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Christopher M. Sanders

St. Louis

P 314-746-4809
F 314-827-3940


Christopher M. Sanders is a Principal in the St. Louis, Missouri, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses exclusively on representing employers in labor and employment matters.

Mr. Sanders defends employer’s interests in state and federal court litigation, particularly in the areas of sexual harassment and other hostile work environment claims; disability discrimination and failure to accommodate cases; retaliation and whistleblower claims and non-compete, non-solicitation, non-disclosure and trade secret cases.

Mr. Sanders has substantial experience litigating and successfully defending employers – at trial, through motion practice, in the courts of appeals, and in various alternative dispute resolution forums – in multiple state and federal courts across the country and in a multitude of industries, including the healthcare, technology, and hospitality industries. His experience includes claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA); the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA); the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and various other state wage and hour, employment discrimination and retaliation laws.

On a daily basis, Mr. Sanders counsels employers on risk management and compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws. Additionally, he frequently trains executives and managers on labor and employment law issues that impact businesses’ ability to succeed every day.

Prior to his career in law, Mr. Sanders worked for a Fortune 500 retailer as a financial analyst and served in the United States Air Force. During law school, Mr. Sanders clerked for The Honorable Terry Adelman, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Recent Litigation Experience

  • Jury verdict for employer in healthcare industry in age discrimination case, state court, Missouri

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America (2018 Edition), Employment Law-Management

Professional Associations and Activities

  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Labor and Employment Law Section

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Boy Scouts of America, Boones Trails District, Former Committee Member
  • National Kidney Foundation, Former Board Member

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Discrimination and Human Rights in Missouri,” Lorman Education Services (September 26, 2017)(presenter)


See AllChristopher M. Sanders in the News

January 3, 2018
Bloomberg BNA Big Law Business

R. Michael Lowenbaum Comments on Jackson Lewis' St. Louis Expansion

January 3, 2018

R. Michael Lowenbaum discusses lawyers from Lowenbaum Law, a labor and employment boutique firm in St. Louis, moving to Jackson Lewis in "Lawyers from Closed St. Louis Firm Join Jackson Lewis and Wagner," published by Bloomberg Law. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

January 2, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Rings in 2018 with Addition of 15 Attorneys in St. Louis

January 2, 2018

ST. LOUIS, MO (January 2, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that 15 attorneys formerly with the Lowenbaum Law firm have joined Jackson Lewis in St. Louis. “By adding this team of talented lawyers led by renowned labor attorney R. Michael Lowenbaum, we are solidifying... Read More