CHRISTOPHER L. WILLIAMS focuses his practice on complex employment litigation and class-action matters. He has substantial experience litigating class-action disputes, including Title VII discrimination claims and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act. In addition, Mr. Williams has been involved in a variety of matters involving wrongful termination, trade secrets, wage disputes, and non-compete issues.
Mr. Williams is a member of the Louisiana and South Carolina Bars and also is admitted to practice in the Eastern District of Louisiana, District of South Carolina, the Middle District of Louisiana, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Additionally, he has authored and contributed to a number of articles on litigation and employment law issues, including “Offers of Judgment: Strategic Use of Rule 68,” ABA Pretrial Practice & Discovery Newsletter, Vol. 17, No. 4 (Summer 2009) and “Hitching a Ride on the Wage and Hour Gravy Train,” Bloomberg Law Reports – Employee Benefits, Vol. 4, No. 7 (March 28, 2011). Mr. Williams is a co-author of the chapter “Are Attorney’s Fees Available?” in ERISA Litigation (BNA 3rd ed. 2008, 2009, and 2010) and a contributing author to the American Bar Association’s Treatise Supplements on the Equal Pay Act and the Family Medical Leave Act.
Mr. Williams also is active in the Labor & Employment, Young Lawyer, and Litigation Sections of the American Bar Association and a member of ABA Committees on Class Action and Derivative Suits, Pretrial Practice & Discovery, and Trial Practice.
Mr. Williams graduated magna cum laude from Tulane University School of Law in 2003 and was named to the Order of the Coif. In addition, at Tulane he received the Haber Joseph McCarthy Award for graduating with the best academic record in the Environmental Law Program. Mr. Williams received a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Spanish from the College of Charleston in 2000, where he was the recipient of the D.L. Scurry Foundation Scholarship.
Languages spoken: Spanish
|LA||Eligible to practice law||2009||11/03/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Order of the Coif||Tulane University Law School||2003|
|Haber Joseph McCarthy Award||Tulane University Law School||2003|
|Managing Partner||Williams Litigation, L.L.C.||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Proskauer Rose||2010 - 2014|
|Attorney||Jackson Lewis LLP||2008 - 2010|
|Attorney||McNair Law Firm||2006 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Mary P. Stephens vs. Associated Medical Specialists, P.A., d/b/a Coastal Cancer Center||Obtained summary judgment for Defendant|
|Johnson, et al v. Sprint United Management Company, et al||Motion to Dismiss Granted|
|Johnson v. Acosta, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106776 (E.D. La. Sept. 20, 2011)||Obtained summary judgment for defendant in federal court action alleging pregnancy discrimination claims under Title VII and the Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law|
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|Bloomberg BNA Pension & Benefits Daily||ERISA Preemption in Provider Misrepresentation Claims — An Overview of the Jurisprudence Leading Up to the Fifth Circuit's En Banc Review of Access Mediquip and What Lies Ahead||2012|
|Bloomberg Law Reportsâ€“Employee Benefits, Vol. 4, No. 7||Hitching a Ride on the Wage and Hour Gravy Train||2011|
|Bloomberg Law Reportsâ€“Employee Benefits, Vol. 5 No. 45||Application of ERISA Â§ 510 to Internal Workplace Complaints: A Review of Circuit Court Decisions||2011|
|Proskauer Rose LLP||Public Accommodations Face Wide-Ranging Changes – Long-Awaited ADA Revisions Issued By DOJ||2010|
|Employment Law 360||ERISA Stock-Drop Cases: Evolution and Future||2009|
|ABA Pretrial Practice & Discovery Newsletter||Offers of Judgment: Strategic Use of Rule 68||2009|
|Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) publication||ERISA Litigation - Are Attorneys' Fees Available?||2008|
|Tulane University Law School||Law||Juris Doctor||2003|
|College of Charleston||Political Science and Spanish||Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Proskauer On Demand Webinar Series: 2013 Top Regional and State Developments in Labor and Employment Law||Louisiana and Gulf States: 2013 Employment Law Developments||2013|