Christopher J. Collins

Special Counsel
New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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  • Labor and Employment
    University University of Notre Dame, B.A., with honors, 1987; Fordham University, M.A., 2008
    Law SchoolGeorge Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1990 Notes Editor, George Washington Law Review
    Admitted1990, New Jersey; New York; U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit; U.S. District Courts - Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


    •Association of the Bar of the City of New York

    •New York State Bar Association


    Christopher Collins is a special counsel in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's New York office.

    Areas of Practice

    He has extensive experience representing and advising management clients in a wide range of labor and employment matters including discrimination, sexual harassment, non-competition and compensation disputes.

    In addition to advice and counseling, Mr. Collins represents employers in litigation in both state and federal courts, in FINRA arbitrations, before administrative agencies and in mediation.


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    Major Shakeup at NYC Commission on Human Rights
    Christopher J. Collins, January 10, 2015
    On November 21, 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a major shakeup at the NYC Commission on Human Rights, replacing all eight Bloomberg-appointed Commissioners and the Commission Chair.

    The EEOC’s Assault on Separation Agreements - A Bump in the Road, But It’s Far From Over
    Christopher J. Collins, January 8, 2015
    Most employers have separation agreement forms that have served them well over the years. The terms have become fairly standardized and, aside from the occasional tweak, they don’t change much and are rarely challenged. Enter the EEOC, upsetting the apple cart with its new strategic...

    DOL Proposes to Amend FMLA Definition of “Spouse” to Include Same-Sex Marriages
    Christopher J. Collins,Shira Forman, July 24, 2014
    The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed amending the regulatory definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act to expressly include individuals in same-sex marriages.

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