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Christopher A. Gelpi

Los Angeles

P 213-630-8216
F 213-689-0430


Christopher A. Gelpi is an Associate in the Los Angeles, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on representing employers in all types of employment disputes including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination cases in both state and federal court as well as in arbitration and administrative hearings. Mr. Gelpi also provides preventive advice and counsel to employers on a diverse range of workplace issues.

While attending law school, Mr. Gelpi was a Senior Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review and a moot court judge for the Pre-Legal Institute. Mr. Gelpi also completed judicial internships with the Honorable Rosemary Gambardella in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey and with the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes in the Unites States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. During his final year of law school, Mr. Gelpi worked as a research assistant to Professor Stephen J. Lubben, holder of the Harvey Washington Wiley Chair in Corporate Governance & Business Ethics, on publications examining corporate finance and governance, corporate restructuring and financial distress.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Gelpi practiced labor and employment law as an Associate in the Los Angeles office of a large, national general practice firm.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

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Closing the Unequal Pay Gap: California Releases Guidance to Employers on Complying with the California Fair Pay Act
November 27, 2018

Since passing the California Fair Pay Act (“CFPA”) on October 6, 2015, California has remained a trailblazer in its efforts to address and decrease gender pay inequity. The CFPA requires all employers pay employees performing “substantially similar work” the same wage regardless of gender, ethnicity or race. Read More

Senate Bill 1241: New Legislation Requiring Employment Disputes to be Adjudicated in California Under California Law
November 15, 2016

It is common practice for employers to utilize forum selection and choice of law provisions in employment agreements in order to require employees to have employment-related disputes adjudicated outside of California and/or under the law of a state other than California. Read More

Arbitration Agreements
February 8, 2016

Denying an employer’s motion to compel individual arbitration of a wage and hour class action, a California federal court ruled that the employer’s dispute resolution program violated its employees’ right to engage in concerted action under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). Totten v. Kellogg Brown & Root, LLC. Read More