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Chris Marchese



As Counsel, Chris analyzes technology-related legislative and regulatory issues at both the federal and state level. His portfolio includes monitoring and analyzing proposals to amend § 230 of the Communications Decency Act, antitrust enforcement, and potential barriers to free speech and free enterprise on the internet.

Before joining NetChoice in 2019, Chris worked as a law clerk at the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center, where he analyzed legal issues relevant to the business community, including state-court decisions that threatened traditional liability rules.

Chris also worked on Capitol Hill, serving as a law clerk for the Senate Judiciary Committee and for the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Working with Judiciary Committee staff, he helped draft legislation that ultimately became the Music Modernization Act and the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Act. At PSI, Chris helped investigate federal compliance with e-rulemaking procedures.

Before law school, Chris worked as a communications assistant at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, where he worked with FIRE’s communications and legal teams to defend free-speech and due-process rights on college campuses.

Chris earned his J.D. from Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, and earned a B.A. in History and Political Science at Boston College, graduating cum laude from both institutions. Chris is a member of the D.C. Bar and an adjunct professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School.

“The Internet lets any voice or any business reach the entire country–and beyond. That deserves protecting.”

– Chris Marchese