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Jackson Lewis Continues to Expand Tampa Team with Addition of Christopher Cavaliere

TAMPA, FL (April 18, 2023) 

Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce Christopher Cavaliere has joined the firm’s Tampa office as a principal. Chris is the second principal to recently join the firm’s Tampa office following the arrival of John Burgess earlier this month.

“Chris joins Jackson Lewis with deep knowledge in all aspects of labor and employment law that will further strengthen the firm’s litigation team,” said Co-Leaders of the firm’s Litigation group, Stephanie L. Adler-Paindiris and Stephanie E. Satterfield, in a joint statement. “His experience as a litigator and trial attorney has established him as a trusted advisor to employers of all sizes navigating high-stakes and sensitive matters. We are excited to welcome him to the firm.”

Chris focuses his practice on providing employers with practical labor and employment-related advice and counsel and representing employers in labor and employment litigation. He assists both large and small employers with HR and employment issues relating to hiring and firing, background checks, employee handbooks, compensation, overtime, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, unpaid wages, non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements, confidentiality agreements, and more. Chris helps ensure compliance with federal and state employment laws, such as Title VII, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Chris has been recognized in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and as a Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine for 2019-2022. He is very active in the HR Tampa organization, serving on the Board of Directors since 2019, and just completing his term as President for 2021-2022.

“We are thrilled that our Tampa office is steadily expanding and continuing to attract high-level legal talent such as Chris,” said Office Managing Principal Benjamin D. Sharkey. “He is a terrific addition to our growing team of litigators and enhances the range of services we can provide to our clients in Florida and beyond.”

Chris earned his J.D. and B.A. from Stetson University.

The Tampa office can be reached at (813) 512-3210.

About Jackson Lewis

Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients' goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee.

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