Christopher E. Conn

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Chris Conn focuses his practice on corporate, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and regulatory matters related to the financial services and healthcare industries. Chris has represented both private and public clients in complex buy-side and sell-side transactions. He has experience representing health industry clients on matters relating to professional practice acquisitions and structuring of professional practice and professional practice management businesses. He also regularly advises companies on various corporate governance matters. In December 2020, Chris was selected as Venable’s Treanor Fellow and served a six-month fellowship at Maryland Legal Aid, where he represented tenants facing eviction in Baltimore City’s rent court.

A former teacher, Chris joined Venable following a dual-degree JD/MPH program of the Georgetown University Law Center and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. During this time, he contributed to various public health law initiatives, including drafting a personalized firearms bill that was ultimately passed into law in New Jersey.




  • J.D. cum laude Georgetown University Law Center 2018
    • ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in Health Care Law
    • Legal intern, Mental Health Division of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender
  • M.P.H. Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health 2016
  • M.Ed Johns Hopkins University 2014
  • B.S. College of the Holy Cross 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia


  • Venable LLP, Benjamin R. Civiletti Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, 2023


Pro Bono

  • In 2020, Chris was selected as Venable’s Treanor Fellow with Maryland Legal Aid. He continues to assist in leading the firm’s pro bono efforts in Baltimore City’s rent court