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CHRISTOPHER JOHN OLSON
33 Dartmouth Drive Canton, Connecticut 06019-2645
919-221-5246 cjolson.esq@gmail.com www.linkedin.com/in/christopherjohnolson
IN HOUSE COUNSEL: Risk, Litigation & Compliance Management
Attorney and Iraq War veteran with over 11 years of experience in successfully handling international,
contract, criminal, government, joint service, and litigation matters for diverse organizations. Known for
proven leadership skills; ability to think, advocate, and communicate effectively in real-time; successful
and persuasive writing and negotiating abilities; and, extensive investigatory and risk evaluation skills.
Performed duties as either a prosecutor or as defense counsel in nearly 40 courts-martial. Skilled at
ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, and preparing legal opinions, pretrial
motions and pleadings. Supervised and mentored junior personnel in both military and civilian settings.
Legal Advice & Counsel Investigation & Reporting Risk Management & Mitigation
Legal & Regulatory Compliance Litigation & Litigation Management
Contract Evaluation, Negotiation, Management & Administration Contract Financials & Delivery
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION, Bethesda, Maryland
Attorney Advisor / Assistant Inspector General - Investigations 2014-Present
Responsible for investigating allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse within the Agency per Inspector
General statutory requirements. Review relevant documentation, consult with subject matter experts,
interview witnesses, investigate facts and circumstances, and produce detailed investigative reports on
findings for senior management. Provide legal counsel to Inspector General on all legal matters, and
supervise and direct junior personnel.
Key Highlights:
Conducting investigations regarding anti-corruption/ethics accusations, workman’s compensation
fraud, and tax evasion.
Reducing investigatory backlog from 9 investigations while aggressively pursuing 3 open matters.
NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland
Litigation Attorney 2012-2014
Researched and drafted motions and declarations, while often working in concert with the U.S.
Department of Justice, for on-going high-profile litigation matters pending before U.S. District Courts and
the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act (PA). Evaluated and
contributed to internal legal opinions on the utilization of NSA derived material by governmental
agencies. Researched public media leaks matters, as well as “cloud” based technology issues, and made
recommendations and reported results to senior leadership.
Key Highlights:
Represented and successfully defended litigation brought against the NSA in U.S. District Court,
prepared and submitted successful Summary Judgment motions, and provided senior leadership
with advice and counsel on FOIA / PA related matters.
Represented and litigated on behalf of the NSA in U.S. District Court as Special Assistant U.S.
Attorney in regard to criminal matters.
CSSI, INC., Washington, District of Columbia
Senior Contracts Administrator 2011-2012
Collaborated closely with Program Manager on contractual, compliance, legal, financial, and operational
matters for $150M program with 12 subcontractors and 130 personnel. Managed e-FAST contract with
the Federal Aviation Administration designed to manage risk and increase safety for National Airspace
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