Blake received his J.D. from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary, where he served as student body president and as a member of the Bill of Rights Journal. Blake also competed on the school’s National Trial Team, winning Best Advocate at Georgetown University Law Center’s 2014 White Collar Crime Invitational. While attending law school, he worked in the legal departments of both Huntington Ingalls Industries and Newport News Shipbuilding.
Blake earned his B.A. (summa cum laude) in Political Science from the University of Louisville. He studied abroad at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England, and at Renmin University of Beijing, China. Blake is an associate in the firm’s Construction and Government Contracts group. He focuses his practice on contract disputes and resolution, especially those contracts involving government entities generally or the United States Navy specifically. He values personal relationships and dedicates his energy and abilities to detailed client communication and, ultimately, client success.
CoVa Biz Magazine, “Millenials on the Move”, 2016
•Blake R. Christopher Joins Vandeventer Black LLP’s Construction and Government Contracts Practice Group
•NEW FAR CLAUSE HEIGHTENS CYBERSECURITY STANDARDS FOR CONTRACTORS’ INFORMATION SYSTEMS
•General Accountability Office Proposing Fee for E-Filing Protests
•Highway Projects Affected by Cargo Preference Act Changes
•Federally-Funded Highway Projects Impacted by Federal Cargo Preference Act Changes Effective as of February 15, 2016
•Primer on Virginia’s Data Breach Law: Part Two
•Primer on Virginia’s Data Breach Law: Part One
Community Associations Day 2017, SPARK presenter
Guest Speaker, William & Mary Law School, Government Contracts Class
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
American Heart Association, Executive Board
Associated Builders and Contractors, Young Leaders Division
Associated General Contractors
Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
Tidewater Builders Association
Virginia Ship Repair Association
Woodbridge Condominium Association, Board of Directors
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