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Christopher D. Carusone

Government Attorney at Harrisburg, PA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Chris Carusone

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

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Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Chris defends public and private employers against claims of discrimination and harassment; represents employers in matters before the Pennsylvania Human Relations and Equal Opportunity Employment Commission; counsels employers on union and collective bargaining issues; and conducts internal investigations on behalf of employers. Over the course of his career, Chris has represented public employers in over 100 hearings before labor arbitrators and hearing officers.

    20 years

  2. Energy and utilities
    Chris was instrumental in developing energy policy in the Office of the Governor and was the author of Chapter 32 of Act 13 of 2012, modernizing Pennsylvania's regulation of oil and natural gas development. This unique experience, combined with his distinguished, twenty-year career in the public sector, allows Chris to effectively represent energy and utility companies during government investigations, enforcement proceedings, and litigation.

    10 years

  3. Government
    With twenty years of experience in the public sector -- including top positions in the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General and Governor's Office -- Chris represents corporations and other public and private businesses and entities during federal and state investigations, enforcement proceedings, and litigation.

    10 years

  4. White collar crime
    Chris represents individuals and entities during federal and state criminal investigations and litigation. Expert on grand jury practice and procedure.

    30 years

With twenty years of experience in the public sector, Chris Carusone concentrates his practice in the areas of government law and regulatory affairs, internal investigations, energy and utilities, labor and employment law, and commercial litigation. In his government law and regulatory affairs practice, Chris Carusone represents corporations and individuals during federal and state investigations, enforcement proceedings, and litigation.  In his internal investigations practice, Chris Carusone conducts confidential investigations for Fortune 500 companies and other businesses into allegations of waste, fraud, and misconduct within the organization.  In his energy and utilities practice, Chris Carusone represents oil and natural gas producers as well as related businesses in disputes with the Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Attorney General, and U.S. Justice Department.  Finally, as a member of the Firm's Labor and Employment Group, Chris Carusone defends employers against claims of discrimination and harassment in proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.  Over the course of his career, Chris Carusone has tried over 50 jury trials to verdict and has represented clients in over 100 hearings before labor arbitrators and hearing officers.  Chris Carusone has also argued cases in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Courts, and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  


Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman, PC
240 North Third Street
Seventh Floor
Harrisburg, PA, 17101


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Posted by Corinne | October 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Business Executive
I can't speak highly enough of Chris' skills and the experience we had working with him on a complex administrative appeal. Chris demonstrated exceptional attention to detail and to critically analyzing the facts of the case to build persuasive testimony. He was extremely sensitive to the regulatory climate and to the importance of maintaining relationships with state agencies through the process. Chris' ability to be both a strategic thinker and quick responder makes him well suited to handle cases of all types. Above all else, he is a team player, unequivocally committed to excellence in his work and a tremendous asset to his clients.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Christopher successfully defended me in a criminal investigation from the U.S. EPA. He was extremely thorough and used witnesses and outside investigators effectively.
Posted by Claudia | August 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Skilled Corporate Legal Partner
When I was corporate counsel for an $8 billion global CPG company, I engaged Chris to partner with me on a sensitive project. He was up front with estimates and able to tweak his approach to meet the organization's needs. He has exceptional executive presence and can deliver difficult messages with grace and professionalism. He's a problem solver and a great asset to corporate counsel and business people alike.
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Posted by William | July 2, 2015
Skilled Lawyer
My company hired Chris Carusone to defend us against a complaint filed by an ex-employee in the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. Chris quickly got up to speed on the situation and assembled a strong defense of our position. We won! He is now the only lawyer my company uses. I trust him.
Posted by Barry | November 7, 2013
Professional recommendation for Chris Carusone
Chris is one of the most thorough and trusted individuals with whom i have been engaged. We worked together in his capacity as director of legislative affairs and in every endeavor he was fully prepared, provided excellent briefings for my review and provided excellent professional guidance. He is highly respected by his peers, co-workers and professional colleagues for his experience, integrity and honesty. Based upon my experience with him i would highly recommend his counsel on any level of professional needs.
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Posted by Patrick | November 6, 2013
Christopher Carusone
I had the privilege of working with Mr. Carusone, both in his time as Executive Deputy General Counsel and Secretary of Legislative Affairs, in the office of Gov. Tom Corbett. Mr. Carusone is bright, articulate, patient, and results oriented. He can chart multiple paths to success and navigate each of those paths with skill, dedication and know-how. He is a tremendous advocate.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 340-340 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman, PC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Conrad O'Brien PC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Secretary of Legislative Affairs
  • Governor's Office
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Executive Deputy General Counsel
  • Governor's Office
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Chief Deputy Attorney General
  • Attorney General's Office
  • 2004 - 2011
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • Pennsylvania State Police
  • 1999 - 2004
  • Office of Inspector General
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Court of Common Pleas
  • 1993 - 1994
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  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Providence College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Favorable
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Favorable
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Favorable


  • Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Independent Petroleum Producers Association
  • Counsel
  • 2016 - Present
  • Marcellus Shale Coalition
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Excellence
  • Governor's General Counsel
  • 2011
  • Award for Excellence
  • Attorney General
  • 2007
  • Special Achievement Award
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Capital Blue Cross Current Affairs Forum
  • Legislative Affairs
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Carusone is the consummate Counselor. He is equal parts intelligent, hard-working, knowledgeable and ethical. If you are in need of the services of an attorney, there is none better than Chris Carusone."
Criminal defense

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Harrisburg Government Lawyer Christopher D. Carusone
Christopher D. Carusone
Government Attorney
Harrisburg, PA
Licensed for 30 years