci successfully argued that the Seventh Circuit should issue a rare writ of mandamus overturning the district court’s refusal to rule on defendant’s motion to dismiss the indictment.  The Seventh Circuit’s opinion described Mr. Bartolomucci as “first rate counsel.”

Jupiter Energy Corp. v. FERC, 482 F.3d 293 (5th Cir. 2007), and 407 F.3d 346 (5th Cir. 2005):  In two appeals, Mr. Bartolomucci successfully argued to the Fifth Circuit that FERC’s assertion of regulatory jurisdiction over an offshore natural gas pipeline system was arbitrary and capricious.

Mr. Bartolomucci has testified on matters of constitutional law before the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He has appeared on the NBC Nightly News, Bloomberg TV, and CNN to discuss the Supreme Court, the Presidency, and the Constitution. He has been quoted in the Washington PostNew York TimesUSA Today, and other publications.

Mr. Bartolomucci received his bachelor of arts summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1989. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1992, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review and as President of the Federalist Society.