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M. Chris Fabricant

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Posted: January 31, 2007   12:00 AM

Director of Strategic Litigation (Joseph Flom Special Counsel)

M. Chris Fabricant is the Joseph Flom Special Counsel and Director of Strategic Ligation. He leads the Strategic Litigation Unit, whose attorneys use the courts strategically to address the leading causes of wrongful conviction, including eyewitness misidentification and the misapplication of forensic sciences. Before joining the Innocence Project, he was a clinical law professor and the director of the Criminal Justice Clinic at the Pace University School of Law, where he developed one of the nation’s first “combined advocacy” criminal defense clinics, incorporating individual direct representation with impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and empirical research to address the harms associated with “broken windows” policing. Mr. Fabricant has over a decade of criminal defense experience at the state and federal, trial and appellate levels with The Bronx Defenders and Appellate Advocates. He began his career as a pro se law clerk in the Southern District of New York, where he focused on prisoners’ rights and post-conviction litigation. Mr. Fabricant received his J.D. with Honors and a Corpus Juris Secundum distinction in criminal law from the George Washington University Law School.

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