Government Experience

  • Tax Court—Attorney Advisor and Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph Robert Goeke (2014-2015)


  • Morehouse College, B.A. (2006)
  • Howard University School of Law, J.D. (2009)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. (2018)


  • California
  • Illinois

Christopher Gurley


Christopher Gurley is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Orange County office, where he practices in the Antitrust & Competition Group. Chris’ practice focuses on pursuing and maximizing claims in complex antitrust settlements on behalf of a broad range of national and international clients.

Chris is also an experienced tax attorney with several years of substantial experience in both tax controversy and transactional work. Prior to joining Crowell & Moring in January 2021, Chris practiced as a tax attorney at an AmLaw 50 firm in its Tax Controversy group, a Big Four accounting firm, and in a regional business, tax, and consulting firm. In these capacities, Chris provided tax controversy and transactional services, tax reduction strategies, legal planning, business consulting, and compliance services for businesses, high net worth individuals, and entrepreneurs. Chris has extensive experience representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and the California Franchise Tax Board. Additionally, Chris served as an attorney advisor and law clerk to the Honorable Joseph Robert Goeke at the United States Tax Court.

Chris received his J.D. from the Howard University School of Law in 2009. Chris also received his LL.M. in taxation with a certificate in international tax from Georgetown University Law Center in 2018. Prior to law school, Chris graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration – finance from Morehouse College.


Admitted to practice: California, Illinois, District of Columbia (inactive), U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Professional Activities & Memberships

  • Board Member, HealthRIGHT 360 (2020-present)