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Chris Lauderdale


P 864-672-8044 F 864-235-1381


Chris Lauderdale


Chris Lauderdale is a Principal in the Greenville, South Carolina, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has spent his entire career representing poultry, pork and other food processors in labor and employment law matters. 

Mr. Lauderdale spends more than 95% of his time on issues affecting these employers, regularly defending them in multi-plaintiff and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Rule 23 class actions alleging violations of state wage payment, minimum wage, and overtime laws. He has defended more than 80 such asserted class and collective actions. He also regularly assists clients with immigration compliance under federal and state law.

Mr. Lauderdale’s labor practice involves advising and representing clients in collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, union organizing attempts and corporate campaigns. He also represents clients before the National Labor Relations Board. 

Mr. Lauderdale has represented employers and trade organizations before various state and federal administrative agencies, state and federal trial and appellate courts and the United States Supreme Court on an array of labor and employment law matters. On issues of significance to food processing employers, Mr. Lauderdale has regularly submitted amicus curiae briefs to the Federal Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court and has also submitted commentary on proposed regulations. His specific practice areas further include USERRA and the WARN Act. Mr. Lauderdale is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics, including wage and hour law, immigration compliance, EEO and labor law.


Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers Award Badge
The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Professional Associations and Activities

  • South Carolina Bar
  • State Bar of Georgia

Published Works

  • "Extraterritorial Application of the ADEA," Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law (1991) [Author]