Overview

Christian A. Angotti represents employers of all sizes with litigation and counseling matters. His litigation practice focuses primarily on employment discrimination and retaliation, complex wage and hour class and collective actions, and trade secret and unfair competition issues. He has extensive experience in litigating in state and federal courts throughout the United States and has tried multiple cases to verdict.

Christian also has significant experience assisting employers navigate administrative agency actions, including actions with 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 laws. He also frequently conducts workplace investigations and counsels employers on workforce-management issues, including employee discipline and termination, wage and hour practices, and employee policies.

During law school, Christian was a member of Duquesne University School of Law’s nationally ranked trial advocacy program, where he competed in trials against other law schools across the country. He also 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.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Chair, Student Leadership Award

Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association

Chair, Student Outreach Committee

Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association

Member

Young Lawyers Division

Allegheny County Bar Association

Member

Pennsylvania Bar Association

College Chapter Advisor and Leadership Conference Facilitator

Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity

Recognition

Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America®

2023

Named, Rising Star

Pennsylvania

Super Lawyers

2022

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

Education

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

Bar Admission

Pennsylvania

Courts

  • 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