Christopher Campos is an experienced international business attorney and advisor with a diverse educational and transactional background in a broad range of affairs in Latin America and the United States. He has also served as City Councilman from 2001-2007 in Hoboken, New Jersey, a vibrant and booming city located just 1 mile from New York City across the Hudson River.
Christopher graduated from American University’s Washington College of Law in May, 2001 with a Juris Doctor and major in International Affairs. At Washington, he served as a student attorney in the Community and Economic Development Law Clinic, providing transactional legal services for low-income groups engaged in various models of community development. Many of his clients were immigrants from Central and South America. (Christopher speaks fluent Spanish). Christopher furthered his interest in international culture by participating in the Black Law Students Association, the Hispanic Law Students Association, and the Diversity Committee.
While pursuing his legal studies, Christopher helped raise money for a hurricane relief effort where he and 35 other law students traveled to Honduras to rebuild homes devastated by Hurricane Mitch.
Christopher also participated in the Washington Comparative Law Program in Europe, studying international business, human rights and environmental law. During that program, he worked with attorneys and officials from Belgium, Luxembourg, Strasbourg, France, and Switzerland.
His law school predelictions were an extension of his undergraduate experience. He attended Denison University in Granville, Ohio, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Black Studies in 1998. He was also selected as Denison’s 1998 Commencement Speaker, the first Black Studies Major to be given such an honor. During his time at Denison, he attended the School for International Training in Natal, South Africa. In South Africa he studied History, Culture, Politics, and the Zulu language. He also participated in a conference on the State of Transformation in South Africa.
Christopher has maintained his interest in international law for almost a decade. Headquartered in Hoboken, he was also elected to serve as City Council President, where he presided over complex negotiations. As a result, several public/private partnerships were created that yielded tremendous economic development for the City.
He worked abroad in Panama City, Panama where he served as a liaison between government officials and business interest. He has also served as an Intergovernmental Relations Specialist for the Commissioner of Transportation in Trenton, New Jersey and Manager of Transportation Development for the Hudson Transportation Management Association.
Christopher began practicing law in the private sector as a general practitioner. While in private practice, he was selected to serve the city of West New York serving as its Municipal Prosecutor by, then Mayor, and now Congressman, Albio Sires.
Currently he serves as Chief of Staff to Assemblyman, Carmelo G. Garcia, of the 33rd Legislative District. Mr. Campos prides himself on working hard, helping others and never forgetting his roots.