Christopher E. Hoyme is a Shareholder in the Omaha, Nebraska office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Hoyme's accomplishments in employment law were recently recognized by his listing as 2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Labor and Employment for the Omaha metropolitan area by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report.
Mr. Hoyme represents management nationwide in all facets of employment litigation. He has successfully defended employers across the country in over 40 federal and state courts, as well as before numerous federal and state administrative agencies across the country.
Mr. Hoyme looks for practical solutions for clients facing litigation. He believes in a proactive, preventive approach to dealing with employment issues so that clients are placed in the best possible position to avoid lawsuits before they are filed. However, once a client is faced with defending a lawsuit, Mr. Hoyme's approach is to respond quickly and aggressively, making him a formidable opponent in the courtroom.
Mr. Hoyme received an “AV Preeminant” top rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and is listed in the Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers and is listed in Best Lawyers. He is also named as a Great Plains Super Lawyer and in Super Lawyers Business Edition.
Among his other affiliations, Mr. Hoyme is a member of the ABA's Labor and Employment Law Sections, the Defense Research Institute and the Omaha Bar Association and serves as employment counsel for Legal Aid of Nebraska. Mr. Hoyme is also employment counsel for the South Dakota Retailers Association, which has more than 4,000 members.
Mr. Hoyme is admitted to practice law in the states of Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Mississippi. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Nebraska, Indiana, Mississippi, and Colorado and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Hoyme received his B.A., cum laude, in 1981, from St. Olaf College. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, in 1984 from the University of Mississippi.
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Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•AV top rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
•Chambers USA Client's Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business
•Great Plains Super Lawyers
•Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition
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Federal Appeals Court Rejects Narrowing Summary Judgment Standard for Discrimination Cases (June 28, 2011) [Author]
8th Circuit 'Discrimination Exception' Takes a Hit Employment Law 360 (July 2011) [Author]
NLRB ruling requires posting of employee rights SDRA Retail Prophet (September 2011) [Author]
New posting requirement delayed to January 31, 2012 SDRA Retail Prophet (October 2011) [Author]
EEOC Releases New ADA Regulations, Implementing 2008 ADA Amendments Act SDRA Retail Prophet (May 2011) [Author]
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Proactive Steps to Avoid Employment Litigation IEC Insights (July 2008) [Author]
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