Christopher M. McFadden

Counsel

Location: 551 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10176

Phone: 212-661-5030

Fax: 212-673-2123

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Chris McFadden defends employers in litigation matters involving discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and other workplace disputes. He regularly counsels employers on wage and hour practices, noncompetition agreements, leaves of absence, and the protection of confidential information. Mr. McFadden has drafted and implemented effective policies in areas such as social media, weapon possession and workplace violence, personal mobile device use, harassment, and workers’ compensation. He also conducts internal investigations of workplace matters to help employers identify and remedy problems and minimize liability risks.

Mr. McFadden also represents corporate and governmental clients in commercial litigation, tort defense, and education law matters.

While in law school, Mr. McFadden received CALI Awards in Employment Law, Legal Research and Writing, Contracts, and Community Property. Mr. McFadden served as a Judicial Extern to The Honorable Jon W. Thompson, Arizona Court of Appeals, and as a Legal Intern at the Disability Rights Legal Center.

He has served his community by working with Habitat for Humanity and the March of Dimes, volunteering as a guardian ad litem, and volunteering as a mentor and panelist for the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program.

Professional Activities:

  • New York State Bar Association

Publications and Speaking Engagements:

Mr. McFadden has lectured on a wide range of employment law topics, including presentations on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the compensability of donning and doffing under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), avoiding harassment claims, and drafting effective handbooks. He has also written more than fifty published articles on employment-related matters.

Areas of Practice:

  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Education Law

Education:

  • B.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1997, magna cum laude
  • J.D., Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, 2008, magna cum laude, Arizona State Law Journal, Pedrick Scholar, Awarded Highest Pro Bono Distinction for Volunteer Work

Admissions:

  • Arizona (inactive)
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Courts:

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit