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Christopher M. McNerney
CHRISTOPHER M. MCNERNEY is an associate at Outten & Golden LLP in New York and is a member of the firm’s Class Action, Discrimination and Retaliation, and Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Practice Groups. Mr. McNerney represents employees in class action discrimination, wage and hour and FCRA cases, as well as individual litigation and negotiation in all areas of employment law, including criminal background checks, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, executive and professional contracts and compensation. He also serves on the Firm’s Public Interest Committee, helping to oversee O&G’s commitment to pro bono representation of low-income clients who otherwise could not afford lawyers for their employment-related claims.
Before joining the firm, Mr. McNerney clerked for the Honorable Sarah Netburn in the Southern District of New York.
During law school, he served as a student advocate in NYU’s Employment and Housing Discrimination clinic, representing a client in her discrimination claims. Among other activities, he also worked as a research and teaching assistant for Professor Arthur Miller, participated as a student advocate in the Unemployment Action Center, and served as an articles editor for the NYU Annual Survey of American Law.
Mr. McNerney earned his B.A., cum laude, from Macalester College in 2005, and his J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law in 2012.
Bar Admissions & Professional Activities
Mr. McNerney is admitted to New York State, 2nd Judicial Department, United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Eastern District of Michigan, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third and Ninth Circuits.
New York State Bar Association
National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
National Employment Lawyers Association/New York (NELA/NY)
- Speaker: "Cooperating And Collaborating With Other Plaintiffs’ Counsel In Wage And Hour Cases," NELA, 2019 Spring Seminar: Epic Advocacy: Protecting Wages In Litigation & Arbitration, Denver, CO
- Speaker, Moderator: "Using Criminal History in the Workplace," Fordham Law School, NELA/NY Fall 2018 CLE Conference, New York, NY
- Presenter: "Applying for Work in California With a Prior Conviction," Impact Fund, Summer Webinar Series
- Panelist: "Introduction to Public Interest Law Firms," New York University School of Law Public Interest Law Center, New York, NY
Publications & Articles
Awards & Recognition
Super Lawyers Rising Star: 2017-2018