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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

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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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September 17, 2019

Class Action Trends Report Summer 2019

September 17, 2019

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: California Consumer Privacy Act breaks new ground GDPR set the course State consumer privacy and security laws likely to proliferate... Read More

June 24, 2019

Class Action Trends Report Spring 2019

June 24, 2019

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: Who gets notice of a collective action – and why it matters Arbitration agreements Considerations regarding whether to adopt or continue... Read More

February 26, 2019

Class Action Trends Report Winter 2019

February 26, 2019

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: Are You My Employee? – Distinguishing independent contractors and employees Prevention Pointer – Is an “independent contract” enough?... Read More

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Second Circuit Makes it Official (Again): FLSA Claims are Subject to Arbitration
December 18, 2017

Stating unequivocally what it previously had assumed, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently held that FLSA claims are arbitrable, notwithstanding the requirement that FLSA litigation settlements be “supervised.”  Rodriguez-Depena v. Parts Authority Inc., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 24995 (2nd Cir. Dec. Read More

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