Christopher M. Lewis is a trusted advisor, skilled negotiator, and experienced litigator for employers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to high-growth new ventures and startups.
As an advisor, he regularly counsels employers on navigating, and ensuring compliance with, the everchanging landscape of federal, state, and local employment regulations. As a negotiator, Chris adds value to clients’ operations by consistently securing positive outcomes through informal discussions with adversaries and alternative dispute resolution. Finally, as a litigator, Chris tirelessly advocates to protect employers’ interests pre-suit, in court, and before administrative agencies such as the EEOC and IDHR.
Prior to joining Littler, Chris practiced employment law in several jurisdictions, and with a myriad of employers, while with an international employment law firm. Chris leverages this experience to accurately identify each client’s particular needs, suggest courses of action based on those needs, and thereafter ensure execution of the appropriate actions. In so doing, Chris has developed a keen sense of what it takes to effectively guide a diverse group of employers in managing an array of employment issues.
During law school, Chris clerked for the Hon. Magistrate Judge Charmiane Claxton in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Chris also volunteered with LITE Memphis (Let’s Innovate Through Education) – a nonprofit organization that immerses under-represented high school students in a 16-week curriculum designed to develop entrepreneurial skills while also solving community challenges.
*Not licensed to practice law in Illinois.