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Christopher Lowe

Partner

New York
Direct: (212) 218-5523
Fax: (212) 218-5526
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Mr. Lowe is a partner practicing labor and employment law in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  He represents companies in virtually all areas of employment law, with an emphasis on complex and multi-plaintiff litigation, including wage and hour collective actions and civil rights class actions.  Mr. Lowe also provides day-to-day counseling and advice to clients concerning the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Title VII, and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), as well as numerous state and local laws governing unlawful harassment, discrimination, retaliation and discharge.  Mr. Lowe has also given numerous speeches and presentations concerning recent developments in the FLSA’s white-collar exemptions, litigating FLSA collective actions, and electronic discovery.

Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Mr. Lowe was employment counsel with Chubb & Son.

Mr. Lowe is a partner practicing labor and employment law in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  He represents companies in virtually all areas of employment law, with an emphasis on complex and multi-plaintiff litigation, including wage and hour collective actions and civil rights class actions.  Mr. Lowe also provides day-to-day counseling and advice to clients concerning the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Title VII, and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), as well as numerous state and local laws governing unlawful harassment, discrimination, retaliation and discharge.  Mr. Lowe has also given numerous speeches and presentations concerning recent developments in the FLSA’s white-collar exemptions, litigating FLSA collective actions, and electronic discovery.

Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Mr. Lowe was employment counsel with Chubb & Son.

Education

  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law (1998)
    cum laude
  • M.B.A., Seton Hall University
    . Paul Stillman School of Business
  • B.A., St. Michael's College (1992)
    cum laude
    Omicron Delta Epsilon

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Representative Engagements

  • Continental Casualty Co. adv. Himmelman, No. 06 CV 00166 (GEB), 2006 WL 2347873 (D.N.J. Aug. 11, 2006) (prevailing on motion to dismiss and/or strike class action allegations)
  • Hewitt Assoc. Inc adv. Herring., No. 06-CV-00267 (GEB), 2006 WL 2347875 (D.N.J. Aug. 11, 2006) (prevailing on motion to dismiss and/or strike class action allegations)
  • Eastman Kodak Co. (The) adv. Glewwe, 2006 WL 1455476; The Eastman Kodak adv. Luciano, 2006 WL 1455477; The Eastern Kodak Co. adv. LeTòuzel, 2006 WL 1455478 (W.D.N.Y.) (prevailing on motions to dismiss putative nationwide state law wage payment and breach of contact class claims prior to any discovery or class certification in three companion cases)
  • New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. adv. Barfield, No. 05-CV-6918 (JSR), 2005 WL 3098730 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 18, 2005) (prevailing on motion to deny Plaintiff a collective action under the FLSA)
  • The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company adv. Jacobsen, No. 02 civ. 5915 (DLC), 2004 U.S. Dist. Lexis 14151 (S.D.N.Y.) (successful partial motion for summary judgment on statute of limitations grounds; 200 member collective action settled)
  • The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company adv. Crehan, No. 05-CV-8759 (LAK) S.D.N.Y. (favorable settlement of FLSA retaliation case)

Presentations

  • "New York Employment Law Update 2016: A Look Back and What to Expect in the New Year," Breakfast Briefing, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP, New York, NY (January 27, 2016)
  • “Navigating Paid Sick Leave Laws: Challenges, Practical Implications, and Best Practices,” Breakfast Briefing, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP, New York, NY (June 10, 2015)

Publications