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Christopher Lane Williams

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Employment & Labor

About Me

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.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Employment & Labor: 100%
    11 years

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Contact Info

Williams Litigation, L.L.C.

639 Loyola Ave.
Suite 1850
New Orleans, LA, 70113

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
LAEligible to practice law200907/14/2015
SCGood Standing200307/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Order of the CoifTulane University Law School2003
Haber Joseph McCarthy AwardTulane University Law School2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerWilliams Litigation, L.L.C.2014 - Present
AttorneyProskauer Rose2010 - 2014
AttorneyJackson Lewis LLP2008 - 2010
AttorneyMcNair Law Firm2006 - 2008

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Mary P. Stephens vs. Associated Medical Specialists, P.A., d/b/a Coastal Cancer CenterObtained summary judgment for Defendant
Johnson, et al v. Sprint United Management Company, et alMotion 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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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Bloomberg BNA Pension & Benefits DailyERISA 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 Ahead2012
Bloomberg Law Reports–Employee Benefits, Vol. 4, No. 7Hitching a Ride on the Wage and Hour Gravy Train2011
Bloomberg Law Reports–Employee Benefits, Vol. 5 No. 45Application of ERISA § 510 to Internal Workplace Complaints: A Review of Circuit Court Decisions2011
Proskauer Rose LLPPublic Accommodations Face Wide-Ranging Changes – Long-Awaited ADA Revisions Issued By DOJ2010
Employment Law 360ERISA Stock-Drop Cases: Evolution and Future2009
ABA Pretrial Practice & Discovery NewsletterOffers of Judgment: Strategic Use of Rule 682009
Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) publicationERISA Litigation - Are Attorneys' Fees Available?2008

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor2003
College of CharlestonPolitical Science and SpanishBachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Proskauer On Demand Webinar Series: 2013 Top Regional and State Developments in Labor and Employment LawLouisiana and Gulf States: 2013 Employment Law Developments2013