Christopher D. Plumlee



Chris Plumlee specializes in corporate internal investigations and white collar criminal defense and leads an experienced team of attorneys within the Investigations and Corporate Compliance practice, undertaking complex investigations within the United States and throughout the world.  As a former Assistant United States Attorney, where he served as Chief of the Criminal Division, Chris offers clients years of extensive experience in the defense of complex white collar litigation.  He routinely represents clients in disputes with businesses, government and regulatory entities, including related litigation.


  • University of Arkansas School of Law J.D. 1996
  • University of Central Arkansas B.A. , Business Administration 1993

Practice Areas

  • Internal Investigations
  • Investigations and Corporate Compliance
  • Government Investigations
  • Anti-Corruption Compliance (FCPA)
  • Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Disputes
  • Tax Controversy and Litigation
  • Corporate Security, Counseling, and Training
  • Threat Management and Risk Assessment
  • White Collar Defense

Community & Recognitions

  • One of three candidates submitted to President Obama for consideration as United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas by United States Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor
  • Member, First United Methodist Church, Bentonville, Arkansas

Associations & Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Member, DRI Government Enforcement & Corporate Compliance Committee
  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
  • Member, White Collar Defense and Investigation Committee


  • Arkansas
  • United States District Court Western and Eastern District of Arkansas, and Eastern District of Texas

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