Chris Schwing is the President and Chairwoman of Jacksonville Women’s Leadership Forum. She is a partner with the law firm Holland & amp; Knight, where she practices high stakes commercial trial litigation and class action defense. Chris represents clients in a variety of industries who are facing bet-the- company litigation. She serves on the board of advisors for the Pre-Law Society at the University of North Florida as well as a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association and the Chester Bell American Inn of Court. From 2005-2009, she served as secretary of the Executive Committee for Ability Housing of Northeast Florida. The Jacksonville Business Journal selected Chris for both its 40 Under 40 and Women of Influence awards in 2016. She is
a member of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2015 and lists the Judge Irving Cypen Award among her many career achievements.
Every year, Chris spends several weeks volunteering at animal shelters around the world, where she has worked with dolphins, lions, tigers, elephants, orangutans, cheetahs, hippos and sea lions.