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F. Christopher Chrisbens

Of Counsel
Denver

P 303-225-2381
F 303-892-5575
Chris.Chrisbens@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

F. Christopher Chrisbens is Of Counsel in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Over his years as a litigation attorney, manager, trainer and workplace investigator, Mr. Chrisbens has developed a diverse array of employment law skills serving employers in a variety of legal and corporate settings.

Mr. Chrisbens began his career as a litigator and appellate practitioner in Los Angeles, California, and later returned to Boulder, Colorado where he was partner in a Boulder firm practicing in the areas of commercial, intellectual property and employment litigation.

Mr. Chrisbens joined Jackson Lewis after many subsequent years as the manager of affirmative action planning and OFCCP compliance in both the law firm and employer association settings. He now counsels, represents, and provides training to federal contractors in all facets of affirmative action planning and OFCCP compliance, including all phases of OFCCP compliance audits. Mr. Chrisbens has successfully and efficiently guided many federal contractors through OFCCP audits, including on-site investigations, compensation scrutiny and applicant tracking analyses. Mr. Chrisbens also provides customized on-site affirmative action and investigations training, and frequently accepts speaking engagements on both topics.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association

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May 26, 2017
Bloomberg BNA

Michelle Phillips and Chris Chrisbens Discuss Employers Requesting Self-Identification of LGBT Applicants to Boost Diversity

May 26, 2017

Michelle Phillips and Chris Chrisbens discuss employers inviting applicants or employees to provide information about their sexual orientation or gender identity in hopes of increasing workplace diversity in "Goldman Sachs Asks Job Seekers to Come Out: What Are the Risks?" published by Bloomberg BNA. Subscription may be... Read More

January 30, 2017
Bloomberg BNA

Michelle Phillips and Christopher Chrisbens Comment on Obama's LGBT Anti-Discrimination Order

January 30, 2017

Michelle Phillips and Christopher Chrisbens comment on the fate of an executive order barring government contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees and applicants in "Obama's LGBT Order More Likely to Be Amended Than Rescinded," published by Bloomberg BNA. Subscription... Read More

July 18, 2016
SHRM

Mickey Silberman and Christopher Chrisbens Comment on EEOC's EEO-1 Pay Data Proposal

July 18, 2016

Mickey Silberman and Christopher Chrisbens comment on the EEOC's proposal to add pay data to the EEO-1 employment information report in "EEOC Digs in with Its EEO-1 Pay Data Proposal," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article   Read More

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March 28, 2017

Trump Signs Legislation and Issues Order Ending Obama-Era Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

March 28, 2017

The nearly three-year journey of Executive Order 13673: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, which President Barack Obama signed in July 2014, is officially over. Federal contractors will not be required to report alleged labor violations to federal agencies as part of the bid process or implement measures to foster pay transparency. They also... Read More

March 7, 2017

Senate Votes to Disapprove Obama-Era Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

March 7, 2017

The U.S. Senate has passed, by a single-vote margin, a joint resolution previously passed by the U.S. House that “disapproves” President Barack Obama’s 2014 Executive Order 13673: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, often called the “blacklisting” executive order. (For more on Executive Order 13673, see our... Read More

January 31, 2017

President Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court

January 31, 2017

Ending months of speculation, President Donald Trump has nominated the Honorable Neil McGill Gorsuch to succeed Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Gorsuch would bring more than 10 years of judicial experience to the position. Still, the Supreme Court is sui generis, different than any... Read More

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Pay Transparency: The Secret to Success?
February 28, 2017

The case for pay transparency was best epitomized by Lilly Ledbetter, namesake for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. She was unaware her male peers were paid more than her until she received an anonymous note telling her she was earning significantly less money than men in the same position. Read More