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Christopher J. Stevens

Associate
Albany

P 518-512-8700
F 518-242-7730
Christopher.Stevens@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Christopher J. Stevens is an Associate in the Albany, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on representing employers in all phases of litigation. Mr. Stevens also provides preventive advice and counseling. 

Mr. Stevens is a practical, passionate advocate who genuinely enjoys working with clients to understand their problems and develop workable solutions. He has experience representing employers in both state and federal court, as well as in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and New York State Division of Human Rights. 

While attending law school, Mr. Stevens was a member of the editorial board of the Albany Law Review and the Moot Court Executive Board. Mr. Stevens was also the champion of the Karen K. McGovern Senior Prize Trials.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Albany County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association

Published Works

  • “An Empirical Study of Dissent at the Third Department,” Albany Law Review (Spring 2011) [Author]
  • “Beating Around the Bush:  Reforming the Political Question Doctrine and Creating a Necessity-Based Exception,” Center for Judicial Progress (February 2011) [Author]

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November 2, 2017

Class Action Trends Report Fall 2017

November 2, 2017

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Minimum wage traps Prevention pointer The legislation (Not) Only in California Regulatory roundup Class action trends—the top ten... Read More

July 12, 2017

Class Action Trends Report Summer 2017

July 12, 2017

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Wage and hour claims: the class and collective behemoth The legislation Prevention pointer Only in California Regulatory roundup Read More

March 29, 2017

Class Action Trends Report Spring 2017

March 29, 2017

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Rule 23 maps out the terrain Changes on the horizon The case law Regulatory roundup Practice pointer What’s trending? On... Read More

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Murphy Oil Case Scheduled for Oral Argument
July 21, 2017

In January, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA, Case No. 16-307, Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, Case No. 16-285 and Ernst & Young LLP v. Morris, Case No. 16-300, consolidating them for argument.  The U.S. Read More

Department of Justice Changes Stance on Class Action Waivers in Favor of Employers
June 19, 2017

In a fascinating turn of events, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) switched sides in a critical pending Supreme Court case last Friday. The three consolidated cases—National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA, Case No. 16-307, Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, Case No. 16-285 and Ernst & Young LLP v. Read More

Judge Decertifies Class Based on Plaintiffs’ Differing Accounts of Their Responsibilities
March 31, 2017

Those who follow developments in wage and hour class actions know that challenges to the exempt status of assistant managers are quite common. Read More