As a member of the Littler CaseSmart® team and based in Illinois, Christopher T. Buckley is responsible for handling administrative agency charges from investigation to conclusion. He works on client-dedicated service teams, focused on handling charges. He investigates charge allegations, reviews pertinent documents, interviews key witnesses, and provides clients an assessment of the risks associated with the charge. In partnership with the client, Chris defends the charge by drafting persuasive position statements and responses to the agency’s requests for information and/or pursues resolution of the charge through formal or informal settlement negotiations.
Prior to joining Littler, Chris was an attorney at a Chicago firm where he focused his practice on employment and civil rights litigation, including defending harassment, discrimination and retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Section 1983, Section 1981, as well as state and local laws in Illinois and Wisconsin. Chris represented employers and nonprofit organizations in employment, civil rights, and director and officer litigation in federal and state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, The National Labor Relations Board, as well as state and local agencies in Illinois and Wisconsin. Additionally, he was engaged in appellate practice in state and federal courts of appeals.
In law school, Chris was an editor of the Consumer Law Review, and was a judicial extern for the presiding judge of the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. Previously, he worked in home healthcare and continuing medical education.