|University ||University of Notre Dame, B.A., with honors, 1987; Fordham University, M.A., 2008|
|Law School||George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1990 Notes Editor, George Washington Law Review|
|Admitted||1990, New Jersey; New York; U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit; U.S. District Courts - Southern and Eastern Districts of New York|
•New York City Bar Association, LGBT Rights Committee
•New York State Bar Association
•LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York
Christopher Collins is a special counsel in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's New York office.
Areas of Practice
For more than 20 years, Chris has represented management clients in litigation alleging employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, as well as cases involving non-compete agreements and compensation disputes. In litigated matters, he has represented clients in a wide range of fields, including financial services, insurance, technology, management consulting, entertainment, media and advertising.
In addition to court litigation (including jury trials), Chris routinely represents management clients in FINRA arbitrations, before administrative agencies and in mediation.
Chris also has a substantial advise and counseling practice, partnering with clients on policy design, litigation avoidance strategies, and compliance best practices, including issues involving progressive discipline, disability accommodation and minimizing exposure to retaliation allegations. He also routinely conducts training on a variety of employment law compliance subjects.
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Expected Executive Order Protecting LGBT Employees has Implications for Employers
Christopher J. Collins,Ryan Duffy, June 25, 2014
The White House announced last week that President Barack Obama is preparing to issue an executive order prohibiting government contractors from discriminating against employees or job applicants on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Federal contractors are already barred from...
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