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Christopher  C. Nana-Sinkam

Associate
Primary Office
1500 Market St., Suite 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Direct(215) 575-7137
Fax(215) 575-7200
cnana-sinkam@dilworthlaw.com

Assistant

Terri Vetri
Direct(215) 575-7125
tvetri@dilworthlaw.com

Chris Nana-Sinkam concentrates his practice in labor and employment litigation, representing a broad array of clients including corporate, financial services, healthcare providers, business executives, and non-profits.

Chris’ labor and employment litigation 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.

Chris also represents clients in complex commercial litigation and various tax appeals 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 and/or wishes.

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 and seeks every opportunity to make use of his language skills with clients and business partners. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the United Communities of Southeastern Philadelphia (UCSEP), a non-profit organization committed to providing integral services, education, and opportunities to Philadelphia’s multi-cultural population.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice on a Motion for Summary Judgment, and ultimately a favorable settlement, as to several claims filed against two former sales employees by a former employer alleging the employees violated the New Jersey Law Against Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, the New Jersey Computer Related Offenses Act, the Duty of Loyalty and subsequently breached their contract.
  • Assisted in the defense of four separate actions brought against a medical facility specializing in the care of individuals suffering from psychological, psychiatric, and/or addiction-related medical issues involving claims of retaliation in violation of the Delaware Whistleblower’s Protection Act, Negligent Hiring and Retention, and Defamation.
  • Assisted in representation of former corporate executive against former employer for unpaid wages in violation of Delaware Wage Payment and Collection Law (DEWPL) and ultimately obtained favorable settlement for client.
  • Assisted in representation of corporate executive and food services provider involving claims of unpaid tax liabilities and ultimately obtained favorable settlement for client.
  • Obtained dismissal of a real estate tax appeal on a Motion to Quash whereby petitioner improperly cherry-picked a number of properties to appeal in direct conflict with the Uniformity Clause of the Pennsylvania Constitution.
  • Represented taxpayers and corporate entity in real estate tax appeals of numerous residential and commercial properties and ultimately obtained favorable settlement for clients.
  • Represented construction entity in Municipal Court against claims for damages resulting from construction project and ultimately obtained favorable judgment for client.
  • Assisted in representation of municipalities in economic restructuring efforts following designation as financially distressed municipality under Pennsylvania’s Financially Distressed Municipalities Act (Act 47).

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member, Minds Matter of Philadelphia
  • Fellow, Philadelphia Diversity Law Group

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Education

  • J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, 2014
  • B.A., Swarthmore College, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2015
  • New Jersey, 2015
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2015

Languages

  • French