Perspectiva General

Christian A. Angotti represents employers with both national and local footprints in litigation and counseling matters.

His litigation practice focuses primarily on complex wage and hour class and collective actions. Christian has significant experience representing employers in state and nationwide wage and hour lawsuits across the United States involving allegations of off-the-clock, overtime rate calculation, misclassification (both related to independent contractor and exemption status), meal and rest break, minimum wage, and expense reimbursement violations.

In addition, Christian actively litigates matters involving employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition. He has litigated cases through trial in the jury and employment arbitration settings, and also handles matters before various administrative agencies, including the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations.

With respect to counseling, Christian provides his clients with proactive and pragmatic strategies for managing litigation risk and ensuring compliance with employment law. He also frequently conducts workplace investigations and counsels employers on workforce-management issues, including wage and hour practices, employee discipline and termination, and employee policies.

Previously, Christian was a member of Duquesne University School of Law’s nationally ranked trial advocacy program, interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania and was a contributing author of Duquesne’s Business Law Journal.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias

Chair, Student Leadership Award

Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association

Chair, Student Outreach Committee

Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association


Young Lawyers Division

Allegheny County Bar Association


Pennsylvania Bar Association

College Chapter Advisor and Leadership Conference Facilitator

Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity


Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America®


Named, Rising Star


Super Lawyers


Recipient, Student Leadership Award

Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association

May 2016

Recipient, Raymond F. Sekula Award

Duquesne University School of Law

May 2016

Recipient, Katie Westbrook Award

Duquesne University School of Law

May 2016

Speaking Engagements

Perils in Pennsylvania? A review of recent wage and hour developments affecting employers in Pennsylvania

Marcellus Shale Coalition Annual Meeting

June 8, 2022

Employment Law 101: Avoid Common Legal and HR Mistakes

Duquesne University Small Business Development Center

June 8, 2021

Sticky Situations: Handling Sensitive Employment Challenges in a Pandemic

Association of Corporate Counsel – Western Pennsylvania Chapter

May 20, 2021

Employment Law Changes Under Trump

HR Management Association of North Central Pennsylvania, DuBois, PA

February 2017


  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 2016cum laude
  • B.S., University of Dayton, 2013

Admisión de la barra



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado