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Christopher Paul Maugans

Employment and labor Attorney at Buffalo, NY

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  • Licensed for 9 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2015
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Christopher Maugans concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation and matters involving employment and labor law. With a focus on serving both public and private sector clients, Chris handles matters involving discrimination claims, improper practice charges, employee grievance arbitrations, General Municipal Law 207-c proceedings, and New York Education Law 3020-a hearings, as well as proceedings under Article 75 and Article 78 of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR). Chris helps clients prepare for and navigate trials, mediations, arbitrations, and hearings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the New York State Division of Human Rights (DHR). He regularly counsels clients and litigates the enforceability of restrictive covenants in employment agreements, including non-competition and non-solicitation provisions.

Prior to joining Goldberg Segalla, Chris worked in-house in a dual human resources and legal counsel role within a large community college in Western New York, where he helped draft and negotiate collective bargaining agreements, investigated grievances, and led internal investigations into employee attendance, performance, and harassment allegations. He also handled Freedom of Information Law requests, reasonable accommodation requests under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and issues involving the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Chris concurrently earned his M.B.A. and J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he held several prestigious fellowships and scholarships. He was a judicial law clerk with the Hon. Frederick Marshall and an extern with the United States Equal Opportunity Commission’s Buffalo office. He also worked as a law clerk for a global private food manufacturing company, where he drafted employment agreements and non-disclosure agreements, and edited employee handbooks.

Chris, who finished in the top 10 percent of his M.B.A. class and completed the University at Buffalo School of Management LeaderCORE™ certification program, is one of the founding members of the Buffalo MBA Consulting Group (BMC), Western New York's first pro bono consulting firm run by M.B.A. students. There, he provided management consultation services to a range of non- and for-profit businesses. From 2011 to 2014, Chris also participated in the WNY Prosperity Fellowship, a program which invests in the education of students possessing high potential to benefit the economic development of the region. He now serves on the Program’s Alumni Advisory Board.

Recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Employment and Labor law and honored for his accomplishments in the field of human resources, Chris has served as a guest lecturer on human resources and labor and employment law topics at Canisius College, Daemen College, and the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also regularly drafts Goldberg Segalla’s Employment and Labor Alerts, drafts Goldberg Segalla’s Higher Education Alerts, writes for the firm's Life Science Matters blog, and is an associate editor of the firm’s Professional Liability Matters blog, offering insights on employment practices liabilities.

Location

Goldberg Segalla LLP
665 Main St
Buffalo, NY, 14203-1425

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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Goldberg Segalla
  • 2016 - Present

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2014
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2010

Associations

  • WNY Labor & Employment Relations Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Buffalo Niagara Human Resources Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Organization of Public Employer Negotiators
  • Member
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • Service to the School Achievement Award
  • University at Buffalo School of Management
  • 2018
  • Alumnus of the Year
  • University at Buffalo School of Management Career Resource Center
  • 2016
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Buffalo Jaycees
  • 2015
  • Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law
  • American Bar Association/Bureau of National Affairs
  • 2014
  • Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Rising Star, Employment and Labor, 2017–18
  • Upstate New York Super Lawyers
  • N/A
  • 50 Most Engaged Alumni, 2015, 2016
  • University at Buffalo School of Management
  • N/A
  • Board Member of the Year, 2017–18
  • Buffalo Jaycees
  • N/A
  • Scholar, 2010, 2011
  • WNY Labor and Employment Relations
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Cornell HR Review
  • "21st Century Human Resources: Employee Advocate, Business Partner, or Both?"
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Associated Builders and Contractors Webinar
  • "NY Department of Labor Proposed 'Call-in Pay' Regulations"
  • 2019
  • Tokio Marine HCC Annual Claims Seminar, Plymouth, MI
  • "New York State Sexual Harassment Update" (Co-Presenter)
  • 2018
  • NYSBA – Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section Meeting, New York, NY
  • "#MeToo and Legislation Geared Toward the Prevention of Sexual Harassment" (Co-Presenter)
  • 2018
  • NYSBA Local and State Government Section Annual Meeting, Buffalo, NY
  • "Latest Developments on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in the Public Workplace and the Effect of the #MeToo Movement" (Co-Presenter)
  • 2018
  • GS Webinar
  • "New York State Legislation on Sexual Harassment" (Co-Presenter)
  • 2018
  • GS Webinar
  • "Employee Leaves of Absence – Interplay Between the ADA and Statutory Leaves of Absences" (Co-Presenter)
  • 2018
  • Erie County Bar Association, Buffalo, NY
  • "School Safety in WNY – Legal Roles and Critical Responsibilities" (Co-Presenter)
  • 2018
  • Employer Services Corporation, Buffalo, NY
  • "Hot Topics in Employment and Labor Law" (Co-Presenter)
  • 2018
  • County Attorney's Association of the State of New York Annual Conference, Cooperstown, NY
  • "New York State Sexual Harassment Update and Municipal Law Update" (Co-Presenter)
  • 2018
  • Navigating a New World: A 2017 Roadmap for Private Sector Employers, Buffalo NY
  • "Labor and Employment Law Update Looking Ahead in 2017" (Co-Presenter)
  • 2017
  • Construction Law Webinar
  • "Labor and Employment: Wage and Hour Update" (Co-Presenter)
  • 2017
  • Associated Builders and Contractors Webinar
  • "NY Department of Labor Proposed 'Call-in Pay' Regulations" (Co-Presenter)
  • 2017
  • New York State Public Employer Labor Relations Association Annual Conference
  • Hot Topics & Recent Developments In Labor & Employment Law"
  • 2016
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Buffalo Employment and labor Lawyer Christopher Paul Maugans
Christopher Paul Maugans
Employment and labor Attorney
Buffalo, NY
Licensed for 9 years