Christopher Belen

Senior Litigation Counsel for E-discovery DOJ Civil Division Department of Justice-Civil Division

Christopher Belen is the Senior Litigation Counsel for E-Discovery in the Department of Justice's Civil Division.  In that capacity, he advises Civil Division attorneys, leadership, and staff on a wide-variety of issues and strategic decisions relating to electronic discovery.  He also counsels and trains agencies throughout the federal government.  Prior to joining DOJ’s Civil Division, Chris was a trial attorney and Senior E-Discovery Coordinator in DOJ’s Tax Division. Chris successfully represented the United States and its officers in a wide variety of affirmative and defensive civil litigation across the United States, including pre-suit investigation, discovery and motions practice, jury and bench trials, and through post-trial matters and judgment enforcement.  He was recently honored as a recipient of the Federal Bar Association’s 2015 Younger Lawyer Award.  Chris graduated with honors from Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law, serving as the editor-in-chief of the Penn State International Law Review. He received his B.A. from Millersville University of Pennsylvania.