Christopher Stearns L’05
Lecturer in Law
Chris Stearns is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Aramark where he serves as lead counsel for Aramark’s Facilities Management, Destinations and Sports + Entertainment businesses in North America. In that capacity, Chris and his team advise the executive, finance and operational leadership of those businesses on a variety of complex legal matters and commercial pursuits. Chris also manages all transactions, including M&A, litigation, compliance matters and governmental investigations for those businesses. Chris brings experience from prior roles supporting Aramark’s Collegiate Hospitality, Student Nutrition and Corrections businesses.
Beyond his legal role for Aramark, Chris also serves as senior advisor to Aramark’s PRIDE employee resource group, which supports Aramark’s LGBTQ+ employees and allies, and which he co-founded in 2011 and served as chair for several years.
Chris joined Aramark in 2009 from the Philadelphia office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he was an associate in the business and finance practice group, advising public and private companies and private equity firms on mergers and acquisitions as well as general corporate and securities law matters.
Chris is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, earned his undergraduate degree at Bowdoin College, and was a Fulbright scholar at the University of York, England. Chris resides in the Society Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia with his husband and daughter.