Chris 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’ experience also includes involvement in scholastic adjudications at the high-school level including participation in adjudicatory hearings, review, analysis, and application of relevant state and local laws, and drafting comprehensive adjudicatory orders relating to student behavior.
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 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. 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.
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2020