Christopher A. Ripple

  • Lecturer

Christopher A. Ripple will be teaching Food Law in the spring of 2019.  Most recently, Ripple was an associate at McGuireWoods in Charlottesville, where he focused on regulatory compliance for clients in the food and transportation industries. He worked with clients across the food industry to comply with state and federal laws relating to food safety and food labeling, and he has a particular interest in food logistics and transportation. Ripple was a frequent speaker and contributor to industry publications, and he trained both industry professionals and FDA personnel.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Ripple was an associate at Sidley Austin in Chicago, where he worked on a wide range of commercial and class action litigation. In pro bono matters, Ripple represented a group of developmentally disabled individuals in a federal class action under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and he argued an appeal in a criminal case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Ripple received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was the editor-in-chief of the Virginia Journal of International Law. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.




  • J.D.
    University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.A.
    University of Notre Dame

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