Chris concentrates his practice in commercial litigation and labor and employment, representing a broad array of clients including corporate, financial services, healthcare providers, business executives, and non-profits. Chris also represents clients in various property tax appeal matters. His work encompasses all aspects of litigation, from commencement through discovery and ultimately to trial. Chris also frequently assists with and participates in settlement opportunities where litigation is not in-line with a client’s particular objectives.
Chris’ labor and employment experience includes the defense of employment discrimination cases, cases involving the misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential and proprietary information, employment contract matters, wrongful termination cases, wage claims, unemployment compensation matters, and acceptable social media use in the workplace. He also drafts and reviews personnel policies, employee handbooks, separation agreements, and employment contracts and further works with Human Resource Professionals to ensure they are in compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws including but not limited to, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and various military leave and additional relevant employment laws. Recently, Chris counsels employers and employees alike on the intricacies of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to help ensure clients suffer as few business disruptions as possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chris is a graduate of Temple University, Beasley School of Law, where he served as an active member of both the Temple Black Law Student’s Association and the International Law Society. While in law school, he was selected and served as a Philadelphia Diversity Law Group Fellow. Prior to attending law school, Chris received his undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College, where he was a member of and captained the Men’s Varsity Basketball Team.
Fluent in French, Chris seeks every opportunity to make use of his language skills with clients and business partners. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Philadelphia Community Alliance, a non-profit organization committed to providing integral services, education, and opportunities to Philadelphia’s multi-cultural population. Chris is also a Board Member of the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP), a Philadelphia-based non-profit focused on providing legal services to indigent and vulnerable populations and the Historical Philadelphia Inc., an organization committed to the preservation and education surrounding some of Philadelphia’s most historic landmarks.
- Listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2019–2020
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