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Christopher S. Hooper

Principal and General Counsel, Legal

Christopher S. Hooper is a Principal and the General Counsel of Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. Mr. Hooper joined the firm in 2004 and was appointed General Counsel in 2008. He is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s legal, compliance and regulatory affairs.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hooper practiced corporate law in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. During his six-year tenure at Skadden, he gained extensive experience representing investment banking firms and other companies in connection with securities offerings and other corporate law matters. Mr. Hooper began his legal career as a corporate associate with Piper & Marbury LLP.

Mr. Hooper holds a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College and a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law.