Christopher Updike

General Counsel

As General Counsel, Chris directs Stretto’s legal function, advising on corporate and strategic initiatives. Serving as the company’s primary attorney on major business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, Chris outlines Stretto’s corporate architecture and structures its legal entities. His responsibilities include the selection, retention, management and evaluation of outside counsel, as well as the strategic oversight of all legal matters. Working closely with senior management, Chris utilizes best practices and advises on the development and implementation of corporate policies and procedures, ensuring the company conducts its business affairs in compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Prior to joining Stretto, Chris was a member of the corporate restructuring groups at Debevoise & Plimpton and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. He is also a member of ABI, AIRA, NAFER and TMA, as well as the New York City Bar Association.