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Education

  • J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law, 1999
  • B.S., Denison University, 1993

    Interned for, The Honorable Jerome B. Simandle, U.S.D.J., honors program, 1998-1999

    Temple Law Review, 1998-1999

    Temple International & Comparative Law Journal, 1997-1998

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section

Christopher S. Mayer

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Partner
  • T: 973.848.5393
    F: 973.297.3895
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Employers throughout the Northeast from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies turn to Christopher Mayer to handle complex actions before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Christopher’s clients include industry leaders in healthcare, technology, banking, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, aviation, education, government contracting, staffing, and nonprofit organizations.

Christopher has helped clients handle single-plaintiff and class/collective action claims involving whistleblowing, retaliation, harassment, discrimination as well as unpaid overtime and wages, breach of employment contracts, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of non-competition and non-disclosure agreements.

Employers also rely on Christopher to counsel them on employment policies and day-to-day issues concerning harassment and discrimination complaints, employee leave requests, disability accommodations, compensation matters, employment agreements, releases, hiring, terminations, and reductions-in-force.  He helps clients prepare compliant personnel policies and handbooks, conduct investigations into employee complaints, and provide harassment prevention training.

Christopher advises clients regularly on the labor and employment law aspects of mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring.

In his healthcare practice, Christopher represents a diverse group of health care providers, including hospitals and health systems, ambulatory and urgent care facilities, physician groups, home health agencies, and various other health care providers.

Christopher helps his government contractor clients comply with the non-discrimination and affirmative action requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), including Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974.  Christopher advises clients on the creation and review of affirmative action plans and compliance policies, as well as preparation for OFCCP compliance reviews and preventive audits.

A frequent speaker before legal and industry groups on a variety of employment-related topics, Christopher was recognized as a “Rising Star” in New Jersey by Super Lawyers from  2008 to 2011. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Click here for their methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Christopher is dedicated to serving the community.  He is a former member of the New Providence Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Greater Newark Conservancy Board of Directors.

Representative Matters

Represented an individual defendant during a three-week jury trial against whistleblower claims in October 2015; case was resolved while the jury was deliberating.
Served as lead counsel at trial for a New York-based data hosting company against sensitive breach-of-contract claims brought by former CEO in New Jersey federal district court; case was resolved after the jury returned a verdict.
Represented a technology company in a race-to-judgment commercial contract and employment litigation pending in California state court and New Jersey federal district court relating to a soured business venture; obtained favorable defense verdict following a two-week jury trial in California.
Defeated class certification of bonus claims made by more than 300 former and current employees of a cyber charter school in Pennsylvania. The certification denial was affirmed on appeal.
Represented a prominent New Jersey bank in high-profile investigations by the EEOC and New Jersey Division on Civil Rights concerning allegations that the bank provided more favorable benefits to its male executives than it did to its female employees.
Represented a Brooklyn-based online and brick-and-mortar retailer in a collective action pending in New York federal court and brought by former sales and stock employees alleging that they were owed unpaid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law; reached a confidential favorable settlement.
Obtained a favorable settlement for a pharmaceutical company on the eve of trial in a complex whistleblower action involving allegations of compliance violations.
Defended a multinational technology corporation in the Northern District of California against breach of contract and other claims brought by a former employee. Our pre-discovery motion to dismiss was granted, dismissing the case in its entirety.
Obtained an order from the Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, enforcing a non-competition agreement on behalf of a multinational manufacturer of printers and copiers against a former sales employee and his new competitive business.
Obtained a dismissal of a unique qui tam action under the NJ False Claims Act brought by a former employee of a staffing agency alleging that our client overbilled the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey by millions of dollars.
Compelled a nominal settlement in a whistleblower/Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) case brought by an independent contractor who falsely claimed to be an employee of a multinational pharmaceutical corporation.
Defended a life insurance company in New Jersey federal district court against claims for breach of contract, fraud and warranty arising out of an insurance agent’s contract with the company. The claims were dismissed in their entirety.

Speaking

06/07/18
Home Care & Hospice Association of New Jersey Annual Conference
12/01/17
06/22/17
Home Care & Hospice Association NJ's 2017 Annual Conference & Exhibition
09/16/16
Home Care & Hospice Association