Chris Maciel


Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2014, Berkeley Technology Law Journal

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2011, cum laude


California, 2014


Christopher Maciel is an associate in the Business Litigation Practice Group in the Orange County office of Haynes and Boone. He has represented clients in a variety of complex litigation matters, including partnership dissolution, products liability, contract disputes, intellectual property, and discrimination. Christopher's clients span multiple industries: real estate, automotive, housing, manufacturing, and fashion.

Christopher earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he was awarded the Prosser Prize for Civil Trial Practice and was a member of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. He also served as a director of the Expulsion Representation Project, a student-run clinic that provided representation to middle school and high school students facing expulsion. During law school, Christopher was a law clerk at the California Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General, where he was responsible for preparing appellate briefs to be filed in the California Court of Appeal.

Professional Recognition

  • Received the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services, State Bar of California - 2016

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “Adding an Alter Ego to a Judgment: How Long Can You Wait?,” co-author, Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report: Orange County, Volume XIX No. 2, Summer 2017.

Pro Bono

Daily Journal

Haynes and Boone Honored for Pro Bono Work in Orange County

Orange County’s Public Law Center has named Haynes and Boone, LLP pro bono law firm of the year. The firm is being recognized for its many pro bono efforts in recent years, including its 2015 representation of clients who successfully enjoined the City of Costa Mesa from evicting low-income residents from motels.


State Bar of California Honors Four Haynes and Boone Lawyers for Pro Bono Service

State Bar of California Honors Four Haynes and Boone Lawyers for Pro Bono Service

Four Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers recently received the Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services from the State Bar of California.

Labor and Employment


What Do the July 13, 2015 Amendments to California’s Paid Sick Leave Law Really Mean Anyway?

California passed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, which requires employers to provide paid sick leave at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked starting on July 1, 2015.

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