Chris Lanning

Managing Director,
Chief Legal Officer,
General Counsel

REGION United States


Chris Lanning is a Managing Director and the Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at General Atlantic. He also serves on the firm’s Operating Committee. He manages General Atlantic’s global legal operations, which includes oversight of investments and dispositions, capital partnering, tax planning, risk management, and compliance. Before joining General Atlantic in 2000, Chris was a corporate lawyer associated with Hunton & Williams and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Chris serves on the board of several non-profit organizations including the TEAK Fellowship.


University of Virginia, B.A., History
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.

Community Involvement

TEAK Fellowship, Board Member