Christopher M. W. Pioch


Christopher Pioch is an associate in the Commercial Litigation Practice in the New York office.

Prior to joining Venable, Christopher served as a law clerk for the Honorable Eileen Bransten in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court — New York County. While there, Christopher drafted orders and decisions, jury charges, and correspondence and bench memoranda on a wide range of complex commercial and business tort cases, often involving procedural and evidentiary issues requiring the application of New York, federal, or foreign laws. Christopher also habitually worked with litigants on discovery related issues.

Christopher previously clerked for a small law office in New Jersey, where he worked on cases involving civil litigation, trusts and estates, with occasional criminal defense work. During law school he worked for Fordham Law School's Consumer Litigation Clinic, representing indigent defendants in New York State Supreme Court, and served as a notes and articles editor on the Fordham International Law Journal.

Related Practices



  • J.D. Fordham University School of Law 2016
    • Notes and Articles Editor, Fordham International Law Journal
    • Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, cum laude
  • B.A. Fordham University 2012
    • Undergraduate Research Scholar, Jogues Scholarship

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • New York City Bar Association
    • Member-at-large, Council on International Affairs 
    • Secretary, Task Force on the Independence of Lawyers and Judges, 2017-2019
    • Committee Co-Chair, Task Force on the Independence of Lawyers and Judges, 2019 – Present
  • Member, Irish American Bar Association of New York