CHRISTOPHER M. MCNERNEY is an associate at Outten & Golden LLP in New York and is a member of the firm’s Class Action, Discrimination and Retaliation, and Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Practice Groups. Mr. McNerney represents employees in class action discrimination, wage and hour and FCRA cases, as well as individual litigation and negotiation in all areas of employment law, including criminal background checks, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, executive and professional contracts and compensation. He also serves on the Firm’s Public Interest Committee, helping to oversee O&G’s commitment to pro bono representation of low-income clients who otherwise could not afford lawyers for their employment-related claims.
Before joining the firm, Mr. McNerney clerked for the Honorable Sarah Netburn in the Southern District of New York.
During law school, he served as a student advocate in NYU’s Employment and Housing Discrimination clinic, representing a client in her discrimination claims. Among other activities, he also worked as a research and teaching assistant for Professor Arthur Miller, participated as a student advocate in the Unemployment Action Center, and served as an articles editor for the NYU Annual Survey of American Law.
Mr. McNerney earned his B.A., cum laude, from Macalester College in 2005, and his J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law in 2012.
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|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, Gonzalez v. Pritzker||Public Justice||2017|
|Associate||Outten & Golden LLP||2013 - Present|
|Clerk||Honorable Sarah Netburn||2012 - 2013|
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|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|National Employment Lawyers Association (New York chapter)||Member||N/A|
|O&G Employment Law Blog||ACDs Now Off Limits in New York Hiring and Employment Decisions||2020|
|Collateral Consequences of Criminal Conviction: Law, Policy and Practice||Regulation of Employment and Occupational Licensing [chapter contributor]||2018|
|Outten & Golden LLP Employment Law Blog||LA's New "Ban the Box" Ordinance is the Nation's Strongest||2017|
|Outten & Golden LLP Employment Law Blog||Concreteness and Spokeo - The Supreme Court's Decision Really Doesn't Do What Employers Say It Does||2016|
|New York University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|Macalester College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
|Navigating the Hiring Minefield - Developments in NY Employment Law and Litigation Trends and the Role of ADR||Navigating the Hiring Minefield - Developments in NY Employment Law and Litigation Trends and the Role of ADR||2019|
|2019 Spring Seminar: Epic Advocacy: Protecting Wages In Litigation & Arbitration||Cooperating And Collaborating With Other Plaintiffs’ Counsel In Wage And Hour Cases||2019|
|2019 National Academy of Arbitrators Annual Meeting||"Available relief under the FLSA, 29 USC §216, and state laws||2019|
|Summer Webinar Series||Applying for Work in California With a Prior Conviction||2018|
|New York University School of Law Public Interest Law Center||Introduction to Public Interest Law Firms||2018|
|NELA/NY Fall 2018 CLE Conference||Using Criminal History in the Workplace||2018|
|New York University School of Law Public Interest Law Center||Introduction to Public Interest Law Firms||2017|
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