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.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Chairman, Corporate Law Section

Memphis Bar Association



Senate Joint Resolution 340 (TN)

Recipient, CALI Award for Excellence in the Future for Employee Benefits

University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

News, Analysis & Press

The EEOC and Whether Employers Can Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines

HR Professionals Magazine

January 27, 2021

Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls of Returning Remote Workers

HR Professionals Magazine

July 1, 2020

FY2019: EEOC Trends in the Two Years Following the #MeToo Movement

HR Professionals Magazine

March 3, 2020

How the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act Impacts Employers

HR Professionals Magazine

February 4, 2020


  • J.D., University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 2017
  • B.A., University of Memphis, 2013

Bar Admission



  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas