Chris Wager

“Clients often seek out a lawyer looking for answers. But it’s my job to also make sure they’re asking the right questions. That’s how, together, we move their business forward.”

Chris Wager headshot


Chris Wager works with the firm’s Compliance and Litigation teams. In this comprehensive role, he helps clients nationwide understand and comply with state and federal telemarketing and privacy laws, and provides defense against government enforcement action and litigation in consumer protection matters.

Bringing more than a decade of experience, Chris works with businesses of all sizes across highly regulated industries including automotive, financial services, healthcare, energy, and retail. He has extensive experience with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and other telemarketing laws, and has helped businesses develop proactive compliance programs as well as successfully defended them in litigation and class action lawsuits.

Chris advises clients on a wide range of privacy and data security matters, including developing privacy policies, behavioral advertising, information sharing, cybersecurity, digital marketing, social media, and the collection and use of consumer data. He also provides counsel on advertising and marketing matters, including issues related to unfair and deceptive trade practices, sweepstakes and promotions, and loyalty programs.

Representative Experience

  • Defended multiple national retailers in TCPA lawsuits and enforcement matters.
  • Defended national energy company in a TCPA class action lawsuit.
  • Advised retail clients on national advertising and promotion campaigns.
  • Advised companies on the implementation of new and emerging technologies including cross-device tracking, GPS location, and voice recognition.
  • Defended national energy company in a TCPA class action lawsuit.
  • Drafted privacy policies and terms of use for multinational manufacturers’ portfolio of 30+ websites.
  • Revamped major retailer’s family of websites to ensure compliance with California Shine the Light laws, including implementing a process for receiving and responding to customer requests.
  • Advised national manufacturing company on labor and employment issues.

Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern & Southern Districts of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • Juris Doctorate, University of Michigan Law School, 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts, Kenyon College, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2005

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2021-2022

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Creative Living, Board of Trustees
Start Typing
Skip to content